Our Team

FLEXIBILITY AND

AVAILABILITY

Are your advisor’s understanding, presence and experience and the flexibility of the solutions recommended to you important in your relationship with your wealth manager? Cité Gestion’s teams offer all this and the added advantage of providing an extremely personalized service.

A personalized, lasting relationship

Cité Gestion is a small structure on a human scale and its wealth managers all have extensive asset management and investment experience acquired with leading Swiss and international private banks.

They benefit from our solid structure and enjoy considerable freedom to build and nurture long-term relationships, putting your interests and your goals first.

Germain Steiner
President

Geneva

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Germain Steiner

President

Germain was Cité Gestion’s first CEO and he took over as President of the Board of Directors when the company became independent. With over 25 years’ experience in finance, Germain previously held several high-level positions in private banks including as General Manager of Banking Services at Darier Hentsch, and Chief Risk Officer and Head of Trading at Lombard Odier, where he was a Holding Partner. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of FINOVA and Chairman of the Executive Committee of its banking IT division. Germain is a member of the Board and Vice-President of the Geneva stock market and he founded the Geneva Financial Centre (an umbrella association for the financial sector).

Jean-François Ducrest
Vice President

Geneva

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Jean-François Ducrest

Vice President

Jean-François has served as a lawyer in Geneva for over 30 years and has been Vice President of the Cité Gestion Board of Directors since 2017. He served as President of the bar association and is a member of the bar in Geneva. He has been a partner at the law firm Ducrest Heggli Avocats since 2010. During his career, Jean-François also worked for the law firms Borel & Barbey and Bonnant & Peyrot. He is currently an active member of several law associations, including the Swiss Bar Association, the Swiss Arbitration Association, and the International Association of Lawyers.

Sophie Maillard
Member

Geneva

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Sophie Maillard

Member

Sophie has been a member of the Cité Gestion Board of Directors since 2017. She spent 15 years working as a legal adviser, in particular for Crédit Suisse, before obtaining her bar admission while working for the law firm Gillon Perritaz Esseiva Overney. She also holds a Compliance Management certificate from the University of Geneva. In 2005, Sophie joined the Swiss financial market supervisory authority, FINMA, before returning to practice law with BRP Bizzozero.

Guy Barbey
CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

Geneva

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Guy Barbey

CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

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Guy has been active in the banking and financial sector for 25 years. He worked in the trading division at UBS, in particular on the bond and convertible bond desks in London and Tokyo. Guy has spent most of his career with Lombard Odier group, where he was in charge of fixed income funds while actively participating in the Investment Committee and taking responsibility for an important private client segment. He joined Cité Gestion in 2011 and was appointed CEO in 2016 and Managing Partner in 2017.

Laurent Kramer
Vice CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

Lausanne

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Laurent Kramer

Vice CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

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Laurent graduated from the International Banking School in New York and worked for Crédit Suisse group for 25 years, first in corporate banking, then for private clients in Zurich, London, New York and Toronto. He joined Cité Gestion in 2011, where he worked on the opening of the Lausanne branch. Since then he has headed the Lausanne office and was appointed to the Executive Committee before being Managing Partner in 2017.

Christophe Utelli
Deputy CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

Geneva

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Christophe Utelli

Deputy CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

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Christophe has over 20 years’ experience in banking, first as a strategic and regulatory consultant for banks and financial institutions with Ernst & Young before becoming Chief Risk Officer of the wealth management unit at Lombard Odier. He was responsible for major strategic projects in business development, compliance, risk and regulations. For several years he also taught at different institutions across Europe. Christophe joined Cité Gestion in 2016 as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. He has been a partner and Deputy CEO of Cité Gestion since 2017.

Stéphane Barthassat
Member of the Executive Management

Geneva

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Stéphane Barthassat

Member of the Executive Management

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Stéphane has over 25 years’ experience in the financial markets. He studied administration in HES Genève and literature in Toronto.

He began his career as a trainee with Banque Hentsch & Cie in 1993 and then spent two years as a trader with Barclay’s Bank, Geneva.

He subsequently joined Unibanco as a relationship manager in their private banking office in Geneva and then was recruited by the Credit Suisse group as a senior relationship manager specialized in the Brazilian market.

He moved to Banque Lombard Odier & Cie in 2006, focused on high-net worth private clients in Brazil, Portugal and Switzerland. He joined Sartus Capital (XP Inc.) in 2017 as a Partner. Then in 2022, Stéphane joined Cité Gestion SA and its Executive Committee as a Managing Partner.

Sven Blake
Member of the Executive Management

Geneva

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Sven Blake

Member of the Executive Management

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Sven began his career in Canada’s diplomatic service, with postings in Sao Paulo and Geneva (WTO), and a two-year appointment as Senior Policy Advisor to Canada’s Minister for International Trade.

In 2001, he joined Banque Lombard Odier & Cie in Geneva as a banker focused on high net worth clients and family offices in Latin America, the Middle East and Switzerland.

Active in portfolio management, he built up a book of over USD 2 billion and sat on different strategic committees within the bank’s private client unit.

He is a Certified International Investment Analyst and holds an Honours BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto, and a graduate diploma in European studies from IEHEI in Nice, France. Sven speaks English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. He joined Sartus Capital in 2017 as C.E.O.. Then in 2022, Sven joined Cité Gestion SA and its Executive Committee as a Managing Partner.

Nicolas Geissmann
Member of the Executive Management

Geneva

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Nicolas Geissmann

Member of the Executive Management

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Nicolas is an INSEAD graduate with over 30 years’ experience in banking and finance. Nicolas spent nearly 12 years as a trade financing specialist at Paribas and has held several high-level positions with other financial institutions, including as Head of the Geneva branch and Head of Private Banking at ABN Amro. He joined Cité Gestion and its Executive Committee in 2011 and became a Managing Partner in 2017.

Blaise Gillioz
Member of the Executive Management

Geneva

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Blaise Gillioz

Member of the Executive Management

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Blaise is a qualified economist (Master of Applied Economics, University of Michigan) and a Certified Swiss Financial Analyst (CFPI/AZEK). He has worked in the banking industry since 1996. Blaise has spent much of his career at Credit Suisse Group and at Barclays Bank in London and in Geneva. Before joining Cité Gestion in 2012, Blaise was heading up a Ultra high-net-worth individuals team at Credit Suisse Wealth Management. He is Managing Partner of Cité Gestion since 2017.

Luc Jenkins
Member of the Executive Management

Geneva

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Luc Jenkins

Member of the Executive Management

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Luc has worked in private banking for over 20 years, beginning his career at UBS before joining Vontobel, where he was client advisor and manager of the middle office team. He worked as Head of Private Banking for the French-speaking market at ABN Amro before joining Cité Gestion on its creation as Senior Manager. He was appointed Managing Partner in 2017.

