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Katia has more than 20 years of experience in investment functions and senior executive roles.
Before starting Asteria, she was CEO of SYZ Asset Management, the independent asset management company of SYZ group and member of the group’s executive committee.
Before, she spent 11 years at Union Bancaire Privée, developing and managing a range of Emerging Markets strategies and leading the product development function.
She serves as member of the executive committee of the asset management division. She started her career as a financial analyst and lead fund manager.
Guido has more than 25 years of experience in managing and developing systematic investment strategies. He is joining from SYZ AM, where he held multiple roles as Chief Investment Architect and Head of Quantitative Strategies. Prior to that, Guido served as CEO of the Olympia Capital Alternative Investment Fund. He is currently visiting professor at University of Neuchatel.
Natacha has spent her entire career in sustainable investment and is recognized as one of the sector’s pioneers. She began her professional career as an analyst at Lombard Odier and moved towards sustainable portfolio management roles for nearly 10 years. Before joining Asteria, she launched and developed Conser Invest a consultant and independent asset manager dedicated to sustainable investing. Natacha is a founding member of Sustainable Finance Geneva.
Luca holds a Bachelor degree from Bocconi University, a Masters in Finance and is a qualified CFA.
He started his career in investment banking in Milan and moved to London to join Mirabaud Asset Management as an Investment Analyst in 2015. In this position, he helped manage high-conviction institutional fixed income strategies as part of a team of investment professionals. The strategies ranged from short-term credit to global high-yield and has built an extensive sector and geographic coverage in credit investing.
Sarunas holds a Master’s degree in Law from the Vilnius University as well as a postgraduate degree in International Law and Management from the ESSEC Business School. He has more than 13 years’ experience in the financial sector such as Private Equity, VC, M&A, corporate finance, business development, board positions, due diligence, financial engineering, management & negotiations. He developed his professional skills at Société Générale in the Corporate M&A/Private Equity department in Paris and in Lithuania, where he structured the commercial department of the SocGen subsidiary. Lately, he worked for Triodos Investment Management in the Netherlands as Senior Investment Manager and Member of Investment Committee for CEE and Asia.
Pierre has 11 years of banking and asset management experience in private debt investments in renewable and infrastructure projects. He gained his professional experience working in the Structured Finance EMEA (Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources) department of Credit Agricole CIB London and Norddeutsche Landesbank Structured Finance Europe team in London. In these positions, he worked in portfolio and origination to bring deals to a financial close as well as meeting potential clients to develop new business opportunities in Europe. For the last five years, he worked for M&G Investments in London as a member of the Project and Infrastructure debt team, where he was in charge of the sourcing, origination, execution/closing and management of private and public debt investments across renewable, infrastructure with a global mandate to invest throughout the whole capital structure.
Pierre holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Master in Management from the Copenhagen Business School and Bachelor in Business Administration from Strasbourg Robert Schuman University.
Dries holds a PhD in Business Economics as well as a PhD in Mathematics. He has 5 years’ experience in finance, including publishing, teaching and presenting at international conferences and seminars. He started his professional career with an internship at ING Belgium and research collaboration with Degroof Petercam Asset Management. More recently, he worked for SYZ Asset Management as Quantitative Analyst. Since December 2020 he is also a CAIA Charter holder.
Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Management from EHL as well as a DAS in Sustainable Management from HEG in Geneva and a CAS in Sustainable Finance from Zurich University. He is also a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). He started his career as an intern at UBS in Fribourg before joining the UBS Graduate Talent Program. During this two-year period, he worked in Lausanne, Zurich and Geneva, focusing on investment proposals, tailor-made advisory and the monitoring of complex portfolios. Later, at Raiffeisen in Lausanne, he held a Senior Investment Specialist position and recently, worked for MSF (Médecins sans Frontière) as Finance Project Manager in South Sudan.
Wenceslas holds a Master’s degree in Management & Information Systems from the University of Cranfield in London as well as an Advanced Master’s degree in Strategy and Management of International Business from ESSEC Business School in Paris. He began his career at Rothschild & Co Bank, before joining Becton Dickinson as Business Analyst and Change Management Project Leader.
Most recently, he worked for Alpha FMC as a consultant in management and organisation specialized in the financial sector. In this role, he participated in and led projects for Wealth and Asset managers.
Dajana holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from the University of Paris II Assas, as well as a degree from the ESSEC Business School, and was a member of the Paris Bar. She is an experienced Lawyer with more than 10 years of experience in finance and asset management. Her background combines both legal and financial experience. She worked as a Capital Markets lawyer for Gide Loyrette Nouel - Paris, where she advised issuers (banks, listed corporates, public institutions), arrangers and dealers in relation with debt securities and structured finance. In 2015, she joined UCAP (Union Capital Group/ UCAP Wealth Management) in Geneva as Head of Legal and Compliance and was in charge of legal, compliance and operational aspects relating to investment funds as well as other financial products or private equity transactions.
