Before founding Mirante Fund Management SA in 2003, Mr Mirante was head of convertible bonds at Lehman Brothers in Zurich. He started his career as a convertible bond and derivatives specialist at UBS in Geneva after graduating from the University of Lausanne in 1992. In 1996, he joined the convertible bonds department at Morgan Stanley in London.
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Frank Crittin has more than eight years of experience in fund management industry with a focus on thematic investments. Before joining Mirante Fund Management, he has managed the IFP Global Environment Fund, a multi-asset thematic fund focusing on the environment, for nearly five years. Before he has managed the Lombard Odier Cleantech fund, an equity fund focusing on clean technologies. Frank Crittin owns a PhD in mathematics from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
Before joining MFM Mirante Fund Management in 2016, Michel worked for ten years at Pictet Group. At the Pictet Trading and Sales unit, he assumed the positions of risk controller, senior financial engineer and head of the financial engineering and risk analytics team. In 2015, he joined Pictet Asset Management as senior financial engineer and overlay manager.
Michel started his professional career as graduate assistant and then as lecturer at the University of Fribourg. After that, he joined the team in charge of the investment risk analysis at Banca del Gottardo (Lugano).
He holds a Master’s degree in management (financial management) from the University of Fribourg and a Ph. D. in business administration (DRE finance) from the Laval University (Canada).
Serge Fournier has more than ten years of experience in fixed income. Before joining MFM Mirante Fund Management SA in 2017, he has launched and managed the IFP Global Emerging Market Bonds Fund for 7 years. Prior to that, Mr. Fournier has worked as Fixed Income trader for Dexia-Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, where he started its career in 2004. He obtained a Master from the University Lumière Lyon 2 in international finance.
Farid Gargour has 24 years’ experience in fund management and 18 years credit hedge fund experience. Farid joined MFM in 2019 and is one of the founders and fund managers and the principal trader of the MFM Funds (Lux) MFM European Credit Opportunities Fund. Before joining MFM, Farid ran the same strategy at Jabre Capital from 2016 to 2018. Before this, he was the founder and fund manager of the RAB Capital Credit Opportunities Fund from 2001-2015. Farid has earned BS and MS degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) and an MBA from the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA).
Angus has 25 years investing experience in the European and US high yield markets. From 2004 to 2007, he worked at Lehman Brothers where he was a senior trading analyst covering high yield bond, CDS, loan and distressed situations. From 2001 to 2004, he worked at ING where he was head of European high yield research. From 1994 to 2001, he worked at Morgan Stanley (US & UK) covering issuers of US and European high yield debt.
Robert Taylor has 8 years of experience in fund management. Robert joined MFM in 2019 as a Senior Analyst and Trader of the MFM Funds (Lux) MFM European Credit Opportunities Fund. Before joining MFM, Robert held a similar role at Jabre Capital Partners from 2016 to 2018.
Prior to this, Robert was at RAB Capital for 4 years where he worked as an analyst for the firm’s European Credit Opportunities Fund. Robert began his career as a graduate on the Sales and Trading internship at Barclays Capital. Robert holds a BSc from the University of Bristol.
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Gregory Maeder and Giuseppe Mirante have created MFM Wealth Management SA in 2016.
Since 2019, Gregory has joined MFM Mirante Fund Management as Senior Relationship Manager. With an experience of 24 years in the Swiss private banking sector, he acquired solid knowledge and responsibilities across a variety of banking positions in all major aspects of the private banking business, including wealth management, investment banking, advisory, credit risk and relationship for banking institutions.
He is holder of a business school certificate and has been involved in a program covering the quantitative portfolio management, University of Geneva.
Before joining MFM Mirante Fund Management SA, Roland Kesselring worked for Aganola as a relationship manager between 2009 and 2015. He started his career in the Trading and Relationship Management Departments at Volksbank in 1982. During that time he acquired a detailed understanding of the share and bond markets. Roland has been following trends in the convertible bond markets for more than 20 years.
Damian has over 20 years experience in convertible bonds and over 24 years in financial markets on the sell side in Zurich, London, and Hong Kong. Before joining MFM Mirante Fund Management SA in 2021 he served as head of APAC convertible bonds and flow credit sales at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong. He was a member of the Asia convertible bonds underwriting committee. Damian is a Swiss certified banking specialists and holds a postgraduate diploma in Investment Management from HKU Space. In 2021 he obtained the CFA certificate in ESG investing.
David Chambovey joined Mirante Fund Management S.A in 2018 as an institutional client advisor. Previously, he was involved in raising funds for a Swiss biotech company listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange. From 2004 to 2017, he was responsible for Business Development at the Cantonal Bank of Geneva. He began his career in Sales in 1994 at the Fixed Income Advisory desk of a major Swiss bank and moved on to specialize in Fixed Income Sales to pension funds.
David holds the Swiss Federal Diploma of Expert in Finance and Investments. He is currently preparing for Swiss Federal Patent for Pension Fund managers.
Jean-Marie has over 23 years’ experience in asset management and investment banking in Geneva Paris and London. Prior joining MFM, Jean-Marie headed the development and service of the Long Only Funds Advisory for Pictet Wealth Management. Previously Jean-Marie worked as Senior Fund Specialist and Deputy of the Global Head of Fund Selection at HSBC Private Bank. Prior to this, Jean-Marie served as Head of Long-Only Multimanagement at Natixis Asset management in Paris. He assumed this post in 2006 having worked as Portfolio manager and Fund Analysts upon joining the French group in 2003.
Jean-Marie earned a Master in Finance and Banking from ESCP Europe (French business school in Paris). He is a member of the Société Française des Analystes Financiers (SFAF) and the CIIA. He is fluent in French and English.
Before joining MFM Mirante Fund Management in 2019, Sylvain held a similar role for 5 years at GAM Investments (London). He started his career in 2001 as a performance and risk analyst at BNP Paribas in Paris. Sylvain also worked as the head of risk management for 3 years at Jabre Capital Partners in Geneva.
He owns a DEA specialized in financial engineering from the Sorbonne University, Paris and an engineering diploma specialized in computing science from ESIEA school, Paris.
Frank Paulet is currently employed by Mirante Fund Management S.A. as an internal control officer. Before joining Mirante Fund Management SA in 2014, Frank gained 8-years of professional experience at CM Management (Switzerland) SA, AAM Privatbank AG (taken over by BKB Privatbank AG) as well as at the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG).
His last position was as economic and financial analyst in the context of Federal criminal investigations and prosecutions related to money laundering.
Eric Degeorges works in internal control and monitors risk and compliance at Mirante Fund Management S.A. Before joining MFM in July 2015, he gained over 15 years experiences in this area. After working for the brokerage and portfolio management company Fideuram Wargny in Paris and Asset Management and SICAV AAM in Luxembourg, he came to Switzerland in 2008 and worked in an asset management company that also managed funds in Luxembourg.
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