Team

Great Spirit Never Dies

The Alpinum Investment Management team comprises experienced investment professionals whose areas of expertise complement each other well.

We are convinced that solely strong technical and analytical competencies allow an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the financial markets. Anyhow, our work is not only based on numbers but also on fostering great team spirit.

investment Expert Team Alpinum Investment Management

Management

Reto Ineichen Alpinum Investment Management

Reto Ineichen

CEO and CIO

Reto Ineichen is Chief Executive Officer of Alpinum Investment Management AG and heads research and portfolio management for Alpinum Investment Management AG. Prior to joining Alpinum Investment Management AG, he was portfolio manager and fund analyst between 2011 and 2014 for Marcuard Heritage AG, an independent wealth manager. He was responsible for fund manager selection, due diligence and was a senior member of the asset allocation team. Prior to joining Marcuard Heritage AG he was a portfolio manager and hedge fund analyst for GL Funds AG (2005 to 2011). During his tenure at GL Funds, he also acted as lead fund manager for a dedicated credit fund-of-hedge fund (AuM USD 100m) as well as for a multi strategy fund-of-hedge fund (AuM > USD 300m). Before joining GL Funds, he worked for UBS AG and affiliated companies (1999-2005), which included four years at Fondvest AG (acquired by UBS in 2001). At Fondvest, which he joined in 1999 as analyst, he had the investment responsibility for all fund portfolios including the four FONDVEST Fund-of-Funds by 2001. Other functions at UBS included product development & management roles regarding alternative asset classes as well as fund research.

Mr. Ineichen is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) and he holds a degree in Economic and Business Administration of the University of Applied Sciences of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Alexander Lauber - Alpinum Investment Management

Alexander Lauber

Member of the Management

Alexander Lauber is a member of the Management at Alpinum Investment Management and heads the business management unit. Previously, Mr. Lauber worked for Morgan Stanley (Switzerland) AG with respect of operational tasks especially for the hedge fund exposure. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he worked for fundinfo AG, a leading international platform for information and mandatory publications of investment funds. He was responsible for the classification of investment funds. He began his career 2006 at Raiffeisenbank where he worked in the front office to advising retail clients.

Mr. Lauber holds a Master Degree in Finance & Banking and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Team

Rumen Angelov

Rumen Angelov

Investment Analyst

Rumen Angelov is an investment analyst at Alpinum Investment Management AG. At his previous role at Cape Capital AG in Zurich, he analysed investment funds across all major asset classes as well as single equities for an in-house equity product. Mr. Angelov holds a Master of Arts in Banking and Finance and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and is a CFA Level III candidate.

Alex Hinder - Alpinum Investment Management

Dr. Alex Hinder

Portfolio Manager

Dr. Alex Hinder works part-time at Alpinum Investment Management and in his role as Portfolio Manager he focuses solely on managing a Global Macro Fund. Prior to joining Alpinum Investment Management AG, he was CEO of his own founded asset management company. Before that role, Dr. Alex Hinder worked as an analyst, funds manager, head of research, chief economist and CIO in different organizations. Dr. Alex Hinder holds a PhD of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (Dr. oec.).

Sandra Moser Alpinum Investment Management

Sandra Moser

Business Management

Sandra Moser is a member of the business management unit at Alpinum Investment Management AG. Before joining Alpinum, Ms Moser worked for more than eight years at Ayaltis AG in Zurich, a hedge fund boutique, where she was responsible for compliance, regulatory & corporate tasks. Between 2003 and 2013, Sandra held various roles in the funds industry, working for fund companies such as GL Funds AG, SAM Sustainable Asset Management AG, Adveq Management AG and Fondvest AG. She started her career at Julius Baer in Zurich, where she finished her banking apprenticeship before joining the money market & forex team. From 1990 until 1996, Sandra worked as a currency options trader in Zurich, London and Frankfurt.

Oliver Rossi - Alpinum Investment Management

Oliver Rossi

Senior Portfolio Manager

Oliver Rossi is a senior portfolio manager at Alpinum Investment Management AG. Prior to joining Alpinum in 2018, Mr. Rossi worked as CIO of a volatility hedge fund. From 2007 to 2014 he was employed as a fund and hedge fund analyst at Rahn & Bodmer Banquiers. He holds a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich and did the Masters of Science course at EDHEC University, London. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Heinz Rüttimann

Heinz Rüttimann

Senior Portfolio Manager

Heinz Rüttimann is a senior portfolio manager and joined Alpinum Investment Management AG in 2018. In his previous position, Mr. Rüttimann worked as a strategist responsible for Bank Julius Baer’s global emerging market equity strategy. From 2009 to 2013 he worked for Zürcher Kantonalbank as Senior Credit Risk Officer responsible for steering the bank’s trade finance portfolio. Between 2004 and 2009, Mr. Rüttimann worked for GL Funds AG as an investment analyst and portfolio manager responsible for two global alternative mandates. He started his professional career in 2001 as portfolio manager at UBS AG in Zurich. Mr. Rüttimann graduated from the University of Applied Sciences (FHZ) in Lucerne and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder.

Pascal Schilling Alpinum

Pascal Schilling

Head Legal and Tax

Pascal Schilling is Head Legal and Tax and joined Alpinum Investment Management AG in 2015.