Daniel Steffen
Member of the Executive Committee

Zurich

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Daniel Steffen

Member of the Executive Committee

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Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 35 years working in banking and finance. After 19 years working in various positions with UBS AG in Switzerland and Singapore he became 2001 a partner of Ultra Finance Ltd., an independent asset management firm in Zurich. As a result of the merger of Ultra Finance AG and Cité Gestion SA in January 2019, he joined Cité Gestion and its Executive Committee as a Managing Partner.

Sébastien Micotti
General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee

Geneva

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Sébastien Micotti

General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee

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Sébastien has been a member of the Geneva bar since 2004, with a particular interest in financial regulation in Switzerland and abroad. He has regularly worked with the Swiss financial market supervisory authority, FINMA, on executive assignments for Swiss financial intermediaries. After managing the legal department of a bank specialized in online trading, Sébastien joined Cité Gestion in 2012, becoming a member of the Executive Committee. He is also Head of the Legal and Compliance department.

Pascal Botteron
Head of Investments

Geneva

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Pascal Botteron

Head of Investments

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Pascal has over 25 years of experience as a managing director in portfolio management, risk management, alternative investment and more recently impact investing.

During his career, he occupied a wide array of roles in firms including Deutsche Bank, Pictet, Arthur Andersen, and more recently Green Blue Invest, which he founded. Alongside his private banking career, Pascal has also been a Professor of finance at the University of Lausanne, the Swiss Banking School and Thunderbird. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Lausanne.

The venue of Pascal will enable a series of powerful and innovative ESG solutions in the areas of governance, decarbonization and human interactive data metrics.

These solutions, which are being integrated into Cité Gestion, are now part of our proprietary offering.

Antoine Baert
Investment Advisor

Geneva

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Antoine Baert

Investment Advisor

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Antoine is an investment expert with some twenty years’ experience on the international financial markets, first in London as an interest rate analyst, a fixed income alternative portfolio manager and bias trader on the debt and currency markets, then in Geneva as an advisor specialized in currencies. He has been an investment advisor at Cité Gestion since 2018.

Jérôme Berton
Portfolio Manager

Geneva

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Jérôme Berton

Portfolio Manager

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With extensive experience spanning over 20 years, Jérôme, a trained pharmacist with an MBA degree and a European Financial Analyst certification, has built extensive expertise as a healthcare buy and sell-side analyst.

He has worked for ING, Natexis Bleichroeder , Aurel BGC, and Lombard Odier. With more than 10 years of experience as a healthcare portfolio manager and a successful track record in identifying M&A targets and emerging biotechs, he has further strengthened his comprehension of the industry.

Jérôme's sector insights, honed through years, will contribute to enhancing the value proposition of our asset management capabilities.

Virginie Constance
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Virginie Constance

Partner Banker

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Virginie Constance has over 15 years of experience in private banking and wealth management. Having trained at a business school in France, she has been working since 2004 for asset management companies in Geneva. She first specialized in wealth planning for French clients, both resident and non-resident, and then devoted herself to the development of her international business, particularly in West and North Africa.Virginie joined Cité Gestion as a senior wealth manager in 2017 and became Partner in 2020.

João Costa
Partner Banker

Lausanne

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João Costa

Partner Banker

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João Costa joined Cité Gestion in 2014 after more than 25 years of experience in private banking and wealth management with a Swiss bank as well as with an international financial group present in Switzerland and Portuguese speaking countries.

Benjamin Droux
Partner Banker

Lausanne

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Benjamin Droux

Partner Banker

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Financial analyst by training, Benjamin Droux has over 10 years of experience in asset management.

He began his career in Asset Management at Banque Lombard Odier before joining Crédit Agricole in its fund selection department.

In 2014, Benjamin continued his activity at BCV in the Key Clients group.

In 2022, he joined Banque Cité Gestion as a Managing Partner.

Christoph Enz
Partner Banker

Zurich

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Christoph Enz

Partner Banker

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Christoph spent over 30 years working as a wealth manager for Switzerland’s two biggest banks before joining Cité Gestion in 2012 to develop its activities in German-speaking Switzerland from Zurich.

André Gomes
Investment Advisor

Geneva

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André Gomes

Investment Advisor

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André has more than 14 years of experience in the banking industry. He began his career at Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd. where he became head of the mandatory corporate actions department and then joined the Bank’s centralized management and advisory team, where he managed accounts for UK, Swiss, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian clients.

During this period, he helped set up innovative tax-efficient model portfolios for UK clients. In 2019, he joined Sartus Capital as Senior Portfolio Manager where he was responsible for discretionary and advisory account management and fund selection. In 2022, André joined Cité Gestions’ investment advisory team. He is fluent in Portuguese, French and English.

Charles-Aymeric Hainault
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Charles-Aymeric Hainault

Partner Banker

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Charles-Aymeric is an expert in finance, taxation and risk management with nearly 20 years’ experience as a wealth manager with several private banks in Switzerland and France, in particular in Edmond de Rothschild group. He joined Cité Gestion in 2018

Christian Hirt
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Christian Hirt

Partner Banker

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Christian is an experienced wealth manager who has worked in banking for over 30 years. He advised a major portfolio of international clients in the wealth management division of CA Indosuez Wealth Management, where he was a member of the Executive Management Committee in Geneva before joining Cité Gestion in 2017.

Caroline Koch
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Edward Maeder
Investment Advisor

Geneva

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Edward Maeder

Investment Advisor

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Born in 1978, Edward has begun his career at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. In 2006, he joined Lombard Odier where he held various positions in Real Estate Advisory, Asset Management and Hedge Fund Selection. Later, he became portfolio manager in the Private Clients Department. In 2014, he joined Barclays as a Senior Portfolio Manager. In 2015 he becomes Chief Investment Officer at And Private Wealth. Edward joined Cité Gestion in 2018.

Edward holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a Master’s degree with specialization in economics from the College of Europe. He also attended finance classes at the LSE and Islamic finance classes at the Luxembourg School of Finance. Edward is a CFA charterholder since 2011.

Francesco Manini
Partner Banker

Lausanne

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Francesco Manini

Partner Banker

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Gauthier Merkli
Partner Banker

Zurich

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Gauthier Merkli

Partner Banker

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With over 25 years’ experience in the banking sector, Gauthier began his career as a wealth manager with Zurich Cantonal Bank, developing its business on the Swiss and German markets. He then moved to Credit Suisse where he was responsible for international HNWI clients in the capacity as team head. He joined Cité Gestion in 2012 when it opened its Zurich branch.

