In 2005, Edgar Brandt founded Edgar Brandt Advisory SA, a management and private equity consulting firm. Before, he was the Managing Partner in charge of Arthur Andersen Switzerland (Consulting Division) where he began his career in 1986. From 2002 to 2005 he was the Managing Director of Bearingpoint, the new venture which took over Arthur Andersen’s assets.
He has 20 of years experience in Audit and Consulting, during which he had the opportunity to serve customers in all sectors, from financial services to luxury goods. He has personally advised more than 100 companies and been involved as partner on more than 200 mandates.
Edgar began his career in 1986 as a financial auditor. In 1990, he spent one year in the London office, working for the Financial Market Group. In 1993, he created the Business Consulting division of Andersen in Switzerland. In 1997, he was nominated Partner with Andersen. From 2000 until the dissolution of Andersen in 2002, he was Managing Partner leading the Consulting Division for Switzerland.
Edgar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from HEC at the Lausanne University and a Master’s Degree in Computing and Organization. He also passed with success the Swiss Federal Diploma and is a Certified Public Accountant since 1992. Edgar is an active member of several professional organizations and is board Member of public and private companies.
Cristofer Gelli co-founded Quaero Capital SA in 2005 as Chairman, Partner and Fund Manager
Cristofer launched Argos Investment Fund in 2002 and Quaero Capital SA (formerly Argos Investment Managers) in 2005 and has been Chairman of the company since its inception. He is also Chairman and co-founder of the Geneva-based wealth management company Gadd & Cie S.A.
Cristofer joined the Banque Scandinave Switzerland, in Geneva, in 1980, progressing to Vice President before leaving them in 1989 to found Gadd & Cie.
He is or has been a member of several boards of directors including the Groupement Suisse des Conseils en Gestion Indépendants (Swiss Association of Independent Financial Advisors), COPRE, an independent pension fund, and various other financial services companies and investment funds.
Cristofer graduated in 1980 from the University of Lausanne (HEC) with a degree in Economics.
Working as an independent advisor and an independent director for family offices, pension funds, foundations and asset managers, Serge Ledermann has held several managerial positions in asset management. In particular, he was a member of the Executive Committee and Head of Asset Management at J. Safra Sarasin, as well as Deputy CEO and Head of Investment of Retraites Populaires in Lausanne. Prior to that, he was Partner at Lombard Odier and Union Bancaire Privée Gestion Institutionnelle.
Serge Ledermann is a graduate of the HEC School of the University of Lausanne and of the International School for Banking Studies of Geneva. He followed several management and graduate trainings at IMD and ACAD in Switzerland. He chaired the Swiss Association of Financial Analysts and Asset Managers (SFAA) from 1997 to 2001.
He sits on various boards of directors, such as Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) and the Swiss Triathlon Federation.
Since April 2001, Melchior de Muralt is a Managing Partner of de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Co. Ltd, an independent asset management firm based in Geneva.
He is a member of the Investor Committee at Zurmont Madison Management AG, a Zurich private equity firm.
He is Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of Blue Orchard Finance S.A., a company specialized in investments in the microfinance industry.
He is president of Cadmos Fund Management and the Guilé European Engagement Fund, a pioneer in the field of SRI equity investments and Treasurer of the Guilé Foundation.
Prior to joining de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Co. Ltd, Mr. de Muralt was a Portfolio Manager within the Institutional Department of Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie. In this capacity, he was one of the promoters of the Ethos Foundation.
Melchior de Muralt holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D in Political Sciences at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Angus MacDonald joined Quaero Capital SA as a Non-executive Director in July 2015.
An entrepreneur who has successfully built and sold two financial publishing companies between 1990 and 2007, he is now a serial entrepreneur, currently involved in four businesses: Specialist Waste Recycling, ICS an internet education business, a wind turbine part replacement business called Renewable Parts and commercial forestry.
Angus MacDonald started his career as an officer in the British Army. He graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and then served in The Queens Own Highlanders regiment. After his career in the Army, he joined Martin Currie in Edinburgh as a portfolio manager concentrating on a smaller company fund.
Angus MacDonald is Vice President of The National Trust for Scotland. He was awarded an OBE as a recognition of the success of The Caledonian Challenge, a major UK endurance event for charity. In addition, Angus MacDonald is actively involved in mentoring and supporting many small companies in the north west of Scotland.