Claudia Albertini has joined Sound Capital in 2014 and works in the areas of compliance and finance. She previously held various positions at Bank Leu (later Clariden Leu) over an 11-year period, most recently as a relationship manager for clients in the United Kingdom. Claudia holds a degree in Business Administration HF and has completed several internal bank training workshops in Wealth Management.
Otto Angst is a partner at Sound Capital and used to be a long-standing member of the Board of Directors. Previously, he worked at Bank Leu for more than 30 years and at Clariden Leu for five years in various positions, most recently as Senior Advisor for Swiss and German clients and as Department Head. He is a graduate of the Swiss Banking School.
Martin Beusch has been an asset manager at Sound Capital since 2014. Prior to this assignment, he worked for 20 years as a client advisor, first at Clariden Leu and later as a Director at Credit Suisse. After his initial work training at Bank Leu, he stayed on to join the foreign exchange desk, holding this responsibility for several years. Martin earned a degree in business administration from Kaderschule Zurich. He later attended the Swiss Banking School, where he also completed an Advanced Executive Program (AEP).
Miroslav Bojic joined Sound Capital in 2021 and advices together with Thomas Fürbringer clients from Switzerland and Europe. He began his career in 2002 at UBS, where he spent nine years in various functions in both the private and business banking. He then worked for various Swiss private banks, including six years at Bank Julius Baer in Zurich and Monaco.
Miroslav Bojic holds a Bachelor of Science Bern University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration with specialization in Strategy and International Management.
Dario Boschi worked at UBS for over 20 years before joining Sound Capital. During this time, he worked in various positions within the Wealth Management business – most recently as Senior Client Advisor for high net worth individuals. Dario Boschi studied Business Administration with a specialization in Banking and Finance and is a certified Wealth Management Advisor.
As a co-founder and member of the Executive Board, René Bühler is responsible for Finance as CFO (COO until 2022). He started his career with a banking apprenticeship at UBS. He completed his project management training as a federally certified organiser and subsequently worked for 20 years as a senior project manager in banking, technical and business management areas for a private bank. His profile is rounded off by two years of management training at the Institute for Applied Psychology (IAP) in Zurich and a position on the board of trustees of a pension fund.
«I am proud to serve as Sound Capital's independent Chairman of the Board, bringing my years of experience as a business attorney along with my in-depth, practical knowledge of banking and asset management.»
Christian Brunner has been Chairman of the Board of Sound Capital since 2019. He started his career as legal counsel at Bank Leu. This experience was followed by further positions at Bank Heusser and Clariden, including CEO of Clariden Asset Management Inc. in New York. In 2001, he became a founding partner and general counsel of the Aquila Group before setting up his own law firm, Brunner & Partner, in 2002.
Anthony Cagiati is a founding partner of Sound Capital. With more than 30 years of experience in international investing and private client investment management, he brings a wealth of knowledge to Sound Capital. Prior to serving as the company’s first CEO, he worked for many years as a Managing Director at Bank Leu/Clariden Leu. Anthony Cagiati is a founding board member of the Alliance of Swiss Wealth Managers. He served twice as President of CFA Society Switzerland, where he was a founding board member. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors at CFA Institute. He currently serves on the Board of the Swiss Association of Asset Managers. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Babson College. He is a CFA® charterholder.
As Office Manager at Sound Capital, Oscar Collie is responsible for the smooth operation of everything in the office and workplace. He has taken on many roles and worn many different hats in both his personal and professional life.
He began his career in the hospitality sector before moving into the financial industry, where he has held various positions in client consulting and IT over the last 20 years. He holds university degrees in theology and psychology as well as an MBA.
Marco Di Maso
As Senior Relationship Manager, Marco Di Maso primarily serves clients from the DACH region as well as the rest of Europe. Before joining Sound Capital, he spent six years as a Senior Relationship Manager at Julius Baer, where he built and managed his own client book. Prior to that, he spent nearly eleven years at a major bank working in various areas to gain in-depth knowledge of specialized areas before moving into investment advisory. He is fluent in German, Italian, English, French and Serbo-Croatian and can also communicate well in Spanish. Marco Di Maso is a Certified Wealth Management Advisor (CWMA), holds a degree in Banking Economics from AKAD in Zurich and a Master of Advanced Studies in Banking & Finance from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.
