Referat Clearstream Fund Centre
Wednesday, 03. May 2023, 10:00 - 10:40 UHR
Seminarraum 5 (mit Video)
Speaker(s): Christophe Hefti, Bernard Simon, Schwitter Stefan
Presenter: Felix Fernandez
Head Sales & Relationship Management CEE, Deputy CEO, Clearstream Fund Centre AG
Since 2020 and the transition of Fondcenter AG to Clearstream, he has been Deputy CEO of Clearstream Fund Center AG and responsible for Sales and Relation Management for the DACH region including Eastern Europe.
Christophe is CEO of Fondcenter AG. He assumed this role in January 2015 and is responsible for the management and strategy development of the fund platform business and for all client relationships. He is also a member of the Executive Board of UBS Asset Management Switzerland and the UBS B4B Operating Committee.
Prior to assuming this position, Christophe held various positions in UBS Asset Management and Wealth Management since 2003. He led the distribution of UBS investment funds to banks, insurance companies and asset managers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein and was responsible for the distribution of Fondcenter's platform services to CH and international partners. Before Christophe was appointed Managing Director of Fondcenter AG, he headed the Fondcenter and 3rd Party Wholesale Switzerland divisions ad interim.
From 2001 to spring 2003, Christophe was Head of Sales at UBS Asset Management, responsible for the distribution of B2B services and UBS investment funds to banks in Switzerland.
After completing his studies and training in 1995, he worked in various companies in the financial sector and consulting and joined UBS in 1999, where he worked in the area of investment funds and mandates as a client relationship and project manager.
CIO and Member of Executive Committee at FundsDLT
Bernard Simon has been Chief Information Officer at FundsDLT since its incorporation in 2020 and was one of the driving forces behind the creation of this innovative company.
Prior to this he spent some 25 years at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, starting as Head of IT before assuming the role of CIO and then becoming a member of the LuxSE executive committee. During his time there he oversaw the design and implementation of new infrastructures and projects, as well as improving and developing services and products to meet the changing demands of the market.
He was also active in the life of Fundsquare, the LuxSE subsidiary for investment funds, and its precursor companies in both advisory and applied roles.
Bernard Simon holds a Master’s in Information Technology from the Henri Poincaré (Nancy I) University in France.
Head Asset Management at CryptoFinance
Stefan Schwitter is responsible for the Asset Management division of Crypto Finance Group. He has extensive experience in senior and executive roles in banking and investment management.
Stefan joins from SEBA Bank, where he ran the Investment Solutions department. Prior to that, he led the Global Investments & Product Division at VP Bank Group, the Investment Services Europe Division for LGT Bank, and the Global Active Advisory Services for EFG Bank. Stefan started his career as a derivatives trader at UBS, before working as a structured products trader at Credit Suisse.
Stefan holds an MBA in Finance from the University of San Diego and Master's degrees in Management (New York University) and in Innovation Management (HEC Paris). He is a CAIA charter holder and a graduate of the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School.
CEO of Adaptivv Financial Technologies AG
Felix Fernandez holds a diploma in Electronics & Information Technology from the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt with a specialization in software simulation environments.
He has a long track-record of more than 20 years in the financial industry and different management roles within Deutsche Börse AG/Eurex.
After an intensive engagement with the ETH/Rmetrics Association, Felix assumed November 2016 the role as CEO of Adaptivv Financial Technologies AG.