Capital Group has hired Katja Wiechers as a Business Development Manager in Zurich, as part of its continued commitment to building its local presence in key European markets.
Wiechers will be based in Capital Group’s Zurich office, focusing on Financial Institutions in the Swiss and Austrian markets.
She joins Capital Group from Carmignac, where she was Business Development Manager for the Swiss-German wholesale market.
Prior to this, she held positions at BNP Paribas Investment Partners and at Fortis Investments, where she was responsible for developing the institutional and wholesale market.
Commenting on her appointment, Wiechers said: “I am pleased to join Capital Group as it continues to build a dedicated business development team to support Financial Institutions in Europe. Capital Group has a broad and balanced fund range, and I am excited about Capital Group’s developed equities strategies as well as the more objective-based products such as emerging markets multi-asset or our high yield strategies.”
Grant Leon, Senior Vice President at Capital Group, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Katja. Her wealth of experience gained from working across Europe will further strengthen our local team in Zurich.
“This hire fully underlines Capital Group’s continued commitment to Switzerland as a key European market. By adding further dedicated Financial Institutions’ expertise to the recently opened Zurich office, we are ensuring proximity to our clients and a focus on building long-term relationships with new clients.”