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For over 50 years, we have been committed to delivering superior performance to our clients.
To achieve this ambitious goal, we rely on a simple, yet very rare, asset: TALENT.
By finding the best external managers through a stringent selection process, but also by attracting and motivating strong independent minds.
We don’t sell products.
We create investment solutions.
From the oil shock of 1973 to the Black Monday of October 1987 and the 2008 financial crisis, we’ve weathered many storms. These powerful lessons, which you can only learn from experience, have made us stronger and better.
Alpha, beta, delta, gamma… This is just Greek to most people. But as finance professionals, we master the most complex statistical risk measures and convert this expertise into superior risk-adjusted performance.
Conventional investments only allow you to gain when markets go up. By relying on more sophisticated techniques, such as long/short investing or arbitrage, we can generate positive returns in difficult market conditions.
Asset management should never be improvised. On the contrary, it requires utmost consistency and discipline. This is why our rigorous investment processes, carefully perfected over 50 years, really add value.
Our deeply ingrained private wealth management culture has taught us that the needs of each investor are different. As an institutional investor, we will devise the best solution for you too.
You won’t see us knocking at your door every month pushing the latest investment fad. On the contrary, our range of strategies is carefully honed to capture long-lasting trends and fulfill real investment needs.
Rule #1: Don’t lose money.
Rule #2: Don’t forget Rule #1.
Unlike most asset managers, who are satisfied with hugging indices, we have a more ambitious objective: to deliver positive returns over a full market cycle.
Risk is an unavoidable fact of investment life. So instead of hiding our head in the sand, we integrate risk management at every step of our processes.
If you want the best performance, you need the best fund managers. So, over the years, we have developed a stringent selection methodology to identify the best outside talents. And, thanks to a unique corporate culture, we are also able to attract and retain the best personalities for our in-house teams.
Our investments are the result of thorough fundamental research. Starting with a global macro scenario, we then determine the best asset allocation and carefully cherry-pick managers or securities to build robust portfolios. But we also know how to react quickly in case of unforeseen events.
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).
Cédric Dingens oversees the Investment Solutions & Alternative Investments at Notz Stucki. He is also a member of the Portfolio Management & Hedge Fund Selection team.
After starting his career in Banque du Luxembourg (BIL) in 2001, Cédric joined Notz Stucki in Luxembourg in 2002 as a portfolio manager, before being appointed Head of risk management in Geneva in 2006, and then being promoted to his current position in 2016.
He holds a degree in quantitative finance from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Nancy (France) and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Pierre Mouton heads the Group’s Long Only Strategies.
He started his financial career in1993 at AG2R La Mondiale, where he successively managed money-market, fixed-income and equity portfolios, before moving on in 2000 to Fiduciary Trust in Geneva as a Portfolio Manager. He then joined Notz Stucki in 2003 as Portfolio Manager. In 2004, he co-founded Messidor Finance, before returning to Notz Stucki in 2010.
Pierre holds a Degree and a MSc in finance, actuarial studies and portfolio management from SKEMA Business School in Lille (France).
Angel Sanz has over 25 years of investment experience and heads the Group’s Multi-Asset Solutions & Asset Allocation department.
Prior to joining Notz Stucki in 2012, he held three CIO positions at Bankia, BBVA Asset Management and M&B Capital. Before starting his financial career in 1991, he worked for 4 years as a software engineer at AT&T Bell Labs (USA).
Angel holds an MBA from Lehigh University (USA) and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Valladolid (Spain), for which he received a national academic-achievement award.