Meet Axel


Axel Schwarzer

Head of Vontobel Asset Management, Member of the Group Executive Board

32 years investment experience

10 years with Vontobel


Vontobel Asset Management AG

Genferstrasse 27

CH-8022 Zurich


Axel Schwarzer has been Head of Asset Management since May 2011.

Prior to joining Vontobel, he worked for over 10 years at Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM) in various positions. As the Vice Chairman of DeAM, his most recent function, he headed DWS Global Relationship Management. During that period, he was also a member of the operating committee of DeAM and of the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank‘s Private & Business Clients division in Frankfurt.

From 2005 to 2009, he was CEO of DWS Investments (formerly Scudder) in New York and Head of DeAM Americas. Prior to that, from 2001 to 2005, he was responsible for the distribution of investment funds and for DeAM‘s institutional client business in Europe.

Axel Schwarzer began his career in 1989 at Deutsche Bank, where he held various positions in private and retail banking.

Axel Schwarzer has a law degree from the universities of Mainz and Frankfurt (first and second state examination).