Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland appoints Simon Ibbitson as new Head of Private Equity Funds
13 July 2017 - finance
|Zurich, 13 July 2017
Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland (SGPBS) has appointed Simon Ibbitson as Head of Private Equity Funds as of 1 July 2017.
Based in Zurich, Simon Ibbitson is in charge of developing the private equity service offer for the private bank in Switzerland with Senior Investment Manager Manuel Keiser, who joined the Zurichbased SGPBS team on 1 May 2017.
In addition to the role he holds in Switzerland, Simon Ibbitson will also head up the Private Equity Funds division for all Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB) entities at an international level. He will ensure the supervision of the Paris-based and Swiss teams dedicated to this offer.
Private Equity is a strategic development focus of our SGPBS offer – and more globally the SGPB offer – which will allow the Bank to cater for the clients’ evolving needs, giving them access to the world of unlisted companies and financing the real economy.
These new appointments are key in the implementation of the SGPBS strategy of reinforcing its development in Switzerland.
From Geneva and Zurich, the Bank’s clients benefit from the financial strength and international expertise of the Societe Generale group, combined with its knowledge of the Swiss economic environment and local entrepreneurship. Societe Generale is at the service of its clients in Switzerland since 1897 and celebrates this year its 120th anniversary of presence in the country.
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