Vontobel Asset Management strengthens institutional footprint in North America

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Vontobel Asset Management appointed Jeff Barrow and Brian Engel as relationship managers leading the Southeast and Midwest regions, respectively. Together, Jeff and Brian bring 30 years of experience in financial services. Jeff joins from DiMeo Schneider & Associates, where he led the firm’s regional consulting and new business efforts. Brian joins from BMO Global Asset Management, where he was responsible for expanding the distribution of solutions to institutional investors in the Midwest. Jeff and Brian will report to Amit Mukadam, Head of North America Institutional Distribution.

To provide differentiated solutions to its investor base, Vontobel has strengthened its institutional platform to include an insurance channel, a dedicated focus in Canada with in-market expertise, and a dedicated consultant relations effort focused on fixed income solutions. In addition to the Quality Growth Boutique, well known for its global equity expertise, Vontobel Asset Management’s North American platform includes quality fixed income solutions from TwentyFour Asset Management.

“With a 35-year foothold in North America and a near 100-year history in investment management, we look forward to delivering our deep expertise and global footprint to more clients in the region. The enhanced distribution platform lays the groundwork to introduce additional solutions,” said Thomas Wittwer, Chief Executive Officer North America.

“Our equity and fixed income offerings provide investors differentiated actively managed solutions that aim to deliver strong and repeatable risk-adjusted returns,” said Amit Mukadam. “Jeff and Brian are great additions who complement the team and share our client-centric and investment-led culture.”

Vontobel Asset Management
Vontobel Asset Management is an active asset manager with global reach and a multi-boutique approach. Each of our boutiques draws on specialized investment talent, a strong performance culture and robust risk management. We deliver leading-edge solutions for both institutional and private clients. Our commitment to active management empowers us to invest on the basis of our convictions. We deliver value through our diverse and highly specialized teams. Employing around 400 professionals worldwide – including 160 investment specialists – we operate across 13 locations including Switzerland, Europe and the US and create strategies and solutions covering equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative investments. The goal of achieving excellent and repeatable performance has been fundamental to our approach since 1988. A strong and stable shareholder structure guarantees our entrepreneurial independence and protects the long-term mindset that guides our decision-making.

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