RAM Active Investments is an independent asset management company dedicated to institutional and professional clients.

We are an active specialist and alternative asset manager with the mission to deliver high risk-adjusted returns, diversification benefits, and liquid products and solutions to our investors. 

We take a long-term perspective and keep in mind the interests of all our stakeholders.

Our team consists of more than 40 employees across four offices in Geneva (headquarters), Zurich, Milan and Luxembourg. Assets under management as of end of December 2019 : USD 3.1 bn. 

Our Beliefs

Inefficiencies exist in global markets but the means of extracting alpha can vary by approach.

A disciplined and active management style can deliver compelling value to investors. Rigorous in-house research strengthens objectivity of the alpha sourcing. As investors, we strive to extend the possibilities in both the systematic and discretionary disciplines.

Our People

At RAM, the community is collegial and the initiatives are collaborative.
Teamwork is emphasized within and across departments.
Leadership is shared and taken up by all ranks.

  • Andrew Fraser
    Andrew
    Fraser Chief Executive Officer

    Executive Management

    Andrew Fraser

    Chief Executive Officer


    Current responsibilities
    Andrew Fraser is the CEO of RAM Active Investments SA, Chairman for the Executive Management Committee and member of the Board for RAM Active Investments SA. He has further responsibilities on the Investment and Commercial sides of the business.

    Career
    Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the investment management industry, holding senior investment and commercial positions across some of the most recognised Investment managers across Europe, Asia and North America. His career Spans from founding systematic managers to work for some of the largest, and has hands on experience with all key asset classes in private and public markets.

    Education and qualification
    Andrew has an undergraduate degrees in Financial Services, Economics and post graduate with the CFA and CIM.

  • Emmanuel Hauptmann
    Emmanuel
    Hauptmann Partner & Head of Systematic Equity Fund Management

    Executive Management, Fund Management, SRI & CSR Committee

    Emmanuel Hauptmann

    Partner & Head of Systematic Equity Fund Management


    Current responsibilities
    Emmanuel Hauptmann  is a Senior Systematic Equity Fund Manager and a Founding Partner of RAM Active Investments SA, which specialises in managing the investment funds grouped under the RAM Systematic Funds and RAM Tactical Funds brands. He played a determining role in the research that underpins the management of the RAM Systematic Equity Funds.  He is also Member of the Social Responsible Investment Committee and President of the RAM Active Philanthropy Foundation.

    Career
    He started his career in London as European Equity Derivatives quant strategist in Morgan Stanley’s Quantitative and Derivative Strategies team in 2002. He was then Senior Quantitative Analyst as Director within Citigroup’s Alternative Execution team in London. He joined RAM Active Investments in 2007.

    Education and qualification
    Emmanuel Hauptmann is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris (MSc, Financial Engineering, 2002), the London School of Economics (MSc, Finance and Economics, 2002) and the University of Paris I (BSc, Economics, 2001).

  • Laurent Lienard
    Laurent
    Lienard Head of Legal & Compliance, Managing Director, General Secretary

    Executive Management, Risk & Compliance

    Laurent Lienard

    Head of Legal & Compliance, Managing Director, General Secretary


    Current responsibilities
    As Head of Legal & Compliance and General Secretary, Laurent is primarily responsible for the legal framework and support of RAM global asset management activities, compliance and is general secretary to the Board of the company. He provides oversight on all regulatory and compliance matters related to strategic planning, business development and operational improvement. He is also responsible for legal coverage and documentation of OTC derivatives, cleared derivatives, futures, repo and prime brokerage, as well as legal coverage of trading in equities and bonds.

    Career
    Before joining RAM in 2011, the positions Laurent held included international legal roles with Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), Nationwide, Banque Privée Edouard Constant and a private business law firm.

    Education and qualification
    Laurent was awarded a University degree in law (Bachelor and Master) from UCL (Belgium) and a post-grade LLM in business law from the University of Geneva. Besides French, Laurent speaks fluent English, Italian and Dutch.

  • Pierre-Olivier Pourcelot
    Pierre-Olivier
    Pourcelot Head of Sales & Marketing, Member of the Executive Committee

    Executive Management, Sales & Marketing

    Pierre-Olivier Pourcelot

    Head of Sales & Marketing, Member of the Executive Committee


    Current responsibilities
    Pierre-Olivier is Head of Sales & Marketing managing all sales and client service activities, member of the Executive committee, chairman of the Product & Marketing Committee and a Member of the Board of Directors of RAM Active Investments (Europe) SA.

    Career
    Before joining RAM Active Investments, Pierre-Olivier Pourcelot worked for Robeco (Switzerland) AG, from 2005 to 2010, for Swisscanto in Zurich from 2001 to 2004 and for Hypovereinsbank (UniCredit Group) in Zurich and Munich, from 1994 to 2000.  

    Education and qualification
    Pierre-Olivier graduated from the Kedge Business School in Marseille, the University of Konstanz and from the New York Institute of Finance. He also obtained his CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) qualification.

