Northern Trust makes key appointment in Switzerland

Northern Trust has appointed Gil Platteau to the senior leadership team of Northern Trust in Switzerland.

Based in Northern Trust’s Basel office, Platteau will manage key client relationships with Swiss pension funds and insurance companies – and support Northern Trust’s focus on expanding the footprint of the business in the country.
Northern Trust has more than 30 years of experience in providing an extensive range of asset servicing and investment solutions to Swiss clients, and is a leading fund administrator in the market following its acquisition of the fund administration servicing units of UBS Asset Management in October 2017.
With close to 20 years of industry experience, Platteau has held senior roles at Rothschild Asset Management, Barclays and, latterly Mercer Delegated Solutions, where he was country head of Switzerland. Platteau also previously worked in risk management at the Treasury and Pension Fund of F.Hoffman-La Roche and at BNP Paribas (Switzerland) in Basel.
Wim van Ooijen, chief executive officer of Northern Trust Switzerland, says: “Gil’s appointment demonstrates Northern Trust’s commitment to Switzerland and the natural evolution of our business in this strategically-important market. He brings a wealth of local industry knowledge and valuable experience to support our significant client franchise, which includes some of the world’s most sophisticated asset owners and asset managers.”