Robert Ruttmann

Founder and CEO

Robert Ruttmann is the founder and CEO of the research consortium Redesigning Financial Services and serves as the Head of Customer Insight on Financial Services at Institute for Customer Insight, University of St. Gallen. Previously, Robert spent over 10 years in the financial services industry, working in Global Research at Credit Suisse, and 4 years in the Investment Office at Julius Baer, running a team of cross-asset strategists.

Robert has two master’s degrees from the University of St.Gallen, one in Banking and Finance, and one in International Affairs and Governance. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2002 in Economics from Bates College, US.

Strategic Steering Committee

Olaf Toepfer


Christine Schmid


Christian Mesenholl 


Alfonso Gomez


Eunice Zehnder-Lai

Julius Baer

Gabriele Donino

Domingo Senise de Gracia

Martin Jufer


Carl Verbrugge

Lombard Odier Group

Kathrin Wehrli


Viola Steinhoff Werner

Credit Suisse

Dr. Andreas Zingg

Vanguard Europe

Bruno Pfister

Credit Suisse Asset Management