Zurich, July 2021 - The Swiss sustainable investment house responsAbility, which specializes in impact investments, has strengthened its sales team: Christian Zeitler is taking over in a newly created position as Head of Sales. Christian brings many years of experience in the international financial sector and is a proven distribution specialist with a broad track record. He reports to Stephanie Bilo, Chief Clients & Investment Solutions Officer, and member of the Executive Management.
The strategic expansion and strengthening of distribution comes in the wake of growing interest in impact investments from institutional investors, and builds on the track record of responsAbility, a leading global provider of impact investment solutions.
Christian Zeitler brings deep, long-standing and international expertise in building, shaping and developing sales activities for leading global asset managers. Most recently, as Managing Director, he was responsible for the Northern European business of a leading U.S. asset manager, while also managing distribution activities in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Scandinavia.
“Christian is a highly motivated individual with a true entrepreneurial spirit,” says Stephanie Bilo. “He has repeatedly and successfully built a broad European client base for global companies.”
Christian stated, “As a keen observer of finance and investments from the privileged vantage point of more traditional asset managers, I have come to the conclusion that sustainable investing is where finance can fulfil its mission to serve society. responsAbility is right at the center of this exciting development. I am proud to be joining this pioneering firm.”
responsAbility is a leading impact asset manager with investment solutions that make the world more sustainable. We invest in growth markets, direct capital where it is scarce, and target both measurable positive impact and attractive financial returns. responsAbility manages USD 3.5 billion in assets invested in over 300 ESG-vetted high-impact companies in 76 countries. Since the company's inception in 2003, funds managed by responsAbility have provided over USD 11 billion in loans and equity financing to companies active in the areas of climate finance, financial inclusion and sustainable food, whose business models directly contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
responsAbility is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, with offices in Bangkok, Lima, Mumbai, Nairobi, Oslo, Paris and Tbilisi. The company's shareholders include various renowned Swiss and international financial institutions as well as its own employees. responsAbility is subject to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
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