Legal Eagle Turns Sales Manager
Viktor Fischer was destined to become a successful lawyer. However, his career path was radically altered when one of his clients piqued his interest in the arena of business and finance.
A Serendipitous Encounter
Although twenty years of successful industry experience might suggest otherwise, German-born Viktor Fischer did not start his career in finance. Graduating in Jurisprudence from the University of Constance and Copenhagen in 1996, he began his career as a junior lawyer at the Department Provincial Court in Constance by closing the second examination of law in 1998. It was only after joining an International Management Consultant based in Germany in 1998, that he ignited his passion for the finance sector. While dealing with prestigious international banking and insurance clients, it was his encounter with UBS that would radically reshape his future, establishing him as one of the key players in the financial service sector.
Loyalty and dedication, key to success
Appointed Head of Investment Funds Luxembourg for UBS Global Asset Management in 2000, Viktor Fischer was promoted to Head of Institutional and Wholesale Business in 2002. He was assigned Head of UBS Global Asset Management Luxembourg and Key Account Manager for the Benelux region in 2005, and in 2007 embraced new responsibilities as the Head of P&S Consulting. Head of Business Development Fund Services EMEA in July 2010, and Head Asset Services Sales in October 2010, responsible for UBS’ Asset Servicing EMEA sales acquisition process, presiding over continuing profitable growth. As of June 2014, he moved to ACOLIN Group with its main office in Zurich, as Deputy CEO.
Integrity, Passion and Hard Work
A loving husband and father, Viktor Fischer describes the birth of his son and his daughter as the happiest days of his life. Teamwork, as well as personal and professional integrity, were always key to Fischer’s success. As for old friendships, he is convinced that durable successful business relations have to be built on trust, moral virtues and loyalty. “Sharing my clients’ passion and success, represents the fuel that pushes me to my limits day after day.” Discipline, self-motivation and teamwork are corner stones of Viktor Fischer’s work ethics. As a passionate motocross racer, Fischer knows that it takes self-belief, determination and strategic planning to win on the track and in the boardroom.