EFG Asset Management, an international provider of actively managed investment products and services, has recruited top Swiss equity fund manager Urs Beck, as part of its on-going development of Swiss investment strategies.
Based in Zurich, Urs will be responsible for Swiss equities and will manage a dedicated Swiss equity fund to complement the firm’s New Capital UCITS IV fund range.
Prior to his move to EFG Asset Management, Urs was Head of Swiss Equities at Zurich Cantonal Bank (ZKB) where he ran both institutional and retail Swiss mandates for seven years. During his tenure at ZKB, Urs received the FERI award for best fund in the Swiss equities category in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Urs has over 18 years of investment experience and has previously held positions with Julius Baer, Bank Leu and UBS. He is a CFA charter holder and has a Masters in Economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
“We are very pleased to have an experienced portfolio manager of Urs’ calibre and proven track record join EFG Asset Management. The development of Swiss equities as one of our core competencies further underlines our commitment to investment management in Switzerland”, says Patrick Zbinden, CEO, EFG Asset Management Switzerland.