Sergey RadchenkoPresident & Co-Founder
Vladimir VishnevskiyDirector & Co-Founder
Stefan Bollhalder, CFACEO & Co-Founder
Christian Tanner, Lic.Iur., LLM, STEPCOO
Daniel Egger, CFA, CMTCIO
Dr Andreas MathikolonisSenior Investment Analyst
Josefina SamvelyanJunior Portfolio Manager
Snezhana KokkinouAdministrative Assistant
Severin LehmannCompliance and Risk Management Mandate Manager
Igor VishnevskiyMember of the Board of Directors
Lord Valentine CecilAdviser
Since graduating from Cass Business School in London with a degree in Banking and International Finance, Sergey has obtained extensive experience in various industrial and processing, agricultural, real estate and financial markets. Sergey has been involved with digital assets since 2016, has individually invested into a number of successful blockchain projects and is the founding partner of Quonota Investments Ltd.
Graduated from Cass Business School in London in 2009 with a degree in Investments and Financial Risk Management and has been involved in the global finance space for the past 10 years. His past experience includes working as a portfolio analyst for a $2 billion sovereign wealth fund, running a book of HNW clients with AUM above $100+ million for Citigroup in London as well as working for Mycelium Bitcoin wallet in the digital space. He has been involved in crypto since 2016.
Dr Andreas Mathikolonis
Andreas holds a Ph.D in Energy Harvesting from the University of Southampton as well as an MEng in Electromechanical Engineering. Andreas has a nine- year track record in operational management positions for both corporate and educational entities in the UK. This has provided him with hands on experience of setting up organisations, project management, operational and budget planning as well as building strong business acumen that is key to the project evaluation work performed by the investment team. He has been actively involved in the crypto industry since 2015. During the early stages, he started building mining rigs using his technical engineering skills and by developing his skill set further, he was providing trainings and consultations in investment strategies, at many aspects of the cryptocurrency sector. Thereafter, his strong analytical skills, critical thinking, as well as his in-depth data analysis and modelling capabilities, helped him to successfully run numerous different crypto strategies using his own funds, up until 2018 when he joined Quonota Investments Ltd and then St. Gotthard Fund Management in 2019. Andreas monitors the sector very closely and firmly believes that blockchain will be part of our daily life very soon, with keen interest in its technical aspects and implementations.
Hanspeter has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry and more than 20 working in executive positions for leading banks such as UBS and Credit Suisse. He accomplished business in various parts of the world and has an established network in Switzerland, CIS, UK as well as Middle East and Brazil. Currently, Hanspeter is Partner in an independent asset management company based in Switzerland. He played a key role in the launch of the first ever Swiss Banking Crypto solution by Falcon Private Bank. He has since been involved in several pioneering projects in the blockchain space facilitating crypto-to-traditional operations and vice versa. Hanspeter is an Executive Master of Private Banking and Wealth Management and holds an International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management.
Lord Valentine Cecil
The 4th son of the 6th Marquis of Salisbury and a member of one of England’s most prominent families. A career military officer with distinction in the British Armed Forces, Lord Valentine held executive roles within NATO and the Ministry of Defence regarding Europe and Africa. Following retirement, Lord Valentine along with brother, Lord Michael, purchased Wilken Telecommunications Limited, in Kenya. During their ownership period, Wilken founded AfSat Communications Limited and Lord Valentine was instrumental in growing AfSat into Africa’s leading satellite-based Internet service provider with customers in 21 African countries and was instrumental in its sale to Mweb in South Africa, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Naspers Limited. Lord Valentine is a passionate believer in blockchain and disruptive technologies.
Fawad has over 18 years experience in the UK and Middle East in various leadership roles and has an extensive network of connections with government, quasi-government financial institutions. He has been involved in various high-profile transactions including sovereign bonds, public listing, managing co-investments programs for MEA based clients. Experience includes in buldge bracket banks like Credit Suisse, ABN AMRO, VTB Capital and Allied Investment Partners. Fawad is currently actively involved in the foundation of the digital asset regulatory landscape in the UAE.
Stefan Bollhalder, CFA
Stefan has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector. His previous extensive experience includes working in various industries, such as renowned banks, family offices, and hedge funds. To specify, he managed funds for various investment styles with a focus on risk/return and developed and managed successful investment strategies with above-average returns. As Chief Investment Officer of a Swiss private bank, he was overall accountable for the management of discretionary mandates and pension funds of several billion. He obtained a global network, having worked in the major financial centres of New York and London for more than five years. Stefan Bollhalder is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Switzerland.
