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Zurich, 30 September 2019 – As of tomorrow, two new Market Heads join Julius Baer, the leading Swiss wealth management group: Patrick Prinz will be Market Head Germany & Austria, based in Zurich, and Ettore Bonsignore Market Head Italy, based in Lugano. Both will report to Yves Robert-Charrue, Head Europe and Member of the Executive Board, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. 

Patrick Prinz will be responsible for the Bank’s clients in Germany and Austria. His area of responsibility also includes Bank Julius Bär Deutschland AG in Frankfurt under the leadership of Heiko Schlag. 

Patrick Prinz brings with him over 20 years of wealth management experience. He joins from Banque Pictet & Cie SA, where he was most recently Head Family Office Services Zurich and Head Private Wealth Management Germany, responsible for the German market. 

Ettore Bonsignore will be responsible for the Bank’s Italian clients. He joins from PKB Privatbank Lugano, where he was a Member of the Executive Board as Head of the Private Banking division as of 2016, among other areas of responsibilities. Between 2012 and 2016, he acted as Regional Head Swiss Domestic Clients at Credit Suisse in Lugano, and between 2009 and 2012, he was Head Private Banking Italy at Credit Suisse in Milano. 

Yves Robert-Charrue said: “Germany and Italy are amongst the most attractive wealth management markets in Europe and therefore strategic core markets for Julius Baer. I am excited to add such high-profile bankers to my team, and am confident that with Patrick’s and Ettore’s long-standing expertise we will be able to accelerate our growth and further leverage our franchise internationally and domestically.”