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Mirabaud Asset Management bolsters swiss equity expertise with new hire

Zurich, 3 February, 2022 – Jan Widmer has joined the Swiss equity team as Portfolio Manager at Mirabaud Asset Management (MAM) - a European asset manager focused on high conviction investing and a driving force for active sustainability.

Widmer’s appointment will further strengthen the Swiss equity capability at MAM. With over 17 years’ experience in the financial sector, he brings deep knowledge and understanding of the Swiss equity market. Prior to joining MAM, Widmer spent the last ten years at St.Galler Kantonalbank, successfully managing their Swiss Equity Fund (since 2017). His move to Mirabaud will see him reunited with former colleague Thomas Jäeger.

The hiring of Widmer expands the team, enhancing existing expertise and building the team’s capacity for taking a very active role in stewardship and engagement for products and mandates. He will focus on supporting the expansion of the all cap offering, including tailored ESG strategies.

Widmer will report to Daniele Scilingo, Head of Swiss Equities, as he looks to develop and grow the successful Swiss Equity franchise and continue to provide clients with actively managed investment solutions with ESG integration.

MAM’s Swiss equity investment team now consists of three Zurich and one Geneva based specialists, who have more than 40 years of experience in the asset class. The Swiss equity capability includes a range of high conviction, sustainable strategies and mandates, totalling circa 2 billion CHF in assets under management1.

Lionel Aeschlimann, CEO of Mirabaud Asset Management comments, “We continue to invest in talented individuals, who bring industry expertise, along with commitment to a sustainable and responsible approach to investing. As such, we are extremely pleased to boost our Swiss Equity team with the hire of Jan, who is a highly proficient and experienced specialist in the asset class. His arrival illustrates the natural progression of the team and the evolution of MAM’s Swiss Equity offering.”

Daniele Scilingo, Head of Swiss Equities at Mirabaud Asset Management says, “We are delighted to welcome Jan to the team. As a key franchise in the Swiss equity market, we seize opportunities to expand our resources and investment capabilities. Jan’s passion for Swiss equities and investment DNA make him a perfect fit for MAM.”

1 Source : Mirabaud Asset Management, 31 Dec 2021

Mirabaud Asset Management
With offices in Geneva, Zurich, Luxembourg, Paris, London, Madrid and Milan the Mirabaud Group’s Asset Management division focuses on investment management and advisory services.

Its investment capabilities include:

- domestic, regional and global equities;
- flexible, convertible, high-yield & short duration fixed income;
- alternatives;
- multi-asset;
- Private Equity

Across all investments Mirabaud Asset management applies a common philosophy of an active, high conviction approach to generating long-term risk adjusted returns. A focus on managing risk and a commitment towards environmental, social and corporate governance principles are important constituents of Mirabaud’s heritage.

For more information, please visit our website: www.mirabaud-am.com

The Mirabaud Group
The Mirabaud Group was founded in Geneva in 1819. With its four core values of Independence, Conviction, Responsibility and Passion, it has grown over the years into an international group offering its clients personalised financial services and advice in various areas of activity. Its expertise lies in Wealth Management (portfolio management, investment advice and services for independent asset managers), Asset Management (institutional management, fund management and distribution) and highly specialised Corporate Finance services (equity research, corporate advisory, capital markets and execution).

Mirabaud has always been strongly committed to responsibility and sustainability. This is reflected in its interactions with clients, employees and society as a whole. As a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2010, Mirabaud has the highest rating in this area thanks to its governance and its committed global strategy.

The Group employs around 700 staff and has offices in Switzerland (Geneva, Basel and Zurich), Europe (London, Luxembourg, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Milan) and the rest of the world (Montreal, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Montevideo and São Paulo).

For more information, please visit our website: www.mirabaud.com

 

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