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Fundsmith appoints Philipp von Habsburg as Sales Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Fundsmith appoints Philipp von Habsburg as Sales Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

4 April 2016

Fundsmith LLP (“Fundsmith”), the fund management company founded by Terry Smith, announces the appointment of Philipp von Habsburg as Sales Director. Philipp will be responsible for Fundsmith’s relationships with investors across Europe, focusing on Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Philipp has over 30 years experience in the investment industry. He joins from MAB Partners, where he spent two years as a Partner responsible for global business development and investor relations in Central and Northern Europe.

In 2011, he founded Trinity Capital Partners and in the role of Chief Executive focused on capital raising from institutional investors in Europe. Prior to this, Philipp spent 14 years as Chief Executive of EIM’s UK operations and seven years working for Swiss Bank Corporation in private banking and M&A. Philipp has been a special adviser to the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation since 2012 and is a senior adviser to the multi family office, Sandaire. He speaks English, French, German, Italian and Spanish and has an MSc in Economics from London School of Economics.

Commenting on the new appointment, Fundsmith’s Chief Executive Terry Smith said:

“I’m delighted that Philipp has joined the Fundsmith team. His experience will help us broaden our investor relationships across Europe with clients who wish to invest alongside us in our global equity strategy.”

Fundsmith Equity Fund

In November 2015, Fundsmith celebrated its fifth anniversary. Since inception on 1 Nov 2010 to 31 March 2016, the Fundsmith Equity Fund generated cumulative returns of 147% and the firm now manages £5.9bn in global equities on behalf of some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated wealth managers, families, private banks, financial intermediaries and individuals.

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