Alex Widmer, CEO of Swiss bank Julius Baer, died unexpectedly Dec. 3 at the age of 52.

Hans de Gier, chairman of Baer hedge fund GAM, will assume leadership of the private bank. Gier was CEO of the Julius Baer Group until September 2008.

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