For over 55 years, we have been committed to delivering superior performance to our clients.
To achieve this ambitious goal, we rely on a simple, yet very rare, asset: TALENT.
By finding the best external managers through a stringent selection process, but also by attracting and motivating strong independent minds.
We don’t sell products.
We create investment solutions.
From the oil shock of 1973 to the Black Monday of October 1987 and the 2008 financial crisis, we’ve weathered many storms. These powerful lessons, which you can only learn from experience, have made us stronger and better.
Alpha, beta, delta, gamma… This is just Greek to most people. But as finance professionals, we master the most complex statistical risk measures and convert this expertise into superior risk-adjusted performance.
Conventional investments only allow you to gain when markets go up. By relying on more sophisticated techniques, such as long/short investing or arbitrage, we can generate positive returns in difficult market conditions.
Asset management should never be improvised. On the contrary, it requires utmost consistency and discipline. This is why our rigorous investment processes, carefully perfected over 55 years, really add value.
Our deeply ingrained private wealth management culture has taught us that the needs of each investor are different. As an institutional investor, we will devise the best solution for you too.
You won’t see us knocking at your door every month pushing the latest investment fad. On the contrary, our range of strategies is carefully honed to capture long-lasting trends and fulfill real investment needs.
Rule #1: Don’t lose money.
Rule #2: Don’t forget Rule #1.
Unlike most asset managers, who are satisfied with hugging indices, we have a more ambitious objective: to deliver positive returns over a full market cycle.
Risk is an unavoidable fact of investment life. So instead of hiding our head in the sand, we integrate risk management at every step of our processes.
If you want the best performance, you need the best fund managers. So, over the years, we have developed a stringent selection methodology to identify the best outside talents. And, thanks to a unique corporate culture, we are also able to attract and retain the best personalities for our in-house teams.
Our investments are the result of thorough fundamental research. Starting with a global macro scenario, we then determine the best asset allocation and carefully cherry-pick managers or securities to build robust portfolios. But we also know how to react quickly in case of unforeseen events.
Cédric Dingens joined NS Partners (formerly Notz Stucki) in 2002 and heads the Investment Solutions & Institutional Clients department. He also oversees the Alternative Investments activity and is a member of the Portfolio Management & Hedge Fund Selection team and of the Asset Allocation Committee.
Cédric started his career in Banque du Luxembourg (BIL) in 2001. In 2002, he joined NS Partners in Luxembourg as a portfolio manager. He has developed the internal quantitative risk management framework before being appointed Head of risk management in Geneva in 2010, and then being promoted to his current position in 2016.
He holds a degree in quantitative finance from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Nancy (France) and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Angel Sanz joined NS Partners in 2012. He is Chief Investment Officer and heads the Asset Management division. As such, he leads the Group’s Asset Allocation department and oversees the Long Only Investments and Alternative Investments teams. He is also a member of the Asset Allocation Committee.
Angel has over 25 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, he held three CIO positions at Bankia, BBVA Asset Management and M&B Capital. Before starting his financial career in 1991, he worked for 4 years as a software engineer at AT&T Bell Labs (USA).
Angel holds an MBA from Lehigh University (USA) and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Valladolid (Spain), for which he received a national academic-achievement award.
Pierre Mouton first joined NS Partners in 2003 and heads the Group’s Long Only Strategies. He is also member of the Asset Allocation Committee.
He started his financial career in1993 at AG2R La Mondiale, where he successively managed money-market, fixed-income and equity portfolios, before moving on in 2000 to Fiduciary Trust in Geneva as a Portfolio Manager. He then joined NS Partners in 2003 as Portfolio Manager. In 2004, he co-founded Messidor Finance, before returning to NS Partners in 2010.
Pierre holds a Degree and a MSc in finance, actuarial studies and portfolio management from SKEMA Business School in Lille (France).
Julien first joined NS Partners as a Middle Officer in 2019 and became an analyst for the Macro and Fixed Income strategies at the beginning of 2021.
Prior to joining NS Partners, Julien started his career in 2014 as a Middle Office Analyst at Jabre Capital Partners and then served as a Portfolio Management Support Specialist for a multi-family office in Geneva.
Julien holds a MSc. in Management from the University of Geneva, having completed his final semester at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Julien is also a CFA level III candidate.
Caron Bastianpillai joined NS Partners in 2008 and oversees the Long/Short Equity strategies.
