Blackrock iShares head joins SIMAG as new CEO
Swiss asset manager Systematic Investment Management AG (SIMAG) has announced the appointment of Christian Gast as CEO, effective from November 2018.
As CEO, Gast will lead the newly founded company SIMAG and develop the firm to become a leading asset manager of systematic investment strategies in the Swiss market.
Until now, he was head iShares and Index Investing Schweiz at Blackrock, a position he has held since 2010. Before that, he was head UBS ETF’s at UBS since 1999.
David M. Solo, chairman of the Board, said: “Christian Gast’s deep understanding of the product and portfolio requirements of top institutions in Switzerland, as well as Europe, combined with experience with highly quantitative strategies, positions him perfectly to lead SIMAG as chief executive.