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OLIVIER BIZON, co-founder, Chairman of the Board

Olivier Bizon began his career as a financial advisor for institutional clients with Paribas (Suisse) SA. Between 1992 and 1995, he worked at Credit Suisse Private Banking as an investment manager for private clients. He returned to Paribas (Suisse) SA in 1995, heading up the private clients division for Switzerland. He was appointed a member of Senior Management at that time and subsequently became a member of the Private Banking Executive Committee in 2000. In 2001, he joined Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA as Managing Director and became a Member of the Executive Board six months later as Head of Private Banking for the bank. In 2005, he was part of the executive team that sold three private banks and a specialised asset manager (SBC Wealth Management AG) to Julius Baer.

In 2006, he left the bank to co-found 1875 FINANCE as Managing Partner and Vice-Chairman of the Board until 2016 when he was appointed Chairman of the Board.

 

 

 

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JACQUES-ANTOINE ORMOND, co-founder, Partner and Head of Private Clients

Jacques-Antoine Ormond started his financial career in 1999 with Ferrier Lullin & Cie. After working for UBS Warburg and GAM in London, he returned to Ferrier Lullin in Geneva as a relationship manager. In 2004 he became a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) and was appointed to the Executive Board.

In 2006, he left the bank to co-found 1875 FINANCE as a Partner. Named Senior Partner in 2011. 

 

 

 

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PAUL KOHLER, co-founder, CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

In 1991, Paul Kohler started his financial career with ELF Trading in Geneva. He joined Paribas (Suisse) SA in Geneva in 1993 as an investment manager for private clients and was appointed to the Executive Board in 1998. In 2001, he joined Ferrier Lullin & Cie, a UBS Group member company, to lead the Swiss Private Client Team.

After becoming Managing Director, he left the bank in 2006 to co-found 1875 FINANCE as Senior Partner, Head of Asset Management. As of 2016 he was appointed as Managing Partner. 

 

 

 

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AKSEL AZRAC, co-founder, Partner and Head of the Multi-Family Office

Aksel Azrac began his career as a consultant for major car companies. In 1997 he joined Paribas (Suisse) SA in Geneva where he co-managed the Parvest fund for Switzerland before resuming his consulting activities. In 2001 he joined Ferrier Lullin & Cie as manager of a portfolio of Swiss and foreign clients.

He was appointed to the Executive Board in 2002 and left the company in 2006 to co-found 1875 FINANCE as a Senior Partner.

     

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FILIPPO TADDEI, Managing Director - Head of Zurich Office

Filippo Taddei is a Swiss attorney-at-law and holds a PhD in law. He started his career at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co in New York in 2000. Afterwards, he worked for VISCHER Ltd. in Zurich, a leading law firm in Switzerland, in Merger & Acquisitions (M&A) as well in Banking & Finance until 2004. He joined Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in Zurich in 2005 as Managing Director in the field of M&A and moved to the Private Banking department in relationship management in 2007. He became member of the Executive Committee Switzerland in 2014.

He left Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in November 2016 to join 1875 FINANCE Zurich as Managing Director and Head of the Zurich Office.

     
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WOLFGANG KLIEN, Managing Director – Senior Private Banker

Wolfgang Klien earned his Master Degree from St.Gallen University (HSG) followed by a Doctorate Degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. In 1994, he started his career in Management Consulting with a focus on Private Banking and Asset-Management. In 2000, he was engaged in major projects for Helvetia and later joined Bank Vontobel, where he headed its Private Banking Products & Services Department. In parallel, he completed a post-graduate education in International Wealth Management with an MBA Degree from the University of Geneva and an EMBA degree from Carnegie Mellon. Subsequently, he spent the next 10 years with Julius Baer, first with its asset-management company GAM, and then with its private bank as a Senior Client Advisor.

In 2017 he joined 1875 FINANCE where he continues to care for his clients and to advance the development of the Zurich office.

     
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CHRISTOPHE GERMAIN, Director - Head of Legal Office

After his internship with lawyer Denis Oswald, the former President of the Neuchâtel Bar Association, Christophe German became a lawyer in 1993. That same year, he started his career with Fiduconsult SA as a legal advisor. He became head of the Neuchâtel branch and then chief legal officer for the whole of French-speaking Switzerland. In April 2000, he joined UBS SA as Private Banking legal advisor for French-speaking Switzerland. In September 2000, he became a Board Member and Head of the legal department with Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA, a UBS Group private bank.

In 2006, he left the bank to join 1875 FINANCE as Head of the Legal Office.

     
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ANDREA BARENGHI, Managing Director - Head of Trading Desk

Andrea Barenghi started his career in 1984 with De La Rue Giori, specializing in banknote creation and in the selling of production equipment to various Governments. In 1995, he joined Banque du Crédit Agricole Suisse SA, where he was in charge of bond market-making, forex and macro-economic analyst on the equity markets, interest and exchange rates.

