Apex hires former Credit Suisse executive in Luxembourg

Apex Group adds sales director in Luxembourg showing an increasing focus on the country following new launches and acquisitions.

By Jonathan Watkins

Apex Group has hired Credit Suisse’s former lead for institutional asset managers and corporates sales and relationship management as a sales director based in Luxembourg.  

Jean-Daniel Zandona joins with over two decades of experience in private asset markets, including spells at RBC and PwC, alongside the seven and a half years at Credit Suisse. 

At the Swiss bank, he led a team responsible for advising firms throughout the fund value chain on structuring, distributing, financing and servicing solutions for real estate and private equity fund managers and corporates. 

Zandona is also an active member in several industry bodies, a board member for investment vehicles and a regular university lecturer and speaker at funds-related conferences.  

Apex has a really unique and exciting business model that is like no other financial services provider in the space; with local experts delivering tailored service on a global scale, there are really no restrictions to what Apex is able to offer its clients,” said Zandona. 

I’m delighted to join the Luxembourg team and help deliver the group’s single-source message to the local market and further support the Luxembourg asset management landscape.” 

Zandona will be responsible for continuing to grow Apex’s offering in Luxembourg, now one of the largest hubs within the group with over 600 employees based locally. 

Luxembourg has also become the home of the group’s digital banking and onboarding business and its super management company services, through various launches and acquisitions over the past two years. 

 “Apex Luxembourg continues to grow and is now one of our cornerstone hubs, offering a single-source solution to European regulated funds,” said Aman Bahel, European head of sales for Apex Group.  

Over the last year, our capabilities in Luxembourg have expanded from fund administration and middle-office to include banking, depositary and corporate services.  We are delighted to welcome Jean-Daniel to our Luxembourg office, and he will play in a key role in continuing to drive this growth momentum. His appointment is further evidence of Apex’s growing reputation as a home of market leading talent.”