Hensler Joins a $44.2B-AUM Shop
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Hensler Joins a $44.2B-AUM Shop

Philipp Hensler just took a top job at a bank-owned asset manager.

Bill Priest, co-founder (also CEO and co-chief investment officer) of Epoch Investment Partners [profile], confirms today that Hensler is succeeding co-founder Timothy Taussig as president and chief operating officer of the TD Bank-backed company. Taussig will retire at the end of 2018.

Hensler most recently served as president and CEO of Vontobel Asset Management. A Vontobel spokeswoman did not immediately return a call for comment.

Priest puts Philipp's appointment in the context of "the next of [Epoch's] evolution." Hensler, for his part, praises the Epoch team as having "a tremendous culture of intellectual curiosity and continuous innovation."

Hensler is an alumnus of the Zurich School of Management, of Case Western University, and of Duke University's Fuqua School of business. Prior to joining Vontobel in 2014 he spent three years leading distribution at OppeneheimerFunds. He previously worked with DWS, Coutts Bank, and Rothschild Bank.

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