Person of the month
«Independence is a big advantage in asset management.»
Urs Ramseier, Twelve Capital Ltd.
Urs Ramseier is a founding partner as well as CEO and CIO of Twelve Capital, which specialises in the insurance sector. The company invests in all of the sector’s asset classes: cat bonds, private insurance-linked securities and insurers’ bonds, private debt and equities. It manages approximately CHF 4 billion, mainly for institutional clients, and employs 50 people in Zurich and London. Before founding Twelve Capital in 2010, Urs worked for Horizon21 building up its ILS business.
«I like calculable risks.»
Mirjam Staub-Bisang, BlackRock
Mirjam Staub-Bisang is the head of BlackRock’s Swiss business. She took up her post in November 2018 and also acts as Senior Advisor for Sustainable Investing. Mirjam has around 20 years’ financial experience, primarily in asset management. After gaining a doctorate in law and starting her career as a lawyer, she went on to become an analyst for capital market transactions and M&A and a hedge fund market development manager at major international banks. She also handled private equity investments for a Swiss insurer.
«Good education is essential for a successful career in finance.»
Andreas Jacobs, AZEK / SFAA
In his role as CEO of the Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals AZEK and the Swiss Financial Analysts Association SFAA, Andreas Jacobs is responsible for aligning the organisation with the changing financial market. Andreas has been in charge of AZEK/SFAA since the start of 2017 and has been operating as Chairman of the independent asset and wealth manager OLZ since 2010. Before that, he was Managing Partner and CFO at Aravis, a Swiss private equity firm. He held various management positions in UBS Switzerland’s asset management, wealth management and business banking units with the rank of Managing Director from 1995 to 2009.