THE INVESTMENT TEAM
Francisco holds a degree in Industrial Eng. from University of Zaragoza and a MBA from IESE in Barcelona (1986). He has worked in Operations, Logistics and Marketing in multinational companies, as well as independent consultant and interim manager for SMEs and government agencies. Francisco has specialized in Corporate Finance with focus on valuation and has developed proprietary models for analysis based on methods as Real Options or DCF. He has executed several Mid Cap M&A deals, and has worked as buy-side analyst for Strategic Investment Advisors. Since 2014 he has been a partner in Preon Capital Partners, with advisory and executive roles in the equity investments.
Eng. MSC – COO, Portfolio Manager
Pierluigi Catastini holds a PhD in Experimental Physics from the University of Siena and a MSc in Mathematical Finance from the University of Oxford. Prior to his career in finance, he spent 12 years in research working on High Energy Physics experiments at Fermilab (USA) and CERN (Switzerland) and held research positions at Harvard University. In finance, he has been co-portfolio manager across several asset classes at the family office of one of the most successful business angles in Europe, and he has been responsible for quantitative investment strategies at a proprietary trading company. Pierluigi was a saber fencer and competed in several World Cup events for Italy.
PhD, MSC – CEO, Portfolio Manager
Siyuan has a background in particle physics with 14 years of experience in research at world class institutions. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2017. In 2015, he was selected by the physics department faculty as the winner of the Goldhaber Prize in Physics, awarded to the most outstanding Ph.D. students at Harvard based on their research accomplishments. He was also the winner of the 2022 ATLAS Outstanding Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the collaboration at CERN. He has extensive experience in data analytics, electronics, and team management, having managed teams of engineers and physicists on multimillion dollar projects in international collaborations.
PhD – Quantitative Analyst
DIRECTORS OF THE BOARD
Marc Chatel is Partner and President of the Group. He has a successful career in different international businesses.
Over the past 17 years, he has put his experience to the service of global entrepreneurs. Marc graduated as a mechanical engineer at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (“EPFL”) in 1977.
Ninel is a Partner and Director of the Group, where she has worked since 2005. Ninel developed her career across various management functions in owner-managed businesses, before embarking on her professional advisory career. Today, Ninel specialises in helping her clients solve complex issues, advising them across all facets of both their businesses and their private lives. After her degree in Law & Political Science from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Ninel obtained a Bachelor and a Masters in International Relations from IUHEI (The Graduate Institute of International Studies at the University of Geneva), an MBA from the University of Geneva and an Advanced Masters in International Taxation from the University of Neuchâtel. She is also a fully qualified member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and holds the CAS Certificate of Advanced Studies in Compliance from the University of Geneva.
Patrick has joined the Group in 2004. As a Partner and Director he looks after a portfolio of clients as well as finance and operations. Patrick has 35 years of experience in family offices, international project management, supply chain and customer service. He has been working internationally in large Corporations including 10 years in Logitech. He is a fully qualified member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).