  • Roberto Zito
    Roberto
    Zito Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director

    Executive Management, Operations

    Roberto Zito

    Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director


    Current responsibilities
    Heads and manages all the operations with the aim of efficiently sustain the fund management activities. This involves the ability to promptly solve problems, streamline processes, improve procedures and communicate efficiently.

    Career
    Prior to joining RAM Active Investments SA as Head of Operations and Finance Roberto worked as: Senior Fund Administrator for Capital International (2005/2006), Team Leader in the valuation department of State Street Bank Luxembourg and State Street Bank Dublin (2002/2005).  

    Education and qualification
    Roberto graduated from the University of Florence, Italy (Degree in Economics).   

  • Philippe Wagener
    Philippe
    Wagener General Manager

    Executive Management, SRI & CSR Committee

    Philippe Wagener

    General Manager


    Current responsibilities
    Taking charge of the Management Company (RAM Active Investments (Europe) SA) as General Manager, Philippe ensures that the Management Company adheres to its obligations under the relevant laws, regulations and codes. He furthermore supervises all delegated activities linked to the management of the Luxembourgish funds: first and foremost the central administration but also the distribution network, compliance and risk management. Philippe is also in contact with the authorities in charge of regulating not only the Management Company but also the Luxembourgish funds. He negotiates with them from a legal and operational perspective planned fund range product updates. Philippe is also the main contact point when dealing with the custodian, auditors and other service providers to the Luxembourgish funds. He is also Member of the Social Responsible Investment Committee.

    Career
    In 2007, Philippe began his career as a Fund Advisor at Banque de Luxembourg in Luxembourg. In charge for several international fund promotors he acquired strong knowledge of the fund industry, both from a legal and operational perspective. He then moved to a more senior role within the Bank as Project Manager within the General Secretariat and was named secretary of the Management Committee. Philippe joined RAM Active Investments in March 2014.

    Education and qualification
    Philippe graduated from the IAG-Louvain School of Management, Belgium, majoring in Management Sciences and holds an MSc in International Banking and Finance from London South Bank University, UK. Besides Luxembourgish, Philippe speaks fluent German, French and English and has basic knowledge of Spanish.

  • Hasan Aslan
    Hasan
    Aslan Portfolio Manager, Managing Director

    Fund Management, Sales & Marketing

    Hasan Aslan

    Portfolio Manager, Managing Director


    Current responsibilities
    As Portfolio Manager of Multi-Asset solutions at RAM AI, Hasan Aslan is responsible for cross-asset investment vehicles offered through a UCITS format, Investment Advisory/Discretionary mandates and certificates. In addition to that, working closely with the Portfolio Managers of the Systematic Equity, Fixed Income and Macro Systematic teams, Hasan is acting as the Senior Investment Product Specialist. His role consists of being the link between the investment teams and the distribution/marketing channels of RAM AI. Hasan is also Co-Head of the Client Services and Communication teams.

    Career
    Throughout his career, Hasan has acquired extensive experience in alternative fund management, risk management, operations, legal and compliance. Before joining RAM, he was co-Head of the Alternative Investment Department at Reyl & Cie where he helped launch several funds and was involved in the management of these products.  Prior to that, he worked as Portfolio Manager in charge of hedge fund portfolio construction, management and monitoring of advisory and discretionary accounts for selected institutional investors at Optimal Investment Services SA (Santander Asset Management). He started his career at UBS in the Commercial Clients Department.

    Education and qualification
    Hasan Aslan holds a Master Degree in Monetary and Financial Economics, a “Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies” (DEA) in Economics and Finance, and a Minor in Information Systems from the University of Geneva.

  • Ashwin Aiyappan
    Ashwin
    Aiyappan Portfolio Manager of Nexus Investment Advisors Ltd

    External Manager, Fund Management

    Ashwin Aiyappan

    Portfolio Manager of Nexus Investment Advisors Ltd


    Current responsibilities
    Ashwin Aiyappan, Portfolio Manager of Nexus Investment Advisors Ltd and co-manager of the RAM Asia Bond Total Return Fund.

    Career
    Ashwin Aiyappan has nearly 20 years of experience in credit and 16 years in Asian credit and fixed income markets. Prior to Nexus, he spent 1.5 years at BNPP Paribas where he ran the Asian credit and convertible flow business for BNP Paribas. Before this he worked at various hedge funds in Asia for 5 years including Saka Capital and Millennium Capital Management, where he managed Asian credit portfolios. Previous to this, Ashwin spent 8 years with Hypovereinsbank/Unicredit working in roles that included credit analysis and portfolio management in their proprietary trading business. He started his career with Morgan Stanley in the US in credit origination and structuring.

