EFG International is today announcing the opening of two new offices in Gstaad and St. Moritz, as part of its efforts to further expand client coverage and strengthen its competitive position in ist Swiss home market. EFG has been welcoming clients in both locations since 03 January 2024. It has appointed Manuel Blanco as Head of Private Banking Gstaad and Greater Berne Area and has named Stephan Uebersax as Head of Private Banking St. Moritz and Engadin, effective 01 January 2024. Both local business heads report directly to Franco Polloni, Head of Switzerland & Italy Region of EFG.
The establishment of a local presence in two of Switzerland’s most prestigious tourist locations will enable EFG to stay close to wealthy Swiss and international clients who have a primary or secondary residence in Gstaad or St. Moritz. The new offices will be run by experienced CROs and specialists who have established networks and long-term experience in serving clients in these locations.
In both Gstaad and St. Moritz, EFG aims to serve global high-net-worth and ultra-high-net worth clients domiciled either in Switzerland or in countries where EFG has longstanding experience and a proven track record. Its client offering includes the full range of wealth management services as well as residential mortgages and loans.
In the Gstaad office, which is located at Chalet Daisy Promenade 25/27, Manuel Blanco is leading a team of eleven professionals who have a deep understanding of the local market. Manuel Blanco is a seasoned banker with over 25 years of experience in the private banking industry. He joined EFG from Credit Suisse, where he served as Head Market Area PB Gstaad International & Upper HNWI Berne from 2017 to 2023. Prior to that, he spent more than a decade at UBS, where he held several management functions in global wealth management in Switzerland and abroad. Manuel Blanco began his career at Credit Suisse in 1993. He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the sustainability initiative Impact Gstaad AG.
The St. Moritz office is located at Via Maistra 11, in the heart of the alpine resort. Stephan Uebersax is leading an experienced team with extensive knowledge of the local market, including nine professionals. Stephan Uebersax brings with him 30 years of industry experience. He joined EFG from Credit Suisse, where he served as Local Head Engadin and Market Head Graubünden Süd from 2017. He has spent almost his entire career to date in senior and management positions at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 1993.
Franco Polloni, Head of Switzerland & Italy Region of EFG: “The expansion of our presence in our Swiss home market will enable us to further enhance client coverage in this attractive region and to continue our growth path in our Swiss home market. I am very pleased to welcome Manuel Blanco, Stephan Uebersax and a number of other experienced professionals to EFG. With their vast experience and deep understanding of the local market, I am convinced that they will successfully drive EFG’s expansion and growth in these locations.”
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