Zurich wealth manager Bellecapital has strengthened its US-focused team with four wealth manager hires, the firm has announced.

The newcomers are Michael Wuethrich, Pascal Küenzi, Thomas Fritz and Benedikt Eichenberger.

All four formerly worked at Vontobel Swiss Advisers, which focuses on wealth management for US clients.

Curtis Childs, partner at Bellecapital, said the team has experience working with US clients in the Swiss market and shares the entrepreneurial spirit of the firm.

Co-founder Mark Eberle added that this new development demonstrates the firm's commitment to developing its US client business.

‘The team brings a successful track record managing Swiss and Pan-European small-mid cap equities to our investment team, further fortifying the depth of our service offering,’ he added. 

Bellecapital first expanded its US-focused team last summer with the hire of Jared Metzger as a portfolio manager and Jeff Sullivan, who joined on the client relationship side. 

Earlier this month Nicolas Patsalos joined Bellecapital's London office as a senior investment manager and client adviser.