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OUR TEAM

Wealth of Experience across Strategies and Assets

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JOACHIM GOTTSCHALK

Founding Partner | Chairman

45 years of trading and investment experience. Chairs the investment committee.  Oversees family investment portfolios. Founder, former CEO & Chairman of Gottex Group.

JAMES HUGHES

Chief Executive | CIO

23 years of investment managment experience in leading investment firms. Previously Global Head of Dynamic Solutions at Natixis Investment Managers, Global Head of Solutions, Aberdeen Asset Management. and Former Group CIO of HSBC Insurance. B.Sc. Management Science and Statistics, University of Wales.

MAX GOTTSCHALK

Founding Partner

26 years of asset management and private equity experience. Co-founder of Ocean 14 Capital, an Ocean impact fund and Co-Founder of Gottex Fund Management. Business Degree in Finance from University of Virginia where he currently teaches impact investing.

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IAN MCDONALD

Head of Impact & Sustainability

26 years of asset management and investment consulting experience with a strong focus on alternative assets. Previous roles include Global Head of Client Solutions at Aberdeen Standard Investments, CIO at Arden Asset Management, hedge fund specialist at Morgan Stanley International and investment consultant at Cambridge Associates. MA (Honours) Economic and Social History, University of St. Andrews.

MICHEL DANECHI

Investment Partner | PM

35 years of experience in equity derivatives and Emerging Markets. Previously ran multi-asset EM funds at DUET Asset Management and Armajaro Asset Management. Before that Head of Trading in EM at Lehman Brothers and Unicredit. B.Sc. in Economics from the LSE and a MBA from London Business School.

ROLAND WEINFURTNER

Senior Partner

28 years experience at the investment bank of Deutsche Bank. Senior positions in rates trading, fund derivatives and the corporate bank. PhD in mathematics from university of Bayreuth and master degree in mathematics from LMU Munich.

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PATRICK GHALI

Non Executive Director

Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Sussex Partners. Prior to this he worked for Bear Stearns. B.S. in Finance from the Stern School of Business, NYU.

UNAL KURTARAN

Investment Partner / PM

30 years of experience in equities and global emerging markets. Previously worked at Barclays, Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, Unicredit, Citigroup and Salomon Brothers.  BA in Industrial Engineering and MBA from University of West Georgia.

MARK CHAMBERLAIN

Investment Partner | PM

13 years of investment experience. Responsible for trading and execution for family members. B.Sc. in Business Economics and Finance from Loughborough University. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

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CECILIA BOYD

Legal Counsel

17 years as a qualified lawyer and 10 years of compliance experience. Responsible for overseeing and managing the compliance program, regulatory requirements and legal matters.  BA in Law from Exeter University. Maitrise in European Law from the University of Rennes.

SEBASTIEN PACHE

Investment Partner

21 years of investment and risk management experience. Responsible for portfolio construction and risk management. MSC in Management, HEC University of Lausanne. MSC in Banking and Finance, HEC University of Lausanne.

TIM RONIGER

Senior Partner | CFO

27 years in financial services. Oversees accounting & administration for group and family members. Ex E&Y and CFO at Gottex Fund Management. Chartered Accountant (SAICA), Honors Degree in Accounting and Finance.

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MATT HOLGATE

Principal

Matt has over 13 years of investment and business development experience within the Renewable Energy Sector. He joins from Glenmont Partners, a top tier, pan European, renewable energy private equity fund.  Matt holds an MBA with distinction from Oxford University and an MSc, Business Economics from the University of Manchester.

OWEN MASON

Senior Associate

9 Years of investment banking and consulting experience at Nomura Greentech and L.E.K. Consulting

CHARLES PORTWAIN

Associate

Charles brings more than seven years of experience in deal advisory, having previously worked for PwC in the transaction services team. Charles has extensive experience advising in the technology sector, focused on start-up and early-stage technology businesses.
Charles is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and holds an MSc in Finance, Accounting and Business from Warwick Business School and a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Warwick.

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ISABELLE FRAGNIERE

Office Manager | Executive Assistant

25 years in Secretarial, Executive and Administrative support. Responsible for office administration and Human Resources. Responsible for Compliance and AML for Vedra Wealth Services SA
Executive Assistant with Federal Diploma, BSc in Business Law.

ANNE-LAURE RISTERUCCI

Risk Controller

18 years of experience in quality and risk control, treasury, and middle office.
Supporting risk management and accounting function. MSc in Food Sciences. Final year- Brevet Fédéral Finance and Accounting.

ALEXANDRE C.K. MENZEL

Relationship Manager

Relationship Manager with experience in Private Banking and Wealth Management. Strong focus on cross boarder wealth planning. Implementing wealth solutions for families and HNWI clients. Previously with Sallfort Private Bank AG, Switzerland, and co-founder of Blackswan foundation.

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