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Vontobel Appoints Private Banking Boss For French-Speaking Switzerland

Amisha Mehta Assistant Editor London 27 October 2015


Vontobel Genève has expanded its leadership team as part of the bank's drive for growth in its Swiss home market.

Zurich-listed Vontobel has hired Jean-Daniel Morandi from UBS as head of private banking for clients in French-speaking Switzerland.

Morandi takes on the newly-created role having previously worked at UBS where he was responsible for high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients since 2007. He brings over 28 years' experience in the banking industry and has built up networks in the French-speaking of Switzerland while working in Geneva's private banking space.

“The know-how brought by Jean-Daniel Morandi bolsters our existing expertise, and with his experience he will strengthen the team perfectly as head of private banking for French-speaking Switzerland," said Lionel Pilloud, chief executive of Vontobel Genève. 

“His appointment underscores Vontobel's commitment to Geneva as a private banking centre in the strategically important home market of Switzerland.”

Last month, the Swiss private bank announced plans to acquire Italmobiliare-owned Finter Bank Zurich to boost business relations with Italian clients. As of the end of June, Vontobel held SFr 181 billion ($184 billion) of client assets.

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