WealthBriefing and Appway, the client onboarding technology specialist, invite you to attend an exciting series of thought-leadership events tackling one of the wealth management industry’s most pressing issues today: how to wring business benefits from the increasingly costly and onerous compliance burden.

The events will mark the launch of a new research report investigating current client onboarding practices among US and European wealth managers. The findings of a wide-ranging survey of front-line professionals will be discussed in the report, along with best practice insights from senior industry executives and consultants internationally.

Client onboarding is often thought of as the last frontier in the digitisation of wealth management, but now a range of drivers are pushing firms to seek slicker, more efficient onboarding processes – ones which generate a real return on investment and help them capture competitive advantage from compliance.



Jacob Gertel

Senior Project Manager, Legal & Compliance Data

Six Financial Information

Jacob Gertel is senior project manager for legal & compliance data at SIX Financial Information, a role he has held since 2011. In this role, he is responsible for analysing and implementing data and products in the areas of tax, regulation and compliance – such as FATCA, FTT, MiFID, etc. Previously, Jacob headed a compliance department and acted as compliance manager at various international banks in Zurich. He was responsible among others for the account opening process, AML monitoring, implementation of regulatory requirements and compliance-related IT tools, staff training, complaint process, and monitoring clients’ investments.

René Hürlimann

Director EMEA & APAC


René is responsible for executing Appway’s expansion strategy within key market regions. René provides local support for international clients establishes a sustainable regional presence that can act independently in its service to local clients and partners. Before joining Appway in 2008, he had more than six years of experience working in international business process outsourcing as a sales and consulting director. He previously served in various senior management roles around the world, including working as the CIO of a multinational consulting firm in London.

Joseph Koenig

Product Manager

Swiss Post

Joseph Koenig holds a master of science in mechanics and has held various positions in product management and business development in the automotive sector in Germany and France. He joined Swiss Post Solutions, digital trust services in 2014 as a product manager, where he is responsible for identity services, including functionalities of SuisseID.

Pascal Leu

Business Unit Manager

Swiss Post

Pascal Leu has extensive experience as a product manager, systems engineer and customer relationship manager. He has held positions in the IT departments of Genotec AG, Adobe Systems, and green.ch. He joined Swiss Post Solutions, digital trust services in 2011 as a business unit manager and has since been in charge of further developing SuisseID. In 2014, he joined the management board of digital trust services. Since taking office, Pascal added the SuisseID mobile service and the SuisseID signing service, both of which support the use of SuisseID on mobile devices.

Philipp Rickert

Head of Financial Services


Philipp Rickert joined KPMG Switzerland in 1996 and has been serving financial institutions as a banking expert in the country, across Europe and in the US ever since; he became a partner at KPMG in 2003. As a licensed Swiss CPA and a FINMA accredited auditor, he served major global financial institutions as audit lead partner. Philipp has in-depth experience in the financial services industry, including wealth management, investment banking, insurance, private equity and asset management. He is an expert in regulatory topics such as Basel III, risk management and compliance as well as international accounting standards. In 2013, he became a member of the executive committee of KPMG and leads the firm’s financial services sector in Switzerland. Furthermore, he is member of KPMG’s EMA financial services leadership team.


This event has not taken place.