Global fund transaction network Calastone has launched its new Swiss office in Zurich, in a bid to boost its presence and capabilities as an enabler of domestic and cross border funds STP.
Calastone has 10 clients in Switzerland and hopes its new office in Zurich will help to develop more business in the country, as well as being a way to support existing Swiss clients. The new office will primarily provide sales and account management support, with day-to-day operational support managed from the UK.
Vittorio Pujatti has been named to the management team, and will join as director of Swiss Sales & Business Development in a move to explore and develop business opportunities in the Swiss market.
Having over 25 years in high-level sales and managerial experience in the Swiss and International securities firms, and financial investments houses, Pujatti has also worked with UBS Investment Bank in Zurich as head of US-Equity Proprietary team and as managing director/branch manager at Instinet Schweiz, among others.
Calastone cuenta con 400 clientes y 2.500 puntos de negociación activos en 17 domicilios para fondos incluyendo Reino Unido, Suiza, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapur y Australia. A través de esta red global negocia transacciones de fondos de inversión por 18.000 millones de dólares al mes. En España tiene un acuerdo de distrubución con Allfunds