Vontobel appoints multi asset solutions head

Swiss manager Vontobel Asset Management has appointed Gregor Hirt as head of Multi Asset Solutions, effective 1 July 2017.

Hirt will join the multi-asset boutique of Vontobel which manages CHF22bn (€20.6bn) and will also become a voting member of the investment committee.

He joins from UBS Global Asset Management, where he held roles such as CIO Global Investment Solutions for Europe and Switzerland and global chief strategist multi asset.

Formerly Hirt headed the multi asset divisions of Schroders and Credit Suisse.

“Gregor has a distinguished career in multi-asset investing, having won several Morningstar and Lipper awards for the funds he managed,” says Christophe Bernard, head of Multi Asset Boutique.

“His deep knowledge of our strategic markets for multi asset, namely Switzerland, Germany and Italy, and his experience will be instrumental in helping us further shape a first class multi-asset product shelf for our clients.”

Vontobel Asset Management had assets of CHF101bn (€94.5bn) under management as of 31 December 2016.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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