Bucephale Group, the independent Swiss fund of hedge funds management group, has appointed a number of personalities from academia, insurance, investment banking, asset management and the hedge fund industry to its Board of Advisors.
Among the many luminaries joining the Board are Prof. Eric Briys, Ph.D. in Economics, Professor of Finance, formerly at the World Bank, Lehman, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank, Thomas Drisch, Ph. D. in Mathematics, formerly Managing Director of Swiss Re New Markets and head of Risk Measurement at Swiss Re., Bernd F. Reuther, formerly Head of Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs in Zurich and Executive Director, Investment Banking in Frankfurt, Sami Chakroun, formerly with Dresdner Kleinworth Benson, Julius Baer Bank and Sarasin Bank in Zurich on IPO, private equity and hedge funds analysis.
The Board also includes Filippo Brignone, of the Italian banking family, formerly CEO of La Compagnia Finanziaria Spa in Milan and Senior Advisor at Lazard Frères in Paris, Lars Schmidt-Ott, formerly Managing Director of Fox-Pitt, Kelton and Head of Global Banking Practice at Swiss Re in Zurich, Oscar S. Schafer, Managing Partner at OSS Capital Management, Member of Barron's Investment Round Table for the past 18 years and Alessandro Tomé, Managing Director of Anchor Asset Management in London.
Giuseppe Tomé, one of Bucephale Group's Managing Directors, said: "We have been fortunate to enlist such a powerful group of leading figures in their respective area of excellence, to assist and consult our team, and to maintain the level of expertise for which Bucephale is known.
The Board will meet regularly at chosen venues to discuss themes of interest to the hedge fund industry and the opportunities presenting themselves at given times.
Leading personalities from the political, investment and insurance sectors who are close to the Board's members as well as a selected number of investors among Bucephale's clients will be invited to join the group to participate in such discussions.
Background Note: Over the past six years Bucephale has built a reputation for depth and innovation, initially started with the creation and launch, with Julius Baer Bank of Zurich, of creInvest, the first fund of hedge funds listed and traded on a stock exchange (Zurich).
Bucephale offers advisory services based on its three fund of hedge funds "Styles" to an institutional client base. The Stayer Style has a track record of over six years and is among the oldest and best performing in the industry.