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D’Argenio exits Robeco SAM

By: Mona Dohle | 23 Sep 2014

Diego D’Argenio, fund manager for Robeco SAM’s Sustainable Equities fund has left earlier this month. Morningstar has earlier drawn attention to the relatively high turnover  in the…

SNB pledges to stabilise CHF

By: Mona Dohle | 18 Sep 2014

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has today reaffirmed its commitment to stabilise the exchange rate of the Swiss Franc (CHF) at 1.20 to the euro, in a…

ZEW CS index Switzerland drops

By: Mona Dohle | 17 Sep 2014

The latest index on economic sentiment in Switzerland released by the ZEW-CS, illustrates that economic sentiment for Switzerland has dropped to a negative level. As of September,…

 Vontobel AM appoints Chen to EM team

By: Mona Dohle | 17 Sep 2014

Vontobel Asset Management has announced the appointment of Valentina Chen (pictured) to its emerging markets fixed-income team. Chen will assume responsibilities for the management of the Vontobel…

Vontobel AM appoints head of corporate bond team

By: Viola Caon | 11 Sep 2014

Mondher Bettaieb has been appointed to the new position of head of Corporate Bonds at Vontobel Asset Management. The portfolio manager is a founding member of the…

More companies seek inclusion in S&P DJSI sustainability review

By: Mona Dohle | 11 Sep 2014

S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and RobecoSAM have today announced the results of the annual DJSI Review, featuring the top 10% of sustainable companies in 24…

UBP appoints Ma as senior portfolio manager

By: Mona Dohle | 09 Sep 2014

UBP has announced the appointment of Stella Ma (pictured) as senior portfolio manager for its Global & Absolute Return Fixed Income team. Ma will co-manage UBP’s existing…

JP Morgan AM makes hire in Geneva

By: Viola Caon | 03 Sep 2014

JP Morgan Asset Management has appointed François Pirrello as senior client adviser and managing director in Geneva. He will report to Nicolas Deblauwe, who is responsible for the Benelux,…

Swiss economy stalls

By: Mona Dohle | 02 Sep 2014

The Swiss economy has stagnated in the second quarter of 2014, being hit by weakened eurozone exports, according to the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs. The…

Invesco PowerShares appoints Switzerland director

By: Jonathan Boyd | 01 Sep 2014

Invesco PowerShares has appointed Gilles Boitel as business development director Switzerland to help boost delivery of products, including so-called Smart Beta, to key markets across Europe. Boitel…

Regulatory tightening challenge to Swiss fund distribution

By: Mona Dohle | 27 Aug 2014

 According to the latest accelerando associates survey, fund distribution in Switzerland continues to face challenges. Switzerland has seen overall strong European fund flows in 2013, nevertheless, 62%…

FINMA appoints Giger as deputy CEO

By: Mona Dohle | 07 Jul 2014

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has now appointed Peter Giger as deputy CEO, completing the appointments to its executive board.

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