J.P. Morgan Asset Management has appointed Claude Kurzo (pictured) as country head Switzerland, subject to regulatory approval.
Kurzo succeeds Patrick Beuret who has decided to leave the firm. Having been with the company since 2012, he will relocate to Zurich and will report to Massimo Greco, head of EMEA Funds, J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Kurzo will be responsible for growing Switzerland’s fund business and strengthening client relationships. In addition, he will assess business opportunities in the Middle East and Africa for the funds business of J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Kurzo was most recently based in New York as global head of Strategy & Business Transformation and was also sitting in the company’s global asset management operating committee.
“Switzerland is a strategically important market for us and we continue to invest in deepening and expanding our presence. Claude’s appointment underscores the caliber of global talent and leadership that we’re dedicating to further enhancing our local client service”, said Massimo Greco, head of EMEA Funds.
“We would also like to thank Patrick for his contributions to our business and wish him well in his future endeavors”, added Greco.
As of 31 December 2017, J.P. Morgan Asset Management had assets under management of $1.7trn.