- Marcel Weiss
Team – Zug
Marcel Weiss (1974) is CEO of Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG).
He acquired his broad and long-standing financial expertise at major Swiss financial institutions and Swiss private banks before joining the fund management company LLB Swiss Investment AG in 2012, where he served as CEO. With the move to AMG Fondsverwaltung AG in spring 2019, Marcel Weiss actively contributes his expertise and experience in the areas of client advisory & marketing, portfolio management, trading & risk management and mutual funds. He also has broad project experience.
Marcel Weiss is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). He also got a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Corporate Development. He is married and has three children. He enjoys spending his free time in his garden, cooking and doing sports, namely jogging, squash, skiing and snowboarding.
- Fritz Eggimann
- Executive Board, Partner
Fritz Eggimann (1964) is Member of the Executive Board of Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG), Partner and Co-Portfolio Manager of the AMG Gold - Mines & Metals Fund.
Fritz Eggimann has many years of experience in investment consulting, portfolio and asset management. He acquired his expertise over several years at SBG (now UBS) and at an independent asset manager. Since 1998 he has been intensively involved in the investment topic of precious metals. In particular, he analyses companies that mainly mine gold and silver. In 2006, he founded the AMG Gold - Minen & Metalle Fund with AMG Analysen & Anlagen AG and has been the responsible portfolio manager ever since.
Fritz Eggimann is a Federally Qualified Banking Expert and father of two grown-up children. In his free time, he recharges his batteries in nature and with his family.
- Roger Fischer
- Client Relationship Management
Roger Fischer (1963) was a Founding Partner of AMG Fondsverwaltung AG (now: Serafin Asset Management Ltd).
Roger Fischer has many years of experience in the field of Swiss equities. He gained this experience at various major Swiss banks and private banks as a portfolio manager and head of sales. In 2004, he co-founded the still successful AMG Substanzwerte Schweiz fund, which was launched by AMG Analysen & Anlagen AG. Further successful fund launches followed until the funds were transferred to AMG Fondsverwaltung AG in 2013. Roger Fischer headed the new company AMG Fondsverwaltung AG as CEO. As part of the long-term succession planning, he handed over the CEO position to his successor Marcel Weiss at the beginning of 2021.
Roger Fischer is a CFA charterholder and a Swiss Certified Financial Analyst and Asset Manager (CIWM/CIIA). He is married and father of two sons. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, sailing and cycling.
- Christian Bader
- Portfolio Management
Christian Bader (1969) is as Portfolio Manager responsible for the AMG Europe Fund.
He acquired his broad and long-standing financial expertise in the areas of research, sales, trading and corporate credit at Deutsche Bank AG and Austrian financial service providers. With the move to Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG) in 2021, Christian Bader brings his extensive expertise in the areas of equity analysis & risk management to portfolio management.
Christian Bader holds a degree in Economics from the University of Innsbruck and has passed the Managing Director exam of the Austrian Financial Market Authority. He is married and father of a son. He enjoys spending his free time reading and doing sports with his family, namely tennis, cycling and skiing.
- Dr. Niklas Bayrle
- Investment Specialist
Serafin Innovation Hub
Dr Niklas Bayrle (1990) joined Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG) as an Investment Specialist in January 2023.
He has many years of experience in the field of corporate innovation analysis. Before joining AMG Fondsverwaltung AG, Niklas Bayrle worked as a senior analyst at ALPORA AG and was already responsible for innovation analyses as part of the portfolio construction for both AMG Innovation Funds. He also developed and revised the optimisation models for calculating innovation efficiency. He brings this experience to bear as an Investment Specialist in the newly founded "Serafin Innovation Hub".
Niklas Bayrle completed his dissertation on innovation efficiency and firm growth at the University of Ulm. Previously, he obtained the academic degrees MSc. and BSc. in Physics and Management at the University of Ulm. Niklas Bayrle teaches and conducts research at the University of Liechtenstein on the topics of innovation efficiency, technology foresight and digitalisation. In his free time, he enjoys mountaineering, skiing and travelling.
