Person of the month
«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.
“A clear value system and a supportive environment are the keys to success.”
Dr. Christoph Schumacher, Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland) Ltd
Christoph Schumacher has been Head of Global Real Estate at Credit Suisse Asset Management since June 2017. Before that, he held management positions at various real estate investment firms. He has amassed over 23 years’ experience in the real estate, finance, legal and consulting fields since studying law in Freiburg, Geneva and Bonn and gaining his doctorate from the University of Münster.
«You can’t be a leading institutional asset manager in Switzerland without a presence in the German-speaking part of the country.»
Stefan Bichsel, Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
Stefan Bichsel, a member of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise’s Executive Board, runs BCV’s Asset Management & Trading Division since May 2009. He, who trained as a lawyer, began his career in banking at UBS before moving to Pictet, Robeco, and Lombard Odier. Along the way, Stefan was chosen to help set up and then head Swissca (which became Swisscanto); he has also served as chairman of the boards of the Swiss Funds Association (SFA now SFAMA) and the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).