About us

The company

Founded in 1998, Perréard Partners Investment (PPI) provides currency overlay services to institutional investors across Europe. Since 2003, we have worked in close partnership with Chicago based Mesirow Financial Currency Management (MFCM) to provide our clients with independent best practice currency risk management solutions designed to meet their specific objectives.

Why PPI ?

Performance driven

Tailor-made

Client centric

Performance driven

An enviable long-term track record that has consistently delivered strong annual performances to our clients sets us apart.

Tailor-made

Understanding our clients’ specific requirements and providing bespoke solutions matching their desired outcomes is fundamental to the long-term success of our business.

Client centric

Our clients are at the the core of our business, exceeding their expectations and delivering superior customer service is a fundamental element of our offering.

Board of directors

Florian Magnollay
President of the board

Florian has 40 years experience as a chartered accountant and expert auditor licensed by the FAOA & FINMA. He serves as President of the Fiduciary Chamber of the canton of Vaud (OVCF). Former Partner at Ernst & Young for 17 years and former member of the National Committee of the Swiss Fiduciary Chamber and of its technical committee. He holds an expert degree in Accounting, Finance and Controlling.

Yves Perréard
CEO

Yves has over 30 years experience in the foreign exchange market having worked for UBS. Former head of all foreign exchange trading and sales for UBS time zone Europe and former head dealer for spot foreign exchange UBS New York. He holds a banking apprenticeship and attended various executive programs at INSEAD.

Daniel Schwitter
Board member

Daniel has over 40 years of experience in financial markets, of which over 30 years spent at UBS. He held a senior position as Managing Director at UBS’s Global Head of Treasury Services and was a former member of UBS’s Global Risk Management Council. He holds an Economics degree from the Swiss Business School.

Thierry Cairus
Board Member

Thierry has over 20 years of experience in finance in a multi-cultural corporate environment with global responsibilities. His key competencies are in the areas of financial risk management, corporate finance, digitalization, and strategy. He has over 10 years of experience in asset management and pension fund advisory. He holds an Executive MBA from IMD Lausanne and is CFA ® charterholder.

Team

Eduard Kronbichler
Deputy CEO

Eduard served as Portfolio Manager at Phanar Asset Management Zurich and Geneva. He is a former Financial Analyst at PensPlan Invest, Italy. He holds a BSc in Economics & Business Administration from Bocconi University Milan.

Ehsan Kamel
Business Development Switzerland

Ehsan holds both an MSc in Finance with Financial engineering specialization from the University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics, HEC and a BSc in Economics from the University of Geneva, Faculty of Economics.

Arber Nasufi
Research and Business Development

Arber holds both a MSc in Economics, specialized in Macroeconomic Policy from the University of Lausanne, HEC,
and a BSc in Economics from the University of Geneva.

Jonas Ganz
Research and Business Development

Jonas worked as an online course production manager for the University of Geneva and the Swiss Finance Institute.
He holds an MSc in Finance with a specialization in Wealth Management from the University of Geneva.

Thibault Perréard
External Consultant

Thibault holds both an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences from University College London, UCL and a BSc in Psychology from City University London.

Fredi Lutz
Head of Sales Switzerland

Fredi has more than 40 years of experience in financial markets. He has held head roles in various different global and private Swiss banks, Swiss Bank Corporation, UBS, Julius Baer and Sarasin. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Swiss Business School.

Ian McFarlane
Head of Sales Europe

Ian has more than 15 years experience in sales and marketing to institutional and buy-side investors globally. He worked with multinationals: Instinet and Credit Suisse Asset Management. He holds a BSc in Development Economics from the University of London, SOAS.

Jihad El-Mourabit
Business development Middle East

Jihad holds a degree in Islamic Law from the University of Casablanca, Morocco.

Rudolf Bürki
Head of Technology

Rudolf has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. Formerly working as a systems engineer at Philips and Nixdorf. He is a holder of a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zurich.