Elena Moser
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Elena Moser

Partner Banker

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Elena Moser started her professional life more than 30 years ago in international trading, finance and project management. She worked in Russia, Germany and France before arriving in Geneva in the early 90’s, where she has focused her career entirely on Private Banking. She had held high-level positions at several financial institutions, including BNY-IMB, Credit Suisse, CBG (currently Société Générale Private Banking) and HSBC Guyerzeller. She then moved to Heritage Bank, where she worked for 13 years as Managing Director and Team Head Private Banking. Elena joined Cité Gestion as Partner in 2020.

Antoine Olivi
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Antoine Olivi

Partner Banker

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With over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, Antoine Olivi is an experienced wealth manager servicing private clients residing in Africa. Before joining Cité Gestion in 2021 as a senior Relationship Manager, he has advised a large portfolio of international clients living on the African continent, as one of the members of the management teams of Bank Morval & Cie SA, as well as Bank Reyl & Cie SA.

Alain Reymond
Investment Advisor

Geneva

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Alain Reymond

Investment Advisor

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Alain has over 20 years’ experience in the financial markets. He studied administration at HES Lausanne, while playing professional hockey in the Major SHL.

He started his financial career at Royal Bank of Canada. There, he focused on equity, derivatives and Latam bonds trading as well as advisory services.

In 2005, he earned his Trading License for the TSX. From 2014 to 2019, he worked for Syz Bank, trading multi assets for the Private Bank and for the Oysters Hedge Fund.

He then joined Sartus Capital as head of the investment team, responsible for portfolio management, advisory services, trading ideas and fund selection process. In 2022, Alain joined Cité Gestions’ investment advisory team. He speaks French, Portuguese, English, German and Spanish.

Manuela Rossire
Partner Banker

Lausanne

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Manuela Rossire

Partner Banker

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Manuela Rossire has been active in the banking and financial sector for 30 years. Her international reach and experience are well recognized. In Singapore and New York she held positions with brokers. In Hong Kong she co-managed an Asian fund. Since 1995, she spent most of her career with Lombard Odier Group in Geneva advising clients on tactical equity focus promoting investment in Swiss, European and Asian equity mandates. Manuela joined Cité Gestion in 2019 to provide high-value added services to large wealth management accounts and multi family offices.

Thomas Schnurrenberger
Partner Banker

Zurich

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Thomas Schnurrenberger

Partner Banker

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Thomas has started his professional life more than 30 years ago in banking and finance. During the first 10 years Thomas occupied various positions in bond and equity trading departments of Coutts & Co. and Credit Suisse. In the middle of the nineties he relocated to Singapore for 7 years, where he changed to Private Banking within Credit Suisse, responsible for the Singapore Market and also completed the Executive Program of the Swiss Banking School in 1999.

Back in Zurich (2002) Thomas joined Credit Suisse’s US registered subsidiary – Credit Suisse Private Advisors – as the Head of Sales, before he joined the independent asset management firm Ultra Finanz AG in Zurich as a partner in 2006. He joined Cité Gestion in January 2019 as a Managing Partner.

Fabien Steiner
Investment Advisor

Geneva

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Fabien Steiner

Investment Advisor

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Fabien Steiner graduated in 2016 with a Master's degree in Investment and Wealth Management from Imperial College Business School in London. He then spent 3 years working as a financial analyst at Swiss China Capital Limited in Hong Kong, a private asset and wealth management company focused on Asian markets and more specifically on mainland China. This experience allowed him to specialize in investment funds. Since November 2019, he’s a CAIA charterholder (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst). In 2020, Fabien joined Cité Gestion as an investment advisor.

Patrick Fritz
Membre

Geneva

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Patrick Fritz

Membre

Patrick Fritz is a graduate of the University of Lausanne (HEC) and a certified public accountant. He has been active for more than 37 years in the auditing of financial institutions. He was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers SA from 1997 to 2021. As an auditor licensed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, he was responsible for the audit of banks and securities firms.

Patrick Voegeli
Member

Zurich

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Patrick Voegeli

Member

Patrick has over 35 years of experience in Banking, he started his career in Asset Management and Securities Trading, prior of moving to Global Market Sales and later to Debt and Equity Capital Markets.

He started at UBS, worked for Unigestion, JP Morgan and was twenty years at the head of BNP Paribas Zurich, the last ten years additionnaly in charge of CIB (Corporate and Institutional Banking) and Asset Management for Switzerland.

Nicolas Moullet
Deputy COO

Geneva

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Nicolas Moullet

Deputy COO

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Nicolas is the Head of Operations. He has 20 years of experience as a financial markets operator. He studied at the commercial school of Geneva and subsequently obtained a federal diploma as an expert in financial market operations.

He started his career as a trainee at Lombard Odier in Geneva and moved on to be responsible of the middle office securities lending, forex & money market back office. In addition, he gives lectures at AZEK School. Nicolas has completed his professional path with a leadership training at IMD. He joined Cité Gestion in 2017 as Head of Operations.

Maria Besteiro
Head of Risk Management

Geneva

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Maria Besteiro

Head of Risk Management

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Maria is the Head of risk management. She spent more than 20 years as Risk Manager for the Bank Lombard Odier in Geneva in the Asset Management department and in the Wealth Management Department. In that function, she developed risk management frameworks and execute their implementation during years of increasing regulation and multiple financial crisis. Since 2002, she has also been a member of the SFAA, Swiss Financial Analysts Association. She joined Cité Gestion in 2017 as Head of Risk Management.

 

Stéphane Demierre
Head of Finance

Geneva

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Stéphane Demierre

Head of Finance

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Stéphane is the Head of Finance. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science at HES-SO in Business Economics in Geneva, Stéphane began his career in 2012 at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked for 3 years as an auditor for banks and financial institutions. Since 2015, Stéphane is in charge of accounting, regulatory reporting and controlling at Cité Gestion. In that function, he has accompanied the strong growth of the company as well as the regulatory evolution.

Christian Zeller
Head of HR

Zurich

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Head of HR

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Christian will lead the HR function at Cité Gestion. Sitting in Zürich, he will be especially active for our fast growing office on the Bahnhofstrasse.

Christian has a vast experience in the banking sector. His last experience was his 15 years spent at Lombard Odier, where he held diverse HR roles, including Head of HR for Private Banking Switzerland.

Earlier, he made contributions to UBS's HR efforts in Zurich.
He has successfully completed the Development Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in London and is a holder of a Federal Diploma of Higher Education as an HR specialist.

