Vontobel Asset Management – which is currently part of Bank Vontobel AG – will be run as an independent legal entity and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vontobel Holding AG in future. This strategic realignment is intended to form the basis for further growth in the global asset management market.
The creation of an independent legal entity is in line with Vontobel Asset Management’s strategy of operating internationally. The independence of asset managers is assigned high importance in most asset management markets and is a key selection criterion applied by international consultants and clients. This realignment underscores the international growth strategy pursued by Vontobel Asset Management, and this efficient and modern organizational structure takes account of global competition, says Vontobel.
The new company will operate under the name ‘Vontobel Asset Management AG’. The transformation of the business unit into an independent legal entity is subject to the approval of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and the General Meeting of Shareholders of Bank Vontobel AG on April 29th, 2015.