Our Team

FLEXIBILITY AND

AVAILABILITY

Are your advisor’s understanding, presence and experience and the flexibility of the solutions recommended to you important in your relationship with your wealth manager? Cité Gestion’s teams offer all this and the added advantage of providing an extremely personalized service.

A personalized, lasting relationship

Cité Gestion is a small structure on a human scale and its wealth managers all have extensive asset management and investment experience acquired with leading Swiss and international private banks.

They benefit from our solid structure and enjoy considerable freedom to build and nurture long-term relationships, putting your interests and your goals first.

Germain Steiner
President

Geneva

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Germain Steiner

President

Germain was Cité Gestion’s first CEO and he took over as President of the Board of Directors when the company became independent. With over 25 years’ experience in finance, Germain previously held several high-level positions in private banks including as General Manager of Banking Services at Darier Hentsch, and Chief Risk Officer and Head of Trading at Lombard Odier, where he was a Holding Partner. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of FINOVA and Chairman of the Executive Committee of its banking IT division. Germain is a member of the Board and Vice-President of the Geneva stock market and he founded the Geneva Financial Centre (an umbrella association for the financial sector).

Jean-François Ducrest
Vice President

Geneva

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Jean-François Ducrest

Vice President

Jean-François has served as a lawyer in Geneva for over 30 years and has been Vice President of the Cité Gestion Board of Directors since 2017. He served as President of the bar association and is a member of the bar in Geneva. He has been a partner at the law firm Ducrest Heggli Avocats since 2010. During his career, Jean-François also worked for the law firms Borel & Barbey and Bonnant & Peyrot. He is currently an active member of several law associations, including the Swiss Bar Association, the Swiss Arbitration Association, and the International Association of Lawyers.

Sophie Maillard
Member

Geneva

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Sophie Maillard

Member

Sophie has been a member of the Cité Gestion Board of Directors since 2017. She spent 15 years working as a legal adviser, in particular for Crédit Suisse, before obtaining her bar admission while working for the law firm Gillon Perritaz Esseiva Overney. She also holds a Compliance Management certificate from the University of Geneva. In 2005, Sophie joined the Swiss financial market supervisory authority, FINMA, before returning to practice law with BRP Bizzozero.

Guy Barbey
Managing Partner, CEO

 

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Guy Barbey

Managing Partner, CEO

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Guy has been active in the banking and financial sector for 25 years. He worked in the trading division at UBS, in particular on the bond and convertible bond desks in London and Tokyo. Guy has spent most of his career with Lombard Odier group, where he was in charge of fixed income funds while actively participating in the Investment Committee and taking responsibility for an important private client segment. He joined Cité Gestion in 2010 and was appointed CEO in 2016 and Managing Partner in 2017.

Christophe Utelli
Managing Partner, Deputy CEO

Geneva

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Christophe Utelli

Managing Partner, Deputy CEO

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Christophe has over 20 years’ experience in banking, first as a strategic and regulatory consultant for banks and financial institutions with Ernst & Young before becoming Chief Risk Officer of the wealth management unit at Lombard Odier. He was responsible for major strategic projects in business development, compliance, risk and regulations. For several years he also taught at different institutions across Europe. Christophe joined Cité Gestion in 2016 as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. He has been a partner and Deputy CEO of Cité Gestion since 2017.

Nicolas Geissmann
Managing Partner

Geneva

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Nicolas Geissmann

Managing Partner

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Nicolas is an INSEAD graduate with over 30 years’ experience in banking and finance. Nicolas spent nearly 12 years as a trade financing specialist at Paribas and has held several high-level positions with other financial institutions, including as Head of the Geneva branch and Head of Private Banking at ABN Amro. He joined Cité Gestion and its Executive Committee in 2011 and became a Managing Partner in 2017.

Laurent Kramer
Managing Partner

Lausanne

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Laurent Kramer

Managing Partner

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Laurent graduated from the International Banking School in New York and worked for Crédit Suisse group for 25 years, first in corporate banking, then for private clients in Zurich, London, New York and Toronto. He joined Cité Gestion in 2011, where he worked on the opening of the Lausanne branch. Since then he has headed the Lausanne office and was appointed to the Executive Committee before being Managing Partner in 2017.

