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LUIZ Kokubo

Head of Asset Management Legal & Compliance at Vontobel


Luiz Kokubo is the Global Head of Asset Management Legal & Compliance at Vontobel Asset Management. His career spans almost 30 years covering several jurisdictions in both sell and buy sides. His multicultural background and diverse experiences (originally from Sao Paulo, he has lived in New York, Lisbon, London, and now Zurich) provided him the opportunity to work with different cultures and to develop skills for navigating different regulatory requirements.

Luiz Kokubo joined Vontobel in May 2020. He is responsible for overseeing the Legal and Compliance activities of Asset Management and further developing its framework globally, through the implementation of policies and procedures, best practices, enhancement of the compliance monitoring program, implementation of regulatory and strategic projects, and training. He is based in Zurich and oversees the teams based in Zurich, Luxembourg, London, New York, Hong Kong ,and Sydney. During this time, he has promoted a diverse workplace.

Luiz started his career in Brazil where he was admitted to practice at the Brazilian Bar Association, after obtaining his bachelor degree in Law from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo - PUC-SP. He holds a Master of Laws from Columbia University School of Law.
I am proud to be part of the LGBT Great Project 1000. My experienced with different cultures and working environments in various countries has contributed to strengthen, better understand, respect and appreciate different points of view. I believe it is important to promote a diverse and inclusive working environment, which benefits the company and the employee . I will continue my efforts to develop equality and inclusion in the workplace and hopefully assist those entering the financial industry to do the same.
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