Macquarie affirms Switzerland push

Anna BretschneiderMacquarie Investment Management, part of the asset management arm of Macquarie Group, has appointed Anna Bretschneider to the newly-created role of head of distribution in its Swiss office.

Bretschneider will be charged with introducing the company to Swiss institutional investors, a new market for the firm. She joins from MFS Investment Management, where she spent 14 years building relationships with institutional clients in Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in 27 countries and employs over 13,500 people, managing assets of 487 billion Australian dollars (€327.3 billion) as of September 30, 2015.

The group has lost several high profile staff in recent months, with the departure of Neil Hasson to Investcorp, and Matthias Eifert to Railpen. However, the firm gained Steven Sewell, a veteran property executive with 17 years’ experience, in January.

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