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PAUL KOHLER, Co-founder, Partner, CEO (Chief Executive Officer).

Paul Kohler began his financial career in 1991 at ELF Trading (ex-Total) in Geneva as the Assistant to CFO and controller of crude oil and refined product trading. In 1993, he joined Paribas (Switzerland) SA in Geneva where he was responsible for managing private clients and was later appointed as a Member of Management in 1998.

In 2001, Paul joined Ferrier Lullin & Cie (member of the UBS Group) to lead the Swiss management group. He was appointed Managing Director in 2005 before Ferrier Lullin's sale to Julius Baer.

In 2006, he left the Julius Baer bank to found 1875 FINANCE SA along with Olivier Bizon, Aksel Azrac and the Ormond family, François-Michel Ormond and Jacques-Antoine Ormond.

Paul Kohler currently holds the role of 1875 FINANCE’s CEO.






JACQUES-ANTOINE ORMOND, Co-founder, Partner and Head of Asset Management.

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. 

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LOÏC 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 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.




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  ANDREA BARENGHI, Managing Director - Private Clients, Head of Trading Desk.

Andrea Barenghi started his career in 1984 with De La Rue Giori, specializing in banknote creation and in the selling of production equipment to various Governments. In 1995, he joined Banque du Crédit Agricole Suisse SA, where he was in charge of bond market-making, forex and macro-economic analyst on the equity markets, interest and exchange rates.

In 1999, he joined newly-created Banque Syz, bringing with him his knowledge of client development and dedicated portfolio management for wealthy families and for Family Offices.

He left Banque Syz in 2015 to join 1875 FINANCE.






ROLAND RUTTIMANN, Head of Portfolio Management.

Roland Ruttiman started his career in 1998 with Cantrade Ormond Burrus Banque Privée SA, first in the trading department then in third-party funds selection in Zurich. In 2002, he became a portfolio manager with Ferrier Lullin in Geneva. He obtained his Federal diploma as a financial analyst in 2001 and became an IAF-certified Fund Advisor the same year. In 2003 he obtained his Federal diploma as an expert in finance and investments (AZEK). He was then in charge of special clients and HNWIs on the Swiss market for the management group.

In 2006 he left the bank to set up portfolio management for 1875 FINANCE.






DAVID COHEN, Portfolio Manager, in charge of investment fund selection and follow-up.

David Cohen started his career in 2001 with Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA as co-head of securities administration and then moved to transaction controlling. In 2004 he joined the middle office team for investment funds before leaving the bank in 2006 to join 1875 FINANCE.






LIONEL DUCOMMUN, Portfolio Manager.

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.



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SALLY WORTELBOER, Senior Investment Advisor.

Sally Wortelboer started her career in 1983 as a trader in financial futures, options, precious metals and commodities for brokerage houses including REFCO and Rudolf Wolff. In 1989, she joined UNCTAD as a commodity advisor and worked in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. She worked with MKS Finance between 1990 and 1998 in spot trading on precious metals and currencies, also running the EFP book (exchange for physical). Between 1998 and 2001 she was as a Vice-President within the Manager Selection Service at Pictet & Cie, specialising on hedge fund due diligence and portfolio allocation for the fund of funds as well as advising clients. From 2007 to 2015, Sally worked as an independent representative and investment advisor on various mandates for trading companies and banks.

In June 2015, she joined 1875 FINANCE as a Senior Investment Advisor.

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After graduating from its Master in Financial Engineering and Risk Management at HEC Lausanne, Louis Soots started his financial career as intern in hedge funds selection with Sequoia Asset Management. He then evolved within the company as cross asset investment advisor. Louis also worked as Investment Advisor with Bedrock Group in Geneva.

In May 2018, he joined the Asset Management division for private client at 1875 FINANCE as investment advisor.

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JEAN-ALEXANDRE MERY, CFA, Portfolio Manager.

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. Jean-Alexandre is also a CFA charterholder.


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RAFAEL DA SILVA, Portfolio Manager.

Rafaël Da Silva débute ses études à Nice en 2013 en « Licence Economie Gestion ».

Pour finaliser son « Master en Banque Finance Internationale » à L’ISEM débuté en 2017, il effectue un stage de 6 mois chez 1875 FINANCE à Genève et intègre l’Asset Management comme assistant.

À la fin de cette période, il rejoint 1875 FINANCE (Luxembourg) SA en tant que Portfolio Manager.