Former Citywire Selector cover star Daniel Zachmann has joined Bank Safra Sarasin having previously dropped out of fund selection to focus on a gluten-free food venture.
Citywire Selector understands Zachmann joined the Basel-based group in January in an unspecified investment role. He is based in Geneva.
He had stepped down from his previous role as head of research at Bedrock Asset Management in mid-2015 after spending nearly nine years in the London office of the Swiss company.
Speaking to Citywire Selector in June 2015, Zachmann discussed the need for unconstrained investment approaches and benchmark-free equity managers.
Zachmann stepped down from Bedrock to focus on developing Free’d Foods, which he co-founded with two friends to develop gluten-free foods for supermarket retailers.
Bank Safra Sarasin declined to comment.
Zachmann has been in investment for 12 years, having begun as an assistant trader at Lombard Odier before joining Bedrock in October 2006.