• Dr. Valerio Schmitz-Esser

Dr. Valerio Schmitz-Esser is Managing Director and Head of Index Solutions at Credit Suisse Asset Management in Zurich. From August 2002 to March 2010, he held several team head positions within Quantitative Portfolio Management at Credit Suisse. He joined Credit Suisse as a quantitative portfolio manager in October 2000. Dr. Schmitz-Esser studied Business Administration at the universities of Fribourg, Switzerland, and Siena, Italy. He graduated from the University of Fribourg with a master's degree in 1996 and a PhD in 2000. During his academic studies, he worked as an intern in Vienna, Munich, and Singapore. Prior to his academic studies, completed a banking a bank apprenticeship at Vereins- und Westbank in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Schmitz-Esser is a CFA charterholder.