Georges Fricker started his career in banking over 30 years ago. After holding various management positions at Credit Suisse in Corporate, Institutional and Private Clients, he joined Lombard Odier in 2005 as Executive Vice President for Wealth Management. In 2014, he came to Sound Capital as a partner, with responsibility for Swiss private clients. Two years later, he became Managing Partner. He was also a member of Sound Capital’s Board of Directors from 2020 to 2022. Georges Fricker graduated in law from the University of Zurich, also training in finance in New York in 1989 and at Insead in Fontainebleau in 1999.
Thomas Fürbringer began his career in finance as a stock trader. After ten years, he followed his calling and became an investment advisor. He worked as a client advisor at various financial institutions before becoming a founding partner of Sound Capital in 2012. During his more than 40 years in the financial industry, lifelong education has always been a major focus for him.
Remo Hug is a partner and member of the Board of Directors at Sound Capital, serving clients from Switzerland and Germany as well as Central and Southern Europe. His interest in financial markets and his passion for dealing with people led him to specialise in investment consultancy. After eleven years at UBS, he elected to join Sound Capital in 2018. Personal client service free of any conflicts of interest is his main focus. Remo Hug is a Certified Wealth Management Advisor (CWMA) with a degree in Banking Economics from AKAD in Zurich and a Master of Advanced Studies in Banking and Finance from the University of Applied Sciences of Northwest Switzerland.
Starting his banking career in 1998 as a secondary school graduate at UBS in Baden, Cristian Iglesias has now amassed more than 20 years of experience in wealth management and financial planning for private individuals. After holding positions at UBS, Clariden Leu and J. Safra Sarasin, he joined Sound Capital as an asset manager in January 2018. Multilingual at a native level, he serves clients not only in Switzerland but also abroad, mainly in Latin America. Cristian Iglesias holds a degree in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Windisch/Brugg.
Arzu Koc has been a Senior Portfolio Manager at Sound Capital since 2012. She previously worked for Credit Suisse Group for over 20 years, including over twelve years as a Portfolio Manager and most recently as the responsible Compliance Officer of the Irish ETF platform. She holds a degree in Business Administration FH with a specialisation in Banking and Finance and has completed a CAS as a Swiss Certified Investment Products Expert.
Benjamin Lauterborn started his career in finance in 2005 a financial assistant apprentice at Deutsche Bank. Afterwards, he completed studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration including a semester abroad in Mexico, at the University Tec de Monterrey specializing in international negotiation skills. In his more than 11 years of professional experience, he has served institutional clients as well as high net worth individuals. In 2021 he qualified as a financial analyst with the title CEFA, Certified European Financial Analyst.
Kurt Leimer has been a partner at Sound Capital since its founding. He primarily serves German-speaking clients. Prior to founding Sound Capital, he worked for Credit Suisse for over 20 years, most recently as Managing Director. Kurt Leimer holds a degree from the Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich (HWZ).
Samuel Lisi has twelve years of experience in wealth management. He specialises in long-term asset management for high net worth individuals from emerging markets, for whom he develops individualised and high-yield investment strategies and creates and manages investment portfolios. Prior to joining Sound Capital, he spent seven years at UBS Wealth Management in various roles, where his responsibilities included investment management and strategic asset allocation. Samuel Lisi holds a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Banking and Finance and is a certified Wealth Manager in Switzerland.
Christian Luchsinger is a member of the Executive Board, with responsibility for Sound Capital’s portfolio management. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in asset management and investment consultancy. Christian Luchsinger is a CFA® charterholder with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, in which he majored in Banking and Financial Services.
Eugen Müller is a partner and founding member of Sound Capital. His prior employment was at Clariden Leu as a Managing Director. He started his private banking career at Bank Vontobel in Zurich and New York. Eugen Müller holds a federal diploma in banking and a degree in finance from the Swiss Finance Institute. He also completed the Advanced Executive Program of the Swiss Finance Institute.
After graduating from high school in Berlin, Laeticia Pencereci completed her training as a bank clerk. She then worked for 1.5 years as a private customer advisor in a bank while studying business administration with a focus on international entrepreneurship, management, and marketing. During her studies, she gained part-time experience in office management by supporting a law firm. She also spent a semester in England to gain international experience. Laeticia obtained her B.Sc. degree in 2023.
