FRANCE - Unigestion has appointed Rolf Winzeler as marketing director of its private equity division.
Before joining Unigestion, Winzeler was a principal of Atlantic-Pacific Capital in London where he worked on the placement of private equity and hedge funds. He has also served at Schroders, Lehman Brothers and Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) in their debt and equity capital market businesses in Switzerland, Japan and the UK.
The appointment is part of Unigestion’s commitment to develop its business of managing institutional private equity exposure and building assets under management in its Unicapital funds of funds.
Unigestion covers the European market from offices in London, Paris and Geneva and manages over E3bn of assets for institutional clients across Europe in private equity, hedge funds, high yield bonds and multi-manager portfolios.
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