Team

A commitment to excellence

All the people who work for MAP Funds are committed to a century-old heritage of Geneva tradition and Swiss values: excellence, open-mined vision, ethics and respect for co-workers.

MAP Funds ar managed by experienced professionals:

 

PAUL KOHLER, Chief Executive Officer

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In 1991, Paul Kohler started his financial career with ELF Trading in Geneva. He joined Paribas (Suisse) SA in Geneva in 1993 as an investment manager for private clients and was appointed to the Executive Board in 1998. In 2001, he joined Ferrier Lullin & Cie, a UBS Group member company, to lead the Swiss Private Client Team.

After becoming Managing Director, he left the bank in 2006 in order to co-found 1875 FINANCE

JACQUES-ANTOINE ORMOND, Head of Asset Management

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Jacques-Antoine Ormond started his financial career in 1999 with Ferrier Lullin & Cie. After working for UBS Warburg and GAM in London, he returned to Ferrier Lullin in Geneva as a relationship manager. In 2004 he became a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) and was appointed to the Executive Board.

In 2006, he left the bank to co-found 1875 FINANCE as a Partner. Named Senior Partner in 2011.

LOIC SCHMID, Chief Investment Officer

 

Loïc Schmid started his financial career in 2001 with Lombard Odier. In 2006, he joined Bank Bénédict Hentsch as a Senior Portfolio Manager. He will play an important role in the development of the young bank, including the creation of centralized discretionary management, conception and management of funds, proprietary treading and market strategist. Entrepreneur at heart, in 2012 he left the bank to co-found the Swiss finance media investir.ch which quickly became a reference site in Switzerland. He also cofounded the group of economists “Les Econoclastes”. In 2014, he was hired as Head of Portfolio Management at Sequoia Asset Management. In 2015, he was appointed CIO and a Head of Asset Management at GS BANQUE SA.

In August 2017, he left the Bank to join 1875 FINANCE as CIO.

 

LIONEL DUCOMMUN, Portfolio Manager

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Lionel Ducommun started his career in 2006 with Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA as a Portfolio Advisor for in-house managers. He joined 1875 FINANCE’s Asset Management department in 2007 and became a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) in 2011.

JEAN-ALEXANDRE MERY, Portfolio Manager

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Before graduating in 2010 from his Master’s in Finance at Audencia Nantes School of Management, Jean-Alexandre Mery undertook a year-long internship in Risk Management with Commerzbank in Frankfurt. During the final year of his studies, he contributed to the development of a start-up specialized in crowdfunding and based at the Parc Scientifique in Lausanne.

After graduating, he started with J.P. Morgan (Private Bank) in Geneva as a middle office analyst, subsequently joining the Asset Management division for private clients at 1875 FINANCE four years later.