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Today, Vontobel completed the acquisition of Notenstein La Roche Privatbank AG, as announced on May 24, 2018. Through the purchase of Notenstein La Roche, Vontobel has optimally complemented the above-average organic growth seen in the area of wealth management and in business with external asset managers (EAM). Furthermore, the additional Notenstein La Roche locations will enable Vontobel to strengthen its domestic market and underline its position as one of the leading private banks in Switzerland. Notenstein La Roche manages around CHF 16.5 billion through asset management and in business with EAM at 13 locations in Switzerland. Most of its clients are in Switzerland. Additionally, the private bank primarily takes care of clients from Germany and a host of other international markets.
St.Gallen/Zürich, 24. Mai 2018. Aufgrund der erfreulichen Entwicklung des Anlagegeschäfts der Raiffeisenbanken hat sich der Verwaltungsrat von Raiffeisen Schweiz entschlossen, das Geschäftssegment Anlagekunden neu auszurichten und die Notenstein La Roche Privatbank AG an Vontobel zu verkaufen. Vontobel ergänzt damit das stetige organische Wachstum der vergangenen Jahre im Wealth Management und baut gleichzeitig seine Position als einer der führenden Schweizer Wealth Manager aus.
A change in senior management is taking place at Notenstein La Roche. After six years, CEO Dr. Adrian Künzi is leaving the company. The Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Patrick Fürer as the new CEO. He will take up his post on 23 October 2017.
In the interest of focusing more on its Swiss home market and selected international markets, Notenstein La Roche Private Bank Ltd is selling a non-strategic Eastern European portfolio containing around CHF 2 billion in assets under management to Vontobel. The majority of the respective team will transfer to Vontobel as well.
Dr. Patrick Fürer is joining Notenstein La Roche as its new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He will also act as the deputy to the CEO. Dr. Fürer is joining Notenstein La Roche from Morgan Stanley Switzerland, where he served as the private bank’s CEO.