Thalmann Commodities Announces Dedicated Team to Serve Broker-Dealers

Christian Peyrot Named as National Sales Director

Zurich, Switzerland, April 22, 2011 --( Thalmann Commodities (, a leading Independent Broker Dealer based in Zurich, is pleased to announce the addition of a team of experienced industry professionals dedicated to providing broker-dealers with access to quality alternative investments including hedge funds and managed futures. The team's mission is to support independent broker representatives and other financial firms in providing their clients with a full range of wealth management solutions.

"Independent broker representatives face increasing pressure to find and secure access to quality alternative investments for their clients," says Walter Mayerbach, Thalmann Commodities’s executive director of business and product development. "With a robust platform of hedge funds and managed futures investments, we are pleased to dedicate a team to serve our partners in the broker-dealer community."

The team is led by Christian Peyrot, National Sales Director, who brings 18 years of experience in the organization and marketing of alternative investments, including managed futures, REITs, other real estate partnerships and equipment leasing investments. "Christian brings a clear understanding of the role alternative investments can play in a well-diversified portfolio, and offers deep knowledge of the funds offered on the Thalmann platform," added Walter Mayerbach. Prior to joining Thalmann, Mr. Peyrot developed and served a broker-dealer distribution network with over $800 million in managed futures investments.

"I am very excited about delivering a sophisticated platform of alternative investments to the broker-dealer community. Thalmann not only provides broker-dealers with access to world-class money managers, but has also committed significant resources to build a web-based marketing and reporting platform that I believe is unparalleled in the alternative investment space," stated Christian Peyrot. "Our goal is to provide broker-dealers and their representatives the same level of communication and client reporting afforded to our institutional and fund of fund clients."

About Thalmann Commodities
Thalmann Commodities is an Independent Broker Dealer offering worldwide coverage of Commodities, Financial Futures and Options and FX Markets. Clients are serviced by experienced and dedicated staff from our offices in Tokyo, Brussels and Gibraltar where we have more than 200 employees.

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