Rothschild, a wealth management firm for ultra-high and high net worth individuals, has appointed Christian Muller and Thomas Kunz to its wealth management business, with effect from 1 March 2014.
Muller and Kunz will join to create a new team whose focus will primarily be on advising Swiss domiciled clients with international interests. Muller will head the team and Kunz will join as a senior investment advisor. They will report to Riccardo Petrachi, co-head private clients, Zurich.
Both Muller and Kunz will join Rothschild from UBS where they have served for more than 12 years. Muller joined in 1999 and held a variety of roles, latterly heading the south east Europe UHNW client team. Prior to UBS, he served for a number of institutions including Bank Leu, Auerbach Grayson & Company, New York, Leu Securities, London, and Union Bank of Switzerland.
In addition, Rothschild has said that Aleksandra Milanovic will join the Russia/CIS team, based in Zurich and headed by Daniel Maurer, as a senior client advisor on 1 February 2014.
Milanovic’s experience is with UHNW clients in Russia and the Ukraine. She joined UBS in June 2008 and most recently worked as a Client Advisor with UBS Wealth Management International. Prior to this, she worked for BNP Paribas for seven years, after graduating from the American University, Paris and completing her MBA at INSEAD.
In other recent hires at the firm, earlier in the month Rothschild appointed Barrie Duerden to lead its wealth management business in Guernsey.