19.10.2017

Sylveline Besson and David Schmid new SSPA Committee members – Valentin Vonder Mühll confirmed in office

At the delegates’ meeting on 28 September the SSPA delegates elected Sylveline Besson (CA Indosuez Wealth Management) to the newly-created position of buy-side representative. David Schmid (Leonteq) was elected as successor to Jan Schoch (Leonteq) on the SSPA Committee. Valentin Vonder Mühll (Julius Baer) was confirmed by delegates as the successor to Philipp Rickenbacher on the SSPA Committee.

Thanks to her long-standing involvement in the structured products business, the buy-side Committee member Sylveline Besson has wide-ranging knowledge of this sector. This has enabled her to gather experience in a number of countries and positions, and to contribute actively towards the development of the sector. Before working for CA Indosuez, she was employed by Société Générale in France. On the issuer side, the new Committee member David Schmid brings extensive expertise and wide-ranging experience of the entire issue process Before heading the Investment & Banking Solutions Division at Leonteq, he built up Leonteq’s Asia business. The confirmed Committee member Valentin Vonder Mühll has worked in the structured products field at Bank Julius Baer since 1994, and has first-hand experience of the development of structured products in Switzerland.

With the three new Committee members, the SSPA Committee has acquired highly-qualified and recognised experts for structured products. Thanks to their extensive and wide-ranging experience, they will lend the work of the Committee new momentum, will help boost the acceptance of structured products and will support the expansion of our presence in French-speaking Switzerland as well as on the buy side.

With effect from 1 October 2017, the members of the SSPA Committee are as follows: Georg von Wattenwyl (Chairman, Bank Vontobel), Thomas Schmidlin (Credit Suisse), Adrian Steinherr (UBS), Valentin Vonder Mühll (Julius Baer), Sylveline Besson (CA Indosuez Wealth Management) and David Schmid (Leonteq).

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