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UBP Names Boss For Zurich Branch, Northern Europe

Tom Burroughes

19 February 2018

Geneva-headquartered has appointed Adrian Künzi as chief executive of its Zurich branch and head of the Northern Europe region within the private banking division. The appointment takes effect on 1 March.

Künzi has more than 20 years’ experience in the sector. Prior to joining UBP, he had been chief executive of Notenstein La Roche Private Bank, a role he held from 2012. Before that, Künzi spent more than ten years with Wegelin & Co Private Bankers, occupying a variety of roles, including head of Western Switzerland.

In his new position, Künzi will oversee expansion of the branch's business and grow its presence in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. As head of private banking's Northern Europe Region, he will be responsible for defining its strategy and driving UBP's development in that region, UBP said in a statement late last week.

The Zurich branch is the second-largest office of the group's global network. Its assets under management stand at SFr27 billion ($27 billion), boosted significantly by its acquisition of Coutts International from in 2015.