Cornhill is delighted to announce the appointment of top financial services professional Wim Ritz as Group General Manager as the company looks to expand its global operations and grow its client portfolio and service offering.

Ritz, who has over 25 years’ experience in the finance industry in roles both in Luxembourg and overseas will be guiding Cornhill’s strategy as it moves to become a more corporate organisation, building revenues and creating and launching new investment vehicles for new clients.

Wim joins Cornhill after stints at Vistra as Country Managing Director – Luxembourg and Equity Trust as global head of PE/RE. Prior to these appointments Wim worked as an administrator before becoming an international M&A lawyer.

Ritz said of his new role: “I am impressed by Cornhill’s achievements to date and its determination to grow the company further. Global growth requires organizational readiness and strategic planning and a key focus now will be to further develop competitive investment products and services linked to a client-centric ‘go-to-market’ strategy.”

Ritz will be reporting to Cornhill Chairman Derek Chambers, who said: “Wim’s combination of experience, drive and culture makes him an ideal fit for Cornhill’s next stages of growth. We are excited to welcome him aboard at what is an exciting time in the Group’s development.”