Morningstar, a provider of independent investment research, announced today that it has promoted Christian Mesenholl to Head of Central Europe. His appointment to the newly created role is effective immediately.
In his new position, Mesenholl will lead the company’s market strategy for Austria, Benelux, Germany, and Switzerland. Based in Zurich, he has been with the Morningstar since 2016 and was most recently heading Morningstar’s operations for Switzerland and Benelux.
Commenting on Mesenholl’s new role, Danny Dunn, Chief Revenue Officer at Morningstar, said: “Christian’s unique blend of product management, client service, and leadership experience makes him an excellent choice to head our growing business in central Europe.
We are excited to build on Christian’s nearly 30 years of wealth and asset management industry experience, further sharpening our offerings to help investors meet their financial goals.”
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When Mesenholl first joined Morningstar he worked in a senior business development role for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. Before he worked with the independent research company, Mesenholl worked on the investment services and products team at Bank Julius Baer. Here he was the chief of staff to the CEO.
Before this, Mesenholl was the global head of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds at Credit Suisse’s private banking division. In New York, he led an international assignment for Credit Suisse Asset Management.
Werner Hedrich leaves Morningstar
Mesenholl’s expanded role follows the departure of Werner Hedrich, who worked at Morningstar for 14 years. His most recent position was Head of Germany and Austria. To help Mesenholl in his new position, the company plans to hire a new head for its Frankfurt office who will report to Mesenholl.
Dun added: “Werner and his team have done an excellent job growing our business in Germany and Austria. We are excited for Werner as he makes a career change and sincerely thank him for his contributions and leadership.”