Stéphane Paillard
Head of Compliance

Geneva

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Stéphane Paillard

Head of Compliance

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Stéphane has over 20 years’ experience in banking, first by working 16 years with HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA in Geneva and Zurich as Head of Onboarding (Operations) and then as EMEA Head of Business Risk and Control Managers (Front Office). He then joined LGT Bank (Schweiz) AG as KYC review Project Manager before moving to Bank Vontobel AG as Head of Onboarding.

Stéphane is a Swiss Lawyer (Lausanne University), holder of a Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport (Leicester University, SDA Bocconi Milano and Neuchâtel University) before performing a CAS in Compliance Management back in 2010 (Geneva University). Stéphane joined Cité Gestion in 2023 as Senior Compliance Officer while studying for his Master in Financial Crime Compliance (MAS LCE – Neuchâtel University).

Maximilien Kern
Junior Investment Advisor

Geneva

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Maximilien Kern

Junior Investment Advisor

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Maximilien graduated in 2022 from the Business School of Administration at the University of Miami. He then completed a four-month internship with a brokerage firm in Paraguay, before joining Cité Gestion's Investment-Advisory team for a one-year placement. In 2024, he became a permanent member of the team as a junior investment advisor.

Guy Barbey
CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

Geneva

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Guy Barbey

CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

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Guy has been active in the banking and financial sector for 25 years. He worked in the trading division at UBS, in particular on the bond and convertible bond desks in London and Tokyo. Guy has spent most of his career with Lombard Odier group, where he was in charge of fixed income funds while actively participating in the Investment Committee and taking responsibility for an important private client segment. He joined Cité Gestion in 2011 and was appointed CEO in 2016 and Managing Partner in 2017.

Laurent Kramer
Vice CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

Lausanne

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Laurent Kramer

Vice CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

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Laurent graduated from the International Banking School in New York and worked for Crédit Suisse group for 25 years, first in corporate banking, then for private clients in Zurich, London, New York and Toronto. He joined Cité Gestion in 2011, where he worked on the opening of the Lausanne branch. Since then he has headed the Lausanne office and was appointed to the Executive Committee before being Managing Partner in 2017.

Stéphane Barthassat
Member of the Executive Management

Geneva

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Stéphane Barthassat

Member of the Executive Management

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Stéphane has over 25 years’ experience in the financial markets. He studied administration in HES Genève and literature in Toronto.

He began his career as a trainee with Banque Hentsch & Cie in 1993 and then spent two years as a trader with Barclay’s Bank, Geneva.

He subsequently joined Unibanco as a relationship manager in their private banking office in Geneva and then was recruited by the Credit Suisse group as a senior relationship manager specialized in the Brazilian market.

He moved to Banque Lombard Odier & Cie in 2006, focused on high-net worth private clients in Brazil, Portugal and Switzerland. He joined Sartus Capital (XP Inc.) in 2017 as a Partner. Then in 2022, Stéphane joined Cité Gestion SA and its Executive Committee as a Managing Partner.

Sven Blake
Member of the Executive Management

Geneva

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Sven Blake

Member of the Executive Management

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Sven began his career in Canada’s diplomatic service, with postings in Sao Paulo and Geneva (WTO), and a two-year appointment as Senior Policy Advisor to Canada’s Minister for International Trade.

In 2001, he joined Banque Lombard Odier & Cie in Geneva as a banker focused on high net worth clients and family offices in Latin America, the Middle East and Switzerland.

Active in portfolio management, he built up a book of over USD 2 billion and sat on different strategic committees within the bank’s private client unit.

He is a Certified International Investment Analyst and holds an Honours BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto, and a graduate diploma in European studies from IEHEI in Nice, France. Sven speaks English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. He joined Sartus Capital in 2017 as C.E.O.. Then in 2022, Sven joined Cité Gestion SA and its Executive Committee as a Managing Partner.

Nicolas Geissmann
Member of the Executive Management

Geneva

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Nicolas Geissmann

Member of the Executive Management

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Nicolas is an INSEAD graduate with over 30 years’ experience in banking and finance. Nicolas spent nearly 12 years as a trade financing specialist at Paribas and has held several high-level positions with other financial institutions, including as Head of the Geneva branch and Head of Private Banking at ABN Amro. He joined Cité Gestion and its Executive Committee in 2011 and became a Managing Partner in 2017.

Blaise Gillioz
Member of the Executive Management

Geneva

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Blaise Gillioz

Member of the Executive Management

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Blaise is a qualified economist (Master of Applied Economics, University of Michigan) and a Certified Swiss Financial Analyst (CFPI/AZEK). He has worked in the banking industry since 1996. Blaise has spent much of his career at Credit Suisse Group and at Barclays Bank in London and in Geneva. Before joining Cité Gestion in 2012, Blaise was heading up a Ultra high-net-worth individuals team at Credit Suisse Wealth Management. He is Managing Partner of Cité Gestion since 2017.

Luc Jenkins
Member of the Executive Management

Geneva

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Luc Jenkins

Member of the Executive Management

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Luc has worked in private banking for over 20 years, beginning his career at UBS before joining Vontobel, where he was client advisor and manager of the middle office team. He worked as Head of Private Banking for the French-speaking market at ABN Amro before joining Cité Gestion on its creation as Senior Manager. He was appointed Managing Partner in 2017.

Daniel Steffen
Member of the Executive Committee

Zurich

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Daniel Steffen

Member of the Executive Committee

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Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 35 years working in banking and finance. After 19 years working in various positions with UBS AG in Switzerland and Singapore he became 2001 a partner of Ultra Finance Ltd., an independent asset management firm in Zurich. As a result of the merger of Ultra Finance AG and Cité Gestion SA in January 2019, he joined Cité Gestion and its Executive Committee as a Managing Partner.

Niccolò Amsellem
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Geneva

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Niccolò is an expert in finance and economics who spent much of his career as a manager at Barclays Bank (Switzerland) in Geneva, where he developed the bank’s East African business for nearly 10 years. He has been a wealth manager with Cité Gestion since 2014.

Evgeni Altaev
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Geneva

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Philippe Barras
Banker

Geneva

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Philippe began working as a trader then wealth manager with Lombard Odier group in Geneva and London before joining Banque Syz in 2000, where he spent nearly 15 years as a fund manager. He joined Cité Gestion as a senior portfolio manager in 2016.

Abdou El Ilah Belgaid
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Geneva

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Helder Bernardino
Banker

Geneva

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With 13 years of banking experience, Helder worked at Millennium BCP Banque Privée for 11 years and then, at UBP SA the last two years as relationship manager.