- Daniel Durrer
- Global Fund Distribution
Daniel Durrer (1968) is Head of Global Fund Distribution at Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG).
He has many years of experience in the asset management industry, especially in the fund business with a specific focus on sales and marketing. He acquired this expertise over more than 30 years at Swiss Bank Corporation in Basel, UBS Cayman Islands and GAM Investments in Zurich. As Managing Director and member of the Executive Board of GAM Investments Zurich, he was responsible for the sales activities in the CEMEA region and led several sales teams in various locations.
Daniel Durrer is a Federally Certified Marketing Planner. He is married and father of two children. He likes to spend his free time doing lots of sports and can occasionally be found on the lake in summer.
- Niels Fetkenheuer
- Product Marketing
Niels Fetkenheuer (1992) joined Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG) as Product Marketing & Analyst in January 2023.
He has extensive knowledge in the field of digital marketing as well as several years of experience as an analyst in the field of innovation research. Before joining AMG Fondsverwaltung AG, Niels Fetkenheuer was already supporting the investment team at ALPORA AG with innovation analyses in the process of portfolio construction for AMG's innovation funds. He was given increasing responsibility for marketing tasks during his time at ALPORA to grow brand awareness and enhance visibility in the context of innovation.
Niels Fetkenheuer completed his MSc. in Entrepreneurship & Management at the University of Liechtenstein. He is enthusiastic about new innovation topics and technological megatrends as well as a passionate youth soccer coach in his spare time.
- Bernhard Graf
- Portfolio Management
Bernhard Graf (1966) is Co-Portfolio Manager of the AMG Gold - Mines & Metals Fund.
Bernhard Graf has many years of experience in the field of equity investments. He acquired this in equity trading at an international bank and various Swiss banks in London, Frankfurt and Zurich. Before joining Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG), he was already able to gain experience in fund management and in the entrepreneurial field. Since 2011, he has been working in portfolio management, where he is responsible for analysis work in the gold and silver mining sector in addition to customer service.
Bernhard Graf is a Federally Certified Financial Expert (AZEK). He is the father of two grown-up children. In his free time he can be found in the mountains, at the lake or on the golf course.
- Cornelia Grüter
- Risk & Compliance
Cornelia Grüter (1973) is Risk & Compliance Officer at Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG). Her responsibilities also include Human Resources, Finance and Administration.
During her many years as a private client advisor and team leader at a major bank, she acquired fund knowledge and sold investment funds with enthusiasm. During a five-year excursion into the back office, tasks in organisation and support were part of her daily business. In the course of her career, Cornelia Grüter also acquired knowledge in real estate management, which she has been using successfully for years. As an all-rounder, Cornelia Grüter is the supporting hand in many matters.
Cornelia Grüter is a Business Economist HF. She holds the SAQ "Risk Manager" certificate and obtained the Swiss Fund & Asset Management Officer FA certificate from the International Fund Business School in 2017. She is married and mother of a son. In addition to office work, she organises her family, house and garden and enjoys spending time in nature, doing sports and reading.
- Patrick Hofer
- Portfolio Management
Client Relationship Management
Patrick Hofer (1968) is as Portfolio Manager responsible for both Innovation Funds.
Patrick Hofer has many years of experience in the financial sector. He gained this experience at various large and private banks in Switzerland, primarily in the fixed income area. Thanks to a senior position with a leading provider of convertible bonds, he also built up in-depth expertise in the area of equities. Patrick Hofer has been with Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG) since 2007.
Patrick Hofer holds a degree in Business Administration (BVS). He is married and has a daughter. He likes to spend his free time in the mountains, in summer and winter, or on the curling rink.
- Marietta Karletshofer
- Business Analyst
Marketing & Communication
Marietta Karletshofer (1986) joined Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG) as a Business Analyst in the Marketing & Communication department in January 2023.
She has many years of professional experience in the field of corporate finance & controlling in international companies. She acquired her financial expertise in positions as Group Controller, Financial Group Analyst, and Head of Finance & Controlling. Before joining AMG Fondsverwaltung AG, Marietta Karletshofer supported the management team of ALPORA AG and was already responsible for the monthly comments of both AMG Innovation Funds. She researched and created digital content on innovation and investment topics as an analyst. Within the framework of her passions: reading and writing, she consistently achieved challenging performance goals, which she will also use profitably at AMG Fondsverwaltung AG.