«With my vast experience in the industry and my proximity to the fintech sector, I am best qualified to support Sound Capital as Vice Chairman in the further implementation of their growth strategy.»
Daniel Renner has been a member of Sound Capital’s Board of Directors since 2018. He worked for more than 16 years in various positions at Credit Suisse, initially assigned to Private Banking and holding responsibility thereafter for the EAM business in Switzerland. Subsequently, he served as head of the global Independent Asset Managers business for over ten years. He is a federally certified asset manager/financial analyst and business economist KSZ.
Oliver has more than 11 years of experience in the financial services industry and has worked at Ernst and Young as a consultant and at Credit Suisse Asset Management as a project and business manager. Prior to joining Sound Capital, he was a Product Manager at Apiax AG, specializing in digitizing compliance solutions for financial services firms. Oliver holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Zurich.
Markus Rohner has been on board since Sound Capital was founded in 2012. Previously, he worked for 15 years at Clariden/Clariden Leu as a manager of German-speaking clients and before that for seven years in the same area of responsibility at SüdwestLB/WestLB. He completed his banking training at Schweizerische Kreditanstalt, now Credit Suisse, and also continued his education abroad with professional and language stays in London, Cardiff and Australia.
Oliver Schmid has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sound Capital since January 2024. Previously, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer at the company for about a year. Prior to joining Sound Capital, Oliver Schmid served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Swiss offices of one of the world’s leading law firms and worked for two well-known Swiss private banks. He holds a law degree from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and is admitted to the bar in Switzerland. He successfully completed the CAS in Strategic and Operational Process Management at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).
Daniel Schwyter started his career at large financial institutions. He spent over ten years as an investment specialist and client advisor at Credit Suisse and UBS before joining Sound Capital in 2019. His clients are mainly from Southeast Europe and Switzerland. In collaboration with Sound Capital’s experts, Daniel Schwyter individually develops the right solution and investment strategy for each client. He completed his business studies with a focus on banking and finance at the University of Applied Sciences in Chur.
Peter Silberschmidt joined Sound Capital as a partner 2019 and was a member of the Executive Board until 2021. He started his career at UBS and Bank Leu, where he focussed primarily on forex and treasury activities. After working at Interallianz Bank, Peter Silberschmidt started his own business, TFM Asset Management, with offices in Tokyo and Zurich, selling the company 19 years later in 2016 to Julius Baer, where he subsequently served as Managing Director and CIO.
Before joining Sound Capital in July 2022, Markus Steinacher worked for UBS for over 15 years as a senior investment advisor for wealthy private clients from Southern Europe, in particular Cyprus and Greece. Before that, he laid his professional foundation for a good 15 years as a portfolio manager and client advisor at various major international banks. Markus Steinacher holds a degree in business administration from the Kaderschule Zurich and is a certified Wealth Management Advisor CWMA.
Jörg Stöhr is a member of the executive board at Sound Capital. As General Counsel, he is responsible for Legal Compliance Risk. With more than 20 years of experience in banking, he has solid legal expertise. He started his career in investment compliance in Luxembourg and Germany. Later, his path led him to Credit Suisse in Zurich, where he headed the compliance and legal department for independent asset managers for more than ten years.
He actively supported the interests of asset managers in the FINIG-FIDLEG legislative process and shared his expertise in numerous presentations, including advice on the implementation of the European MiFID regulation in Switzerland. Before joining Sound Capital, he worked in Liechtenstein in the Intermediaries division of LGT Bank.
Philipp Streule has been with Sound Capital since its foundation, becoming a partner in 2016. He serves clients from Switzerland, Europe and Latin America. Prior to his arrival at Sound Capital, he worked for many years at Clariden Leu as a relationship manager. He began his career at Credit Suisse in Swiss private banking, specialising in investments and mortgages. Philipp Streule holds a degree in Business Administration and has continued to pursue his banking and finance studies throughout his career. He is fluent in Spanish in addition to German and English.
«A fundamental goal of Sound Capital is to ensure that all regulatory requirements are met. To this end, it is paramount that the compliance officer develop a close relationship with the client advisor, enjoy his trust and proactively support and advise him in his activities.»
