Michael Klose, currently responsible for Third-Party Asset Management in Switzerland and Germany, is to become CEO of Third-Party Asset Management at Swiss Life Asset Managers as of 1 January 2017. He succeeds Thierry Van Rossum, who in future will be concentrating entirely on his function as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Swiss Life France and will continue to serve as CEO of Swiss Life Asset Management (France). Michael Klose will become a member of the Executive Committee of Swiss Life Asset Managers and will report directly to Stefan Mächler, Group CIO of Swiss Life.

Stefan Mächler, Group CIO of Swiss Life: "Thierry Van Rossum has contributed significantly to the very positive development of our third-party asset management business. He took over the management of this area in May 2015 in addition to his function as CIO of Swiss Life France, and has since laid some important strategic foundations for the achievement of our ambitious goals and successfully incorporated our activities into the Group-wide programme “Swiss Life 2018”. I would like to thank him for his strong commitment and outstanding performance. As of 2017, Thierry Van Rossum will return to concentrating entirely on his duties as CIO of Swiss Life France, and will continue to serve as CEO of Swiss Life Asset Management (France). He will also be available for strategic, cross-organisational projects of Swiss Life Asset Managers."

Michael Klose, who studied economics, joined Swiss Life Asset Managers in 2007 and initially managed the Corporate Bond team responsible for the investment business of the Group's own insurance companies. In 2011 he took over management of the Fixed Income area of third-party asset management in Switzerland and in 2015 he was appointed Country Head CH & DE of the third-party asset management business of Swiss Life Asset Managers.

Stefan Mächler: “I am delighted to have found an internal candidate for the position of CEO of Third-Party Asset Management. Michael Klose is a proven and experienced expert in the financial industry and has an excellent knowledge of our strategy, our services, our organisation and our clients. I have every confidence that together with his team he will successfully continue and expand the growth path that has been embarked upon.”

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