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Burkhard Varnholt Appointed Chief Investment Officer Switzerland of Credit Suisse

Burkhard Varnholt is to become Chief Investment Officer Switzerland of Credit Suisse with effect from January 1, 2017. He will assume this role in addition to his responsibilities as Deputy Global CIO and Vice-Chairman of the Investment Committee of Credit Suisse.

As announced by the bank today, Burkhard Varnholt is to become the new Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Switzerland of Credit Suisse with effect from January 1, 2017. He will assume this role from Anja Hochberg in addition to his responsibilities as Deputy Global CIO and Vice-Chairman of the Investment Committee. In his new role, Varnholt will report both to Michael Strobaek, Global CIO and Head of Investment Solutions & Products, and Thomas Gottstein, CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. Anja Hochberg will continue in her role as Head of Investment Services and will remain a member of the Investment Committee. 

The 48-year-old Varnholt rejoined Credit Suisse in November 2016, having worked for the bank from 1996 to 2006 as Global Head of Financial Products & Investment Advisory in Private Banking. From 2006 until 2014, he was Chief Investment Officer at Bank J. Safra Sarasin. Thereafter, he was Chief Investment Officer and Head of Investment Solutions Group at Julius Bär for almost two years. Varnholt holds a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of St. Gallen.