In 1999, he joined newly-created Banque Syz, bringing with him his knowledge of client development and dedicated portfolio management for wealthy families and for Family Offices.

He left Banque Syz in 2015 to join 1875 FINANCE.

 

     
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MICHEL ALAIN BIZON, Managing Director - Private Clients

Michel Alain Bizon started his career in 1981 in the international trading department of BNP Paribas (Suisse). From 1984, he worked for the corporate business department of Royal Bank of Canada (Suisse), spending two years between Toronto and Montreal. Between 1991 and 1997, he worked at Credit Suisse both in Geneva and Zurich as a Board Member for corporate business, then as Head of Bank Relations for French-speaking Switzerland. He returned to Royal Bank of Canada (Suisse) as the Board Member for private banking. In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Director for the private banking department at Mirabaud & Cie SA.

He joined 1875 FINANCE in 2014.

     
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MUSTAFA KARADAG, Investment Manager and Advisor

Mustafa Karadag started his career in 2004 with Finansbank (Suisse) SA. In 2006 he joined UBS Wealth Management and worked in private client management.

In 2013 he left UBS for 1875 FINANCE, becoming an investment manager and advisor for private clients.


 

     
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Marc Luthi started his career in 1983 with Flemings as an advisor for Asian markets. He then joined Ernst & Young as an M&A analyst and took part in the execution of transatlantic transactions. In 1997, he became head of capital markets at a Geneva bank. He then co-managed a firm specialised in wealth engineering. In 2004 he took part in starting up a new private bank and became Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board and Head of Private Banking.

He joined 1875 FINANCE in 2014.

     
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OLIVER SCHMITZ, Executive Director - Private Clients

After obtaining his Bachelor and then his Master in Economics and Finance at the University of Geneva, Oliver Schmitz began his career at Crédit Suisse in 2006. For 10 years, he specialised in the Private Banking Department, managing and developing a portfolio of Greek and Cypriot HNWI clients.

In 2016, he left Crédit Suisse to join 1875 FINANCE.

     
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PIERRE TARDIOU, Managing Director – Private Clients

Pierre Tardiou began his banking career in 1994 with SANPAOLO, where he was a Manager in the Financial Markets. In 2000, he joined UBS Monaco to develop the Key Clients segment and create tailored investment solutions for locals and Italian clients. In November 2004, joined Banque Lombard Odier & Cie in Geneva to develop UHNWI private clients and assist families with selling companies and structuring real estate transactions.

In 2016, he left Lombard Odier and joined 1875 FINANCE.

     
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PASCAL VULLIET, Director, in charge of Private Clients

Pascal Vulliet began his career in 1987 with the Union Bank of Switzerland in Geneva. He quickly took on leadership positions, became a manager and worked closely with the Private Banking management. As of 1992, he also became involved in the management of private clients and family groups related to members of the management, and took part in developing a business unit dedicated to this specific clientele.

He was then appointed Board Member, chairing the Board from 2001 until 2010 when he left the bank to join 1875 FINANCE.

 
     
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JASMIN WOERTZ, Associate Director - Private Clients

Jasmin Woertz started her career in 2004 with UBS AG by joining an all-round traineeship. Afterwards she worked as an assistant for the High Net Worth Individual department until she left the bank to join Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in 2008. There she worked as an assistant for Swiss private clients. In 2012 she became a Junior Relationship Manager after she finished the Swiss-certified Financial Planner diploma. Three years later she joined Basler Kantonalbank as a Relationship Manager.

In 2016, she left the bank to join 1875 FINANCE.   

     
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ISABELLE ROSENBERG, Junior Relationship Manager

Isabelle Rosenberg started with UBS by joining an all-round traineeship programme between 2009 and 2011. She then went on to work for the Middle-Eastern client advisor department.

In 2012 she joined the private management department with Banque Mirabaud & Cie SA, before joining 1875 FINANCE in 2014.

She obtained the federal diploma of Certified International Wealth Manager, CIWM in 2017.

 
     
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MICHELE BONVIN, Senior Assistant

Michèle Bonvin began her career in 1987 with SBS in the securities department, then worked for UBS after the merger. After working for the private banking back-office, she joined the “Special Clients” unit in 2001, in charge of support. She became the assistant to the desk head, subsequently leaving the bank in 2010 for 1875 FINANCE to work with Pascal Vulliet.

     
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SANDRA FERRARI, Senior Assistant

Sandra Ferrari began her career in 1995 with Lombard Odier as an administrative assistant in the financial research department, then became a management assistant for Swiss and Italian clients. She started to work with Swiss private clients for private bank Ferrier Lullin & Cie in 2000, joining first their Benelux and then their Anglo-UK/Middle East divisions.

In 2006 she left the bank and followed the partners when they founded 1875 FINANCE.

     
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KONGIA-INES LIONDJO, Assistant

Kongia-Inès obtained her diploma from IATA as a travel and tourism consultant after travelling abroad. She started her career with 1875 FINANCE in 2012.