Vontobel Wealth Management has appointed Stephan Kolz as the company’s Hong Kong-based head of investment management and chief operating officer (COO) for Asia-Pacific.
He replaces Michael Haupt, the previous COO, in an extended role. Haupt was the COO since June 2015.
In his new role, Kolz is expected to build and expand the company’s discretionary portfolio management capabilities in Hong Kong and Asia.
The company’s spokesperson told Citywire Asia that Haupt is returning to Switzerland after the end of his assignment. He will take a new role within Vontobel.
Kolz, who assumed his new role on 1 July, reports to Alex Fung, the company’s Hong Kong-based chief executive for Asia-Pacific.
Prior to this role, Kolz was a senior relationship manager at Vontobel Wealth Management in Zurich.