    Education and qualification
    He holds an BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Valentin Betrix
    Valentin
    Betrix Portfolio Manager, Executive Director

    Fund Management

    Valentin Betrix

    Portfolio Manager, Executive Director


    Current responsibilities
    Valentin Betrix works as a quantitative analyst and trader in the RAM Systematic Equity Funds Management team. He participates in dealing in global markets and developing the trading platform, with a strong focus on trading analytics and execution enhancement. His research covers optimizing rebalancing methodology and developing systematic investment strategies.

    Career
    Valentin Betrix started his career as a quantitative analyst at BPCE Group, then as a corporate finance analyst at BNP Paribas in London, in 2006. In 2007, he joined Alpstar Capital as a cross-asset quantitative analyst and trader. Valentin Betrix joined RAM Active Investments in August 2013    

    Education and qualification
    Valentin Betrix graduated in Engineering from Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne and then qualified as an Actuary from ISFA in Lyon.  

  • David Fung
    David
    Fung Nexus Founder & Principal, Nexus Investment Advisors Limited & Senior Portfolio Manager

    External Manager, Fund Management

    David Fung

    Nexus Founder & Principal, Nexus Investment Advisors Limited & Senior Portfolio Manager


    Current responsibilities
    David founded Nexus Capital Management Limited in 2014 by spinning out the Special Situations funds from SPARX Group. As a Principal of Nexus, he has expanded beyond special situations to include liquid credit, listed equities, private loans and private equity amongst his fund strategies. David is also the co-portfolio manager of the RAM Asia Bond Total Return.

    Career
    Prior to founding Nexus, Mr.Fung joined SPARX Group's Asia equity long-short team in 2006 when he was assigned to focus on the special-situation positions in various equity and multi-strategies funds. He formed SPARX's Special Situations Strategy as stand alone funds in 2009 and they grew to become the biggest franchise of SPARX Asia by 2013. Prior to SPARX, Mr.Fung was a Director at Citigroup in the Asia Pacific Diversified Industrials Investment Banking Group. He was the lead coverage officer of their HK/China franchise with special focus on the conglomerates, mining, power and energy sectors, and he was in charge of some of Asia's largest capital markets and M&A transactions of the time.He began his career in 1997 at the Equity Research Department of Salomon Brothers in Hong Kong, now part of Citigroup. He covered abroad range of sectors that included regional properties, conglomerates, transportation, power and utilities. Before his transfer to become an investment banker at Citigroup, his last title was Head of Regional Utilities Research where he led a team of four analysts in the Asia Pacific region.

    Education and qualification
    Mr. Fung holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Toronto, Canada.  

  • Nicolas Jamet
    Nicolas
    Jamet Portfolio Manager, Executive Director

    Fund Management, SRI & CSR Committee

    Nicolas Jamet

    Portfolio Manager, Executive Director


    Current responsibilities
    Nicolas JAMET works together with the equity Portfolio Managers to develop systematic investment strategies. The models are based on a broad range of information, including company fundamentals, analyst estimates and market data. He is also Member of the Social Responsible Investment Committee

    Career
    Nicolas JAMET started his career at Société Générale Hong Kong in 2006 where he joined the equity proprietary trading desk to work on systematic fundamental investment strategies, covering Asian markets. In 2011, he moved to Macquarie Group to run, as a team of two, a global fundamental quantitative book. In 2012, he co-founded Fundamental Dynamics, a hedge fund that was managing long/short global equity strategies for an institutional mandate. He joined RAM-Active Investments in September 2016.

    Education and qualification
    Nicolas JAMET graduated in 2005 as a Business Engineer in ICHEC, Brussels. In 2015, he became a CFA Charterholder.

  • Tony Guida
    Tony
    Guida Portfolio Manager, Executive Director

    Fund Management

    Tony Guida

    Portfolio Manager, Executive Director


    Current responsibilities
    Tony’s work is focused primarily on extracting market inefficiencies from different sources from traditional fundamentals, market signals, alternative data, and machine learning. His expertise is in mid to low frequency in equities.

    Career
    Tony  started his career at Unigestion in 2006 where he joined the quantitative equity low volatility team to work as a research analyst. He evolved into a member of the research and investment committee for Minimum Variance Strategies, where he led the factor investing research group for institutional clients. In 2015, he moved to Edhec Risk Scientific Beta as a Senior Consultant for Risk allocation and factor strategies before going to a major UK pension fund in 2016 to build the in-house systematic equity, co-managing 6 billion GBP as a senior quantitative portfolio manager. He joined RAM-Active Investments in January 2019.

    Education and qualification
    Tony holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in Econometry and Finance from the University of Savoy France. Tony is editor-in-chief for the Journal of Machine Learning in Finance and he is chair of the EMEA machineByte Think Tank. 

  • Tian Guo
    Tian
    Guo Senior Data Scientist

    Fund Management

    Tian Guo

    Senior Data Scientist


    Current responsibilities
    Tian Guo works together with the equity Portfolio Managers to develop investment strategies. Tian's work is focused primarily on extracting market inefficiencies from different sources of unstructured data, like news, analyst research reports and earnings call transcript by applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques with the aim to gain insights for several purposes, like sentiment analysis, key aspect extraction, etc. as well as enriching the information machine learning models can consume.

