Vontobel Asset Management has appointed Jean-François (Jeff) Grun as Senior Relationship Manager in Geneva to expand its dedicated, in-market expertise to intermediary clients in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
Jeff Grun brings more than 35 years of relationship management experience in the asset management industry. He joined on May 3 from Franklin Templeton, where he was Senior Sales Executive, responsible for managing relationships with intermediary and institutional clients in the Romandie. Prior to that, he held senior-level positions in client and consultant relations at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Geneva.
“Building our intermediary distribution team demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our engagement with investors in this important region” commented Stéphane Matile, Head of Intermediary Distribution Switzerland, “Jeff’s client-focused mindset supports our ongoing commitment to providing attractive investment solutions that meet a broad range of client needs.”
Commenting on his appointment, Jeff Grun said: “I am delighted to be a part of Vontobel’s client-centric and investment-led culture and look forward to supporting the firm’s commitment to Swiss intermediary investors.”
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