Lombard International Assurance, a global leader in wealth structuring solutions for high-net-worth individuals, has today announced the appointment of Andreas Meier as the Head of Latin America. This appointment is the group’s ninth senior level hire since the global relaunch in September 2015 and highlights Lombard International’s continued commitment to servicing the Latin American market.
In this newly created role, Andreas, who will be based in Luxembourg, will report to Axel Hörger, CEO Europe and Ken Kilbane, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Distribution. Drawing on his 24 years of experience of working in the Latin American market, Andreas will be responsible for the group’s business development for the region, combining the wealth structuring expertise and local knowledge of teams based in the USA and Europe.
This is a strategically important region for the group and Andreas will be instrumental in growing new opportunities, both for the offshore market via key hubs in Miami and Switzerland, and in leading the sales and implementation strategy for the onshore market in the region. Andreas will take up his newly created role on the 1st January 2017.
“I’m delighted to welcome Andreas to the team. His knowledge of the LatAm market will prove invaluable as we continue to expand our proposition in this region,” commented Axel Hörger. “The experience Andreas brings to the role will enable us to deliver best-in-class wealth structuring expertise that we have become synonymous with, not just for our Latin American clients but also for our clients globally.”
Andreas joins Lombard International Assurance from UBS Deutschland AG, where he was Head of Wealth Management for Latin America. As Managing Director and Member of the Management Committee Germany and Austria, he was responsible for leading advisor-teams with clients from 14 Latin American countries across all client segments. Andreas has held previous senior positions at UBS Group, including Head of Latin America Southern Cone, Head of Financial Intermediaries and Regional Head of Northern Germany Domestic.
“I am excited to be joining Lombard International Assurance and leading the LatAm team.” said Andreas. “This is a growing market, which I know well, where high-net-worth individuals and their families are looking for wealth solutions to support them through a complex and ever changing world.”
About Lombard International Assurance
Lombard International Assurance is a leading global life insurance-based wealth solutions provider, combining the strength and expertise of two specialist life insurance companies with over 25 years’ experience and market leadership in their respective fields. Lombard International Assurance provides wealth-structuring solutions using unit-linked life assurance solutions to high net worth individuals, their families and institutions around the globe.
The global group, branded as Lombard International, launched to market in September 2015. With head offices located in Luxembourg and Philadelphia, a combined global presence enables Lombard International to serve clients’ complex needs on a global basis while being sensitive to local cultures and attitudes. The firm is an industry leader in providing multi-jurisdictional wealth planning solutions through its partner networks across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Global assets under administration are in excess of USD 80 billion with a global staff numbering over 500, including more than 60 technical experts specializing in 20+ jurisdictions.
Funds managed by Blackstone own Lombard International. Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms with assets under management of over USD 350 billion.