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The Advisor

Dariush D. Aryeh

Prior to 1993 Mr. Aryeh was Vice-President, Head of Portfolio Management for Southern Europe and Latin America at United Overseas Bank (Geneva), and was instrumental in setting up and managing the Option Trading Department.

From 1985 to 1987 he was portfolio manager at Geforin SA (Geneva). He worked at UBP (Geneva), from 1983 to 1985, as an assistant portfolio manager.

Mr. Aryeh holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).


The Investment Manager

Thomas Ian Alessie
CEO and Founding Partner

Prior to founding Fundana SA, Mr. Alessie was Head of Derivative Trading Operations at United Overseas Bank in Geneva from 1986 to 1993.

From 1985 to 1986 he was a commodities trader at Société Financière pour le Commerce et l’Industrie and from 1981 to 1985 Mr. Alessie was a derivatives trader at Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Christophe Boccard
COO & CCO and Partner

Mr. Boccard joined Fundana SA in 1994 and was made a Partner in 2003.

Prior to this Mr. Boccard was responsible for the administration of derivative products at United Overseas Bank in Geneva, which he joined in 1989.

Mr. Boccard holds a Federal Certificate of Capacity from the Business School of Geneva.

Michael U. Gerber, PhD
Head of Research and Partner

Dr. Gerber joined Fundana SA in 2001 and is the Head of Research at the firm. He was made a Partner in 2003.

Dr. Gerber holds a Masters in Mathematics and received a Doctorate in Operations Research from the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

He received the ASRO Prize for his doctoral thesis from the Swiss Society of Operations Research.

Nick Morrell, FCA
CFO, CRO, Head of Operational Due Diligence and Partner

Mr. Morrell joined Fundana SA in 2009 to expand the risk management function.

His past experience includes five years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP working in both the Corporate Tax and Audit departments.

Mr. Morrell is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA), and he holds a MA in Management (with Distinction) and a BSc in Cell Biology from Durham University.

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