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PAUL KOHLER, co-founder, CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

In 1991, Paul Kohler started his financial career with ELF Trading in Geneva. He joined Paribas (Suisse) SA in Geneva in 1993 as an investment manager for private clients and was appointed to the Executive Board in 1998. In 2001, he joined Ferrier Lullin & Cie, a UBS Group member company, to lead the Swiss Private Client Team.

After becoming Managing Director, he left the bank in 2006 to co-found 1875 FINANCE as Senior Partner, Head of Asset Management. As of 2016 he was appointed as Managing Partner. 




ROLAND RUTTIMANN, Head of Portfolio Management

Roland Ruttiman started his career in 1998 with Cantrade Ormond Burrus Banque Privée SA, first in the trading department then in third-party funds selection in Zurich. In 2002, he became a portfolio manager with Ferrier Lullin in Geneva. He obtained his Federal diploma as a financial analyst in 2001 and became an IAF-certified Fund Advisor the same year. In 2003 he obtained his Federal diploma as an expert in finance and investments (AZEK). He was then in charge of special clients and HNWIs on the Swiss market for the management group.

In 2006 he left the bank to set up portfolio management for 1875 FINANCE.




LIONEL DUCOMMUN, Portfolio Manager

Lionel Ducommun started his career in 2006 with Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA as a Portfolio Advisor for in-house managers. He joined 1875 FINANCE’s Asset Management department in 2007 and became a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) in 2011.



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JEAN-ALEXANDRE MERY, Portfolio Manager

Before graduating in 2010 from his Master’s in Finance at Audencia Nantes School of Management, Jean-Alexandre Mery undertook a year-long internship in Risk Management with Commerzbank in Frankfurt. During the final year of his studies, he contributed to the development of a start-up specialized in crowdfunding and based at the Parc Scientifique in Lausanne.

After graduating, he started with J.P. Morgan (Private Bank) in Geneva as a middle office analyst, subsequently joining the Asset Management division for private clients at 1875 FINANCE four years later.