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Forum Finance appoints a new partner

“I am happy to join Forum Finance, which benefits from an excellent reputation built up over decades and whose solid entrepreneurial project convinced me,” said Kinan Khadam Al Jame.

Geneva-based independent wealth manager The Forum Finance Group SA announces the appointment of Kinan Khadam Al Jame as a new partner. He joined Forum Finance in January 2022 from Reyl & Cie, where he was Managing Director of the wealth management activity. He will be based initially in Geneva and will lead the Forum Finance office in Dubai, which is scheduled to open in the second half of 2022. This appointment comes against a backdrop of expansion for Forum Finance, which has seen its assets under management exceed 2 billion francs.

Of Swiss nationality, Kinan Khadam Al Jame worked for 13 years within the Reyl & Cie group, first in Geneva as an investment advisor and portfolio manager for a sophisticated UHNW clientele. Subsequently, he contributed to the creation of the office in Dubai and worked there as CIO and Managing Director in charge of private and institutional clients. Previously, he worked for 4 years with BNP Paribas in Geneva, notably in the Middle East private banking team.

With this new arrival, Forum Finance now has 5 partners: Etienne Gounod (CEO), Egon Vorfeld, Hippolyte de Weck, Jean-François Andrade and Kinan Khadam Al Jame. The past year has been marked by many positive developments for Forum Finance, whose assets under management have exceeded the CHF 2 billion mark, as well as by obtaining the prize for the best independent manager in Switzerland of more than CHF 1 billion granted by the WealthBriefing Swiss EAM Awards. To support the expansion of its assets under management, the group is also in the process of recruiting new employees. In fact, having been able to anticipate changes in the wealth management market, Forum Finance has for several years strengthened its structure and organization, as evidenced by the LPCC license granted by FINMA and its registration with the American SEC. Furthermore, Forum Finance continues to invest in its resources for analysis, management and wealth advice, as well as in technology, enabling it to respond effectively to the changing needs of its customers.

“I am happy to join Forum Finance, which benefits from an excellent reputation built up over decades and whose solid entrepreneurial project convinced me. Thanks to its performance history, the quality of its teams, its total financial independence and above all its clear focus on customers, the group has relevant arguments to respond credibly to the needs of a particularly demanding UHNW clientele. Its human size allows it to be flexible in its product offering and responsive to international regulatory developments, while having the necessary resources to support geographic expansion,” said Kinan Khadam Al Jame.

“We are delighted to welcome a new partner of the caliber of Kinan Khadam Al Jame, whose client portfolio is particularly complementary to our existing clientele. We are also pleased to have found the right person to carry out our expansion in the Gulf region. His arrival is part of the strategic development plan that we have been implementing for several years. By combining partners from different generations, our rules of governance make it possible to attract talented personalities and ensure a smooth handover,” added Etienne Gounod, CEO.

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