Vontobel Asset Management appoints Head of Global Banks in Switzerland and Head of Intermediary Clients Asia

To support its partnerships with Global Banks in Switzerland and Asia, Vontobel Asset Management is strengthening its team with dedicated, in-market experts.

Cristian Pappone has been appointed Head Global Banks Switzerland and brings more than 20 years of experience in asset management and wealth management. He joins Vontobel from Zürcher Kantonalbank/Swisscanto Invest, where he acted as Key Account Manager, Head Wholesale Switzerland and Global Head Sales. In this capacity, he was responsible for the expansion of strategic relationships of Swisscanto. Prior to that, Cristian held client relationship management positions at RobecoSAM and Credit Suisse.

“We are delighted to welcome Cristian to Vontobel. This appointment establishes a dedicated focus to Global Banks and demonstrates our commitment to these partnerships, with the goal of delivering top-notch service and excellent investment solutions for their clients,” says Patrick Sege, Head of Distribution Switzerland.
Benny Gay has been named Head Intermediary Clients Asia and is based in Vontobel Asset Management’s newly opened office in Singapore, marking an expansion of the firm’s Asia Pacific presence. Benny is responsible for managing relationships with Global Banks, as well as intermediary channels, in Singapore and Hong Kong. He brings more than 12 years of relationship management experience in the asset management and wealth management industry. He joins Vontobel from DWS where he was Head of Private Banks and Intermediaries Asia ex Japan. Prior to that, he was a client advisor to HNWI at Citibank in Singapore.
Gay is joined by Jeremy Tan, who has taken the role of Relationship Manager, Intermediary Clients Asia. He joins Vontobel from DWS.
“We continue to see strong demand from our core client group of Global Banks in Asia for our higher yielding income products, as well as Emerging Markets and Asian equities,” says Ulrich Behm, Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer of Vontobel Asset Management. The opening of our office in Singapore with Benny and Jeremy will better enable us to strengthen our activities related to Global and Regional Banks and Institutional Investors in this region.”