Sébastien Micotti
Head Legal and Compliance

Geneva

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Sébastien Micotti

Head Legal and Compliance

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Sébastien has been a member of the Geneva bar since 2004, with a particular interest in financial regulation in Switzerland and abroad. He has regularly worked with the Swiss financial market supervisory authority, FINMA, on executive assignments for Swiss financial intermediaries. After managing the legal department of a bank specialized in online trading, Sébastien joined Cité Gestion in 2012, becoming a member of the Executive Committee. He is also Head of the Legal and Compliance department.

Blaise Gillioz
Managing Partner

Geneva

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Blaise Gillioz

Managing Partner

T +41 22 820 60 18
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Blaise is a qualified economist (Master of Applied Economics, University of Michigan) and a Certified Swiss Financial Analyst (CFPI/AZEK). He has worked in the banking industry since 1996. Blaise has spent much of his career at Credit Suisse Group and at Barclays Bank in London and in Geneva. Before joining Cité Gestion in 2012, Blaise was heading up a Ultra high-net-worth individuals team at Credit Suisse Wealth Management. He is Managing Partner of Cité Gestion since 2017.

Luc Jenkins
Managing Partner

Geneva

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Luc Jenkins

Managing Partner

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Luc has worked in private banking for over 20 years, beginning his career at UBS before joining Vontobel, where he was client advisor and manager of the middle office team. He worked as Head of Private Banking for the French-speaking market at ABN Amro before joining Cité Gestion on its creation as Senior Manager. He was appointed Managing Partner in 2017.

Thomas Schnurrenberger
Managing Partner

Zurich

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Thomas Schnurrenberger

Managing Partner

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Thomas has started his professional life more than 30 years ago in banking and finance. During the first 10 years Thomas occupied various positions in bond and equity trading departments of Coutts & Co. and Credit Suisse. In the middle of the nineties he relocated to Singapore for 7 years, where he changed to Private Banking within Credit Suisse, responsible for the Singapore Market and also completed the Executive Program of the Swiss Banking School in 1999.

Back in Zurich (2002) Thomas joined Credit Suisse’s US registered subsidiary – Credit Suisse Private Advisors – as the Head of Sales (he is still a series 65 license holder), before he joined the independent asset management firm Ultra Finanz AG in Zurich as a partner in 2006. He joined Cité Gestion in January 2019 as a Managing Partner.

Daniel Steffen
Managing Partner

Zurich

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Daniel Steffen

Managing Partner

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Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 35 years working in banking and finance. After 19 years working in various positions with UBS AG in Switzerland and Singapore he became 2001 a partner of Ultra Finance Ltd., an independent asset management firm in Zurich. As a result of the merger of Ultra Finance AG and Cité Gestion SA in January 2019, he joined Cité Gestion and its Executive Committee as a Managing Partner.

Jean-Jacques Aebischer
Banker

Lausanne

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Jean-Jacques Aebischer

Banker

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Niccolò Amsellem
Banker

Geneva

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Niccolò is an expert in finance and economics who spent much of his career as a manager at Barclays Bank (Switzerland) in Geneva, where he developed the bank’s East African business for nearly 10 years. He has been a wealth manager with Cité Gestion since 2014.

Antoine Baert
Investment Advisory

Geneva

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Antoine Baert

Investment Advisory

T +41 22 820 60 39
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Antoine is an investment expert with some twenty years’ experience on the international financial markets, first in London as an interest rate analyst, a fixed income alternative portfolio manager and bias trader on the debt and currency markets, then in Geneva as an advisor specialized in currencies. He has been an investment advisor at Cité Gestion since 2018.

Philippe Barras
Banker

Geneva

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Philippe began working as a trader then wealth manager with Lombard Odier group in Geneva and London before joining Banque Syz in 2000, where he spent nearly 15 years as a fund manager. He joined Cité Gestion as a senior portfolio manager in 2016.

Véronique Barras
Banker

Geneva

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Abdou El Ilah Belgaid
Banker

Geneva

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Abdou El Ilah Belgaid

Banker

T +41 22 820 60 36
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Africa Bootello
Banker

Geneva

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Antonin Brocard
Banker

Geneva

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Antonin started his career at Merrill Lynch in the corporate finance and in the asset management divisions in New York and London for over 12 years. He joined Coutts & Co in 2008 to advise Middle Eastern clients on the management and structure of their wealth for the following height years. He joined Cité Gestion in 2019.

