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Zurich adviser raids UBS amid hiring frenzy

Zurich adviser raids UBS amid hiring frenzy

Zurich-based independent asset manager Clarus Capital has grown its team by a third with the hire of six new client advisers from UBS, Citywire Switzerland can reveal.

The expansion bolsters the group’s existing focus on the Russia/CIS market with all the new employees starting on 1 November 2017 fluent in Russian.

The newly-hired team includes UBS client advisers Richard Chmelar, Evghenia Voloshina, Jana Messmer, Max Evard, Ondrej Susoliak and Haris Ibisevic.

As part of a push to develop and professionalise its platform, Clarus Capital has also created the position of risk/compliance officer, which will be taken on by Sebastien Ochalek, who also joins from the HNWI Russia desk at UBS from 1 November.

This flurry of new appointments follows the hiring of Roger Ganz from Notenstein La Roche as head of asset management over the summer.

Open to further expansion, the CEO of Clarus Capital, Giancarlo Guetg, said: ‘We are overwhelmed about this development and are looking forward to supporting CCG in its continued development by our new colleagues. And we have an open door for additional highly-qualified client advisers.’

The fast-growing asset manager now has a total of 18 employees and is a member of the Swiss Association of Asset Managers.

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