Lionel Aeschlimann is managing partner of Mirabaud SCA, member of the Group Executive Committee and CEO of Mirabaud Asset Management. He is a member of the Swiss Takeover Board and of the Expert Commission on Asset Management of the Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association. Prior to joining Mirabaud in 2010, Aeschlimann was a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer and member of the Strategy Committee, since 2000. Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the three largest Swiss business law firms, with more than 120 specialized lawyers based in Zurich and Geneva. Lionel Aeschlimann holds a Master’s degree in Law from the Bern University and is a member of the International Bar Association and the Geneva Business Law Association (AGDA).
As senior investment officer and a member of the investment committee at Permal Investment Management Securities Services Limited, Christopher Fawcett has extensive experience in asset management, especially alternative investments. Fawcett also sits on the board of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of the hedge fund industry, and serves as a director for the Hedge Fund Standards Board Limited.
Trained as a lawyer and an expert in regulatory matters relating to wealth management, Yvar Mentha is chairman of the board of BRP Bizzozero & Partners SA, a company specialising in regulatory issues. He also serves as chairman of the Board of IST, an investment foundation. Before joining Mirabaud, he worked for more than 20 years in asset and investment fund management, including 15 years as an executive for a large private bank. He is a former member of the Swiss Funds Association (SFA).
Antonio Vegezzi has considerable expertise in the area of financial services from his work for a number of world-renowned asset management groups, such as the Capital Group, where he was chairman of its Swiss subsidiary. He has also served on the Capital Group's management committee and board of directors. He is director and chair of the audit committee at Pioneer Investments and a member of the Optimis advisory board. Mr Vegezzi also lectures in the International Organisations MBA programme at the University of Geneva and at the University of Italian-Speaking Switzerland.