Küsnacht, July 26, 2017
Bellevue Group strengthens its wealth management expertise:
Thomas Pixner to become the new CEO of Bank am Bellevue -
Veit de Maddalena to be proposed for election to the Board of Directors
Over the past three years Bellevue Group has enhanced its profile as an asset and wealth manager with broad expertise and a wide range of investment products. After restructuring Bank am Bellevue and discontinuing the Brokerage and Corporate Finance operations, steps are now being taken to further strengthen Bellevue Group's investment competencies. The Board of Directors has appointed Thomas Pixner CEO of Bank am Bellevue and a member of the Executive Board of Bellevue Group, effective February 1, 2018 at the latest. In addition, Veit de Maddalena will be proposed for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting in March 2018. Both have many years of experience in the wealth management business and stellar track records.
Thomas Pixner (55) has held various executive positions in international wealth management for more than 20 years. Since 2007, Thomas Pixner has served as a member of the Executive Committee Wealth Management & Trust and Head Investments Switzerland of Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich. Before that he headed the Private Banking operations of VP Bank AG in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. He will lead Bank am Bellevue as CEO from February 1, 2018 at the latest and advance the growth of the wealth management business for entrepreneurial private clients in collaboration with the existing teams.
André Rüegg, CEO of Bellevue Group, comments: "Thomas Pixner is an internationally experienced wealth management expert. As CEO, he will further strengthen the new positioning of the wealth management franchise in a joint effort with the already successful operational team headed by Christian Zenker. With his many years of experience and valued competency, Thomas Pixner will be instrumental in guiding the bank through its next stage of development and accelerating the ongoing extension of our services."
Thomas Blum (42) is also joining the team as Senior Client Advisor. He is a talented client advisor with more than 15 years of experience in working with an international clientele, primarily at Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich and, before that, at VP Bank in Vaduz.
Given the stronger focus on the asset and wealth management business, the Board of Directors will also be strengthened with the election of Veit de Maddalena (50) as a new director at the Annual General Meeting in 2018. Veit de Maddalena has a deep understanding of the international wealth management business. His long international career includes various assignments and key positions at Credit Suisse and, since 2006, at Rothschild & Co. Veit de Maddalena headed for years the Wealth Management & Trust Division, was a member of the Group Management Committee of Rothschild & Co. and served as Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich. He most recently held the position of Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich.
Thomas von Planta, Chairman of Bellevue Group, comments: "We are pleased to have Veit de Maddalena help guide the further development of Bellevue Group. His extensive knowledge of the international wealth management business will be of great benefit in strengthening Bellevue Group's new strategic profile."
Bellevue Group will publish its half-year results for 2017 on July 28, 2017.
André Rüegg, CEO Bellevue Group
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Jürg Stähelin, IRF Communications
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Bellevue Group is an independent Swiss financial boutique listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Established in 1993, the company and its approximately 100 professionals are largely active in the areas of asset management and wealth management. The Asset Management segment offers a select range of active equity strategies in fast-growing markets, the healthcare sector and in other special themes such as owner-managed companies, as well as successful holistic investment strategies across all traditional asset classes. Bank am Bellevue offers first-class wealth and investment advisory services with a special focus on entrepreneurial private clients. The Group's offering of investment-related solutions is rounded out by other services. These include the establishment, management and consultation of Investment Offices, trading and custody services, and selected credit facilities for affluent private clients as well as institutional clients.