Saffery Champness has announced the appointments of Stefan Aegerter and Tim Parkinson as client directors in the firm’s Zurich Office.
Aegerter joins the firm from Credit Suisse Trust Limited, where he was head of trust and estate advisory. In this role, he led a team of twelve advisors across Switzerland and the Middle East and was responsible for client-facing activities for a large portfolio of clients spread across the globe.
Bringing with him more than fifteen years’ experience in the trust and fiduciary industry, Parkinson previously held the position of head of trust and estate advisory at Credit Suisse Trust AG, based in Zurich, while he also served as interim head of trust and estate advisory in Credit Suisse’s Hong Kong office.
Paul Tucknott, managing director of Saffery Champness (Suisse) S.A, said: “As we continue to expand our Swiss operations, we’re very pleased to welcome Tim and Stefan to the team.
“Tim and Stefan are really key appointments to the development of our Zurich office and bring with them valuable experience and insight, which complements our existing offering to clients with a need for structuring.”
Parkinson said: “I am thrilled to be joining Saffery Champness at such a pivotal time for the Zurich office and greatly look forward to collaborating with my colleagues, both here and across our other jurisdictions, to continue building on and enhancing the firm’s heritage and reputation for best-in-class service to private clients and their families around the world.”
Aegerter added: “As the world continues to look to Switzerland as a trusted and stable jurisdiction for the structuring and managing of wealth, assets and philanthropic or charitable endeavours, I am pleased to join Saffery Champness.
“I look forward to working with the wider team to carry on this track record and to contributing to the continued growth of the firm in Switzerland.”