Thomas van Ditzhuyzen, lic.iur.

Busi­ness Development 


Thomas has been work­ing in the finan­cial indus­try for over 35 years. After suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ing his law degree in Basel, he com­plet­ed a finan­cial intern­ship and lat­er man­aged funds of insti­tu­tion­al clients as a port­fo­lio man­ag­er. After posi­tions as assis­tant to the man­age­ment of a supra-region­al bank in Switzer­land, where he built up the fund busi­ness, and the foun­da­tion and man­age­ment of one of the first inter­net banks in Switzer­land, he lat­er expand­ed the pri­vate label fund busi­ness of a large provider in Switzer­land and Lux­em­bourg. Most recent­ly, he was respon­si­ble for the expan­sion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of invest­ment prod­ucts for a large Swiss insur­ance com­pa­ny. As a result, he has rel­e­vant expe­ri­ence in join­ing and run­ning large projects in Switzer­land and Luxembourg.

For many years, Thomas served as Swiss rep­re­sen­ta­tive on the boards of var­i­ous Lux­em­bourg funds, most recent­ly Chair­man of a self-man­aged SIF SICAV pri­mar­i­ly invest­ed in alter­na­tive invest­ments. He has exten­sive knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence in var­i­ous aspects of the finan­cial ser­vices indus­try in Switzer­land and the EU. Fur­ther­more, he was focus­ing on sales and dis­tri­b­u­tion top­ics over the past years. In his posi­tion at Ave­laLaw Thomas is pri­mar­i­ly respon­si­ble for the dis­tri­b­u­tion of our VELA ICS tool. In addi­tion to strate­gic ques­tions, he also focus­es on gen­er­al busi­ness development. 
  • Head of Invest­ment Solu­tions Mobil­iar and Mem­ber of the Exec­u­tive Board of Mobil­iar Fond­sleitung, Bern 2016–2022
  • Head of Pri­vate Label Busi­ness and Mem­ber of the Exec­u­tive Board of GAM Invest­ment Man­age­ment (Switzer­land) AG (for­mer­ly Swiss & Glob­al Asset Man­age­ment AG, before that Julius Baer Invest­ment­fonds Dien­stleis­tung AG), Zurich, 2004–2016
  • Set-up and CEO Zurich Invest Bank AG, Zurich 1997–2003
  • Respon­si­ble for fund mar­ket­ing and report­ing Coutts Pri­vate Bank AG (Switzer­land), Zurich 1995–1997
  • Assis­tant to the Exec­u­tive Board of MIGROS­BANK AG, Zurich 1993–1995
  • Port­fo­lio Man­ag­er Insti­tu­tion­al Clients UBS AG, Zurich 1991–1993
  • In-house Port­fo­lio Man­age­ment UBS AG, Basel 1989–1991
  • Intern­ship (FIAT) UBS AG, Basel 1987–1989
  • For­mer mem­ber of the Board of Direc­tors of var­i­ous invest­ment com­pa­nies with vari­able cap­i­tal (SICAV) domi­ciled in Luxembourg
  • Cur­rent­ly var­i­ous man­dates as inde­pen­dent board member
  • Men­tor Start­up Acad­e­my, Basel
  • Ambas­sador eevolve Part­ners, Zurich
  • Not admit­ted to the bar
  • Uni­ver­si­ty of Basel, Fac­ul­ty of Law, 1982–1987, lic. iur iur
  • Advanced Exec­u­tive Bank­ing Pro­gram, Swiss Finance Insti­tute, for­mer­ly Swiss Bank­ing School, 2001
  • Ger­man
  • Eng­lish
  • French

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