 He has a Bachelor's degree in Economic sciences from HEG Geneva and he is certified analyst in international investment (CIIA), in international wealth management (CIWM) and in ESG (CESGA) all of them from AZEK. 

 Helder joins Cité Gestion as a banker focused on high net worth clients and family offices in Angola, Portugal, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa.

Africa Bootello
Banker

Geneva

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Antonin Brocard
Banker

Geneva

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Antonin started his career at Merrill Lynch in the corporate finance and in the asset management divisions in New York and London for over 12 years. He joined Coutts & Co in 2008 to advise Middle Eastern clients on the management and structure of their wealth for the following height years. He joined Cité Gestion in 2019.

Alberto Cervantes
Banker

Geneva

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Alberto Cervantes, born in Mexico, started his successful banking career at the age of 19 years old at BBVA Bancomer in Mexico. After completing his studies at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, he obtained a master degree in Financial Economics and a second one in Politics for Development in Latin America at the London School of Economics & Political Science (2000).

After several years in London as Vice President at Merrill Lynch London and at JP Morgan Private Bank, he moved to Switzerland in 2008 with the main objective of developing Mexican Market. He first works as Executive Director at UBS Private Bank and later in 2013, he joined Julius Baer Private Bank as a part of the acquisition of Merrill Lynch Bank Switzerland covering the Mexican Market.

In 2021, Alberto Cervantes joined Cité Gestion as experienced and independent banker in order to provide personalized and superior financial advice to his clients residing in Mexico.

Alberto Cervantes holds a Certified Wealth Management Advisor Certificate, SAQ (2020) and a Diploma in Risk Management at the University of Chicago (2002) as well.

Virginie Constance
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Virginie Constance

Partner Banker

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Virginie Constance has over 15 years of experience in private banking and wealth management. Having trained at a business school in France, she has been working since 2004 for asset management companies in Geneva. She first specialized in wealth planning for French clients, both resident and non-resident, and then devoted herself to the development of her international business, particularly in West and North Africa.Virginie joined Cité Gestion as a senior wealth manager in 2017 and became Partner in 2020.

João Costa
Partner Banker

Lausanne

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João Costa

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João Costa joined Cité Gestion in 2014 after more than 25 years of experience in private banking and wealth management with a Swiss bank as well as with an international financial group present in Switzerland and Portuguese speaking countries.

Bertrand Dayer
Banker

Zurich

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Bertrand holds a Master's degree in international relations and has worked in the finance sector since 2002. He spent part of his career in Credit Suisse’s private banking division in Switzerland and abroad, in particular in New York and Sydney. He joined Cité Gestion as senior wealth manager and investment advisor in 2012.

Vincent De Kerchove
Banker

Geneva

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Irina Dmitrevskaia
Banker

Geneva

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Irina Dmitrevskaia has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and Private Banking. She started her career as a finance professional in the pharmaceutical industry, and then moved on to Private Banking, where she successfully developed her expertise at HSBC Guyerzeller and Heritage Bank. Irina joined Cité Gestion in 2020.

Benjamin Droux
Partner Banker

Lausanne

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Benjamin Droux

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Financial analyst by training, Benjamin Droux has over 10 years of experience in asset management.

He began his career in Asset Management at Banque Lombard Odier before joining Crédit Agricole in its fund selection department.

In 2014, Benjamin continued his activity at BCV in the Key Clients group.

In 2022, he joined Banque Cité Gestion as a Managing Partner.

Christoph Enz
Partner Banker

Zurich

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Christoph Enz

Partner Banker

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Christoph spent over 30 years working as a wealth manager for Switzerland’s two biggest banks before joining Cité Gestion in 2012 to develop its activities in German-speaking Switzerland from Zurich.

Victor Fernandez
Banker

Geneva

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Polina Flenova
Junior Banker

Geneva

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Polina Flenova

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Polina, with vast work experience in recruitment and marketing related firms, has been helping companies to harness the full power of one of their most valuable assets – their people. As a digital marketing specialist, Polina has been providing strategic marketing directions to start-ups, driving brand awareness and explosive business growth. As one of the core functions, at all of the posts, was to create and nurture long-term relationships with clients. She joins Cité Gestion as a Junior Relationship Manager

Joëlle Garcia
Banker

Geneva

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Graduated in wealth management in Geneva, Joëlle Garcia has more than 30 years of experience in the Iberian private banking sector. Since 1990, she has worked for UBS AG in Geneva and in Singapore as Client Advisor Director. In 2020, Joëlle joined Cité Gestion as Relationship Manager within the team dedicated to the Iberian market.

Thomas Geiser
Banker

Zurich

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Thomas Geiser

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Thomas is a passionate and experienced Senior Relationship Manager focusing on advising and supporting clients in all aspects of their needs, including investment advice, asset allocation, investment structuring, and financing solutions. Prior to that, Thomas built expertise as a Project Manager and Consultant in Marketing, IT, Business Management, Advisory & Sales and Investment Management. Through the years, Thomas mainly served Asian-based clients.

Laetitia Glauser Vulliemin
Banker

Lausanne

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Laetitia Glauser Vulliemin

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Graduate from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Lausanne, Laetitia Glauser Vulliemin has more than 15 years of experience in the banking and financial sector in Belgium, Spain, France and Switzerland. Laetitia started her career as Marketing Project Manager at Nestlé in Vevey before working for 8 years at Crédit Suisse in Geneva. She then exercised her skills in finance for almost 9 years at Banque Degroof Petercam in Geneva. She joined Cité Gestion in 2021, in order to provide a quality and personalised service in financial investment management and wealth planning.

Charles-Aymeric Hainault
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Charles-Aymeric Hainault

Partner Banker

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Charles-Aymeric is an expert in finance, taxation and risk management with nearly 20 years’ experience as a wealth manager with several private banks in Switzerland and France, in particular in Edmond de Rothschild group. He joined Cité Gestion in 2018

Farooq Haq
Banker

Zurich

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With over 30 years of experience in bankin, Farooq has worked with EBC Zürich, Bank August Roth AG and for 23 years with Habib Bank AG in Zürich as a trader, then portfolio manager and finally senior wealth manager. He mainly focuses in covering the Middle East.

Thierry Hertig
Banker

Lausanne

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Financial analyst and lawyer by education, Thierry Hertig has more than 30 years of experience in the wealth management industry.
He began his career at Darier & Cie as a financial analyst and equity fund manager before joining the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston. He pursued his activity as a consultant for entrepreneurs and family offices within Credit Suisse.
In 2013, Thierry joined BCV in the high-end private client department and was also responsible for training aspiring wealth managers.
In 2022, he joined Banque Cité Gestion as a Banker.

