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Capital Group opens new Zurich office

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Investment management company Capital Group has opened a new office in Zurich as part of a continued investment by the firm to build its business throughout Europe and Asia.

The office will play an important part in Capital Group’s drive to further strengthen its relationships with global, regional and local financial institutions, as it continues to focus on delivering long-term investment capabilities to investors and institutions throughout Europe.
 
Luis Freitas De Oliveira, Portfolio Manager, speaking in Zurich on 24 September at the office opening event, says: “Switzerland has been a core market for us for over half a century, and our investment in our new Zurich office underlines its continued importance for the future, and will benefit both our associates and clients.” 
 
From its base in Geneva in 1968, Capital Group developed the first set of global stock market indices for non-US markets – now branded MSCI – and the firm continues to deliver key strategic initiatives globally from its Swiss base.
 
Freitas De Oliveira says: “Capital Group was one of the first US investment managers to build a presence in the region and opened our first office outside of the US in Geneva in 1962.We recognise the key role Switzerland plays in the global financial marketplace and its importance to our global operations.”
 
Switzerland is home to a number of key functions for the firm’s European business, including Investment Management and Research, Capital Group’s fund operations, HR, Legal, Finance, IT and Sales and Marketing.
 
Along with Capital Group’s established base in Geneva, investing in Zurich is in line with Capital Group’s plans to provide a base from which more than 150 Capital Group associates already working in Switzerland can continue to deliver long-term, active investment services to clients throughout Switzerland, Europe and the world.
 
Capital Group’s continued commitment to building its local presence in key European markets has also seen the Group make a series of appointments in Switzerland in the past year, including the appointment of Marielle Garandet as Business Development Director, Financial Intermediaries based in Geneva; Katja Wiechers as Business Development Director, Financial Intermediaries based in Zurich; and Fabian Wallmeier as Director, Institutional, based in Zurich and responsible for institutional client relationship management and business development across the whole of Switzerland. Christian Leger, Business Development Director Global Financial Institutions, who has been with Capital Group since 2001, has been based in Zurich since 2014.
 
Capital Group has offices in eight locations in Europe: London, Geneva, Zurich, Milan, Madrid, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Luxembourg.

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