Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Nationality: Netherlands and Switzerland
After studying economics at the University of Zurich, Robin van Berkel began his professional career at Credit Suisse Group in 1991, where he worked in a number of roles until 2007, culminating in his appointment as Managing Director in Investment Fund Distribution for Europe.
He subsequently worked as Director of Sales & Business Development for the Private Bank Rüd, Blass & Cie AG. In 2009, he was instrumental in the merger of Rüd, Blass & Cie AG with its parent company Deutsche Bank (Switzerland) AG and in the founding of the subsidiary Rüd Blass Vermögensverwaltung AG, where he had ultimate managerial responsibility. He also worked as business manager of Private Wealth Management for North & Central Europe at Deutsche Bank (Switzerland) AG.
2012, he joined Swiss Mobiliar Asset Management AG as Deputy General Manager and Head Investment Solutions.
From 2016 to 2018, Robin van Berkel held the position of Head Collective Investments. He has been Chief Operating Officer since 1 January 2019. Robin van Berkel has been a Member of the Executive Committee of Swiss Life Asset Managers since 2016.