QUAERO CAPITAL has appointed Claudia Eftimie as Head of Business Development for German-speaking Switzerland. She will be responsible for promoting QUAERO CAPITAL’s strategies to institutional clients and professional intermediaries in German-speaking Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Before joining QUAERO CAPITAL, Claudia Eftimie was Senior Sales Switzerland at ODDO BHF Asset Management.
Claudia Eftimie has 28 years of experience in the financial sector, 18 of which selling investment funds. After starting her career as an equity analyst with Lombard Odier & Cie and Julius Baer, she joined the Syz Group in 2004, where she was responsible for the promotion and business development of the OYSTER funds in various markets for almost 8 years. After participating in the creation and management of a luxury leather goods brand in Asia, she returned to Bellevue Asset Management in 2015 as Senior Sales Switzerland, before joining Decalia as Region Head for their fund range. More recently, she was recruited by ODDO BHF Asset Management as Senior Sales Switzerland. Claudia Eftimie holds a degree in Economics from the Hochschule St Gallen. She is CFA certified and also holds a CAS in Sustainability from the University of Zurich. Claudia Eftimie replaces Daniel Ritz, who is leaving the company for personal reasons but will continue to advise QUAERO CAPITAL independently.
Jean Keller, CEO of QUAERO CAPITAL, said: “We are delighted to have Claudia Eftimie join our team. The rich network of contacts she has developed over the past decades in the region, as well as her in-depth knowledge of the needs of professional clients, will be particularly useful to us in presenting our strategies and developing our brand in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.”
Claudia Eftimie added: “The current environment is particularly favourable for value-oriented active management, as well as for the themes of energy transition, infrastructure and responsible investment, which are at the heart of the strategies developed by QUAERO CAPITAL. By bringing together free-spirited managers with strong convictions, QUAERO CAPITAL has built a solid franchise in the institutional market and I am very happy to have the opportunity to promote these innovative and distinctive strategies in German-speaking Switzerland.”