Quilvest Retrieves Swiss Family Office Arm

Sprawling financial group Quilvest wants to reinforce its standing in Switzerland for wealthy families. It is reorganizing its business and naming a new CEO...


Sound Capital Adds to Its Team

Sound Capital, a Zurich-based wealth manager, has hired two senior bankers from UBS and Julius Baer, according to information obtained by finews.com. The company has also named a head of portfolio management...


Vontobel’s Georg von Wattenwyl: “We Are Totally Independent”

Georg von Wattenwyl, CEO of Vontobel Singapore and Chairman of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Singapore on the Lion City’s attractiveness, the business with external asset managers and family offices, and the new “investerest” platform.


Swiss family office to acquire stake in Augustus Capital

Geneva-based family office Preon Capital Partners has agreed on the acquisition of a 34% stake of Spanish asset management firm Augustus Capital AM, subject to the approval of the Spanish Regulator, CNMV...


Why Swiss Private Bankers Are Spying On Each Other

It reads like a thriller plot: Three men followed Credit Suisse’s former wealth management head, Iqbal Khan, as he went about his life in the Swiss city of Zurich. He noticed something was up, and a chase ensued between Khan and his followers, which ended outside the Swiss National Bank…


35% cull of European fund sales people forecast – Investment Europe

Philip Kalus, managing partner at accelerando associates, points to expectations that the number of European fund sales people could drop by 35%

Source: 35% cull of European fund sales people forecast – Investment Europe

Bank am Bellevue names new CEO

Bellevue Group announced the appointment of Thomas Pixner as CEO of Bank am Bellevue and a member of the Executive Board of Bellevue Group, effective February 1, 2018. In addition, Veit de Maddalena will be proposed for election to the board of directors at the Annual General Meeting in March 2018. Both have many years …

Source: Bank am Bellevue names new CEO

Geneva banking group repatriates former CIO

Following the departure of Loïc Schmid to Geneva-based multi-family office 1875 Finance, GS Banque has hired Adrian Schönauer as its new chief investment officer, effective 1 August 2017. Schönauer, who has been the former CIO of the company at the time it was branded Banque Benedict Hentsch & Cie, will also head the advisory department …

Source: Geneva banking group repatriates former CIO