Vontobel Asset Management has expanded the leadership of its asset management platform in US in an effort to better serve the evolving needs of clients around the world. Thomas Wittwer has been appointed as CEO of Vontobel Asset Management.
Wittwer replaces Philipp Hensler, who has served as CEO of Vontobel AM since 2014 and has chosen to leave the firm to pursue another executive position outside of Vontobel.
Charles Falck, who has served as chief operating officer of Vontobel AM, has taken on the expanded role of global COO of Vontobel AM, supporting all boutiques and regions.
The tenured investment team of Vontobel’s quality growth boutique, under the leadership of chief investment officer Matthew Benkendorf, continues to execute its time-tested investment approach with unwavering focus on bottom-up, fundamental research, seeking sensibly priced, high quality companies with consistent and sustainable earnings growth over the long term.
Axel Schwarzer, head of Vontobel Asset Management said: “The Quality Growth Boutique represents a global success story that, with the appointments of Thomas Wittwer and Charles Falck, we believe we can replicate across our multi-boutique asset management business.”