    Career
    Tian Guo joins from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, where he was a post doc scientist from 2017 until 2019 working on projects related to interpretable deep learning, natural language processing, automated machine learning, multi-task learning and transfer learning. Prior to this, from 2012 until 2017, Tian was a Doctoral research assistant at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) working on neural networks over temporal data, streaming data mining and distributed machine learning. In 2015 Tian supported NEC Laboratories Europe as part of the Network Data Analytics Research Group. He joined RAM-Active Investments in August 2019.

    Education and qualification
    Tian holds PhD in computer science from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).  Tian graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST). Tian has the track record of publications on some of the most important conferences across Machine Learning and Data Science.

  • Gilles Pradère
    Gilles
    Pradère Senior Fixed Income Fund Manager, Managing Director

    Fund Management, SRI & CSR Committee

    Gilles Pradère

    Senior Fixed Income Fund Manager, Managing Director


    Current responsibilities
    As a member of the RAM Active Investments Fixed Income team, Gilles Pradère is a specialist in global macro and relative value strategies. He is the co-manager of RAM Global Bond Total Return fund. He is also Member of the Social Responsible Investment Committee.

    Career
    Gilles Pradère began his career in 1990 at BNP Paribas managing fixed income arbitrage activities, before joining Pictet Asset Management in 2001 as a Senior Investment Manager responsible for euro and dollar investments and global bonds. Gilles then moved to London in 2007 to develop Calyon’s proprietary trading activities in its fixed income division. He joined RAM Active Investments in September 2011.

    Education and qualification
    Gilles Pradère is a graduate of the University of Toulouse (1990) where he earned a master’s degree in economic statistics, then an advanced postgraduate degree (DEA) in economic mathematics and econometrics.

  • Philippe Huber
    Philippe
    Huber Portfolio Manager, Executive Director

    Fund Management

    Philippe Huber

    Portfolio Manager, Executive Director


    Current responsibilities
    Philippe Huber works on the development of systematic investment strategies.

    Career
    Philippe started his career in 2006 as a quantitative analyst in Union Bancaire Privée in Geneva. In 2007, he launched a systematic U.S. equity hedge fund as the partner of Company Cinetics SA; in 2009 he joined Galena Asset Management as a quantitative analyst, becoming a derivatives oil trader. Philippe Huber joined RAM Active Investments in June 2016.

    Education and qualification
    Philippe is an award-winning PhD in Econometrics and Statistics (University of Geneva, 2004), a graduate of the EPFL (MSc, Physics, 1998) and a graduate of the University of Geneva (MSc, Econometrics and Statistics). He has a number of publications under his name in some of the best academic journals in Statistics.

  • Nevin Nie
    Nevin
    Nie Portfolio Manager of Nexus Investment Advisors Ltd

    External Manager, Fund Management

    Nevin Nie

    Portfolio Manager of Nexus Investment Advisors Ltd


    Current responsibilities
    Nevin Nie, Portfolio Manager of Nexus Investment Advisors Ltd and co-manager of the RAM-Asia Bond Total Return Fund.

    Career
    Nevin Nie has over 14 years of experience in Asian credit and fixed income market. Prior to Nexus, he spent 2 years at Value Partners where he was a senior credit analyst for the flagship Greater China High Yield Income Fund. Before that, Mr. Nie spent 2 years in Deutsche Bank as the fixed income and credit specialist for the Wealth Management business. Mr. Nie also worked at Haitong Securities International, one of China’s largest broker, for 2 years, leading its proprietary credit trading business. He started his career as a bond market reporter for South China Morning Post, and went on to fixed income research provider Debtwire where he helped build up from scratch the coverage of Chinese High Yield issuers and distressed debts.

    Education and qualification
    Mr. Nie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Hong Kong.

  • Louis-Alexandre Piquet
    Louis-Alexandre
    Piquet Quantitative Researcher

    Fund Management

    Louis-Alexandre Piquet

    Quantitative Researcher


    Current responsibilities
    Louis-Alexandre PIQUET works to research market inefficiencies and to develop systematic investment strategies with fund managers. Its models are based on market data, as well as macroeconomic and business fundamentals.

    Career
    Louis-Alexandre PIQUET joined RAM Active Investments in February 2019 to work in systematic equity and rate research.

    Education and qualification
    Louis-Alexandre PIQUET is an engineering graduate from École Centrale Paris (2018) and from EPFL (Master in Financial Engineering, 2019).

  • Clement Perrette
    Clement
    Perrette Senior Fixed Income Fund Manager, Managing Director

    Fund Management

    Clement Perrette

    Senior Fixed Income Fund Manager, Managing Director


    Current responsibilities
    Senior Fund Manager Fixed Income and co-manager of the RAM Global Bond Total Return Fund.

