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09 September 2013

KBL epb appoints Stefan Van Geyt as Group Chief Investment Officer 

Senior financial services professional to lead investment strategy and activity across nine markets Announcement follows series of senior appointments by leading pan-European private banking group

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KBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb) announced today the appointment of Stefan Van Geyt, a senior financial services professional, as Group Chief Investment Officer, based in Luxembourg.

For the past six years, Van Geyt served as Director of Investments, Belgium, at BNP Paribas Fortis, where he oversaw all investment-related activity for the Brussels-based private banking unit. Leading a team of 125 professionals, including 60 portfolio managers, his responsibilities included the development of product offerings as well as the management of discretionary and advisory mandates.

Over the previous decade, he held a range of positions at the same institution, first in Luxembourg and then in Switzerland, rising to the post of Head of Discretionary & Advisory Management, based in Geneva.

“A proven leader with extremely keen analytical skills, Stefan Van Geyt will make a significant contribution to the sustained growth of KBL epb,” said Jacques Peters, Group CEO, KBL epb. “Working closely with both the senior management of the group and local CIOs across our pan-European network, he will further enhance our ability to serve as a trusted advisor and investor, meeting the evolving needs of our clients in all the markets in which we are present.”

“I am very excited to assume this new role at KBL epb, a dynamic group with significant ambitions and a compelling strategy to realize those goals,” Van Geyt said. “In partnership with my colleagues across Europe, I look forward to contributing to the group’s long-term growth, including by supporting our status as 2 thought leaders who provide rich insights based on considered, independent analysis.”

A Belgian national, Van Geyt began his professional career in Luxembourg, serving as an analyst at Crédit Lyonnais and then as an account manager at ING.

He holds a Master’s degree in commercial engineering, with a specialization in banking and finance, from the University of Leuven. He also earned a Master’s in finance from Robert Schuman University, now part of the University of Strasbourg.

Van Geyt’s appointment follows a series of high-profile announcements by the Luxembourg-headquartered group, which has recruited a wide range of senior professionals since the start of this year.