Stefan Mächler, 54, will become the new Chief Investment Officer of the SwissLife Group and Member of the Corporate Executive Board as of 1September2014. The internationally experienced investment specialist comes from SwissMobiliar, where he is currently responsible on the Group Executive Board for asset management. StefanMächler succeeds PatrickFrost, who has been appointed new CEO of the SwissLife Group as of 1July2014.
"We are delighted to have won for SwissLife such an internationally experienced management executive as StefanMächler," says PatrickFrost, Chief Investment Officer of SwissLife. "StefanMächler is an investment specialist with an impressive track record and deep familiarity with the insurance industry. Together with our team he will ensure that SwissLife's strong position in asset management including that of external customers is expanded further."
Stefan Mächler (lic. iur. HSG) spent 18 years working for the CreditSuisse Group in the capital market and asset management areas. After nine years abroad and various posts in Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul and Frankfurt, he returned to Switzerland in early 1999 and was appointed Managing Director of Sales & Marketing Europe and Switzerland at CreditSuisse Asset Management. At the same time, he was the driving force behind the foundation of the listed real estate company SwissPrime Site AG, where he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors until 2005. From 2005 until 2009 he worked for DeutscheBank, initially assuming responsibility for managing family offices in Switzerland and in the final two years serving as CEO of Privatbank Rüd, Blass&Cie AG. Since 2009, StefanMächler has been in charge of asset management at SwissMobiliar as Chief Investment Officer and member of the Group Executive Board.
On 1September2014 StefanMächler will take over from PatrickFrost, who is to become CEO of the SwissLife Group as of 1July 2014.
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The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe's leading comprehensive life and pensions and financial solutions providers. In its core markets of Switzerland, France and Germany, Swiss Life offers individuals and corporations comprehensive and individual advice plus a broad range of own and partner products through its sales force and distribution partners such as brokers and banks.
Swiss Life Select, tecis, HORBACH, Proventus and Chase de Vere advisors choose suitable products for customers from the market according to the Best Select approach. Swiss Life Asset Managers offers institutional and private investors access to investment and asset management solutions. Swiss Life provides multinational corporations with employee benefits solutions and high net worth individuals with structured life and pensions products.
Swiss Life Holding Ltd, registered in Zurich, was founded in 1857 as Schweizerische Rentenanstalt. The shares of Swiss Life Holding Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The Swiss Life Group employs a workforce of around 7000, with approximately 4500 certified financial advisors.