Besides his role at Alpinum Investment Management AG, he is General Counsel and a member of the Management Team at Marcuard Heritage AG. Mr. Schilling has more than 16 years’ experience in the areas of Private Banking and Asset Management with focus in matters relating to Financial Services, Tax, Corporate and Commercial Law. Before joining Marcuard Heritage Group, Pascal worked as a senior structuring lawyer for a Credit Suisse Group company. Prior to that, Pascal worked as legal counsel for LGT Group, and as a lawyer for a Zug based law firm. Pascal started his professional career working as a legal counsel for the Swiss national settlement provider. Pascal is a Law School Graduate of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and earned his Masters of Law in Information Technology Law at Stockholm University, Sweden. Furthermore, Pascal holds a Master’s in Advanced Studies in Taxation (MAS Tax) and an LL.M in Taxation. He is a Swiss Attorney at Law (admitted in the Canton of Zug).

Vilien D Stanisic

Vilien D. Stanisic

Head Distribution

Vilien D. Stanisic is Head of Distribution at Alpinum Investment Management AG. He has over 15 years experience in the Hedge Fund industry.

Prior to that he was Vice President at Privatbank IHAG AG in Zurich. From 2004 to 2019 Vilien was an External Client Introducing Agent for Signet Capital Management Ltd. In London, UK. A firm specialized in Fixed Income and Credit solutions. Mr Stanisic was instrumental in the build-up of Signet Capital Management Ltd. He holds a Business Administration Degree and developed his knowledge further in International Financial Reporting.

Kelly-Sue Suezawa

Kelly-Sue Suezawa

Business Management

Kelly-Sue Suezawa is a member of the business management unit at Alpinum Investment Management AG. Before joining Alpinum Investment Management AG in 2019, Ms Suezawa was employed at Zürcher Kantonalbank, where she held various roles over the last years, especially supporting external asset managers with all their needs. She is experienced to support relationship managers and has a broad knowledge about different operational processes of banks and asset managers. Ms Suezawa holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a major in Banking and Finance at University of Applied Science (ZHAW) in Winterthur.

Bernhard Syfrig - Alpinum Investment Management AG

Bernhard Syfrig

Portfolio Manager

Bernhard Syfrig is a credit investment analyst at Alpinum Investment Management AG. In his previous position at Swiss Life Asset Management AG in Zurich, he worked as an investment performance analyst and additionally provided support for the fixed income team in bottom-up credit research. Before that role, he worked for Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. within the investment management division and for Swiss Capital Alternative Investments AG, where he was responsible for the quantitative analysis of hedge funds and private debt funds. He started his career at UBS AG as an application engineer in Global Wealth Management and Business Banking. Mr. Syfrig holds a Master of Science in Banking and Finance from the University of Applied Science in Zurich.

Board of Directors

Chairman

Patrick Stauber

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Patrick Stauber currently holds several senior positions within the Marcuard Heritage group. This includes Group Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Alpinum Investment Management AG and its investment fund structure Alpinum SICAV-SIF in Luxembourg, Vice-Chairman of the Board of FF Marcuard SA in Lugano, member of the board of Marcuard Heritage AG in Zurich, Marcuard Heritage (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, Marcuard Heritage Limited in Cyprus, Atlantis Marcuard SA in Geneva and founding member of the Executive Board of Alliance of Swiss Wealth Managers. From 2009 to 2011, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Marcuard Heritage AG and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to 2015. In 2016, he held the position as Chief Executive Officer at Alpinum Investment Management AG and in November 2017 he took over again as Chief Executive Officer at Marcuard Heritage AG.

Before 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 six years at Citicorp Private Bank Zurich and Citibank NA in London.

Alfred Strebel

Alfred Strebel

Vice-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.

Robert Bucher - Alpinum Investment Management

Robert Bucher

Member 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.

Michael Kuenzi

Klaus Michael Kunzi

Member 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.

Markus Wintsch

Markus Wintsch

Member of the Board of Directors

Markus Wintsch is a partner and shareholder of swisspartners Group AG.
Since 18 years he is CEO of the swisspartners group, located in Zurich, Vaduz, Geneva and Feldkirch, Austria.
He is also a board member of the following group companies:

swisspartners Ltd., Zurich
swisspartners Ltd., Vaduz
swisspartners Advisors Ltd., Zurich
swisspartners Versicherung AG, Vaduz
swisspartners Insurance Company SPC Ltd., Grand Cayman
swisspartners Corporate Ltd., Zurich
swisspartners Marcuard Heritage Ltd., Zurich
swisspartners Wealth Services Ltd., Zurich

Work experience
Markus Wintsch started as investment advisor. After a banking apprenticeship from 1984 -1987, he worked in the Private Banking of UBS from 1988 -1995.
1995 he joined swisspartners as partner, followed by his position as CEO in 2002, where he played a significant role in the development of the company until today.
Markus is based in Liechtenstein, working in Zurich.

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At Alpinum Investment Management, we understand that our people are a precious resource. That’s why we’ve focused on creating an atmosphere where every unique individual can flourish; hence, work together to achieve defined goals. Building an environment where investment teams can be inspired, consistently challenge the status quo, moreover, thrive in a positive, energetic setting, is at the essence of Alpinum Investment Management’s culture. 

There are other exciting career opportunities within the Marcuard Heritage Group.

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