In an effort to strengthen its ties with Swiss intermediaries, particularly international banks, Vontobel has named Christian Zeitler as head of intermediary Switzerland.

Zeitler has an established record in business development and over 20 years of experience in asset management.

He held the position of head of client relations at responsibility investments AG and head of Switzerland Distribution at GAM Investments before joining Vontobel.

In addition, he held the positions of head of Northern Europe and country head Switzerland at Legg Mason Global Asset Management for almost ten years prior to that.

Reto Lichtensteiger, Vontobel’s head of Switzerland, Institutional Clients stated: “We are pleased to welcome Christian, whose extensive industry knowledge and established client network will be an optimal advantage for our team. Christian shares our client-focused and investment-led values, committed to helping investors meet their long-term financial goals with quality investment solutions.”

Additionally, earlier last month, Vontobel has launched a fund that offers investors broad-based access to a high-income Swiss equity strategy by combining Vontobel Swiss dividend and covered call concepts.

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The Vontobel Fund – Sustainable Swiss Equity Income Plus is an actively managed, diversified, and sustainable option. It offers strong income potential by investing in high-quality Swiss dividend stocks merged with a covered call option overlay.

Furthermore, the fund’s aim is to deliver relative outperformance in negative, stable, and rising market phases.

“With strong quality features, Swiss equities offer an interesting investment opportunity, especially during periods of economic uncertainty,” said Marc Hänni, head of Swiss equities.

“Thanks to its allocation to both large- and mid-caps, the portfolio could offer investors an attractive mix of defensive, quality stocks with attractive dividend yields. Furthermore, the premiums generated by selling call options can provide not only an additional source of income, which is tax free, but also a certain degree of cushion against drawdowns in negative markets.”