Latest media releases

Daniel Kalt to become new Chief Economist Switzerland

Zurich / Basel Media Releases Switzerland

UBS has appointed Daniel Kalt to the post of Chief Economist Switzerland, effective 1 November 2010. In his new function, he will report to Andreas Höfert, UBS Chief Economist for Wealth Management & Swiss Bank. Andreas Höfert will continue to analyze global economic and investment themes, while Daniel Kalt will mainly address the latest developments in the Swiss economy.

Daniel Kalt (born in 1969) has been with UBS since 1997, when he joined the bank as an economist in Research Switzerland. From 2000 onwards he worked in credit portfolio management for the corporate and private client credit business in Switzerland. Since 2003 he has held various management positions at UBS Wealth Management Research, most recently as head of economic analysis.

Andreas Höfert: «Switzerland is so important for UBS that we wanted to have a specialized chief economist for this market. For our clients in Switzerland, we will produce more analyses and recommendations which focus on the Swiss economy.»

Daniel studied Economics at the University of Zurich and completed his doctorate at the University of Bern in 2000 with an investigation into the credit and real estate crisis in Switzerland in the 1990s.

Daniel works closely with the management team of UBS Switzerland under the leadership of Lukas Gähwiler.