Partner - Head Relationship Management
MARCEL BURGER, born in 1975 in Winterthur, has more than 25 years of professional experience in the financial services sector and is a recognized expert in pension and investment solutions. He most recently worked as a Senior Client Advisor at Rothschild Bank (Zurich), where his tasks included developing pension strategies and working as a product manager for BVG 1e plans. (more…)
Over the last 25 years, I have come to realize that successful portfolio management is usually connected with an investment process implemented in a disciplined way. I will provide you with complete transparency.
Marcel R. Zutter
MARCEL R. ZUTTER, born in 1961 in Basel, has more than 25 years of international experience in asset and risk management. Prior to founding PARSUMO Capital he worked in Boston as a member of the executive operating group of State Street, the then world’s largest asset manager and global custodian.
He served as Global Head of Strategy & Executive Operations, responsible for strategic projects worldwide. Marcel R. Zutter has for many years advised sophisticated institutional investors in the US, Asia and Europe and successfully developed various business areas. (more…)
My experience with investors was always characterised by mutual respect, based on knowledge and skills, as well as openness and transparency. That's also the philosophy at PARSUMO.
URS BLÄTTLER, born in 1963, is a marketing and communication expert. He has 30 years of experience in finance working with banks and insurance companies. After gaining foundational experience in Banking and Marketing, he completed further education as a mediator and specializes in systemic solution oriented coaching. (more…)
Trust is essential in the age of digitization. Personal contact and a keen eye are irreplaceable.
Sales Manager Institutional Investors
MARCEL HOFSTETTER was born in 1961 in Olten. His career has taken him to Bank Vontobel, Zurich, Bank Sal Oppenheim jr & Cie AG, Zurich, and finally Main First Bank in Zurich. His many years of experience lie in consulting and support services for institutional investors, with an emphasis on the Swiss and German markets. As a Senior Sales Manager, client interests and goals are his main focus. (more…)
My goal is to establish a long-term partnership with my clients that is characterized by mutual respect and deep trust. I am committed to using my professional and personal skills for the benefit of my clients. This is also the philosophy of PARSUMO.
Partner - Senior Investment Advisor
FRANZ KUSTER, born 1952 in Schmerikon. With 14 years of experience in the audit field, he has an in-depth knowledge of all types of banking transactions. He has held several roles as an auditor at well-known companies, including Nestlé in Vevey, Neutra Treuhand AG in Zurich and Credit Suisse in Zurich. Since 1988, he has managed assets on behalf of institutional and private clients as a director at Credit Suisse in Zurich before becoming a partner at Infidar Investment Advisory in Zurich. (more…)
J.P. Michael Meyer
Partner - Senior Investment Advisor
MICHAEL MEYER was born in 1957 in Basel. He brings more than 25 years of professional experience in commercial banking and comprehensive wealth management. This success is due to his expertise in responding accurately to the individual needs of clients on both a personal and professional level. As Managing Director and Head of Private Banking – first at Credit Suisse and later at Bank Sarasin & Cie AG – Michael Meyer has built long-term client relationships.
In dealing with various individuals’ needs, his experience in client relations is broad-based, ranging from experience as a lawyer to advising entrepreneurs on finance issues to solving complex issues in asset management.
My goal was and is to ensure that my clients even in turbulent market times can hold the altitude . The systematic and transparent approach of PARSUMO is the right means to do so.
Jacques E. Stauffer
Founding/Managing Partner – CEO
JACQUES E. STAUFFER, born in Basel in 1958, has had a career of more than 25 years in investment management and as an advisor to institutional and private investors at Credit Suisse in Basel, Zurich and Berlin. During his professional career, his sound knowledge and experience in asset management has benefited institutional investors, collective investment schemes and pension funds. (more…)
The calibration of the investment objective together with the customer is at the heart of a successful and long-term collaboration. This is also the approach at PARSUMO.
Partner - Portfolio Manager
SIMEON BELOPITOV was born in Sofia in 1983 and grew up in Winterthur and Zurich. After completing a Master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Zurich, specializing in finance and investment management, he began work at Credit Suisse in Zurich in 2008. More recently he has worked as a relationship manager for Eastern European clients.
In 2011 and 2012, he gained experience abroad as an investment consultant in Singapore. (more…)
Risk is very rarely constant, especially on the financial markets. Traditional approaches do not make enough allowance for this fact. PARSUMO applies a sound, tried-and-tested approach, which estimates the various prospective risk situations - this makes it far more than just a modern risk management process.
Dr. Niklaus Meyer
Partner - Head of Research
NIKLAUS MEYER, born in Basel in 1967, has 20 years of experience in risk management. He has proven numerous times that he can convert complex issues in pragmatic solutions and direct trading strategies. His career led him, among other locations, to Basel, London, Singapore and Zurich.
Niklaus Meyer began his career in 1996 at the former Swiss Bank Corporation in Basel as a Risk Management Advisor in the FX trading department. (more…)
The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas. - Albert Einstein
VINZENZ THOMA: born 1997 in Kassel and raised in Basel, studies Mathematics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich).
As a student he has already immersed himself into financial markets by writing a paper on the speculative bubbles during the 2008 financial crisis, for which he won the highest award possible from “Swiss Youth in Science”. (more…)
Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better. - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Compliance and Controlling
Risk & Compliance / Privacy
VERA-PASCALE MERK, born in 1962 in Zurich, has more than 10 years of experience in the field of compliance at the Raiffeisen Group and as Head of Compliance at the bank Linth LLB AG. Prior to this, she worked in the area of forensic and integrity services for several years, gaining detailed knowledge of investigations into cases of suspicion and damages, and combating economic crime on national and international mandates. (more…)
Above all, an effective compliance and data protection culture requires a company’s principles to be reflected in actual practice and conduct on all management levels.
René J. Riedi
Managing Partner - Chief Financial Officer - CFO
RENÉ J. RIEDI, born in 1950 in Zurich, has more than 30 years of experience in advising mainly institutional investors at the Credit Suisse Group in Zurich, as well as several years of experience as Treasurer of CSAM. Since 1977, he has advised mainly institutional investors. After working for two years in the US at Swiss American Securities Inc., New York, Credit Suisse, Los Angeles, and at Crocker Bank, San Francisco, he took over the institutional investors sector in 1985. (more…)