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ANDREA BARENGHI, Managing Director - 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.


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MICHEL ALAIN BIZON, Director, Managing Director - Private Clients.

Michel Alain Bizon started his career in 1981 in the international trading department of BNP Paribas (Suisse). From 1984, he worked for the corporate business department of Royal Bank of Canada (Suisse), spending two years between Toronto and Montreal. Between 1991 and 1997, he worked at Credit Suisse both in Geneva and Zurich as a Board Member for corporate business, then as Head of Bank Relations for French-speaking Switzerland. He returned to Royal Bank of Canada (Suisse) as the Board Member for private banking. In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Director for the private banking department at Mirabaud & Cie SA.

He joined 1875 FINANCE in 2014.






CHRISTOPHE GERMAIN, Director, Head of Legal Office.

After his internship with lawyer Denis Oswald, the former President of the Neuchâtel Bar Association, Christophe German became a lawyer in 1993. That same year, he started his career with Fiduconsult SA as a legal advisor. He became head of the Neuchâtel branch and then chief legal officer for the whole of French-speaking Switzerland. In April 2000, he joined UBS SA as Private Banking legal advisor for French-speaking Switzerland. In September 2000, he became a Board Member and Head of the legal department with Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA, a UBS Group private bank.

In 2006, he left the bank to join 1875 FINANCE as Head of the Legal Office. 






ERNST GROB, Senior Officer – Family Office.

Ernst Grob has spent his entire career working for Swiss and international banks, building up a wealth of invaluable knowledge in all aspects of banking and finance. While employed as an auditor for Citibank, he travelled extensively for five years and then ran various organisational units in Mexico City for another four years.,He subsequently held several managerial positions within trading and securities departments and as of 1987 contributed to setting up major strategic projects for private banks Cantrade Ormond Burrus and Ferrier Lullin.

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ROLF KAUFMANN, Managing Director – Private clients.

Rolf Kaufmann received his master degree in law from the University of St Gall in 1992. After working for a Zurich based law firm he changed “métier” and joined Wegelin & Co. Private Bankers, the oldest Swiss private bank at the time, to work as PA to the managing partner, Dr Konrad Hummler, in 1995.

After a stage in New York with some Wallstreet brokers he returned to Switzerland and was co-responsible for the implementation of Wegelin’s first and only subsidiary in Liechtenstein and simultaneously the first branch in Zurich where he became a member of the private clients team.

In 2003 he graduated from a joint International Wealth Executive MBA of Carnegie Mellon and Geneva University. In 2007 he was named limited partner of Wegelin & Co. where he continued his career until 2017 (the bank was sold to Raiffeisen Switzerland and named Notenstein in 2012, after a merger with Basle based La Roche Private Bank in 2015 Notenstein La Roche Private Bank).

In 2017 he joined 1875 Finance as a Managing Director.

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WOLFGANG KLIEN, Managing Director - Senior Private Banker.

Wolfgang Klien earned his Master Degree from St.Gallen University (HSG) followed by a Doctorate Degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. In 1994, he started his career in Management Consulting with a focus on Private Banking and Asset-Management. In 2000, he was engaged in major projects for Helvetia and later joined Bank Vontobel, where he headed its Private Banking Products & Services Department. In parallel, he completed a post-graduate education in International Wealth Management with an MBA Degree from the University of Geneva and an EMBA degree from Carnegie Mellon. Subsequently, he spent the next 10 years with Julius Baer, first with its asset-management company GAM, and then with its private bank as a Senior Client Advisor.

In 2017 he joined 1875 FINANCE where he continues to care for his clients and to advance the development of the Zurich office.


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MARC LUTHI, Director, in charge of Private Clients.

Marc Luthi started his career in 1983 with Flemings as an advisor for Asian markets. He then joined Ernst & Young as an M&A analyst and took part in the execution of transatlantic transactions. In 1997, he became head of capital markets at a Geneva bank. He then co-managed a firm specialised in wealth engineering. In 2004 he took part in starting up a new private bank and became Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board and Head of Private Banking.

He joined 1875 FINANCE in 2014.






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.



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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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FILIPPO TADDEI, Managing Director - Head of Zurich Office.

Filippo Taddei is a Swiss attorney-at-law and holds a PhD in law. He started his career at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co in New York in 2000. Afterwards, he worked for VISCHER Ltd. in Zurich, a leading law firm in Switzerland, in Merger & Acquisitions (M&A) as well in Banking & Finance until 2004. He joined Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in Zurich in 2005 as Managing Director in the field of M&A and moved to the Private Banking department in relationship management in 2007. He became member of the Executive Committee Switzerland in 2014.

He left Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in November 2016 to join 1875 FINANCE Zurich as Managing Director and Head of the Zurich Office.


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PIERRE TARDIOU, Managing Director – Private Clients.

Pierre Tardiou began his banking career in 1994 with SANPAOLO, where he was a Manager in the Financial Markets. In 2000, he joined UBS Monaco to develop the Key Clients segment and create tailored investment solutions for locals and Italian clients. In November 2004, joined Banque Lombard Odier & Cie in Geneva to develop UHNWI private clients and assist families with selling companies and structuring real estate transactions.

In 2016, he left Lombard Odier and joined 1875 FINANCE.





PASCAL VULLIET, Director, in charge of Private Clients.

Pascal Vulliet began his career in 1987 with the Union Bank of Switzerland in Geneva. He quickly took on leadership positions, became a manager and worked closely with the Private Banking management. As of 1992, he also became involved in the management of private clients and family groups related to members of the management, and took part in developing a business unit dedicated to this specific clientele.

He was then appointed Board Member, chairing the Board from 2001 until 2010 when he left the bank to join 1875 FINANCE.