Andreas Heinrichs new COO of Bank Vontobel Europe AG
On 1 September 2020, Andreas Heinrichs will take over as COO of Bank Vontobel Europe AG, Munich, the Vontobel platform for business in Germany and the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA). The trained banker and business graduate joined Vontobel in 1999 from the private bank Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie., where he built up the German equity sales and research team during his time in Cologne. He has been a member of Bank Vontobel Europa AG’s management board since 2009 and headed the brokerage business. Following Vontobel's strategic growth decision at the beginning of December to position itself exclusively as a client-focused buy-side investment manager and to discontinue its global brokerage business, Andreas Heinrichs will take over the new role based in Munich and Frankfurt as part of this new strategic positioning.
Vontobel has been offering its investment expertise to German clients since the early 1950s. For more than 20 years, Vontobel has also been advising its wealth and asset management clients in Germany at its offices in Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg. In addition, Vontobel is one of the leading European providers of structured products.
“We are delighted that in Andreas Heinrichs we have been able to attract a proven expert for this important task, one who not only knows Vontobel extremely well for many years, but also, and above all, the expectations and needs of our clients. With the focus on an internationally active investment manager with Swiss roots that we implemented at the turn of the year, we are placing clients and their expectations at the centre of our activities even more strongly than before. The EU and the EEA are among Vontobel’s focus markets, in which we aim to achieve profitable growth in the future,” said Martin Sieg Castagnola, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Vontobel Europe AG.
Andreas Heinrichs succeeds Bernhard Heye, the former CEO of Bank Vontobel Europe AG, who assumed the role of COO ad interim in mid-December 2019 after his predecessor left the company after eight years.
At Vontobel, we are shaping the future with our own hands. We create opportunities and pursue these with determination. We master what we do—and do only what we master. This is how we get our clients ahead. As a globally active client-focused investment house with Swiss roots, we specialize in asset management, active asset management, and investment solutions. To this end, we use the possibilities offered by technology to create high-quality, individual customer experiences and to multiply our investment expertise across platforms and ecosystems. We empower our employees and expect them to act autonomously and to open up new horizons. After all, for us successful investing starts with accepting responsibility personally. We constantly question what has been achieved, since we aim to exceed the expectations of our clients. The registered shares of Vontobel Holding AG are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The close connection of the Vontobel families with the company guarantees our entrepreneurial independence. The resulting freedom is also an obligation to accept responsibility for society, too. As of December 31, 2019, Vontobel held CHF 288.4 billion of total client assets. We serve our clients at 28 locations worldwide and in our home market of Switzerland.
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