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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Mr Patrick Gigon has worked 35 years in the banking sector. He worked 35 years with Credit Suisse in Lausanne, Zurich and New-York. He joined then for five years Bank of America, where he was a managing director of the discretionary wealth management department; he was a member of the Direction Committee of the group in Switzerland, and the Vice-President of the International Placement Committee of the Bank. In 1988, he becomes the Managing Director of the Bank in Liechstenstein, in charge of the development of the branch and member of the Direction Committee for Switzerland. In 1992, he takes over the Direction of Banque Franck Galland & Cie, as CEO and President of the General Direction.
In 2011, he is the President of the Merger Committee of the banks Franck Galland and Piguet, and becomes Board Member of the merged entity Piguet Galland et Cie SA, Banque Cantonale Vaudoise Group. Since 2011, Mr. Patrick Gigon has been and is an independent Board Member of several banking and financial companies. He also is involved in two philanthropic mandates.
After a training at "Ecole des HEC" of the University of Lausanne and a degree in political economy, Mr. François Puricelli started a career of more than 40 years within the Patronal Center and more particularly the social institutions affiliated to it. In 2003, he joined the management as Head of Finance, Organisation and Social Institutions.
His expertise in the field of mandatory occupational pension provision spans more than 40 years. He was in charge of the direct asset management for 5 pension funds by presiding an internal investment committee empowered to take all investment decisions.
He has thus been able to favour a long-term vision, with a reasoned and mitigated risk-taking by asset diversification.
Active in many industry associations, Mr. Puricelli is familiar with the challenges of institutional asset management and is pleased to bring his skills and experience as an investor to the Board of Directors.
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).
Markus Haefliger holds a diploma as a Business Economist (Betriebswirtschafter HF). He started his professional career at Credit Suisse in the private client department where he ended up heading a Private Banking branch. He then joined the retail fund distribution team of Bank Sarasin in Basel and was responsible for their fund sales and their fund sales platform. Returning to Credit Suisse Asset Management Markus became deputy head of wholesale distribution Switzerland and Liechtenstein. After a stint in Geneva for Swisscanto, the French speaking part of Switzerland, he came back to Zurich to join Plenum Investments Ltd. in 2011 and was a director and partner of business development. On 1st october he joined MFM Mirante Fund Management as Global Head of Sales.
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.
Before joining MFM Mirante Fund SA in 2017 as a junior equity analyst, Mickael started his career as an auditor for PwC in Geneva. Mickael obtained a Master’s degree in Accounting, Control and Finance from the HEC Lausanne and GSEM and also holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Business from the University of Neuchâtel. He is also a chartered alternative investment analyst (CAIA).
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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.
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.
Before joining MFM Mirante Fund Management in 2017, Peter worked for 23 years in Convertible Bonds Trading/Sales at UBS. He made his first professional experience with Convertible Bonds as a Trader at Yamaichi Bank Switzerland, Zurich (1989-1993). He started his career in 1979 at Gewerbebank Baden (Credit-Suisse Group) and worked as Head of Execution/Trading at Banque Génerale du Luxembourg, Switzerland, Zurich (1984-1989). Peter is a Swiss Certified Banking expert and holds a diploma in Bank Management (NDS FHZ BM).
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.
Tamila started her financial career in 2011 within HSBC Investment Bank in London where she focused on Exchange-Traded Funds. She later worked on the trading floor of BNP Paribas working in the cross-asset Sales/Trading team before joining JP Morgan where she acquired substantial knowledge on Alternative Investments.
Since 2017, Tamila has been responsible for developing and managing portfolios of mainly institutional investors across Switzerland and the pan-European markets.
On 1st June she joined MFM Mirante Fund Management as Relationship Manager in the Business Development team for the French-speaking part of Switzerland.Tamila obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in Market Finance. She studied in France, in Ireland and in the USA.
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.
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.
Before joining MFM Mirante Fund Management in 2020, Serge worked for eight years in consulting at Pictet Group. Within the Trading Solutions department, he assumed the position of Senior Technical Business Analyst working around the position-keeping and risk management platform.
In 2018, he joined the Investment Solutions department as an integrator for the implementation of risk and performance calculation software tools for the wealth management portfolios.
Serge started his professional career in 2007 as IT Engineer after his studies at the Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Pierre Marie-Curie. Subsequently, he specialized in finance with a Master in Mathematics and Applications, specializing in Statistical Engineering of Finance, Insurance and Risk at the University of Paris Diderot. He also holds the Federal Diploma CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst).
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.
Salome joined MFM Mirante Fund Management in March 2019 as Marketing & Communication Manager.
She started her career at Nestlé Health Science in the marketing department after obtaining her Master's degree in International Business Development & Marketing. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing & Communication.
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