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-minded vision, ethics and respect for co-workers.

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

EDOUARD CRESTIN-BILLET, Chief Investment Officer.

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Edouard Crestin-Billet started his career with UBS (formerly SBS) in 1984. As a Director and member of the Strategic Investment Committee, he set up and ran the Active Advisory Team Department for UBS’s Wealth Management Division. In 1999, he joined Banque Edouard Constant as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and member of the executive committee. As of 2001, he was chief strategist and ran the financial analysis and institutional management department for Mirabaud & Cie.

He left the bank in 2013 to set up a new business line for 1875 FINANCE: institutional asset management.

PASCAL DELESSERT, Institutional Portfolio Manager.

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Pascal Delessert began his career in Fixed Income trading, first with Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA and then with SBS. In 1994, he turned to interest rate and credit analysis and strategy within the asset analysis and strategy team with SBS Geneva. In 1997 he moved to Zurich to work as FX and fixed income analyst and strategist for SBS/UBS AG. In 2000, he joined Banque Edouard Constant in Geneva and built up his know-how by working both as an FX and fixed income strategist and as an investment fund manager for institutional clients. In 2003 he started working for Credit Suisse in Zurich and became head of FX and fixed income strategy under the direct orders of the CIO.

He joined 1875 FINANCE in January 2013 as an institutional portfolio manager.

ÉMILIE MICHEL, Quantitative Strategist.

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After graduating from the EPFL as an engineering physicist, Emilie Michel started her career in 2008 with Mirabaud & Cie in Geneva as quantitative analyst for the financial analysis and institutional management department. In 2012 she joined Mirabaud Investment Management in London as an economist and strategist, to promote interactions between the Geneva and London offices.

She joined 1875 FINANCE in 2013.

ZHIVKO TAUSHANOV, Quantitative Analysis Consultant, Statistician.

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After his Master’s degree in statistics from the University of Geneva, Zhivko Taushanov began his career with Mirabaud & Cie SA in the financial analysis and institutional management department in 2012.

At the end of 2012, he joined 1875 FINANCE as a junior quantitative analyst and also started studying for a PHD in applied mathematics and human sciences at the University of Lausanne.

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.