Arnaud holds an MSc in Finance and an MSc in Management. Having started his career in banking as a trainee in Chicago, London and Paris, he then joined Schroder Investment Management in Paris as Institutional Business Development & Relationship Manager. Later, at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, he held an International Sales Manager position. In 2008, he moved to Geneva and worked as Sales Director for Schroder Investment Management and Franklin Templeton Switzerland. In his latest position at Credit Suisse Asset Management, he was Head of Distribution Western Switzerland, in charge of Intermediary Business Development in French-speaking Switzerland.
Dominique holds a master’s degree in International Business Economics from Westminster University. He is an industry expert with a geographically broad network of institutional & qualified investors. He started his career as Risk Manager at Comratio Technology & Consulting GmbH. Later, he joined Vontobel Bank AG as Relationship Manager before being employed by Knight Vinke as Investor Relationship Manager. In his recent Business Developer position at Carnot Capital AG, he was responsible, among other things, for business & capital development and the creation of structured products.
Silvia holds a Master’s degree in Mass Media Communication and Advertisement Studies, a Post-Master’s degree in Business Management from SciencesPo de Paris as well as a Diploma in Luxury Marketing from CREA Genève. She has 10 years of international work experience in Marketing and her expertise includes, among others, event management, coordination of marketing campaigns, maintaining and developing client relationships, preparation and monitoring of budgets, development of marketing materials. She gained her professional experience while working for Air Liquide, Groupama, Renaissance Asset Managers, Unigestion and recently for Aston Martin.
Céline holds a BSc in International Hospitality Management from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. Céline started her career with Internships at Beau Rivage Palace. Later, she joined Ernst & Young SA’s Audit/Insurance department. Recently, she was employed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development where she held two different positions. The first as Finance Associate, where she was in charge, among other thing, of the day-to-day accounting and month and year-end closings, financial monitoring and reporting to cost centers and projects, support in grants expenditure management. In the second one, she was a Finance and Payroll Manager, reporting directly to the CFO.
Ruth Metzler-Arnold served as the Minister of Justice and Police in the Swiss Federal Council (1999-2003) and was Vice-President of the Swiss Government in 2003. She holds various Board chairs and seats in Swiss companies and Foundations. I.e. Chairwoman of Switzerland Global Enterprise, Deputy Chairwoman of AXA Switzerland and member of the Board of Swiss Medical Network. She was appointed member of the Board of REYL & Cie Ltd’s in 2016. Her former professional assignments as a lawyer and chartered accountant with international firms such as PWC and Novartis provide her with a broad private sector management and industrial experience complementing her experiences in the public sector and world of SMEs.
Former mandates include Board Member and Audit Committee Chair of Bühler AG, Member of the Board of Governors of University St. Gall as well as Minister of Finance, Canton Appenzell IRh.
Michel Broch began his career at the Federal Court of Insurance and the Legal Department of the Federal Banking Committee (now FINMA). He joined Ernst & Young as a banking and financial Advisor in 1990, later becoming a partner then a Board member. After being appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of Banque Safdié SA in Geneva in 2002, he created his own consultancy specialising in services to banks and financial institutions in 2005. He was appointed respectively Vice-Chairman and Chairman of REYL & Cie Ltd’s Board of Directors and Audit and Risk Committee in 2009.
Pasha Bakhtiar began his career in 1998 with Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch in Geneva before moving to Dubai in 2004 to participate in the launch of LODH’s operations in the UAE. In 2010, he was one of the early movers in the impact investing space by founding Willow Impact Investors, a private equity fund focusing on East Africa. After a successful exit, Pasha Bakhtiar took on the role of Chief Executive Officer of ES Bankers Dubai Ltd. He joined REYL & Cie in 2015 as co-founder and CEO of REYL Finance (MEA) Ltd in Dubai to develop the Group’s activities prior to moving back to Geneva and becoming a Partner in 2018.
Jan Frogg has over 30 years of experience in hedge funds, asset management and financial services. As Head of Union Bancaire Privée’s Alternative Investments (one of the largest hedge fund investors) from 2004 to 2010 he ran an international team spread across New York, Geneva, London and Tokyo offices. He previously held various senior roles in Geneva, Paris and London, notably with Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Jan Frogg currently holds several board memberships in the asset management and hedge fund industry and is also the president and co-founder of TGIT Music SA Since 2012 (music production, publishing and touring).
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