Swiss company Vontobel Asset Management has appointed Andreas Faeste as senior institutional relationship manager to expand its client reach in Australia and New Zealand.
Faeste will focus on the distribution of Vontobel’s fixed income capabilities. Prior to joining Vontobel, he was served firms such as Voya Investment Management, Perennial Investment Partners and Deutsche Asset Management through his own marketing firm in Australia.
Before this, Faeste held executive management positions at both ING Investment Management and IAG Asset Management.
“Australia remains one of the fastest-growing markets with large allocations to both traditional and alternative debt strategies, where we see interesting potential for some of our prime capabilities like emerging debt, multi sector bond and asset backed securities.
“The addition of Andreas expresses our desire to showcase our investment solutions and sends a strong signal of Vontobel’s continued commitment to the Australian market,” said Bobby Bostic, head of Sales, Australia/New Zealand at Vontobel Asset Management Australia Pty Limited.