On 1 January 2017, as part of the implementation process for its Strategy 2020, VP Bank Group amended its organisational and management structure and created the new function of "Head of Investment Solutions" within the group executive management.
On 1 March 2018, Dr Felix Brill (37), subject to approval by the Financial Market Authority (FMA) of Liechtenstein, will join VP Bank Group as "Head of Investment Solutions". Felix Brill is an economist and has worked in the financial sector for many years. In 2009, he, together with Klaus Wellershoff and other partners, founded the consulting company Wellershoff & Partners in Zurich.
Felix Brill is, until he joins VP Bank Group, Chief Executive Officer of Wellershoff & Partners, and also heads the international consultancy firm's investment consulting division. He studied economics at the Universities of St. Gallen and Bern as well as at the Stockholm School of Economics, and then worked at UBS as head of economic research on the Swiss economy. Felix Brill regularly gives guest lectures at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Finance Institute.
"In Dr Felix Brill we are gaining a highly respected investment strategist with a wealth of experience in research across all asset classes as well as in wealth management. He will contribute decisively to the strengthening of the VP Bank Group's investment competency," says Fredy Vogt, Chairman of VP Bank Group’s Board of Directors, delightedly.
The "Investment Solutions" organisational unit consists of the Group Investment and Product & Market Management units as well as VP Fund Solutions. Felix Brill will be responsible for a unit containing almost 100 employees. The divestment into a separate unit carried out at the beginning of 2017 underscores the growing importance of this competence centre with regard to the strategic orientation of VP Bank as well as current and future developments in the market environment.