    Career
    Clément Perrette has worked more than 10 years at Barclays Capital in London, from 2002 to 2013. During these years, Clément notably ran the EUR Rates trading franchises and was in charge of trading bonds and swaps for Barclays Capital. He then later managed for Barclays Plc, the Investment Function team in charge of investing and trading the Liquidity Buffer and the Strategic Portfolios. Prior to Barclays, from 1992 to 2002, Clément worked in Paris for SG, Paribas and then Deutsche Bank as a trader in Government Bond trading and was additionally the head of  European Strips trading desks.

    Education and qualification
    Clément Perrette graduated from HEC Paris in 1990 having completed a Master of International Finance and holds a civil engineering degree from ENSIMAG 89 (Ecole Nationale Supérieur d’Informatique et Mathématique Appliquées de Grenoble, ENSIMAG 89).

  • Gianluca Carnevale Garè
    Gianluca
    Carnevale Garè Head of Sales Retail Italy

    Sales & Marketing

    Gianluca Carnevale Garè

    Head of Sales Retail Italy


    Current responsibilities
    Gianluca is Head of Retail Sales Italy in charge of sales activities for the retail channel in Italy. 

    Career
    Gianluca started his career at DWS Investments (Deutsche Bank Group) in 2010 initially within the Sales & Marketing Support team, moving then to the sales team for the retail channel in Italy. Gianluca then moved to Invesco Asset Management as Sales & Relationship Manager Retail for Italy, contributing to the growth of the Retail channel. In 2015 Gianluca moved to Pictet Asset Management as Sales Manager with responsibility for the Italian Retail market. Before joining RAM, Gianluca was Head of Business Development for Italy for Sempione SIM, a small boutique active in asset management and investment consulting. Gianluca joined RAM Active Investments in February 2019. 

    Education and qualification
    Gianluca holds a degree in Business Management with a specialization in Corporate Finance from the University of Pavia. Gianluca speaks Italian and English. 

  • Eleonora Biella
    Eleonora
    Biella Head of Sales Institutional and DPM Italy

    Sales & Marketing

    Eleonora Biella

    Head of Sales Institutional and DPM Italy


    Current responsibilities
    Eleonora is in charge of the sales activities for the Italian-speaking regions and some other non-EU countries.  

    Career
    Before joining RAM Active Investments in 2009, Eleonora worked for Goldman Sachs International in London from 2007 to 2009 and for the financial department of Prysmian Cables & System, from 2006 to 2007 in Milano.

    Education and qualification
    Eleonora has a degree in Business Administration and is graduated from the Bocconi University in Corporate Finance. 

  • Daniel Endres
    Daniel
    Endres Senior Sales Manager Germany & Benelux

    Sales & Marketing

    Daniel Endres

    Senior Sales Manager Germany & Benelux


    Current responsibilities
    Daniel Endres manages the Sales for Benelux region, covering distribution and institutional investors. For Germany, he focuses more on wealth managers, fund of funds managers and banks.

    Career
    Daniel Endres has acquired a valuable 10-years’ experience and industry expertise through previous sales positions mainly when working for SEB in Luxembourg and DNB Asset Management also in Luxembourg.

    Education and qualification
    Daniel holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of St. Ingbert and an FH Degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Saarbrücken, as well as a Senior Financial Consultant degree from the Corporate MLP University in Heidelberg.

  • Grégoire Glotin
    Grégoire
    Glotin Sales & Marketing, Managing Director

    Sales & Marketing

    Grégoire Glotin

    Sales & Marketing, Managing Director


    Current responsibilities
    As a Managing Director, Grégoire is in charge of the sales activities for the French-speaking Countries, Portugal and Middle-East. Grégoire is a member of the Product & Marketing Committee and a Director of the Board of RAM’s Luxembourgish SICAVs. He is also Vice-President of the RAM Active Philanthropy Foundation which support charitable organizations.

    Career
    Before joining RAM Active Investments, Grégoire Glotin worked for Exane in Paris and Geneva from 1999 to 2007 and for Société Générale Bank and Trust in Luxembourg from 1996 to 1999.

    Education and qualification
    Grégoire graduated from NEOMA Business School (Master in Management, Finance, 1996).

  • Cyrille Joye
    Cyrille
    Joye Head of Client Services, Managing Director

    Sales & Marketing, SRI & CSR Committee

    Cyrille Joye

    Head of Client Services, Managing Director


    Current responsibilities
    As head of the Client Services Team, Cyrille oversees the investor relations effort for RAM, ensuring articulated communication concerning RAM fund range's investment philosophy, process, and performance. He is responsible for servicing large institutional investors and consultants, supervising the onboarding of new clients and mandates, producing customized reporting for all of the firm’s investment strategies. He is also Member of the Social Responsible Investment Committee.