Daniel Studer has been Compliance Officer at Sound Capital since 2018. He started his career as an auditor in the banking audit department at KPMG. He then worked for Credit Suisse Group for 18 years in various functions, mainly as Senior Compliance Officer. Daniel Studer holds a lic. oec. degree from the University of Zurich. He has also continued his education, earning a DAS in Compliance Management.
Bernhard Süess is part of the Portfolio Management team of Sound Capital Ltd. Previously, he held various positions at Credit Suisse. Most recently, he covered external asset managers and private banks as a portfolio advisor and supported them across the entire investment process. Bernhard Suess holds a Master’s degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Zurich. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Carmen Vizner-Weiss has been with Sound Capital since its founding in 2012. Prior to that, she worked at WestLB and later at Clariden Bank as an investment advisor to their clients. After the birth of her twins, she continued her work at Clariden Bank. She completed her banking training at Zurich Cantonal Bank. She has also spent time in Paris, Santiago de Compostela, San Diego and Rio de Janeiro.
Beat von Grünigen
Beat von Grünigen has been a client advisor at Sound Capital since December 2022. After successfully completing his studies, he started his career at HSBC Guyerzeller AG and subsequently worked at various renowned private banks. During the last six years Beat von Grünigen worked for Julius Baer in Zurich as Senior Relationship Manager. He holds a master’s degree in Banking and Finance (lic. oec. publ.) from the University of Zurich and has continuously pursued further education throughout his career, in particular to become a Certified Wealth Management Advisor (CWMA).
Sandro Weibel has been working as a client advisor for Sound Capital since September 2022. Prior to that, he worked for many years for various financial institutions, including Thurgauer Kantonalbank and Bank Julius Baer. His focus was always on the bespoke support of national and international private clients. Sandro Weibel is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA), a member of the Swiss Financial Analyst Association (SFAA) and holds a degree in Banking Economics (HF).
Thorsten-Alexander Weigle is a partner at Sound Capital. He is an advisor, counsellor and family officer to his high net worth clients and their family members. Prior to his partnership at Sound Capital, he held various management responsibilities at Credit Suisse. Before that, he completed a three-year management trainee program at Deutsche Bank in Stuttgart. Thorsten-A. Weigle holds a degree in German Law (MLaw) and has completed various advanced training workshops in the fields of tax and finance.
Patric Wiedmer has been with Sound Capital since its inception. His prior experience includes working for 15 years at Bank Leu/Clariden Leu as a credit specialist. He also completed his banking training at the former Bank Leu, supplemented by professional and language stays in London and Australia. In addition, he continued his education between 2002 and 2005 to become a federal banking specialist and banking expert. In 2015 and 2016, he also completed the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Banking from the Swiss Finance Institute.
Markus Willi has more than 30 years’ expertise in corporate banking, investment banking and asset management. His career in finance is marked by several years of assignments abroad in London, Montreal and New York and various management positions at UBS, Republic National Bank of New York (Suisse) and Clariden Leu. He laid the foundation for this career with his business administration studies at the University of St. Gallen (Master of Arts HSG). In 2006, he completed the International Executive Program (IEP) at INSEAD. Markus Willi has been a partner at Sound Capital since 2017 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2023.
Susanne Wüthrich assists the two partners Walter Ziganek and Remo Hug in serving their national and international clientele. She has decades of experience in the Zurich financial centre and understands how to meet client needs through the utmost quality and efficiency.
Kani Yalcin is a partner at Sound Capital. He focus on clients from emerging markets and DACH region. Kani Yalcin looks back on 22 years of experience at major Swiss and private banks. He started his career at Credit Suisse, where he worked for several years as a client and investment advisor. This job was followed by positions as Client Relationship Manager at Julius Baer and UBS, where he was responsible for high net worth clients for nine years. Kani Yalcin holds a Master of Advanced Studies from the University of Bern and a Master of Science from the University of Rochester, New York. He is also a federally certified finance and investment expert.
Walter Ziganek is a partner at Sound Capital, having joined the firm in 2017. After completing his banking education, he worked for more than 17 years as a client advisor at UBS. During this period, he trained as a financial planner and earned a Swiss Federal Diploma, ultimately completing his part-time further education in banking at the Swiss Finance Institute (University of Bern/Rochester).