Vontobel strengthens Zurich-based Wealth Management team for German-speaking Switzerland

18/05/2020 Temps de lecture: 3 minute(s)

  • Thomas Pixner and Thomas Blum are joining Vontobel Wealth Management as Senior Relationship Managers.
  • Vontobel wants to achieve further organic growth in its Swiss home market and to benefit from the silent consolidation that is underway.
  • Clients now expect advisory expertise and modern digital services.

Thomas Pixner, formerly the CEO and a member of the Executive Board of Bank am Bellevue AG, and Thomas Blum, who served as a Senior Relationship Manager at Bank am Bellevue AG, are strengthening Vontobel Wealth Management’s Zurich-based team of advisors serving German-speaking Switzerland. The business economist Thomas Pixner, who already joined Vontobel on May 1, 2020, brings with him over 30 years of experience in advising wealthy private clients in Switzerland. Thomas Blum, who will join Vontobel on August 1, 2020, has more than 20 years of experience in the area of wealth management.

As an active wealth and asset manager, Vontobel has more than 80 experienced advisors who serve its clients in German-speaking Switzerland from its locations in Basel, Berne, Chur, Lucerne, Olten, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen, Winterthur and Zurich. With its acquisition of Notenstein La Roche Privatbank in 2018, Vontobel once again underscored its commitment to its strong Swiss home market.

“As an active wealth and asset manager – and with our global expertise and strong roots in Switzerland – we believe that we are very well positioned to achieve continued growth in our home market in the future. Regardless of the current environment, the need for financial advice, and therefore also for active wealth and asset management, will remain strong in the future. Low interest rates as well as retirement provision remain key themes for our clients. We are pleased that Thomas Pixner and Thomas Blum – two wealth managers with proven client experience – have agreed to join Vontobel and will help us to further expand our good position,” stated Jean-Pierre Stillhart, Head of Wealth Management for German-speaking Switzerland.

Vontobel Wealth Management has traditionally focused primarily on organic growth – an approach that has proved successful. By investing in technology and in the hiring of selected wealth management experts, Vontobel wants to continue to benefit in the future from the silent consolidation in the Swiss wealth management market and therefore also from the migration of clients to wealth managers that combine advisory expertise with modern digital services in the interests of clients. Vontobel anticipates that the demand for additional digital offerings will gain further momentum in the wake of the corona crisis.


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