    Career
    He started his career in 2006 as an RFP writer and business development support at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in the UK and in Switzerland. He joined RAM Active Investments in January 2011.

    Education and qualification
    Cyrille graduated from the University of Geneva and holds a MA in Computational Linguistics and in Arabic Studies. He is a holder of the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and of the CIWM (Certified International Wealth Manager).

  • Nathalie Kraemer
    Nathalie
    Kraemer Operation and Services Manager

    Operations, Sales & Marketing

    Nathalie Kraemer

    Operation and Services Manager


    Current responsibilities
    Nathalie Kraemer is the assistant to the conducting officer of RAM Luxembourg. She also supports the Client Services and Middle Office teams when handling client requests. In addition, she is also in charge of administrative day-to-day matters within the RAM Luxembourg office.

    Career
    Nathalie has acquired strong expertise in different fields of the Asset Management while working at Dexia Asset Management and more recently at Danske Invest. She has an experience more focused on the distribution side, with regards to trailer fees and funds administration.  

    Education and qualification
    Nathalie is French and holds a DESS Diploma in European Financial Management, as well as a Master in Management Sciences from the IAE in Metz.  

  • Yannick Wittrock
    Yannick
    Wittrock Client Services Manager

    Sales & Marketing

    Yannick Wittrock

    Client Services Manager


    Current responsibilities
    Yannick Wittrock holds the Client Services Manager position at RAM Active Investments. His functions include first level investor support with regards to client requests as well as the management of monthly and quarterly client-specific reporting. He furthermore is working on promoting RAM fund range product management, positioning and visibility through means of fund platforms and dedicated databases.

    Career
    Prior to his position at RAM Active Investments Yannick worked as Business Relations Manager at Peak Partners S.A., a niche Fund of Hedge Funds (FoHF) manager, where he was responsible for all investor relations related tasks as well as selective business development initiatives. Yannick started his career at the Alternative Investments Department of Lombard Odier & Cie in Geneva in 2005 where he worked on marketing and dedicated investor relations related tasks within the framework of the Lombard Odier FoHF range.

    Education and qualification
    Yannick holds a Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in International History and Politics from the Graduate Institute in International Studies (HEI) in Geneva, and a BSc with honors in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Yannick speaks fluently English, German, French, Dutch and Finnish.

  • Carlos Castillo
    Carlos
    Castillo Senior Business Analyst

    Business Process Management

    Carlos Castillo

    Senior Business Analyst


    Current responsibilities
    As a specialist of Microsoft BI Stack, Carlos contributes to the setup of the Research Database Infrastructure (Data modelling, Database optimisation, Data Integration processes), to the development of analytical tools (Portfolio Analytics, Risk Dashboards, etc.) and performs technology watch at RAM AI.   

    Career
    Carlos CASTILLO started his career in 2006 as a Front Office Analyst/Developer at La Française des Placements in Paris. In 2010, he joined the financial software editor Murex as a Business Analyst. Starting 2013, he worked as an IT-Finance consultant for various clients in Paris and Geneva (AXA-IM, JP Morgan, Banque Pictet, Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch). Carlos joined RAM Active Investments in March 2017.  

    Education and qualification
    Carlos CASTILLO is a graduate of the Grenoble’s UPMF with a Bachelor in Economics and holds a Masters in Finance from the Grenoble’s IAE. He is also qualified as a Professional Risk Manager (“PRM”) from the Professional Risk Managers International Association (“PRIMIA”). Carlos speaks French and English and has a good understanding of Spanish and Italian.  

  • Federico Rossi
    Federico
    Rossi Business Analyst

    Business Process Management

    Federico Rossi

    Business Analyst


    Current responsibilities
    Federico Rossi is involved in all technical projects of RAM Active Investments. He is responsible for the Fund Management System development and helps to implement new IT solutions within RAM.

    Career
    Federico started his career in 2005 as a developer on a trading platform. He then worked 4 years as a developer on the portfolio management system of Pictet Bank and 2 years for Lombard Odier Investment Management. He also worked for Swiss Exchange before joining RAM Active Investments in 2015.

    Education and qualification
    Federico Rossi holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Geneva University.  He is also a CQF (Certificate in Quantitative Finance) holder.

  • Yannik Bernachot
    Yannik
    Bernachot Middle Office Manager

    Operations

    Yannik Bernachot

    Middle Office Manager


    Current responsibilities
    Yannik is in charge of all rebates and register activities, He also assists the sales team on a daily basis and liaises with clients for all rebates related queries.

    Career
    Yannik Bernachot started his career as an officer of the middle office department at Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch in 2008. He then joined RAM Active Investments SA in April 2012 as middle officer.

    Education and qualification
    Yannik Bernachot has received a certificate in Private Banking (2008/2009) and a certificate in Banking Operations (2010/2011) from the ISFB (Institut Supérieur de Formation Bancaire). He also holds the CAIA (“Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst”) since 2014.  

