Robert BucherMember of the Board of Directors
Robert P. Bucher is member of the Board of Directors of Alpinum Investment Management AG. Mr. Bucher advises and works for international asset managers, banks, family offices and investment funds predominantly in legal, compliance and risk matters as well as in management functions. In the last few years he has assumed roles as a board member, committee chairman and liquidator and acted as legal counsel as well as a compliance officer for various regulated financial services firms. Until January 2008, he was Chief Operating Officer (Deputy CEO), member of the Executive Committee and acting Head Legal & Compliance for Quilvest Switzerland, one of the largest regulated multi-family offices in Europe. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Bucher was Branch Manager and Head of Law & Compliance (General Counsel) and a member of the Management Committee of Bank Morgan Stanley in Zurich and Geneva. He started his banking career in 1995 with Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC), where he was part of the newly created Corporate Risk Policy department, reporting directly to the Group Compliance Officer of SBC. Prior to this, Mr. Bucher worked for three years as an associate attorney at the law firm of Schellenberg Wittmer in Zurich, advising banks, asset managers and large family foundations in all legal and regulatory aspects. Mr. Bucher graduated magna cum laude from the University of Zurich Law School and is a holder of a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also studied international banking and risk management at the Wharton Business School in Philadelphia and is an Attorney-at-Law.
Patrick GhaliMember of the Board of Directors
Patrick Ghali is the Managing Partner of Sussex Partners, which he co-founded in 2003. Prior to this he worked for Bear Stearns where he was part of a team that established a Global Private Banking operation in London, and where he advised hedge funds and funds of hedge funds on institutional and pension fund mandates. Before joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Ghali was the founder of Strategic Solutions International, a firm specialized in capital introduction, due diligence and M&A through which he launched and sold a number of businesses in Europe and the United States. Mr. Ghali is a frequent contributor to the financial press, and has written articles for Bloomberg, the Hedge Fund Journal and InvestHedge amongst others. He is also a frequent speaker at global industry conferences and Mr. Ghali was named as one of Financial News’ 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Hedge Funds 2015. Mr. Ghali received a B.S. in Finance from the Stern School of Business, New York University and is a Swiss national. He joined the Board of Directors of Alpinum Investment Management AG in March 2016.
Klaus Michael KünziMember of the Board of Directors
Michael Kunzi is a member of the Board of Directors of Alpinum Investment Management AG. He is also a member of the Group Executive Committee of Marcuard Heritage group, Chief Executive Officer for Marcuard Heritage AG in Zurich and Chief Representative for Marcuard Heritage Ltd. in Moscow. Michael Kunzi joined Marcuard after four years as head of Lombard Odier’s Russian ofﬁce in Moscow. Before joining Lombard Odier, Michael Kunzi was a Managing Director at UBS, where he was responsible for the set-up of the Russian Wealth Management platform in a banking subsidiary in Moscow. Michael Kunzi holds a PhD in Russian literature and linguistics and a lic.rer.pol. in Economics and Political Sciences from the University of Berne. He speaks German, Russian, English and French.
Patrick StauberChairman of the Board of Directors
Patrick Stauber holds several senior positions within the Marcuard Heritage Group, including Group Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Alpinum Investment Management AG and its investment structure Alpinum SICAV SIF in Luxembourg, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Marcuard Ticino SA and board member at Marcuard Heritage AG. From 2009 to 2011 Patrick acted as Chief Operating Officer and from 2011 to 2015 as Chief Executive Officer at Marcuard Heritage AG. In 2016 Patrick held the position as Chief Executive Officer at the group’s FINMA licensed Investment Manager Alpinum Investment Management AG.
Prior to joining Marcuard Heritage group, Patrick was a partner and member of the management of a Swiss independent asset manager and member of the Board of various UCITS investment fund vehicles in Luxembourg. From 1996 to 2006, he played a pivotal role at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in Zurich and London including membership of the Board of the Morgan Stanley/MSCI Swiss pension fund. Previously, he spent 6 years at Citicorp Private Bank Zurich and Citibank NA in London, after completing an apprenticeship at Bank Leu AG.
Alfred StrebelVice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Alfred Strebel, born in 1958, joined the Board of Directors of Alpinum Investment Management AG as Vice Chairman in March 2016. Prior to that he spent 16 years, from 1998 to 2014, at Fidelity Investments International where was Managing Director and Country Head of Switzerland, Austria and Eastern Europe. He served as a member of the Central European Operating Committee and was also CEO of their German business during 2007 and 2008. From 1992 to 1998 he was Marketing Manager, in charge of equities, fixed income and research products, at Reuters SA. Prior to that Alfred Strebel was Head of the Foreign Stock Exchange Department and Vice President at Bank Vontobel in Zurich during the period of 1990 to 1992. Previously he was Managing Director at Drexel Burnham, London, responsible for their Convertible Bond Department from 1987 to 1990.
After finishing his banking apprenticeship and commercial school he started his career at White Weld Securities/Credit Suisse First Boston Zurich and London where he spent 5 years, before joining Merrill Lynch in London as a Senior Trader and Associate Director in their convertible bond department during the period from 1982 to 1987. Whilst at Merrill Lynch, he spent 6 months in their Tokyo offices, building a 24 hours trading platform for convertible bonds.
Mr. Strebel holds a degree in business administration from the Graduate School of Business Administration in Zurich and studied for a BBA and Master of Science in Finance from 1995-2002.