Harcourt Taps Credit Suisse Vet To Head Alts.

May 16 2012 | 8:51am ET

Harcourt Investment Consulting has appointed former Credit Suisse emerging markets boss Jan Viebig to head its alternative investments division.

Georg Wessling, currently head of hedge fund advisory at Harcourt, has been tapped as deputy head of alts.

Viebig replaces former Harcourt CEO Stephan Fritz, who has decided to leave Harcourt’s parent company, Switzerland’s Vontobel Asset Management.

Viebig has over 12 years of investment experience in alternative investments and emerging markets. Prior to Credit Suisse, he was senior hedge fund manager at DWS. He will take up his new post in September 2012.

Wessling has 17 years of investment experience, working at Ecofin prior to joining Harcourt. He has been with Harcourt since 2005 in senior investment roles and as head of the advisory business.

Axel Schwarzer, head of Vontobel, said in a statement: "These appointments reflect the commitment to our clients and the ambition to further strengthen and expand our capabilities as [an] alternative investments manager."

The Vontobel Group is a Swiss private bank established in Zurich in 1924. Vontobel specializes in wealth management for private clients and asset management for institutional investors, as well as in investment banking. As of 31 December 2011, the group held assets of CHF 132 billion and employed about 1,500 people worldwide.

 


In Depth

JOBS Act Propels Real-Estate Crowdfunding Platform

Oct 21 2014 | 2:57am ET

If D.J. Paul were a real estate development, he would be described as “multi-use...

Lifestyle

MacDonald-Korth Offers Insights Into Paintings Bought, Sold By Hedgies

Oct 7 2014 | 9:00am ET

Definitive and complete ratings require an in-person examination of an artwork,...

Guest Contributor

PAAMCO: European Equity Exposure - Challenging Year, But All is Not Lost

Oct 16 2014 | 4:12am ET

European equity hedge fund managers have had a tough time so far this year. The...

 

Videos

Editor's Note

    Must Attend Hedge Fund Charity Events For October

    Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET

    The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

October 2014 Cover

Deeply flawed risk benchmark

Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.