Anja Hochberg is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the International Wealth Management Division, based in Zurich. She is the Head of IAF Investment Solutions and Products and is responsible for defining the bank’s sustainable and impact investment products and solutions and its implementation globally.
Ms. Hochberg joined Credit Suisse in 2001 and has held various senior positions in research, asset management and wealth management. As Head of Macro Research, she was responsible for economic analysis, interest rates & yield forecasts, and the analysis of foreign exchange, commodity & real estate markets on a global level until 2009. In August 2009, she was appointed Head of Investment Strategy for Asset Management. In August 2013, she became Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Europe and Switzerland, and in December 2015, alongside her role as Chief Investment Officer for Switzerland, Ms. Hochberg was appointed Head of Investment Services, encompassing mutual fund and product selection, offering management and expert advice, alternative investments, portfolio services and UHNWI (ultra-high net worth individuals) advisory. As of January 2017, Anja Hochberg took over the responsibility for investment solutions on a global level before taking on her current role in July 2018.
Ms. Hochberg served as a member on the Managing Director Evaluation Committee (MDEC) from 2010-2012 and in 2016. From 2012 to 2015 she was engaged as Co-Chair of the Multi-Cultural Forum, a global CS employee network. Ms. Hochberg also strongly engages in "grow-your-own" strategies and career development for women, e.g. as an advisory board member of “Fonds-Frauen” in Germany and Switzerland.
Ms. Hochberg studied economic history, macroeconomics and law in Berlin, successfully completed postgraduate studies in the field of international economics at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and earned her doctorate at the University of Wales. In addition, she was engaged as Professor of Economics for four years at the University of Wales, focusing on international financial markets. In 1999, Ms. Hochberg transitioned from academics to economic practice, moving to the Economics Department of the Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) in Frankfurt, where she was responsible for analysing the G7 economies and financial markets.