Swiss Life names CIO for Third-Party AM

Swiss Life Asset Managers has appointed José Antonio Blanco as head of Investment Management for Third-Party Asset Management, effective from 1 June.

In his role, Blanco will be responsible – alongside his Switzerland and France’s teams for defining and implementing the investment strategy in the Multi Asset, Fixed Income and Equity areas for cross-border third-party asset management business.

Reporting to CEO Third-Party Asset Management Michael Klose, Blanco will be managing the investment and risk management processes, the tactical and strategic implementation in fund and mandate solutions and product development.

Blanco joins Swiss Life Asset Managers from the international wealth management division of Credit Suisse, where he worked for the past four years. Prior to that, he was responsible for the investment business of UBS Global Asset Management for over ten years as Regional Chief Investment Officer, EMEA. He started his career as a quantitative analyst at the former Union Bank of Switzerland.

CEO Third-Party Asset Management Michael Klose says: “Blanco brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in portfolio management as well as product structuring and development. I am convinced that we will continue to successfully expand our asset management activities in our core European markets with José Antonio Blanco and his team.”

Eugenia Jimenez
Eugenia Jiménez speaks Spanish and is Iberia Correspondent for Investment Europe covering Spain & Portugal, as well as assisting with coverage of Italy. She holds a UK NCTJ- accredited Multimedia News Reporting course and studied Journalism at the University of Sevilla. She has worked for local media organisations in Sevilla and Málaga, mainly in broadcasting as a news reporter, among other roles. She has also worked for a local newspaper in Sevilla, reporting on current affairs, local government and culture.

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