SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
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Thursday, January 8, 2009 17:30
  • Zunfthaus zur Waag
    Münsterhof 8
    8001 Zurich
  • Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

Free of charge

17:30  Presentation by Burkhard P. Varnholt
Chief Investment Officer, Head of the Asset Management, Products and Sales Division, Member of the Executive Committee, Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd
“Investing During Times of Crisis”

18:15  Aperitif
sponsored by the SJCC President Henry Wegmann

Burkhard P. Varnholt joined Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd as Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Executive Committee, in 2007. Prior to joining Bank Sarasin, he has been with Credit Suisse Private Banking since 1998. He was promoted to Global Head of Financial Products and Investment Advisory in 2002 and became a member of the Global Executive Council at Credit Suisse in 2005. While at Credit Suisse, Mr. Varnholt was recognized as Global Fund Leader of the Year by Institutional Investor magazine for his efforts in creat- ing transparency in the investment funds market and promoting an open-architecture approach. Between 2001 and 2005 he built up the largest global hedge fund portfolio with just over USD 30 billion in Hedge Fund Assets under Management. Mr. Varnholt previously held various investment banking positions with Morgan Stanley in London.
Mr. Varnholt, who continues to lecture regularly at the Executive MBA Program at the University of St. Gallen, also had a distinguished academic career, teaching at the University of St Gallen, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has published more than 100 articles and four books, including one bestseller.
Mr. Varnholt holds a PhD in Economics and a bachelor in law from the University of St Gallen.