 

Christian Hirt
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Christian Hirt

Partner Banker

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Christian is an experienced wealth manager who has worked in banking for over 30 years. He advised a major portfolio of international clients in the wealth management division of CA Indosuez Wealth Management, where he was a member of the Executive Management Committee in Geneva before joining Cité Gestion in 2017.

Marcel Huber
Banker

Zurich

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Marcel has started his professional life more than 30 years ago in banking and finance. He holds a Bachelor degreer in business adminsitration of the University of Applied Sciences Berne. After 16 years working with UBS AG as Portfolio manager in Zürich and Singapore and as Relationship Manager in Monaco, Marcel has joined Ultra Finanz AG Zürich in 2013. As a result of the merger of Ultra Finance AG and Cité Gestion SA in January 2019, he joined Cité Gestion as Senior Relationship Manager.

 

Matija Jankovic
Banker

Geneva

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Next to his great experience in Wealth and Tax Planning Matija Jankovic, a Swiss Lawyer by education, has built over the years a broad experience in private banking and asset management acquired from his years in various leading banks, amongst which ING, Julius Baer and Coutts. In September 2021, he joined Cité Gestion where he will continue to provide personalized and excellent services to his clientele of families and entrepreneurs.

Jonas Jaeggi
Banker

Lausanne

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Born and raised in the heart of Switzerland, Jonas has emerged as a stalwart figure in the intricate realms of finance and marketing. Armed with over two decades of experience, encompassing both his own ventures and a notable stint a luxury watch brand, his journey began with a distinguished graduation from Lausanne University. An early foray into sports management marked the genesis of his entrepreneurial spirit.
The financial landscape beckoned, and Jonas heeded the call, making his initial steps at Cité Gestion in 2012. A decade later, he returned, emphasizing his enduring connection to Cité Gestion.

Caroline Jehan
Banker

Geneva

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Beginning her journey at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Caroline honed her acumen as a Media Manager, laying the groundwork for her unique approach to financial strategy. Her transition to JPMorgan Bank prior to the 2008 Financial Crisis marked her ascent in private banking, where she navigated diverse international markets.

A significant chapter unfolded during Caroline's 12-year tenure at Lombard Odier Private Bank in Geneva. Focusing on UK clients, both domestically and abroad, she integrated into the Global UK Team. There she was dedicated to tailoring wealth management solutions for a complex, global clientele. Caroline has joined Cité Gestion en 2023.

Caroline Koch
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Cédric Lancoud
Banker

Geneva

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Cédric graduated from the University of Geneva in Business Management and holds a Financial Analyst and Wealth Manager certificate (CIIA /AZEK).

He started his career as a consultant at PWC. In 2000, he joined Barclays Bank as a credit manager and then as a banker for the French-speaking market. Cédric pursued his wealth management activities at Lombard Odier and with an independent asset manager from 2007 to 2021. At Cité Gestion, he will pursue his activities and mainly focus on serving clients from the Swiss region.

 

Virginie Lavarini
Banker

Geneva

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William Leuba
Banker

Geneva

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William Leuba has more than 30 years of experience in the Iberian banking sector at UBS AG in Geneva, 20 years of which as head of the High Networth market. Throughout his career, William has held senior positions in wealth management, where he has developed managerial and leadership skills. In 2020, he joined Cité Gestion as wealth manager and team leader for the Iberian market.

Patricia Mancini Grin
Banker

Geneva

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Patricia Mancini Grin has more than 20 years of experience in international private banking. Graduate in 1997 from a master's degree in international relations at the IHEID (Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development Studies) in Geneva, Patricia specialized in monetary economics and international trade law. She began her career in 1998 at UBS AG in Geneva before holding various positions in Zurich, New York and Madrid. In 2000, she became Senior Client Advisor for the Iberian market at UBS in Geneva and in 2020 Patricia joined Cité Gestion as Relationship Manager within the team dedicated to the Iberian market. 

Francesco Manini
Partner Banker

Lausanne

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Francesco Manini

Partner Banker

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Soprano Marinelli
Banker

Lausanne

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Gauthier Merkli
Partner Banker

Zurich

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Gauthier Merkli

Partner Banker

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With over 25 years’ experience in the banking sector, Gauthier began his career as a wealth manager with Zurich Cantonal Bank, developing its business on the Swiss and German markets. He then moved to Credit Suisse where he was responsible for international HNWI clients in the capacity as team head. He joined Cité Gestion in 2012 when it opened its Zurich branch.

Serge Mizrahi
Banker

Geneva

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Serge is a trader and currency investment specialist who spent all of his career in Crédit Agricole group before joining Cité Gestion as an investment advisor in 2017.

Elena Moser
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Elena Moser

Partner Banker

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Elena Moser started her professional life more than 30 years ago in international trading, finance and project management. She worked in Russia, Germany and France before arriving in Geneva in the early 90’s, where she has focused her career entirely on Private Banking. She had held high-level positions at several financial institutions, including BNY-IMB, Credit Suisse, CBG (currently Société Générale Private Banking) and HSBC Guyerzeller. She then moved to Heritage Bank, where she worked for 13 years as Managing Director and Team Head Private Banking. Elena joined Cité Gestion as Partner in 2020.

Claudio Muti
Banker

Geneva

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Antoine Olivi
Partner Banker

Geneva

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Antoine Olivi

Partner Banker

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With over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, Antoine Olivi is an experienced wealth manager servicing private clients residing in Africa. Before joining Cité Gestion in 2021 as a senior Relationship Manager, he has advised a large portfolio of international clients living on the African continent, as one of the members of the management teams of Bank Morval & Cie SA, as well as Bank Reyl & Cie SA.

Miguel Osterroht
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Geneva

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Miguel Osterroht began his career in Brazil, where he has worked in private debt at Patria Investments, a leading alternative investment firm focused on Latin America.  His specialty at Patria was in high yield and private debt instruments.  Miguel graduated in business administration from Fundaçao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, with a major in finance, including an exchange at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Miguel joined Cité Gestion as a banker focused on high net worth clients and family offices in Latin America, the Middle East and Switzerland.

Jean-Antoine Palomino
Banker

Geneva

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Jean-Antoine Palomino

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Jean-Antoine is a specialist in the Spanish market with over 30 years’ experience as a wealth manager in Switzerland’s two biggest banks. He was a member of management and was responsible for business in Spain and key accounts as well as financial planning. He joined Cité Gestion on its creation as a senior wealth manager.

Françoise Pesci
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Geneva

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Françoise is a senior private banker with over 30 years of experience. She worked for different institutions such as Barclays, Citibank, Banque Eric Sturdza and ODDO BHF.  During these years she has acquired a strong experience in dealing with private banking clients. She is looking after Swiss and international clients mainly involved in the sports industry.

