Michael Buerer is Head of the Swiss Office of Man Group, based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland.
Before being appointed to run the Swiss Office in September 2016, Michael was responsible for the active management of all illiquid hedge fund investments for Man FRM and its advisory clients. Prior to that, he oversaw the Operational Due Diligence team, which evaluates and monitors backoffice related aspects of existing and prospective hedge fund managers. This included areas such as governance, valuation, operational infrastructure and service providers.
Prior to re-joining Man Group in August 2011, Michael was a member of senior management at AXA Investment Managers (Schweiz) AG, where he acted as an internal process consultant to AXA IM’s fund of hedge funds expertise. From January 2007 to June 2010, he was Deputy-Head of Operational Due Diligence at RMF Investment Management which was wholly owned by Man. Prior to this, he was Head of Operations and Finance at 47 Degrees North Capital Management, where he played a key role in the establishment of their fund of hedge funds business. His career began as an auditor for banks and securities dealers at KPMG in Switzerland where he spent four years.
Michael received his Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Zurich. He is a qualified Swiss CPA and a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) charterholder.