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IQ-EQ names Deputy Managing Director for Switzerland

IQ-EQ is pleased to announce the promotion of Frederique ‘Freddy’ Meyer to Deputy Managing Director of our Switzerland business.

Based in Zurich, Freddy joined the group’s Private Wealth division as a director in 2014. She was quick to establish herself as a key member of the local leadership team and has since assumed responsibility for all Private Wealth teams across our Geneva and Zurich offices. She is also a member of the IQ-EQ Switzerland board.

Having worked in close partnership with IQ-EQ’s Managing Director for Switzerland, Serge Richard, Freddy will now officially take on the role of Deputy MD for the jurisdiction. Together, she and Serge will ensure the smooth running and continued success of the Swiss business, which is of key strategic significance to our global group, offering a comprehensive range of private wealth and corporate services to clients based worldwide.

With over 20 years’ in the private wealth sector, including six years with Rothschild & Co and three years as partner of a multi-family office, Freddy has extensive experience working with ultra-high-net-worth families and their advisers to deliver expertly tailored fiduciary solutions to meet individual requirements. Commenting on her promotion, Freddy said:

“I am delighted to take on the role of Deputy MD for IQ-EQ Switzerland. Despite the Covid-19 disruption, the past year has been a great one for our Swiss business, with many exciting new business mandates and exceptional feedback from our 2020 client listening programme. I am excited to continue working closely with Serge, the wider Switzerland team and my IQ-EQ colleagues across the globe to ensure IQ-EQ Switzerland continues to go from strength to strength!”

IQ-EQ Switzerland MD Serge Richard added:

“Not only does Freddy hold very strong relationships with her clients, she has demonstrated over the years exceptional management skills and has contributed greatly to building up the reputation of the business in Switzerland and beyond. She is very smart, personable, highly competent, driven and pragmatic. All of these attributes, combined with her business development skills, has made it an easy decision to promote her to Deputy MD.”

Freddy Meyer

Freddy Meyer, Deputy MD, Switzerland