Old Mutual Global Investors strengthens DACH distribution team


Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI), part of Old Mutual Wealth, has appointed Benjamin Hüegli as sales director, DACH, signalling the business’s ongoing commitment to growing its presence in the Swiss, German and Austrian markets.

Hüegli joined the business on 1 September 2017 and reports to Dominik Issler, head of DACH distribution. He will be based in OMGI’s Zurich office.

OMGI opened its Zurich office in June 2015, aligned with its strategy to grow its European operations, with dedicated specialists in each market. The business is now well established in the DACH region. Following this success, OMGI is now expanding its on-the-ground team.

Together with Issler, Hüegli will be responsible for servicing OMGI’s growing client base, as well as expanding the business’s presence by targeting new clients from major financial institutions, wealth managers, private banks, family offices and pension funds. 

Hüegli joins OMGI from Foord Asset Management where he was managing director for Switzerland from 2014. Prior to Foord, he worked for eight years in various roles within Credit Suisse, focusing on fund solutions and business development. He holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Bern.

Dominik Issler, head of DACH distribution comments:

“OMGI has been actively expanding its European client base over the last few years, with great success. We’ve now built a strong reputation in Switzerland, Germany and Austria for offering innovative investment solutions with positive returns. We are hoping to expand our presence further and believe an enhanced on-the-ground team will allow us to better service the unique needs of our DACH client base. Benjamin has a vast amount of experience in the asset management industry, which will be hugely beneficial to the business as we continue to grow. I look forward to working with him to execute the next stage of our development plans”

Benjamin Huegli adds:

“I am thrilled to have joined such an ambitious and exciting business. OMGI has significant potential for future growth and I look forward to working with the team.

“2017 has so far been a strong year for markets, but with the potential for volatility ahead, investors are looking for innovative and flexible solutions to meet the challenges.  Armed with OMGI’s impressive suite of solutions, we will work with investors to tackle these challenges head on.”

OMGI has been steadily building a European presence since its formation in 2012, employing dedicated distribution expertise in the Nordics, Benelux, Iberia, France, Italy and DACH regions. OMGI now manages €41.5 billion* assets globally, with €6.3 billion* for clients across Europe (ex UK).