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Vontobel strengthens distribution team in Switzerland

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Published on 03.06.2024 CEST

Vontobel has appointed Christian Zeitler as Head of Intermediary Switzerland to expand the firm’s presence and further develop relationships with Swiss intermediaries, including global banks.


Christian brings more than two decades of asset management experience and a successful track record in business development. Prior to joining Vontobel, Christian was Head of Switzerland Distribution at GAM Investments, and previously Head of Client Relations at responsAbility Investments AG. Prior to that, he spent nearly 10 years at Legg Mason Global Asset Management, where he was Country Head Switzerland and Head of Northern Europe.

“We are pleased to welcome Christian, whose extensive industry knowledge and established client network will be an optimal advantage for our team,” said Reto Lichtensteiger, Vontobel’s Head of Switzerland, Institutional Clients. “Christian shares our client-focused and investment-led values, committed to helping investors meet their long-term financial goals with quality investment solutions.”

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We are an international investment management firm with Swiss roots, providing investment, advisory and solution capabilities to private and institutional clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we are present across 28 locations world-wide. Vontobel Holding AG shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and majority owned by the founding family. The family’s close ties to the company guarantee entrepreneurial independence, and the resulting freedom creates an obligation to assume social responsibility. As of March 31, 2024, Vontobel held CHF 223.7 billion assets under management. With our investment-led approach that focuses exclusively on the buy-side of financial markets, we think and act purely from the client’s perspective – as an investor for investors.

This includes continually rethinking how to empower investors – something we have engaged in for over 100 years. Harnessing the power of technology allows us to deploy our investment expertise across multiple platforms and ecosystems, while aiming to offer an individualized and high-quality client experience. Our conviction that successful investing begins with the assumption of personal responsibility means we focus on empowering employees to unlock their potential, take ownership of their work, and bring opportunities to life. We continuously scrutinize our achievements as we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients.


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