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LGIM strengthens presence in Switzerland through Zurich office opening and appointment of Mauro Gerli

Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the world's largest asset managers , has appointed Mauro Gerli as Head of Institutional, Switzerland and will open a representative office in Zurich on the 1 October 2022.

22 Sep 2022


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The strengthening of LGIM’s presence in Switzerland underscores the firm’s ambitious European growth strategy, aimed at further expanding its presence in continental Europe and internationally.

LGIM has been serving Swiss institutional and wholesale clients for a number of years. Establishing a new, dedicated local presence in Switzerland, one of LGIM’s most important European markets, will enable closer collaboration and support for both new and prospective clients.

The office in Zurich, centrally-located on Bleicherweg, will be headed up by Mauro Gerli, Head of Institutional, Switzerland. He joined the company on 5 September 2022 and will lead the strategic expansion of LGIM’s institutional business, focussing on pension funds, corporates, insurance companies and consultants. Nadine Saïsset will be joining Mauro in our Swiss office in the capacity of Client Manager. Nadine has worked with LGIM’s institutional clients for a number of years.

Mauro has over 20 years of experience in the asset management industry in sales and business development roles. Before joining LGIM, he worked for several leading compaines including Swiss Re, Man Group, Credit Suisse and Fisch Asset Management. 

In this newly created position, Mauro will report to Silvia Schaak, Co-Head of Institutional for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Michelle Scrimgeour, CEO of LGIM: "Switzerland plays an important role in LGIM’s growth strategy for continental Europe. Opening an office in Zurich for the first time is a key milestone and a sign of our commitment to the Swiss market. Mauro’s appointment and the establishment of our Zurich representative office will allow us to better support our existing clients and further develop our business in Switzerland.”
Silvia Schaak, Co-Head of Institutional for Germany, Switzerland and Austria at LGIM: "LGIM has been a successful player in Switzerland for several years. We are very pleased to have hired an exceptionally accomplished expert in Mauro Gerli. He has an excellent network and wealth of experience within the Swiss funds industry, which will allow us to expand our business in Switzerland to a new level."

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Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.4 trillion in total assets under management* of which a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions: we are a leading international player in pension risk transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone. 

*at 31 Dec 2021

Legal & General Investment Management

Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £1.29 trillion1. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors.

For more than 50 years, we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions. We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, commercial property, and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking and active strategies to liquidity management and liability-based risk management solutions.

1Globally, we manage assets of £1.42 trillion or CHF 1.75 trillion as at 31 December 2021 (source: LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2021). The data combines assets under management by LGIM in the UK, LGIMA in the US and LGIM Asia in Hong Kong. Assets under management include securities and derivatives positions.

*at 11 Jan 2023

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