Vontobel strengthens investment expertise with Christel Rendu de Lint as Deputy Head of Investments
Christel Rendu de Lint, who served as Head of Fixed Income at Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) from 2007, will strengthen Vontobel’s global investment expertise from May 3, 2021, in the role of Deputy Head of Investments. In her new function, she will take over the management of the Sustainable Equity Boutique and the WM Investment & Thematics Boutique. The Boutique Heads Hans Speich and Dan Scott, together with their investment teams, will continue to be responsible for portfolio management in the Sustainable Equity Boutique and the WM Investment & Thematics Boutique, respectively. In addition, Christel Rendu de Lint will lead Investment Services and the Risk & Performance team together with the team heads Gary Thompson and Sri Moorthy.
Investment expertise is Vontobel’s core competency. In total, around 300 investment experts work in the investment boutiques in London, Milan, Munich, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Zurich. The quality of Vontobel’s investment expertise is reflected in particular by the numerous awards it has received in recent years and by its good position in the relevant rankings. For example, 73% of all Vontobel fund assets rated by Morningstar are in the first or second quartile based on a five-year investment horizon. Key international areas of expertise covered by Vontobel investment specialists are Multi Asset Class, Fixed Income, Emerging Markets and ESG solutions.
“I am very pleased that Christel Rendu de Lint, an internationally recognized investment expert with a strong track record and many years of leadership experience, is joining Vontobel. With our client focus and investment expertise as core competencies, we are very well positioned for the growing global demand for investments. We want to be the partner of choice for our institutional and private clients globally in the area of actively managed portfolios. This aspiration is also reflected by our ambitious growth targets, which we renewed last year,” stated Zeno Staub, CEO and Head of Investments, Vontobel.
Christel Rendu de Lint will also become a member of the Global Executive Board of Vontobel and will report to Zeno Staub, CEO and Head of Investments.
At UBP, Christel Rendu de Lint built a fixed income boutique from roughly USD 1 billion in assets when she joined late 2007 to 20 billion. Before joining UBP, Christel Rendu de Lint was a Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Pictet. She began her career in the financial sector in 2000 at Morgan Stanley in London as a Senior Economist in Sell-Side Equity Research. Prior to that, Christel studied at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and at London Business School where she obtained a PhD in economics. During this time, she worked on various research projects for the IMF, the UK Treasury and the Swiss National Bank, among others.
At Vontobel, we actively shape the future. We create and pursue opportunities with determination. We master what we do – and we only do what we master. This is how we get our clients ahead. As a globally active investment manager with Swiss roots, we specialize in wealth management, active asset management and investment solutions. We harness the power of technology to deliver a high-quality, individual client experience and to deploy our investment expertise across multiple platforms and ecosystems. We empower our employees to take ownership of their work and bring opportunities to life. We do so based on the conviction that successful investing begins with the assumption of personal responsibility. We continuously scrutinize our achievements as we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients. The registered shares of the Vontobel Holding AG are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The Vontobel families' close ties to the company guarantee our entrepreneurial independence. We consider the resulting freedom as an obligation to also assume our social responsibility. As of March 31, 2021, Vontobel held CHF 290.6 billion of total client assets. Around the world and in our home market, we serve our clients from 26 locations.
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