Unigestion, an independent, specialist asset manager has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Cyrille Urfer as Head of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Institutional Clients Middle East.
Urfer joins Unigestion from the Public Investment Fund based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he was Head of Global Public Markets. He has over 25 years of financial services experience, having held roles in investment strategy, and portfolio management. Prior to joining Unigestion, Urfer held roles at the Abu Dhabi Investment Council and Credit Suisse among others. Cyrille Urfer is based in Geneva.
Dominik Kremer, Head of Business Development, Unigestion, says: “Cyrille’s appointment signals our global growth ambitions and our commitment to providing Sovereign Wealth Funds and investors in the Middle East with unique investment solutions. This sophisticated group of investors have unique and challenging needs of which Cyrille has first-hand experience in addressing, which will help us to increase our reach and strengthen relationships in the region.”
Urfer says: “It is a great time to join Unigestion as we embark on an ambitious growth strategy. I have developed strong connections in the region and look forward to utilising my experience, as we look to grow our investor base and work closer with investors in this important market.”