Growth course with new dual leadership
Juerg Sturzenegger and Philipp Good set to take over the reins at Fisch Asset Management on 1 January 2017.
In its ongoing pursuit of sustainable organic growth, Zurich-based asset management boutique Fisch Asset Management is setting an exciting new course. On 1 January 2017, Juerg Sturzenegger and the current Head of Convertible & Corporate Bonds, Philipp Good, will take over joint leadership of the company.
Commenting on the appointments, Pius Fisch, Chairman of the Board of Directors and co-founder of Fisch Asset Management, said: "We have decided to appoint an external industry expert in Juerg Sturzenegger as our new CEO alongside Philipp Good. Our long-held culture of open communication and complete transparency make us ideally suited for dual leadership to be successful. The two CEOs will be responsible for further developing our portfolio management and sales activities as well as our operations and IT infrastructure. Given our future growth plans and our increasingly international focus, this dual leadership structure is just right for Fisch Asset Management."
Juerg Sturzenegger has accumulated his considerable experience over nearly three decades in the financial services industry. His previous positions include COO, CIO and co-CEO at VP Bank Group, Liechtenstein, CEO and Global Head of Wealth Management Solutions at VP Bank (Schweiz) AG, as well as senior management positions at Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. and Bank Leu AG. Most recently he held both strategic and operational roles as an independent consultant in leading Swiss financial institutions. He studied in Zurich and Palo Alto, California, and holds a degree in economics and business administration. "I very much look forward to bringing new ideas into Fisch’s existing unique corporate culture and its boutique character. I am convinced that this new leadership structure will support the growth to which we aspire," said Sturzenegger.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Philipp Good has been with Fisch for over ten years and is currently a member of the Executive Committee. Commenting on his appointment, Good said: "I am excited about my new responsibility as CEO together with Juerg Sturzenegger. We will do our best to prepare Fisch for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead."
The change in Fisch Asset Management’s leadership was initiated at the request of current CEO Patrick Gügi. Over nine years, he has helped shape the firm into a successful and highly respected asset management boutique. Patrick Gügi will continue at Fisch, and will focus on the development of the firm’s flourishing multi-asset strategies. He will remain a member of the Board of Directors.