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Zurich adviser reactivates asset management for US clients

Zurich adviser reactivates asset management for US clients

Zurich-based Finaport group has reactivated its asset management company to accommodate a growing US client base, Citywire Switzerland can reveal.

Three years ago the company integrated the staff of Finaport Asset Management into Zurich-based MRB Vermögensverwaltung, which was acquired by Finaport. 

MRB Vermögensverwaltung is a Finma-regulated asset management company that offers MRB Wandelobligationen Fonds, MRB Globaler Value and Dividend Fonds, MRB High Yield Bond Fonds and MRB Goldminen und Rohstoffaktien Fonds.

All four strategies are managed by CEO Markus Töllke, who is supported by Didier Huyberechts, Gianfranco Iuliano and Lars Konrad on several of them.

Aside from offering funds, MRB Vermögensverwaltung also provides investment advice for the Finaport group.

As a result of this integration, Finaport Asset Management has no more staff members, however the group reactivated the company with an SEC licence at the beginning of 2017.

Commenting on this change, Hellmut Schümperli, chairman of Finaport and MRB Vermögensverwaltung, said: 'We started to get more US clients on board under the management of Rolf Eberhart.'  

Eberhart is an industry veteran. He owns Zurich-based PEP Fund advisers. 

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