Raiffeisen Group has named Matthias Geissbühler as its new chief investment officer, the firm has confirmed to Citywire Selector.
Citywire + rated Geissbühler was most recently CIO of Notenstein La Roche, which started managing the investment office of the Raiffeisen Group on 1 February 2018.
Following this move Notenstein La Roche will shape the financial market view of the group, while Raiffeisen will focus on the implementation of the investment solutions.
Geissbühler is an active portfolio manager and runs both the Notenstein La Roche CH Mid-Small-Index Active Plus and Notenstein La Roche Asia Opportunity funds.
He had overseen four funds during his tenure but the Notenstein La Roche Europa and Notenstein La Roche North America funds were closed over the course of 2017.
In the meantime Mathis Büttiker, who is a member of the executive board at Notenstein La Roche, has been named head of the investment office of Reiffeisen Group. He has been a member of the executive board at Notenstein La Roche since November 2016.
The decision to integrate the chief investment office follows Raiffeisen and Vontobel striking a partnership deal in June 2016.
As a result Raiffeisen now provides service and advice to clients, while Vontobel aids its partner with its global asset management, investment process and distribution expertise.
Notenstein La Roche sold its CHF 2 billion (€1.74 billion) non-strategic Eastern European portfolio to Vontobel in August 2017 following the decision to focus more on advisory services for Swiss clients in the near future.