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Julius Baer Makes Senior Swiss Hires

Amanda Cheesley Deputy Editor 4 April 2024

Julius Baer Makes Senior Swiss Hires

Swiss private bank Julius Baer expands in its home market Switzerland.

Julius Baer has recruited four relationship managers in the Aargau/Solothurn market and the foundations team.

Claudia Hayek, who joined Julius Baer from Credit Suisse at the beginning of 2024, has taken over with immediate effect as head of the relationship manager team Aargau/Solothurn. Hayek brings financial expertise and leadership skills gained from more than 28 years in national and international positions in private banking and client advisory, the firm said in a statement.

Stefan Krunic started as a relationship manager in the Aargau/Solothurn team in February 2024. He has worked in the financial industry for over 10 years, the last six of which were as a private client relationship manager at Credit Suisse Switzerland, the firm added.

Patrik Flück also joined the team in April from Credit Suisse. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector and spent the last 10 years as a senior relationship manager in private banking in Olten, the firm continued.

Thomas Reutlinger has strengthened Julius Baer’s foundations team in Switzerland since March 2024, the Zurich-listed bank said. He started his career 30 years ago as a relationship manager for private clients at Zürcher Kantonalbank. He then became an advisor for corporate pension solutions. Since 2007, Reutlinger has been a senior relationship manager in the institutional business at Credit Suisse Switzerland, focusing also on collective foundations.

“They all have many years of experience, extensive investment and financial expertise, and are very familiar with the needs of our clients in the local markets. I am confident that these new additions will further strengthen our presence and enable us to better serve our clients locally," Claude Lüthi, head of Aargau/Solothurn and foundations at Julius Baer, said.

The bank focuses on servicing and advising sophisticated private clients, with assets under management of SFr427 billion ($470 billion). See further moves at the Swiss private bank here.

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