La Financière de l’Echiquier strengthens its Swiss anchoring and appoints Alexandre Sauterel as Country Head

La Financière de l’Echiquier (LFDE), an investment management firm with more than 12 billion euros in assets under management, announces the appointment of Alexandre Sauterel, effective today, as Country Head Switzerland. He is based in Zurich.

Sauterel will report to Bettina Ducat, Chief Executive Officer of LFDE, and will be backed by Benjamin Canlorbe, Deputy Country Head. Among his tasks will be to continue expanding LFDE’s AuM with wholesale and institutional clients, in particular in German-speaking Switzerland, and to strengthen the brand’s visibility there.

This new position is part of the acceleration of LFDE’s international development strategy, the next stage of which could be the opening of an office in Zurich. LFDE has the ambition to strengthen its presence in German-speaking Switzerland and forge lasting links with local players. LFDE has had an office in Geneva since 2016, whose AuM currently amounts to almost 500 million Swiss euros.

Bettina Ducat, CEO of La Financière de l’Echiquier, said:

We are pleased to welcome Alexandre Sauterel, whose expertise will help us accelerate the roll-out of our development strategy. His profile and network are a perfect fit with those of Benjamin Canlorbe, who has done a great job in French-speaking Switzerland. Switzerland is without a doubt a priority financial market for LFDE for the coming years. It’s a strategic market with a rich source of rare talents.

Alexandre Sauterel, Country Head Switzerland at La Financière de l’Echiquier, said:

I am very happy to contribute to this stage of La Financière de l’Echiquier’s development in Switzerland, a market where I have forged my expertise for more than 20 years. I am especially pleased to contribute to the expansion in the sustainable investment solutions developed by this committed house. The ambition and spirit of innovation of La Financière de l’Echiquier will be invaluable in meeting this challenge.

About Alexandre Sauterel, Country Head Switzerland

A holder of an MBA in Economics from the University of Fribourg, Alexandre Sauterel possesses more than 20 years of expertise in Switzerland in asset management and wholesale international distribution. He has worked with Fidelity as Head of Sales Switzerland and Head of GFIs, and at Invesco Switzerland as Sales Director and a member of the board of directors. Over the past four years, he had been Head of Wholesale Zurich & Head of GFIs at Lombard Odier Investment Management. Alexandre Sauterel joins La Financière de l’Echiquier on 1 June 2021 as Country Head Switzerland.