NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Epoch Investment Partners, Inc., today announced that Philipp Hensler will join Epoch Investment Partners as President and COO. Timothy Taussig, a co-founder and current President and COO, will retire at the end of the year. Philipp Hensler’s appointment is effective August 1, 2018.
Hensler brings to the role extensive experience working with clients and a broad array of asset allocators, while his earlier background as a global equities investor adds valuable breadth to his perspective. Philipp was most recently the President and CEO of Vontobel Asset Management Inc. Prior to Vontobel, Philipp was the Head of Distribution for OppenheimerFunds. Philipp spent over a decade at Deutsche Asset Management / DWS, where he held numerous leadership roles in the United States and Switzerland, including CEO of the New York based distribution arm. Earlier in his career, Philipp was a Fund Manager at Coutts Bank and also worked at Rothschild Bank. He holds an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, a D.M. from Case Western University, and a degree in Business Administration from the Zurich School of Management.
“I look forward to partnering with Philipp as we lead Epoch together in the next phase of our evolution,” says William Priest, Epoch co-founder, Chief Executive and Co-Chief Investment Officer.
“I’m excited to be joining Epoch, an investment led organization with a clear investment philosophy and process. I look forward to working with Bill Priest and the Epoch team, who have a tremendous culture of intellectual curiosity and continuous innovation," stated Philipp Hensler.
Epoch is a global asset management firm that provides U.S., non-U.S. and global equity strategies for institutional and intermediary clients. Epoch’s investment approach is based on fundamental research and seeks to invest in companies that can grow free cash flow and allocate it effectively for the benefit of shareholders. Epoch’s culture is investment driven, collaborative and designed to help its clients achieve their investment objectives. Epoch was formed in 2004 and over the years has grown to over 110 employees, including 45 investment professionals who average over 20 years of investment experience. Epoch had approximately $44.2 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018.