After beginning his career in 1990 as an equity product manager at Thomson Financial Services, he joined Banco Santander Group in 1994, where he was responsible for research, due diligence and portfolio management in connection with hedge fund strategies. In 2001, Caron joined Optimal Investment Services (a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander Group), where he became a Managing Director in 2005, leading a research team in global equity hedge strategies.
Caron holds a Bachelor's degree in international business from Richmond College in London, a BBA in marketing from the University of Houston and an MBA in international management from the European University in Geneva.
Gabriele Casati joined NS Partners in 2018. He manages multi-manager hedge fund portfolios with responsibilities for portfolio management, manager sourcing, research and due diligence. One of the main expertise is Asian hedge funds investments. He’s also leading external long only funds selection.
Gabriele has more than 17 years of international hedge fund selection and investment experience, covering both developed and emerging markets. He started his career in New York in 2004 as an analyst for Haussmann Holdings Fund. He then worked in a similar role in a Private Banking company in Buenos Aires and a single family office in Geneva. In 2012, he moved to Hong Kong, working as a senior hedge fund analyst for Arowana Asset Management before coming back to Geneva in 2018.
Gabriele holds a Degree in Business and Economics from the University Carlo Cattaneo (Italy).
Mistoura Daouda joined NS Partners in 2019 as Equity Analyst for the Long-Only strategies.
Before joining NS Partners, Mistoura undertook an internship within the Equity Research team of Pictet Wealth Management, followed by another experience within the Alternative Investment Solutions team of Pictet Alternative Advisors.
Mistoura holds an MSc. in Finance from IAE Lyon School of Management in partnership with Baruch College in New York, where she completed her final year.
Yannick Enry joined NS Partners in 2017 as Head of centralised portfolio management and deputy manager of asset allocation funds. He is also a member of the Asset Allocation Committee.
He started his career in finance in 2010 as a Risk Manager at Artha Finance. In 2011, he founded Comagest, a private wealth management company in Geneva. In 2015, he then co-founded Hera Capital, an asset manager specialized in hedge fund allocation.
Yannick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and a Master’s in Financial Engineering from HEC Lausanne.
Marie-Caroline Fonta joined NS Partners (formerly Notz Stucki) in 2014 as a Fund Manager for the Asset Management department.
She manages several of the company's thematic funds and she is also active in investment research. In 2017 she created the philanthropic initiative NS Impact. Since then, she has been actively involved in the ESG development and became responsible for the ESG strategy for the Group in 2020.
Marie-Caroline holds a Bachelor's degree in Management and a Master's degree in Finance with a specialization in financial engineering and risk management from the University of Lausanne-HEC.
Davide Gadda joined NS Partners in 2019 and is a Junior Analyst.
He started his career at NS Partners with an internship period during which he developed his knowledge and skills within the Wealth Management and Asset Management industry.
Davide holds a Master’s degree in Management at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan), with a particular focus on Banking and Finance studies.
Maria Hernandez joined NS Partners in 2021 as Junior Fund Analyst for the Long-Only strategies.
Before joining NS Partners, Maria undertook several internships: in Magallanes Value Investors and in Varianza Gestion, both within the Equity Research team, prior to another experience within the Alternative Investment team of Santander Private Banking International in Miami.
Maria holds a Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Stock and Financial Markets from IEB (Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles) in Madrid.
Alexis Peytre joined NS Partners in 2020 as Institutional Sales Associate for Switzerland.
He started his career at Edmond de Rothschild Assurances et Conseils in 2010 as a Relationship Manager covering Wholesale clients in France. In 2011, Alexis joined Lazard Frères Gestion in Paris as a Marketing Manager and Sales Support for Switzerland. In 2017, he moved to the new entity Lazard Fund Managers in Geneva to promote Lazard Frères Gestion (Paris) and Lazard Asset Management (New York) fund range in Switzerland.
Alexis holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Finance from Oklahoma University (USA) and a Master’s degree in Finance with a specialization in Wealth Management from IAE Clermont Auvergne School of Management (France).
Alexis Sautereau joined NS Partners in 2020.
Alexis Sautereau has more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of financial sectors. He began working in options and equities trading before moving into technology consulting and then corporate finance. In 1999, he joined Unigestion, one of the European leaders in alternative management, and became executive director, before leaving in 2002 to found Jam Research.