Swiss boutiques announce merger

Geneva-headquartered independent investment firms Bruellan and Semper have announced their merger to form a single entity, Bruellan.

The company will have over CHF3.5bn (€3bn) in assets under management, including CHF1.7bn (€1.46bn) in discretionary mandates. The new organisation will see current chief executive officer and majority shareholder of Semper, Grégoire Vaucher, becoming Bruellan’s CEO and managing partner alongside Antoine Spillmann and Jean-Paul Tissières.

Semper provides a number of investment services that includes private wealth management, multi-family office, company advisory and financing as well as real estate management. Bruellan runs funds on US equities and global equities. It is also involved in private management.

Bruellan will tally 50 employees split between the offices of Geneva, Lausanne, Crans-Montana and Verbier. Geneva’s teams will be gathered into the office of Semper.

The companies said no lay-off plan was set following the merger and that they will pursue their expansion. Paul Lombard, former Bruellan’s director, has been appointed to oversee the operational implementation of the merger.

Bruellan’s administration board will count 5 members: Jean-Baptiste Zufferey (chairman), Christian Zanella (vice-chairman), Gina Empson, Anne Hornung-Soukup and Marc-André Ballestraz.

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