  • Marina Bodenehr
    Marina
    Bodenehr HR & Office Manager

    Operations

    Marina Bodenehr

    HR & Office Manager


    Current responsibilities
    Marina is HR & Office Manager, responsible for Human Resources and General Services.

    Career
    Marina started her career at Dryden Wealth Management Ltd, where she was responsible for the various Office Management and Human Resources aspects until the integration into the Fortis Group. She then joined Banque SYZ & Co SA, where she worked as an Assistant in the Mutual Fund division and subsequently as an Executive Assistant for one of the founders of the Bank. In 2012, Marina moved to Zurich and joined H.B. Fuller Europe GmbH as HR Coordinator and Office Manager. During her time with H.B. Fuller Europe, Marina gained extensive experience in the international Human Resources management. Back in Geneva, Marina joined RAM Active Investments SA in September 2018.

    Education and qualification
    Marina holds a Master Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Bologna as well as the Certificate of Human Resources Assistant from the Human Resources Swiss Exams. Marina speaks fluently French, Italian and English with very good knowledge of German.

  • Charles Boulanger
    Charles
    Boulanger Middle Office Manager

    Operations

    Charles Boulanger

    Middle Office Manager


    Current responsibilities
    Charles Boulanger is a member of the Middle Office team, focusing on the operational aspects for funds managed by RAM. He is in charge of portfolio reconciliation, trading transmission to diverse counterparties, the treatment of corporate actions and the cash & collateral management of the Funds. Also, he is involved in the preparation of the annual reports, the onboarding of new counterparties and the improving of internal tools.

    Career
    After taking a gap-year in school to serve as Treasury & Risk Arbitrage Fund Manager Assistant at OFI AM, Charles started his full-time career in 2010, as Equity Fund Manager Assistant at 1818 Gestion in Paris. He then joined Mandarine Gestion as a trading support and officer of the middle office. In 2012 he moved to AXA IM to become a business analyst. Charles Boulanger joined RAM Active Investments in December 2013.

    Education and qualification
    Charles Boulanger graduated in 2010, with a Master II degree in Finance from the Clermont-Ferrand Graduate School of Management.

  • Cristiano Cardoso
    Cristiano
    Cardoso Head of Middle Office, Executive Director

    Operations, SRI & CSR Committee

    Cristiano Cardoso

    Head of Middle Office, Executive Director


    Current responsibilities
    Cristiano Cardoso is in charge of the Middle Office team, primarily the funds administration duties. He actively participates in the liquidation, restructuring and launch of the RAM Funds. Furthermore, he also fulfills a supporting function to the Chief Compliance Officer for trades monitoring. He is also Member of the Social Responsible Investment Committee

    Career
    Cristiano Cardoso started his career in January 2005 as a Fund Administrator at Capital International in Geneva, in charge of performing daily cash and portfolio reconciliations, settlement issues, NAV review and financial statements preparation. Cristiano Cardoso joined RAM Active Investments in October 2008.

    Education and qualification
    Cristiano Cardoso is a graduate of the Ecole de Commerce Nicolas-Bouvier in Geneva and holds a CFC d’Employé de Commerce. Cristiano speaks fluent French, Portuguese and English and has good knowledge of Spanish.

  • Régis Darbas
    Régis
    Darbas Middle Office Manager

    Operations

    Régis Darbas

    Middle Office Manager


    Current responsibilities
    Régis Darbas provides assistance to portfolio managers across the different asset classes (Equities, Fixed Income, Convertibles) in all aspects including portfolio reconciliation, valuation, trading transmission, corporate actions processing and administration. He also serves as a back-up to the senior risk manager for market risk monitoring.

    Career
    Régis Darbas started his career as an officer in the middle-office department of BNP Paribas Arbitrage in Paris specializing in corporate actions and indices management. He subsequently moved to Geneva and worked for an event-driven hedge Fund, Omni Partners, as a trader. Régis Darbas joined RAM Active Investments in June 2014 as an officer in the middle office team.

    Education and qualification
    Régis Darbas is a Master 2 Financial Markets graduate of the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises in Toulouse.

  • Antoine Vaudan
    Antoine
    Vaudan Finance & Accounting Manager, Associate Director

    Operations

    Antoine Vaudan

    Finance & Accounting Manager, Associate Director


    Current responsibilities
    Antoine Vaudan is responsible for finance and accounting along with all taxes related matters of the company.

    Career
    Antoine Vaudan started his career at Noble Resource SA in 2002 (Noble Group) as EMEA Accounting Manager, responsible for EMEA finance & accounting. In 2009, he joined Philip Morris International SA as Senior Financial Analyst to carry out group consolidation & reporting for the company. In 2012, he joined MIG Bank Ltd, a bank focused in forex brokering, as Specialist for Finance, Accounting & Taxes. MIG Bank Ltd was bought by Swissquote Bank S.A. in september 2013 and Antoine Vaudan stayed on the combined entity until joining RAM Active Investments in October 2014.