Marietta Karletshofer holds an academic degree in Business Administration (FH). She likes to spend her free time in nature, sailing, riding and skiing.
- Eduardas Lazebnyj
- Financial Data Science
Eduardas Lazebnyj (1994) works at Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG) as a Financial Data Scientist as well as a Strategic Analyst for quantitative investment concepts.
During his time as a technical consultant, he worked with real estate investment funds at a major Swiss bank, acquiring both technical and fundamental expertise. Prior to joining AMG Fondsverwaltung AG, Eduardas Lazebnyj was part of the investment team at Serafin Asset Management, where his daily activities included the research and implementation of quantitative processes. He will continue this role and his focus on the application of mathematical models and the development of investment strategies at AMG Fondsverwaltung AG.
Eduardas Lazebnyj completed his MSc. in Mathematics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) with a focus on financial mathematics. He spends his free time on the ice playing ice hockey or in the swimming pool.
- Richard Schaefer
- Client Relationship Management
Richard Schaefer (1966) has been with Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG) since 2017 and is a Member of the Client Service and Acquisition Team.
Richard Schaefer has many years of experience in sell-side Swiss and European equities. His finance career began in 1983 at the Schweizerische Volksbank. In the mid-nineties he worked for the private bank IHAG Zürich AG (sales equities and derivatives) and subsequently for Lombard Odier & Cie in Geneva. At the beginning of 2000, he was able to expand his experience during a 4-year engagement for the Geneva-based private bank Pictet & Cie in North America. During his stay in the USA, he moved to Armor Capital LLC, where he was largely responsible for building up the Lausanne office for 10 years. He joined AMG Fondsverwaltung AG in 2017 and has since built up and expanded the AMG branch in Nyon in western Switzerland.
Richard Schaefer is married and father of a son. In his free time, he enjoys playing padel tennis, mountain biking, alpine skiing and loves Asian cuisine.
- Karin Sinn
- Marketing & Communication
Karin Sinn (1981) is responsible for Marketing & Communication at Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG).
She acquired her financial expertise and knowledge in Marketing & Communication at the former Coutts Bank von Ernst AG and at Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in the External Asset Manager (EAM) Business Development and afterwards in Marketing. As part of her Marketing & Communication responsibilities in the EAM Business Development team, she was also able to further deepen her marketing expertise at Julius Baer in Singapore and Hong Kong. Back in Switzerland, Karin Sinn took on global responsibility for the Marketing Intermediaries division before moving to AMG Fondsverwaltung AG in 2016.
Karin Sinn is a Federally Certified Marketing Planner. She is married and mother of two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys travelling to other countries with her family, meeting up with friends or recharging her batteries with a relaxing evening at home.
- Ronald Wildmann
- Portfolio Management
Ronald Wildmann (1965) is as Portfolio Manager responsible for the AMG Substanzwerte Schweiz and AMG Schweizer Perlen Funds.
After completing his studies, Ronald Wildmann worked for ING Bank (Switzerland), Swiss Volksbank and Credit Suisse Private Banking as a portfolio manager and financial analyst. For more than eight years, Ronald Wildmann was Head of Swiss Equity Brokerage Research at Bank Leu before joining an independent asset manager as a partner, where he was in charge for commodity investments for another seven years. He was then responsible for building up Research Partners AG. In April 2022, he moved from an internationally active securities trader to Serafin Asset Management Ltd (formerly: AMG Fondsverwaltung AG), where he continues his passion for Swiss Equities.
Ronald Wildmann graduated from the University of Zurich with a degree in Economics, specialising in Business Administration. He also holds a Federal Diploma as a Financial Analyst and Asset Manager. In his free time, he devotes himself to his family and is a passionate fan of FC Zurich, a major Swiss football club. Regular jogging and fitness training as well as various voluntary activities provide a balance.