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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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).
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.
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.
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).
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 Management in 2014, Cedric Membrez obtained an MSc in quantitative finance from the University of Vienna. He started his career with an apprenticeship at UBS and also holds the diploma of HEC Lausanne.
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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Before joining MFM Mirante Fund Management SA in 2017, Miguel worked as Head of Distribution of the JABCAP Funds at ARM Swiss Representatives. Before moving to Geneva Miguel worked for Fidelity International from 2007 to 2015 in London as Head of European Equity Product Team and for Goldman Sachs International from 2001 to 2007 as an Equity and Structure Product Sales. Miguel initiated his career in 1993 at Banco Portugues de Investimento as an analyst within the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. Miguel holds a Ph.D. from Cass Business School – City University in Finance.
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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.
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.
Before joining MFM Mirante Fund Management SA in 2016, Nicolas worked as equity and derivatives sales at the Raiffeisen CentroBank and GFI group in Vienna and Paris. This is where he developed his skills in financial markets and relationship with institutional clients. Nicolas holds a master degree in international finance and a Msc in Financial Markets, Trading and Risk Management from the INSEEC business school.
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.
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.
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 2018, Teresa van Tiel worked for sixteen years for Lumx Asset Management (Suisse) SA, formerly E.I.M. SA. In 2015, Teresa took on the responsibility for Compliance for LumX Group’s activities in Switzerland, including regulatory compliance, interaction with the FINMA as well as the oversight of AML/KYC and of internal staff rules and regulations. Prior to this, Teresa was active successively as a fund analyst, a portfolio manager for Long-Only Fund of funds, a product specialist and in Investor Relations for institutional clients.
Teresa started her professional career as a business analyst at Shearson Lehman Hutton Finance, and then worked at an Equity analyst at Lombard Odier & Cie before joining Darier Hentsch & Cie where she was responsible for North American equity selection.
She holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Geneva.
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.
Before joining MFM Mirante Fund Management SA in 2019, Victor obtained an MSc in quantitative asset and risk management from HEC Lausanne. He also hold a Bachelor degree in economics from the University of Neuchâtel. He started his career at MFM Mirante Fund Management SA with an internship.
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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