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From our higher viewpoint,
we see further ahead.
Watching the world above the fray,
we stay on course
and focus on your objectives.
The birth of a new vision
In 1964, Beat Notz and Christian Stucki, two truly independent and visionary minds, imagined a new wealth management concept.
Michael Steinhardt is one of Wall Street’s legendary traders.
In 1970, the young and then relatively unknown George Soros had a hard time finding investors to launch his first fund. So he travelled to Switzerland and met Beat Notz and Christian Stucki. Together with a few brave investors, they decided to invest in what would later become the world-famous Quantum Fund.
In 1974, we pioneered a whole new industry when we co-founded Haussmann Holdings, one of the very first fund of hedge funds.
In the years following the 1973 oil crisis, most developed economies were undergoing a long-lasting recession. At the same time, the emerging Asian Tigers were exporting their manufactured goods worldwide and enjoying exceptionally high growth rates.
At the same time, thanks to the Japanese Economic Miracle, Japan was rapidly becoming the world’s second largest economy.
Known as the “Wizard of Wall Street,” Julian Robertson is one of the pioneers of modern hedge fund management and accurately predicted the Dotcom Bubble.
Paul Tudor Jones II
After trading cotton bales at the New York Cotton Exchange, then working as a broker, Paul Tudor Jones launched his Tudor fund in 1980.
As the less efficient markets of Europe provided good investment opportunities, in 1987 we decided to look for European hedge funds. At the time, the only place where you could find talented managers was London. But the British traders trying to set up their own hedge funds had a hard time finding investors in Switzerland.
Louis Moore Bacon
Louis Moore Bacon is one of Wall Street’s macro trading legends. After learning the ropes trading commodities while studying at Columbia, he worked as a commodities and currencies trader, before launching his Moore Capital fund in 1989.
In 1994, John Armitage co-founded the Egerton Long/Short Equity fund with William Bollinger.
In the 90s, India initiated a deep economic liberalisation program, opening the doors of the world’s sixth largest economy to foreign investment.
Paul Marshall – Ian Wace
London-based fund managers Paul Marshall and Ian Wace launched their Marshall Wace fund in 1997. Specialised in global Long/Short Equity, they are one of Europe’s foremost hedge fund managers. In 2017, they became famous well outside the financial community when they made EUR 5 million shorting Juventus Football Club stock.
Asia – the new frontier
As Asian economies have become mature, with domestic consumption replacing exports as the driver of growth, their financial markets have also transformed into modern exchanges, adopting the full range of investment tools and techniques used by alternative managers.
As the digital revolution forces most business sectors to reinvent themselves, we know that the traditional Swiss banking model is no longer sheltered from change.
Fusion – the first-ever FinTech business incubator in Switzerland – exists to shape innovation in financial services by combining up-and-coming tech talent with Swiss state-of-the-art financial know-how. As a Fusion member, Notz Stucki is actively involved in the incubation process.
Grégoire Notz is a Board member of the Notz Stucki Group since 2008 and a member of the group Executive Committee since 2017.
Before joining the company in 1997, he held various positions at Permal Asset Management in New York, SBC Warburg in Zurich and Banco Santander in New York. He also founded the Fante Group, Arowana Asset Management, Pterois SA, and sits on the Board of Notz (Metall) Holding.
Grégoire holds a BS in Finance and MIS from Northeastern University in Boston (USA) and is a graduate of Harvard Business School OPM (USA).
Patrick Hamon joined Notz Stucki in 2017 as Group Chief Operating Officer, in charge of technology and operations.
Patrick started his career in 1987 with JP Morgan, where he worked for 18 years in Paris, Frankfurt and London, holding several senior management positions in infrastructure and control, business and team management, restructuring programs and new business development projects. In 2005, Patrick founded a business management consultancy firm servicing hedge funds, financial services start-ups and asset management companies.
He is a graduate of Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle University.
Antonio Mira joined Notz Stucki in 2006 as Group Chief Financial Officer. He heads the corporate functions and is involved in coordinating and implementing the decisions of the Executive Committee.
An experienced bank auditor, Antonio started his career in 1995 with Arthur Andersen, where he worked for some 7 years before joining Ernst & Young in 2002 as a Senior Manager.
Antonio is a Swiss chartered accountant and a Business graduate of Lausanne University (HEC).
Damiano Paternó Castello joined Notz Stucki in 2009 to become a Partner and Director. He now heads the wealth management business line.
Prior to joining the firm, he was an executive director at Morgan Stanley for over a decade. Before that, he was a portfolio manager for high-net worth clients at JP Morgan and HSBC Guyerzeller Bank.
He holds a Political Sciences degree from the Lausanne University.
Bernard Tracewski has been overseeing Notz Stucki’s asset management activity since 2010. He first joined our firm in 1982 as a portfolio manager and was appointed CEO in 2000 of Bank Notz Stucki & Cie SA.
In 2004, Bernard co-founded Geneva-based wealth manager Messidor Finance, which he headed until 2010, when the company merged with Notz Stucki. Since 2015 he is a Director of Banco Santander (Suisse) SA.
Bernard holds a Master’s degree in business administration from Lausanne University (HEC).