Vontobel Asset Management has appointed Christian Hoeg as new country manager in Germany and as new head of fixed income sales for Germany and Austria.

In addition to his current roles, Christian Hoeg will continue to serve as executive director at Bank Vontobel Europe AG.

In his new role, Hoeg will support the firm to expand considerably in Germany and provide superior service to its clients.

Hoeg, who has over 20 years of experience in institutional management, has joined Vontobel from Swiss & Global Asset Management, formerly Julius Baer, where he served as head of institutional sales.

Earlier to this, he worked in the institutional business of DG Bank.

Axel Schwarzer, head of Vontobel Asset Management, said: "Vontobel Asset Management is consistently pursuing the expansion of its fixed-income and multi-asset-class boutiques – business areas where Vontobel sees rising client demand in Germany. Hoeg will also represent Vontobel Asset Management at the meetings of the Management Board of Bank Vontobel Europe AG."

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Additionally, Beate Meyer, who has run the German fund client business since 2007, will assume the responsibility for the strategic partnership between Vontobel and Australia’s ANZ Group in Sydney with effect from April 2014.