LONDON/ZURICH, 11 January 2017—Morningstar Switzerland GmbH, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has appointed Christian Mesenholl as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He is responsible for strategy and operations for Morningstar’s business lines in the Swiss market. He replaces Stefano Petracca, who has left the company after 12 years.
Based in Zurich, Mesenholl joined Morningstar in 2016 in a senior business development role for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. Before joining Morningstar, he served on the Investment Services and Products team and as chief of staff to the CEO at Bank Julius Baer. Prior to that, he was global head of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds at Credit Suisse’s private banking division. He also led an international assignment in New York for Credit Suisse Asset Management.
“Christian has delivered significant value during his brief tenure at Morningstar by leveraging his decades of experience in private banking and asset management,” Bevin Desmond, Head of Global Markets and Human Resources, said. “Christian’s leadership, experience in the Swiss market, and hands-on approach to solving our clients’ problems make him uniquely qualified for this leadership role. We thank Stefano for his many contributions and look forward to Christian building upon the strong foundation that Stefano has laid for us in Switzerland over the last 12 years.”
About Morningstar Switzerland GmbH and Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar Switzerland GmbH is a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. Morningstar provides data on nearly 540,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on approximately 18.5 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than US$200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of Sept. 30, 2016. The company has operations in 27 countries.
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