    Education and qualification
    Antoine Vaudan is graduate from the Commercial School and is Swiss Certified for Finance & Accounting.

  • Simone Pilozzi
    Simone
    Pilozzi Senior Risk Manager, Executive Director

    Risk & Compliance

    Simone Pilozzi

    Senior Risk Manager, Executive Director


    Current responsibilities
    Reporting to the Executive Committee, Simone is responsible for the risk management of RAM Active Investments’ investment activities. Simone manages as well the maintenance and development of the risk control systems. Simone ensures the market risk monitoring of RAM’s products as well as their adherence to regulatory requirements.

    Career
    Simone started his career at KPMG Turin as a consultant. He then moved to Nextra Investment Management in Milan and assumed the role of quantitative analyst for the fixed income division. Subsequently, he joined Abaxbank SpA as a financial engineer in the equity volatility and hybrid products division. Prior to joining RAM, he was the risk manager of the fund management activity of BankMed Suisse SA.

    Education and qualification
    Simone is a graduate of the University of Turin with a major in Financial Economics and holds a Master Degree in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management from the Collegio Carlo Alberto (University of Turin). He is also qualified as a Financial Risk Manager (“FRM”) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Simone is fluent in English, French and Italian.

  • Ines Pacho Tejero
    Ines
    Pacho Tejero Ines Pacho Tejero, Compliance Officer

    Risk & Compliance, SRI & CSR Committee

    Ines Pacho Tejero

    Ines Pacho Tejero, Compliance Officer


    Current responsibilities
    As Compliance Officer at RAM Active Investments (Europe) SA, Ines is in charge of assessing and controlling the compliance risk on a regular basis. Her areas of work mainly relate to the AML-CTF framework, assistance with different regulatory areas such as cross-border distribution, data protection or ESG, review of policies and engagements, preparation of internal and external reports, oversight of delegates, training and overall regulatory watch. She cooperates with different departments to ensure regulatory compliance with RAM activities.

    Career
    Before joining RAM in 2017, Ines worked in Deloitte and KPMG within the fund distribution services department. These roles covered the continuous regulatory watch of various EU, Asian and South American Countries, the registration and maintenance of UCITS and AIFs in a cross-border bases as well as the study of its marketing implications.

    Education and qualification
    Ines holds a Master in Law as well as a Master in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Valladolid, Spain with one year program at the HEC-ULG University of Liège. She is also a member of the Bar Association in Madrid. Ines is fluent in French, English and Spanish with an intermediate level in Italian.

Transparency & Governance

RAM’s Compliance team is responsible for advising employees on continued compliance with their relevant legal and regulatory obligations, as well as regularly monitoring those obligations.

All employees are required to periodically certify their understanding of compliance with the contents of our internal Compliance Manual and policies, including the Code of Ethics. Employees receive regular training on topics such as market abuse and have an absolute duty to comply with the rules and laws of the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Above all, we expect everyone at RAM to adhere to the highest standards of compliance in their everyday working practices. This includes identifying and managing conflicts of interest to having open and transparent relationships with colleagues, clients and regulators.

Corporate Responsibility

At RAM, we believe that corporate responsibility should be part of everything from managing investment portfolios for clients to running our own business.

 

 

 

To read more, click on the below link:

 

RAM Corporate Social Responsibility  Report 2018 

PDF File Icon “Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2018 – RAM Active Investments

Investing Responsibly

As institutional investors, our fiduciary role is to act in the best long-term interests of our beneficiaries and help our clients harness the potential of markets to reach theur respective impact goals. This requires us to incorporate Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues into investment analysis and decision making processes.


As of September, 2015, RAM Active Investments has become a signatory to the UN supported PRI. RAM is also an active member of Swiss Sustainable Finance which was created to promote sustainability in the Swiss financial market and to strengthen Switzerland’s position as a leading worldwide centre for sustainable finance.

 

"Responsible Investment Policy – RAM Active Investments” 

 

 

 

 

Society

RAM Active Philanthropy is a non-profit foundation which aims to support philanthropic causes in Switzerland and abroad. The foundation supports research, health, cultural, social, educational and environmental initiatives by providing financial support to charitable and non-profit organizations.

Learning, Development and Talent Management

To build on our competencies and expertise, RAM provides technical and managerial training to our team members around the fundamental aspects of our activities. Our Training and Professional Development Policy outlines the provisions for RAM employees’ personal development monitoring, continuous professional training, and education sponsorship.

Environment

RAM’s goal is to reduce the firm’s footprint on the environment. Our Corporate Green Policy outlines our measures pertaining to energy conservation, reduction of materials consumption, reduction of fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, minimization of waste and increase recycling, and commitment to green purchasing.

 

Furthermore, RAM Active Investments recognizes the duty of asset management firms towards tackling climate change risks through investment decisions and direct or collaborative engagements.

 

  "Climate Change Policy" RAM Active Investments