Our cover star this issue is Amaury Jordan from Avalor Investment. His firm isn’t regulated by Finma yet, but the rising tide of regulation – and how to deal with it – is firmly on the agenda of the CHF 59 billion Swiss wealth management alliance , of which he is vice-president.
Independent asset managers often pride themselves on their long-term strategic thinking, but it is their ability to move money quickly that really allows them to shine against their rivals in private banking. We hear how Swiss investors use tactical allocations to mitigate the impact of the geopolitical jitters and central bank whims.
It’s no secret that Swiss investors are fond of their Swiss equities, but how do you add value as a fund manager if your clients already feel comfortable on their home turf?
In Fund Manager to Watch we speak to Fabrizio Cattaneo from Pictet AM, who together with co-managers Andreas Hug, Omar Brem and Lorenz Reinhard runs his small- and mid-cap fund as smoothly as a Swiss watch.
The CIO of UBS Wealth Management, Mark Haefele, makes an appearance in this month’s A Day in the Life feature.
As regulations squeeze margins in the asset management industry, Switzerland’s reputation for quality will be put to the test. Who will rise to the challenge and who will be crushed by the mountain of red tape?