Kevin Philipona
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Geneva

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Kevin is a Private Banker covering the Middle East and African Market. He started his career in Wealth Management at BNP Paribas Switzerland where he was in charge of UHNWI clients. In 2021, Kevin joined J.Safra Sarasin as Vice President in order to continue to develop the Middle East and African market. He has a Bachelor's degree in Banking and Finance from HEG Geneva and specialized in the portfolio management including sophisticated products.

José Prieto
Banker

Geneva

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José Prieto is graduated in wealth management and he's a market specialist with more than 20 years of experience in wealth management at UBS. As a member of the management team, he was in charge of clients and their development within the Iberian High Networth department. He joined Cité Gestion in 2021, as a senior manager.

Noémia Relva
Banker

Geneva

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A 15 year enriching career with well-known entities such as Credit Suisse, RBC, UBS and a leading Portfolio Manager in Portugal, have allowed Ms Relva to gain experience in Wealth Management and service of UHNWI clients. She holds a degree in Social Sciences and most recently a certification in Portfolio Management.

 As an independent banker at Cité Gestion today, she will dedicated herself in giving unique and professional tailor-made services to her Lusophone clientele.

Manuela Rossire
Partner Banker

Lausanne

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Manuela Rossire

Partner Banker

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Manuela Rossire has been active in the banking and financial sector for 30 years. Her international reach and experience are well recognized. In Singapore and New York she held positions with brokers. In Hong Kong she co-managed an Asian fund. Since 1995, she spent most of her career with Lombard Odier Group in Geneva advising clients on tactical equity focus promoting investment in Swiss, European and Asian equity mandates. Manuela joined Cité Gestion in 2019 to provide high-value added services to large wealth management accounts and multi family offices.

Claude Salvador
Banker

Geneva

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Graduated in wealth management and specialized in the French-speaking and European markets, Claude has over 20 years of solid banking experience. He began his career with some major banks of the market, then moved on to two family-owned private banks, notably Banque Morval, where he worked for more than 10 years as a manager and member of the management team. He joined Cité Gestion in 2018 as senior wealth manager.

Léonard Schmidt
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Lausanne

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As a graduate of HEC Lausanne in 2002 and CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst) in 2005, Léonard Schmidt has over 20 years of banking and financial experience. He spent most of his career with BNP Paribas Wealth Management, where he was dedicated to Ultra-High Net Worth clients.

Initially responsible for the Swiss market, for which he helped to develop a specific offering, he then became responsible for the Northern European market, developing extensive international expertise. Léonard Schmidt joined Cité Gestion in 2023.

Thomas Schnurrenberger
Partner Banker

Zurich

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Thomas Schnurrenberger

Partner Banker

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Thomas has started his professional life more than 30 years ago in banking and finance. During the first 10 years Thomas occupied various positions in bond and equity trading departments of Coutts & Co. and Credit Suisse. In the middle of the nineties he relocated to Singapore for 7 years, where he changed to Private Banking within Credit Suisse, responsible for the Singapore Market and also completed the Executive Program of the Swiss Banking School in 1999.

Back in Zurich (2002) Thomas joined Credit Suisse’s US registered subsidiary – Credit Suisse Private Advisors – as the Head of Sales, before he joined the independent asset management firm Ultra Finanz AG in Zurich as a partner in 2006. He joined Cité Gestion in January 2019 as a Managing Partner.

Claude Stuker
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Zurich

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With 20 years of banking experience, Claude worked for Credit Suisse for 9 years in Zurich, Mumbai and Dubai, then for Banque Internationale du Luxembourg SA, and finally for over 9 years at UBS in Geneva and Zurich.

Thanh Tam Nguyen
Banker

Geneva

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Samanta Bento
Assistant

Geneva

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Stéphanie Blazetic
Assistant

Geneva

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Stéphanie Blazetic

Assistant

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Jasmin Bühler-Hofmann
Assistant

Zurich

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Jasmin Bühler-Hofmann

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Jasmin Bühler-Hofmann graduated from the Zurich School of Business Administration in 2003 and began her career in 1991 as a trainee at the Swiss Bank Corporation (SBS AG), now UBS AG. After 10 years spent in various departments as an assistant at Julius Baer in Zurich, she specialized in the asset management sector. In 2009, she became assistant to the CEO of Swisspartners Investment Network AG, before joining the independent asset management company Ultra Finanz AG in Zurich in 2011. Following the merger of Ultra Finanz and Cité Gestion in January 2019, she joined Cité Gestion as a management assistant.

Carla Casal
Assistant

Geneva

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Carla began her career in Portugal at Banco BPI SA where she worked for 18 years as a Branch Manager.

In 2019, she moved to Switzerland and joined the Geneva office of BPI Suisse SA (CaixaBank Group) as a client relationship manager.

Carla brings to Cité Gestion more than 20 years of expertise and will be assisting a team of relationship managers.

Joëlle Company
Assistant

Geneva

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Joëlle Company

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Joelle began her career at the Swiss Bank Corporation and Tardy, de Watteville & Cie as a wealth management assistant. She then joined Vontobel Group for more than 27 years in the private banking department as a management assistant.

Cristina Dinis
Assistant

Geneva

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Cristina Dinis

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After obtaining her Swiss Commercial CFC diploma, Cristina began working in 1987 as a portfolio manager assistant with Lloyds Bank PLC in Geneva.

She then continued her career in private banking in Switzerland with positions at Citibank, with Deutsche Bank and in 2007, she was hired by Banque Lombard Odier & Cie as an Assistant Vice President on the Latam desk.

In 2017, she joined Sartus Capital, then in 2022 Cité Gestion. Her client experience is broad, with international coverage including Latin America, the Gulf and Europe.

Cristina is fluent in French, Portuguese, English and has a good working knowledge of Spanish.

Thalia Delvecchio
Assistant

Geneva

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Thalia Delvecchio

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Thalia began her banking experience with UBS, where she obtained her banking training certificate in 2019.

She then continued her career at Credit Suisse, where she held the position of Senior Banking Advisor from 2019 to 2024. In addition to financial consulting, she also held managerial deputy and training responsibilities.

Thalia acquired SAQ Certification in Individual Clients in 2022, a recognition of her expertise in the financial field.

She joined the Cité Gestion team in 2024 as a management assistant.

Laurence Magnin
Assistant

Geneva

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Laurence Magnin

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After obtaining her CFC commercial diploma in 1993, Laurence worked for several years in the travel sector in a banking establishment. She then turned her professional career towards finance, joining an independent asset manager in 2002, then a family office in 2020 as executive and management assistant. She joined Cité Gestion in 2024 as a management assistant.

