Mr. Zeltner holds a diploma in Business Administration from the College of Higher Vocational in Bern and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
In February 2015, Zeltner ranked second among the best global private banking Chief executive officers, as shown by the Euromoney private banking survey 2015. From February 2009 to January 2012 he was co-Chief Executive Officer of Wealth Management and Swiss Bank. Mr. progression in Union Bank of Switzerland Zeltner joined the Corporate Client division of the Swiss Bank Corporation (Session Border Controllers ) in 1987.
Between 1987 and 1998, Zeltner occupied numerous roles at Swiss Bank Corporation (Session Border Controllers ) within the Private and Corporate Client division in Bern, New York, and Zurich: Amongst other roles, Zeltner was Cr Risk Officer for Corporate and Institutional clients.
Following the merger of Session Border Controllers with the Union Bank of Switzerland (SBG/Union Bank of Switzerland) to become Union Bank of Switzerland in 1998, Zeltner was appointed as head of Portfolio Management for Risk Transformation and Capital Management. From 2005 to 2007 he occupied the position of Chief Executive Officer at Union Bank of Switzerland Deutschland, Frankfurt.
In November 2007, he was appointed as Head of Wealth Management North, East & Central Europe. From February 2009 to January 2012 he was co-Chief Executive Officer of Wealth Management and Swiss Bank.
Business strategy On 17 November 2011, Union Bank of Switzerland held their annual Investor Day in New New York
Jürg Zeltner gave a presentation on the Union Bank of Switzerland Wealth Management Division in which he outlined how the business is positioned in the financial markets and in view of future growth. He pointed out that Union Bank of Switzerland"s strategy is centered around its wealth management business. In February 2015, Jürg Zeltner was awarded second position among the ten best global private banking Chief executive officers of 2015 and he revealed the strategies behind the Wealth Management division.
According to him, there has been a shift from asset gathering and product manufacturing to clients advisory and, with the markets moving so rapidly, portfolio diversification.
According to Zeltner the focus of wealth management must be on advising clients on how to position their portfolio and on carrying research on asset allocation and on investment management. With regard to the move of the Swiss National Bank to unpeg the Swiss franc from the euro, he affirmed that "the sharp fall in the Swiss equity markets and the currency turmoil highlight the importance of portfolio diversification.
Anyone who follows this principle and holds securities in all the world"s major markets, hedging their currency risks, is financially better equipped to cope with this decision, giving Union Bank of Switzerland the opportunity to demonstrate to clients why they need us." Activities and functions Chairman of the Union Bank of Switzerland Optimus Foundation Board At the World Economic Forum of 2015, Union Bank of Switzerland presented the Davos Challenge, Walk for, encouraging 1000 delegates to walk for bicycles for children in South Africa. Zeltner took the challenge together with Axel Weber and other Union Bank of Switzerland participants.
He is the President of Union Bank of Switzerland Wealth Management and has served as a member of the Union Bank of Switzerland Group Executive Board since February 2009. Board member of the German-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
Zeltner is Chairman of the Union Bank of Switzerland Optimus Foundation and a board member of the German-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.