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Sylveline Besson and David Schmid new SSPA committee member – Valentin Vonder Mühll confirmed

At their meeting on 28th September, the delegates of the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) elected Sylveline Besson (CA Indosuez Wealth Management) as newly established buy-side representative. David Schmid (Leonteq) is elected successor to Jan Schoch (Leonteq) on the SSPA Committee. The delegates confirmed Valentin Vonder Mühll (Julius Bär) as Philipp Rickenbacher’s successor on the SSPA committee. Thomas Schmidlin (Credit Suisse) was elected as new vice-president of the association.

Zurich, 29th September 2017. In order to strengthen the entire value-generating chain and due to an increasing number of buy-side members, the SSPA decided to create a new position representing thus the buy-side in the committee and extending the committee members to six. Sylveline Besson, Global Head of Structured Products at CA Indosuez Wealth Management since 2012, is elected by SSPA delegates as a new member of the Association’s management body. David Schmid, Member of the Executive Committee Head of Investment & Banking Solutions Division at Leonteq, is succeeding Jan Schoch, who decided not to put himself up for re-election. The delegates also confirmed Valentin Vonder Mühll, who was elected by the SSPA committee as Philipp Rickenbacher’s successor on the SSPA committee with effect from 1 July 2017.

Thanks to his long-standing activities in the structured products business, Sylveline Besson has wide-ranging knowledge of the buy-side gaining experiences in different counties and positions thus actively participating in the industry evolution. Before working for CA Indosuez, she worked for Société Générale in France. On the issuer side, new committee member David Schmid contributes with national and international experience. Before heading Investment & Banking Solutions Division at Leonteq, he built up Leonteq’s business in Asia. Confirmed committee member Valentin Vonder Mühll has worked in the structured products field at Bank Julius Baer since 1994, and experienced the development of the industry in Switzerland at first hand. “With our three new committee members, we have been able to attract extremely skilled and recognized expert for structured products to the SSPA Committee. Thanks to their broad and diversified experience, they will lend the work of the Association added momentum, and will be able to contribute towards the broader acceptance of structured products while broadening our presence in the French speaking part and on the buy-side,” said Georg von Wattenwyl, welcoming the new SSPA Committee members.

SSPA Committee members as at 1st October 2017 are Georg von Wattenwyl (president, Bank Vontobel), Thomas Schmidlin (vice president, Credit Suisse), Adrian Steinherr (UBS), Valentin Vonder Mühll (Julius Bär), Sylveline Besson (CA Indosuez Wealth Management) and David Schmid (Leonteq).

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