Silvio Clavadetscher
Banker

Geneva

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Silvio graduated from the International Banking School in New York and worked for Credit Suisse Group for 11 years in Switzerland, USA, Brazil and Russia.

He then joined Merrill Lynch in Geneva. Since 2003 he has been covering the Eastern European and Russian clientele.  He joined Cité Gestion in march 2019.

Virginie Constance
Banker

Geneva

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Virginie graduated from a leading French business school and began her career in Geneva in 2004, in a wealth management firm specialized in wealth planning for French resident and non-resident clients. With nearly 15 years’ experience in this area and a vast network in France and Western Africa, Virginie joined Cité Gestion as a senior wealth manager in 2017.

João Costa
Banker

Lausanne

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Bertrand Dayer
Banker

Zurich

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Bertrand holds a Master's degree in international relations and has over 15 years’ experience in finance. He spent most of his career in Credit Suisse’s private banking division in Switzerland and abroad, in particular in New York and Sydney. He joined Cité Gestion as senior wealth manager and investment advisor in 2012.

Christoph Enz
Banker

Zurich

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Christoph spent over 30 years working as a wealth manager for Switzerland’s two biggest banks before joining Cité Gestion in 2012 to develop its activities in German-speaking Switzerland from Zurich.

Victor Fernandez
Banker

Geneva

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Charles-Aymeric Hainault
Banker

Geneva

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Charles-Aymeric Hainault

Banker

T +41 22 820 60 34
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Charles-Aymeric is an expert in finance, taxation and risk management with nearly 20 years’ experience as a wealth manager with several private banks in Switzerland and France, in particular in Edmond de Rothschild group. He joined Cité Gestion in 2018

Christian Hirt
Banker

Geneva

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Christian is an experienced wealth manager who has worked in banking for over 30 years. He advised a major portfolio of international clients in the wealth management division of CA Indosuez Wealth Management, where he was a member of the Executive Management Committee in Geneva before joining Cité Gestion in 2017.

Marcel Huber
Banker

Zurich

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Edward Maeder
Banker

Geneva

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Born in 1978, Edward has begun his career at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. In 2006, he joined Lombard Odier where he held various positions in Real Estate Advisory, Asset Management and Hedge Fund Selection. Later, he became portfolio manager in the Private Clients Department. In 2014, he joined Barclays as a Senior Portfolio Manager. In 2015 he becomes Chief Investment Officer at And Private Wealth. Edward joined Cité Gestion in 2018.

Edward holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a Master’s degree with specialization in economics from the College of Europe. He also attended finance classes at the LSE and Islamic finance classes at the Luxembourg School of Finance. Edward is a CFA charterholder since 2011.

Gauthier Merkli
Banker

Zurich

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With over 25 years’ experience in the banking sector, Gauthier began his career as a wealth manager with Zurich Cantonal Bank, developing its business on the Swiss and German markets. He then moved to Credit Suisse where he was responsible for international HNWI clients in the capacity as team head. He joined Cité Gestion in 2012 when it opened its Zurich branch.

Serge Mizrahi
Banker

Geneva

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Serge is a trader and currency investment specialist who spent all of his career in Crédit Agricole group before joining Cité Gestion as an investment advisor in 2017.

Jean-Antoine Palomino
Banker

Geneva

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Jean-Antoine Palomino

Banker

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Jean-Antoine is a specialist in the Spanish market with over 30 years’ experience as a wealth manager in Switzerland’s two biggest banks. He was a member of management and was responsible for business in Spain and key accounts as well as financial planning. He joined Cité Gestion on its creation as a senior wealth manager.

Francesco Manini
Banker

Lausanne

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Soprano Marinelli
Banker

Lausanne

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Christian Rime
Banker

Geneva

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Claude Salvador
Banker

Geneva

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Thanh Tam Nguyen
Banker

Geneva

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Dirk Van der Meulen
Banker

Zurich

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Samanta Bento
Assistant

Geneva

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Stéphanie Blazetic
Assistant

Geneva

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Stéphanie Blazetic

Assistant

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Jasmin Bühler-Hofmann

Zurich

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Licia Lanza
Assistant

Geneva

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Virginie Lavarini
Executive Assistant

Geneva

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Virginie Lavarini

Executive Assistant

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Marco Volpi
Assistant

Lausanne

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