RobecoSAM announced that it has expanded its client relations team with four additional SI specialised sales professionals.
Stéphane Matile was appointed head of Wholesale Clients/country head Switzerland and Rüdiger Zeppenfeld was named head of Institutional Clients. In addition, Johannes Weisser and Susanne Linhardt were appointed senior client portfolio manager and client portfolio manager to support the RobecoSAM and Robeco client relationship managers in Switzerland and globally.
The four new joiners who started at RobecoSAM on May 1, 2017 report to Marius Dorfmeister, global head of Clients & Marketing and member of the Executive Committee, are purely dedicated to delivering RobecoSAM’s full range of SI solutions: sustainable core investments and thematic asset management solutions, indices, and impact investing.
Marius Dorfmeister, global head of Clients & Marketing and member of the Executive Committee said: “I would like to extend a warm welcome to Matile, Zeppenfeld, Johannes and Susanne, who join the RobecoSAM client relationship team with vast international asset management experience. Their respective backgrounds in developing business for wholesale and institutional clients, opening up new distribution channels combined with their comprehensive understanding of client needs make them perfectly qualified to deliver world class service to RobecoSAM clients.”
Stéphane Matile, head of Wholesale Clients and country head Switzerland, has acquired over 15 years of financial sales experience, 13 of which were spent at Raiffeisen Capital Management (Raiffeisen). Until recently, Matile was head of International Clients and country head for Switzerland and Liechtenstein at Raiffeisen in Vienna. In this role, he managed a distribution unit and directed business development strategy for the company across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Rüdiger Zeppenfeld, head of Institutional Clients, has more than 20 years of experience in AM with particular focus on business development. Zeppenfeld was previously at Berenberg Asset Management, where he was senior business development manager. Before that, he worked 14 years in various roles for State Street Global Advisors in Germany and Switzerland. His final position was managing director and country head Switzerland.
Johannes Weisser, senior client portfolio manager, has 15 years of experience in the financial industry. He acquired extensive experience in sustainability as an asset manager for sustainable equity, fixed income and multi asset strategies with Bank J. Safra Sarasin where he started his career and ultimately rose to head of Asset Management Fixed Income and Absolute Return. In addition, he served 2 years as a senior portfolio manager for the Department of Finance of the Canton of Basel-City.
Susanne Linhardt, client portfolio manager, has worked in the Financial Industry for the past 10 years and gathered in-depth knowledge of equity products, having worked as equity research analyst for Citi – Banchile in Chile, as institutional equity sales person for Bradesco Securities in London and as European equity portfolio manager at Munich Re & ERGO Asset Management (MEAG), Munich.