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MIRABAUD ASSET MANAGEMENT BOLSTERS SWISS EQUITY EXPERTISE WITH NEW HIRE

Zurich, 3 February, 2022 – Jan Widmer has joined the Swiss equity team as Portfolio Manager at Mirabaud Asset Management (MAM) - a European asset manager focused on high conviction investing and a driving force for active sustainability.

Widmer’s appointment will further strengthen the Swiss equity capability at MAM. With over 17 years’ experience in the financial sector, he brings deep knowledge and understanding of the Swiss equity market. Prior to joining MAM, Widmer spent the last ten years at St.Galler Kantonalbank, successfully managing their Swiss Equity Fund (since 2017). His move to Mirabaud will see him reunited with former colleague Thomas Jäeger.

The hiring of Widmer expands the team, enhancing existing expertise and building the team’s capacity for taking a very active role in stewardship and engagement for products and mandates. He will focus on supporting the expansion of the all cap offering, including tailored ESG strategies.

Widmer will report to Daniele Scilingo, Head of Swiss Equities, as he looks to develop and grow the successful Swiss Equity franchise and continue to provide clients with actively managed investment solutions with ESG integration.

MAM’s Swiss equity investment team now consists of three Zurich and one Geneva based specialists, who have more than 40 years of experience in the asset class. The Swiss equity capability includes a range of high conviction, sustainable strategies and mandates, totalling circa 2 billion CHF in assets under management.

Lionel Aeschlimann, CEO of Mirabaud Asset Management comments, “We continue to invest in talented individuals, who bring industry expertise, along with commitment to a sustainable and responsible approach to investing. As such, we are extremely pleased to boost our Swiss Equity team with the hire of Jan, who is a highly proficient and experienced specialist in the asset class. His arrival illustrates the natural progression of the team and the evolution of MAM’s Swiss Equity offering.”

Daniele Scilingo, Head of Swiss Equities at Mirabaud Asset Management says, “We are delighted to welcome Jan to the team. As a key franchise in the Swiss equity market, we seize opportunities to expand our resources and investment capabilities. Jan’s passion for Swiss equities and investment DNA make him a perfect fit for MAM.”