Christian has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector. In his last position he was the Group General Counsel and Group Compliance Officer at Corum Vermögensverwaltung AG and Corum-Group. As a member of the executive committee, he held overall responsibility for all Legal & Compliance matters for all Corum-Group companies including Corum Vermögensverwaltung (Deutschland) GmbH in Munich. Before he was a Senior Legal & Compliance Officer at LGT Capital Management Ltd. In former positions Christian Tanner served as Senior Legal Counsel at Credit Suisse. Prior to that he worked for Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. (Switzerland) Ltd. as Deputy Head Legal & Compliance. Christian Tanner holds an MD in Law and LL.M. of the University of Zurich and DAS Compliance Management from the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ and is a member of STEP Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Christian will start working at St Gotthard Fund Management on the 1st of February 2020.
Snezhana provides support to our team, assisting in daily office needs and managing our company’s general administrative activities. Having a 15-year experience in administrative services, she can handle a variety of tasks, ensuring that all interactions between the company and our valuable clients and partners are positive and productive.
Severin is Compliance and Risk Management Mandate Manager for independent asset managers. Prior to joining SwissComply, he worked for several years at Deloitte in the area of outsourced compliance and risk management services within audit & aussurance and at Bank Vontobel, where he gained initial experience in compliance and business risk management topics in the private banking division. Severin holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Law from the University of Applied Science Zurich (ZHAW) and is currently completing a Master of Advanced Studies in Financial Markets Compliance at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ).
Daniel has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector, and over 20 years in asset management. Having always worked on the buy-side, he was involved in the setting up and management of several equity and multi-asset funds. Daniel worked in the functions of Equity Analyst, Technical Analyst, Senior Portfolio Manager, and later as Chief Strategist and Chief Investment Officer (CIO). As CIO of Zurich based private bank Maerki Baumann, he was chairing the Investment Committee and responsible for the investment strategy of several different asset class-specific investment modules, while he chaired the Investment Committee at Zurich-based Falcon Private Bank in the position of Chief Strategist. He started his investment career at Bank Hofmann in Zurich, and held positions at Clariden Leu, Centrum Bank, Credit Suisse, Maerki Baumann, and Falcon Private Bank. Daniel holds a MA in General History and Economics at the University of Zurich (UZH) and is both a CFA and CMT charterholder.
Tim Fox is a prominent MENA economist and financial market analyst with specialist insight and expertise on the economic and commercial challenges of the GCC. With over 10 years of experience as Chief Economist of Emirates NBD, one of the biggest banks in the UAE, he created and built the research function there, and has in total over 30 years of experience in financial markets across three continents in London, New York and Dubai, where his focus ranged from G7 to emerging markets and foreign exchange. Tim has a profound understanding of the GCC and its issues, and he is a frequent commentator on global and regional business channels, also contributing to a number of prominent publications.
Igor is a Board Member and advisor with 25 years of experience in commodities and investment markets such as Russia, CIS, Angola, Nigeria, Mauritania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Benin. With his vast experience fostering business relationships in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), Igor advises St. Gotthard Fund Management AG on all matters linked to the region. In recent years, Igor held senior executive positions in a PE Fund with USD 3 billion under management. His key responsibilities were connected to deal origination and business development of projects in infrastructure, mining, healthcare, hospitality and agriculture in SSA. Igor previously held executive positions at Glencore including heading the Moscow regional office. He has substantial on location experience in various African countries and has been an investor in SSA for several decades.
Josefina holds a master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences. Her interest in crypto currencies rose in 2017 and she has been actively engaged in the space ever since. As an Advisor at Crypto Valley Venture Capital Josefina supported startups in their early development phases and contributed to research of crypto currency use for the supply chain industry. At SEBA Bank AG she gained valuable experience as an Operations Specialist, where she managed the custody storage and the internal operations of crypto transactions. She also led blockchain courses for HNW corporate clients as part of SEBAversity. Later as a Client manager, she was responsible for client acquisition and digital asset consulting. To share her knowledge and engage students in career building, as an alumni, she advises the Lucerne Finance Association of HSLU.