Meet Adrian


Adrian Bender

Client Portfolio Manager

30 years investment experience

5 years with Vontobel


Vontobel Asset Management AG

Genferstrasse 27

CH-8022 Zurich


Adrian Bender joined Vontobel Asset Management as Client Portfolio Manager in July 2016. In this role, he is the focal point for all marketing and sales related work streams for the Flexible Bonds and Emerging Markets Bonds product range, addressing queries as well as representing the portfolio managers in client meetings.

Prior to joining Vontobel, from 2010 to 2016, he was a Senior Product Specialist at Amundi in London and responsible for Global Fixed Income (Emerging Markets Debt, Global Credit, Global Sovereign), Absolute Return and Forex assets. Most recently, he was Head of the GFI Product Specialists at Amundi, serving sales managers and their institutional, distribution, insurance and corporate investors globally. Adrian has more than 20 years of industry experience, having worked in client facing and product specialist roles at Banque Credit Lyonnais, Credit Agricole and Amundi in Paris and London.

Adrian Bender holds a BA in European Business Administration from Middlesex University - ESC Reims (CESEM).

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