Sandra Montes
Assistant

Geneva

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Sandra obtained a Swiss Commercial CFC diploma in 1997 and worked as an assistant at UBS Lausanne in the corporate department until 1998.

She then moved to the asset management sector and in 2000, was hired as an assistant at the Brazil desk at Banque Leu (Credit Suisse Group).

In 2005, Sandra joined the Credit Suisse program Global Train to RM which provided functional and sales training for select high-performing assistant relationship managers.

She was hired by Banque Lombard Odier & Cie in 2006 where she worked 10 years on the Latam desk as an Assistant Vice President then moved to Sartus Capital in 2017. In 2022, Sandra joined Cité Gestion as an Executive Assitant.

She is fluent in Portuguese, French, English and Spanish.

Marco Volpi
Assistant

Lausanne

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Daniel Steffen
Member of the Executive Committee

Lugano

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Daniel Steffen

Member of the Executive Committee

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Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 35 years working in banking and finance. After 19 years working in various positions with UBS AG in Switzerland and Singapore he became 2001 a partner of Ultra Finance Ltd., an independent asset management firm in Zurich. As a result of the merger of Ultra Finance AG and Cité Gestion SA in January 2019, he joined Cité Gestion and its Executive Committee as a Managing Partner.

Nicola Presa
Banker

Lugano

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Nicola has over 25 years of experience in the banking sector. He worked for several years in Italy as a trader and analyst in the forex and commodities market, and then as an investment fund manager at some Italian asset management companies.

In 2005 he moved to Switzerland where he held the position of senior portfolio manager and advisor to private and institutional clients at various investment companies. Nicola joins Cité Gestion as a banker focused on wealthy clients, family offices and institutional clients.

Pascal Botteron
Head of Investments

Geneva

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Pascal Botteron

Head of Investments

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Pascal has over 25 years of experience as a managing director in portfolio management, risk management, alternative investment and more recently impact investing.

During his career, he occupied a wide array of roles in firms including Deutsche Bank, Pictet, Arthur Andersen, and more recently Green Blue Invest, which he founded. Alongside his private banking career, Pascal has also been a Professor of finance at the University of Lausanne, the Swiss Banking School and Thunderbird. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Lausanne.

The venue of Pascal will enable a series of powerful and innovative ESG solutions in the areas of governance, decarbonization and human interactive data metrics.

These solutions, which are being integrated into Cité Gestion, are now part of our proprietary offering.

Antoine Baert
Investment Advisor

Geneva

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Antoine Baert

Investment Advisor

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Antoine is an investment expert with some twenty years’ experience on the international financial markets, first in London as an interest rate analyst, a fixed income alternative portfolio manager and bias trader on the debt and currency markets, then in Geneva as an advisor specialized in currencies. He has been an investment advisor at Cité Gestion since 2018.

Jérôme Berton
Portfolio Manager

Geneva

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With extensive experience spanning over 20 years, Jérôme, a trained pharmacist with an MBA degree and a European Financial Analyst certification, has built extensive expertise as a healthcare buy and sell-side analyst.

He has worked for ING, Natexis Bleichroeder , Aurel BGC, and Lombard Odier. With more than 10 years of experience as a healthcare portfolio manager and a successful track record in identifying M&A targets and emerging biotechs, he has further strengthened his comprehension of the industry.

Jérôme's sector insights, honed through years, will contribute to enhancing the value proposition of our asset management capabilities.

André Gomes
Investment Advisor

Geneva

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André Gomes

Investment Advisor

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André has more than 14 years of experience in the banking industry. He began his career at Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd. where he became head of the mandatory corporate actions department and then joined the Bank’s centralized management and advisory team, where he managed accounts for UK, Swiss, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian clients.

During this period, he helped set up innovative tax-efficient model portfolios for UK clients. In 2019, he joined Sartus Capital as Senior Portfolio Manager where he was responsible for discretionary and advisory account management and fund selection. In 2022, André joined Cité Gestions’ investment advisory team. He is fluent in Portuguese, French and English.

Edward Maeder
Investment Advisor

Geneva

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Edward Maeder

Investment Advisor

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Born in 1978, Edward has begun his career at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. In 2006, he joined Lombard Odier where he held various positions in Real Estate Advisory, Asset Management and Hedge Fund Selection. Later, he became portfolio manager in the Private Clients Department. In 2014, he joined Barclays as a Senior Portfolio Manager. In 2015 he becomes Chief Investment Officer at And Private Wealth. Edward joined Cité Gestion in 2018.

Edward holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a Master’s degree with specialization in economics from the College of Europe. He also attended finance classes at the LSE and Islamic finance classes at the Luxembourg School of Finance. Edward is a CFA charterholder since 2011.

Alain Reymond
Investment Advisor

Geneva

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Alain Reymond

Investment Advisor

T 022 820 60 78
a.reymond@cite-gestion.com

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Alain has over 20 years’ experience in the financial markets. He studied administration at HES Lausanne, while playing professional hockey in the Major SHL.

He started his financial career at Royal Bank of Canada. There, he focused on equity, derivatives and Latam bonds trading as well as advisory services.

In 2005, he earned his Trading License for the TSX. From 2014 to 2019, he worked for Syz Bank, trading multi assets for the Private Bank and for the Oysters Hedge Fund.

He then joined Sartus Capital as head of the investment team, responsible for portfolio management, advisory services, trading ideas and fund selection process. In 2022, Alain joined Cité Gestions’ investment advisory team. He speaks French, Portuguese, English, German and Spanish.

Fabien Steiner
Investment Advisor

Geneva

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Fabien Steiner

Investment Advisor

T +41 22 820 60 67

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Fabien Steiner graduated in 2016 with a Master's degree in Investment and Wealth Management from Imperial College Business School in London. He then spent 3 years working as a financial analyst at Swiss China Capital Limited in Hong Kong, a private asset and wealth management company focused on Asian markets and more specifically on mainland China. This experience allowed him to specialize in investment funds. Since November 2019, he’s a CAIA charterholder (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst). In 2020, Fabien joined Cité Gestion as an investment advisor.

Maximilien Kern
Junior Investment Advisor

Geneva

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Maximilien Kern

Junior Investment Advisor

T 022 820 61 19
m.kern@cite-gestion.com

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Maximilien graduated in 2022 from the Business School of Administration at the University of Miami. He then completed a four-month internship with a brokerage firm in Paraguay, before joining Cité Gestion's Investment-Advisory team for a one-year placement. In 2024, he became a permanent member of the team as a junior investment advisor.

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