The Board of Directors of Systematic Investment Management AG (SIMAG) announces that Dr. Christian Gast will join the company as CEO with effect from November 2018.
As CEO, Dr. Christian Gast will lead the newly founded company SIMAG and develop the firm to become a leading asset manager of systematic investment strategies in the Swiss market.
Until now, Dr. Christian Gast was Head iShares and Index Investing Schweiz at Blackrock, a position he has held since 2010. Before that, he was Head UBS ETF’s at UBS since 1999.
David M. Solo, Chairman of the Board, said, “ Dr. Christian Gast’s deep understanding of the product and portfolio requirements of top institutions in Switzerland, as well as Europe, combined with experience with highly quantitative strategies, positions him perfectly to lead SIMAG as Chief Executive. I am delighted to have Dr. Gast joining the company.”
Christian Gast says about his new role: “SIMAG makes science investible through cutting edge solutions and combines artificial intelligence with long term experience in portfolio management. I am looking forward to shaping this success story sustainably and to serve changing investment needs of private and institutional clients.