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REYL & Cie appoints Thomas Fontaine as Partner of the Bank and Michael Welti as Deputy Head of Wealth Management

Monday, July 06, 2020
Opalesque Industry Update - REYL & Cie is expanding its team of partners with the appointment of Thomas Fontaine, currently Head of the Entrepreneur & Family Office Services business line. He joins François Reyl, Pasha Bakhtiar, Nicolas Duchêne, Christian Fringhian and Lorenzo Rocco di Torrepadula as a Partner of the Bank in Geneva. In addition, Michael Welti, Head of the Zurich branch, is appointed Deputy Head of the Wealth Management business.

Thomas Fontaine, an attorney and holder of a PhD in Law, has extensive experience in the fields of corporate law, project finance and asset structuring. He joined REYL & Cie in 2011 as Head of the Legal & Transactions department and Director of the REYL Prime Solutions subsidiary, specialised in family office services for high net worth clients. He was instrumental in the creation of the Entrepreneur & Family Office Services business line, of which he became Head in 2018. He has been a member of the Bank's Executive Committee since 2019.

REYL & Cie's focus on innovation and client service is an essential component of its business model. In addition to contributing to the Group's transversal development, Thomas Fontaine will continue to expand the activities of the Entrepreneur & Family Office Services department, positioned as a primary entry point to all of the Bank's business lines and specialising in the development of mandates with complex and multidisciplinary characteristics.

Furthermore, with a view to further strengthening the governance of its private banking activities, REYL & Cie has appointed Michael Welti, currently Head of its Zurich branch, as Deputy Head of Wealth Management, reporting directly to Lorenzo Rocco di Torrepadula, Partner. Under his leadership since 2016, the Zurich branch has experienced strong organic growth and expanded its range of services for family offices and asset managers.

François Reyl, CEO of REYL & Cie, states: "We rely on the entrepreneurial qualities of talented partners such as Thomas Fontaine to perpetuate our policy of innovation in the service of our clients and to ensure the long-term development of our Group. We are also counting on the talent and experience of Michael Welti to consolidate our recent wealth management successes and to strengthen our position in the strategic market of German-speaking Switzerland."

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