Experience and expertise

All of ALTRAFIN’s managing directors and investment professionals are former employees of renowned banks, family offices and audit companies, and have amassed broad international experience of managing large asset structures.

Diverse team with efficient decision-making structures

Our well-established investment and risk management team have been working together successfully for many years, characterised by their intentionally diverse composition.
The team are required and encouraged to demonstrate interdisciplinary and critical thinking to ensure success in a complex financial market environment.
The team’s efficient decision-making structures extend from securities and market analysis through to investment implementation. We are flexible and undogmatic. This helps us to ensure the company can respond rapidly, even in critical capital market phases.

Managing Directors

The managing directors and founding partners of ALTRAFIN are Patrick Picenoni and Alessandro Rizzi, CFA, who have known each other since graduating together with degrees in Business Administrations and Economics from the University of St Gallen in 1996 (MBA). Before their paths crossed again at a family investment office, Patrick Picenoni worked for Morgan Stanley as a portfolio manager and investment advisor in New York, London and Zurich, while Alessandro Rizzi was a consultant for Ernst & Young and PWC in Zurich.

Mr. Patrick Picenoni

Mr. Alessandro Rizzi, CFA

Expanded management team

The expanded management team consist of Pascal Fischbach who serves as co-portfolio manager and senior analyst, and Christian von Veltheim the head of risk management and compliance. Pascal Fischbach studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen and started his career at ALTRAFIN after completing his Master’s degree in Banking & Finance. Christian von Veltheim worked at a Family Office of a German entrepreneurial family after completing his Master in Financial Management at the TIAS Business School in Utrecht in 2007, before joining the ALTRAFIN Group in 2011.

Mr. Pascal Fischbach

Mr. Christian von Veltheim

Other heads of the investment team

Mr. Oliver von Aesch, CFA

Mrs. Laura Prina Cerai, CFA

Mrs. Dr. Franca Grüebler

Mr. Andreas Lesniewicz

Mr. Marc von Waldkirch

Board of Directors

Dr. iur. Mathis Berger, LL.M., is the Chairman of all group companies in Switzerland. Patrick Picenoni and Alessandro Rizzi serve as members of the Board of Directors. The following non-executive directors have been appointed at FINMA-regulated Altrafin Advisory AG: Gabriele Corte, Markus Nievergelt and Dr. Mathis Berger.