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.
Angel Sanz joined Notz Stucki in 2012. He is Chief Investment Officer and heads the Asset Management division. As such, he leads the Group’s Asset Allocation department and oversees the Long Only Investments and Alternative Investments teams. He is also a member of the Asset Allocation Committee.
Angel has over 25 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, 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.
Cédric Dingens joined Notz Stucki in 2002 and heads the Investment Solutions & Institutional Clients department. He also oversees the Alternative Investments activity and is a member of the Portfolio Management & Hedge Fund Selection team and of the Asset Allocation Committee.
Cédric started his career in Banque du Luxembourg (BIL) in 2001. In 2002, he joined Notz Stucki in Luxembourg as a portfolio manager. He has developed the internal quantitative risk management framework before being appointed Head of risk management in Geneva in 2010, 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 first joined Notz Stucki in 2003 and heads the Group’s Long Only Strategies. He is also member of the Asset Allocation Committee.
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).
Caron Bastianpillai joined Notz Stucki in 2008 and oversees the Long/Short Equity strategies.
After beginning his career in 1990 as an equity product manager at Thomson Financial Services, he joined Banco Santander Group in 1994, where he was responsible for research, due diligence and portfolio management in connection with hedge fund strategies. In 2001, Caron joined Optimal Investment Services (a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander Group), where he became a Managing Director in 2005, leading a research team in global equity hedge strategies.
Caron holds a Bachelor's degree in international business from Richmond College in London, a BBA in marketing from the University of Houston and an MBA in international management from the European University in Geneva.
Gabriele Casati joined Notz Stucki in 2018. He is responsible for investment fund research and analysis, and covers Asian hedge funds and long only investments.
Gabriele has more than 15 years of international hedge fund selection and investment experience, covering both developed and emerging markets. He started his career in New York in 2004 working as an analyst for Haussmann Holdings Fund (oldest Fund of hedge Funds). He then worked in a similar role in a Private Banking company in Buenos Aires and a single family office in Geneva. In 2012, he moved to Hong Kong, working as senior hedge fund analyst for Arowana Asset Management before coming to Geneva in 2018.
Gabriele holds a Degree in Business and Economics from the University Carlo Cattaneo (Italy).
Mistoura Daouda joined Notz Stucki in 2019 as Equity Analyst for the Long-Only strategies.
Before joining Notz Stucki, Mistoura undertook an internship within the Equity Research team of Pictet Wealth Management, followed by another experience within the Alternative Investment Solutions team of Pictet Alternative Advisors.
Mistoura holds an MSc. in Finance from IAE Lyon School of Management in partnership with Baruch College in New York, where she completed her final year.
Yannick Enry joined Notz Stucki in 2017 as Head of centralised portfolio management and deputy manager of asset allocation funds . He is also a member of the Asset Allocation Committee.
He started his career in finance in 2010 as a Risk Manager at Artha Finance. In 2011, he founded Comagest, a private wealth management company in Geneva. In 2015, he then co-founded Hera Capital, an asset manager specialized in Hedge fund allocation.
Yannick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and a Master’s in Financial Engineering from HEC Lausanne.
Marie-Caroline Fonta joined Notz Stucki in 2014. She manages several of the company's funds and is also active in investment research.
During her Master's studies, she was part of a team that prepared a financial analysis and research report on a designated company for the CFA Institute Research Challenge, winning the competition in Switzerland and finishing EMEA regional finalist.
Marie-Caroline holds a Bachelor's degree in Management and a Master's degree in Finance with a specialization in financial engineering and risk management from the University of Lausanne-HEC.
Davide Gadda joined Notz Stucki in 2019 and is a Junior Analyst.
He started his career at Notz Stucki with an internship period during which he developed his knowledge and skills within the Wealth Management and Asset Management industry.
Davide holds a Master’s degree in Management at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan), with a particular focus on Banking and Finance studies.
Hicham Hammoud joined Notz Stucki in 2016 as Portfolio Manager and Head of the Emerging Markets team. He launched Notz Stucki’s first in-house UCITS alternative fund focusing on Emerging Markets & Global Macro. He is also a member of the Asset Allocation Committee.
Prior to joining the firm, Hicham was between 2011 and 2015 a Partner and Fund Manager at Mars Capital, where he managed a Global Long/Short fund focusing on Emerging Market debt, credit and currencies. He started his career in 2003 as a Fixed Income Credit Proprietary Trader at CDC Ixis Capital Markets in Paris (now Natixis). In 2004, he joined HSBC in Dubai at the Global Markets Exotic Rates Trading and Structuring desk. In 2007, he moved to Credit Suisse’s Emerging Market Clients Solution Group in London. In 2009, he joined Aurel BGC Paris to set up the Emerging Market Credit franchise.
Hicham graduated in Banking from Paris Dauphine University and holds a Master’s Degree in Portfolio Management from IAE Gustave Eiffel in Paris.
Christopher Molyneux joined Notz Stucki’s London office in 1999 as Portfolio Manager.
He has an extensive experience of the hedge fund portfolio management and research. Prior to joining Notz Stucki, he was a trader at Lloyds Stockbrokers.
Christopher holds a BA degree in Marketing & Management from Exeter University.