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Forum Finance appoints two new partners

Charles-Henri de Marignac (photo) and Alban Janssens de Bisthoven are appointed as new partners as of 1East April 2022.

Geneva-based independent wealth manager The Forum Finance Group SA announces the appointment of Charles-Henri de Marignac and Alban Janssens de Bisthoven as new partners as of 1East April 2022. These promotions are part of the corporate governance framework implemented for many years by Forum Finance, which allows access to capital to talented individuals, while ensuring a smooth handover between generations of associates. With this rejuvenation of its shareholding, Forum Finance is resolutely looking to the future and intends to play an active role in the industry consolidation process, in particular by attracting managers looking for a management company offering an entrepreneurial project. convincing. With more than 2 billion francs in assets under management, Forum Finance is now one of the 50 largest independent asset managers in Switzerland.

Before joining Forum Finance in February 2017 as manager of a global equity fund, Charles-Henri de Marignac spent four years at Mirabaud & Cie as a portfolio manager. Prior to that, he was an equity analyst and fund manager at SW Mitchell Capital in London between 2008 and 2012. Charles-Henri de Marignac is a graduate of HEC Lausanne.

For his part, Alban Janssens de Bisthoven joined Forum Finance in October 2018, as head of wealth planning. Before that, he had worked for 11 years at Julius Baer in Geneva, as Director within Wealth & Tax Planning for the European markets. Previously, he was active in two law firms in Brussels and Amsterdam, with a specialization in estate planning and tax law. Alban Janssens de Bisthoven holds a “magna cum laude” Master’s degree in law from UCL, a Master’s degree in business law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, as well as a “magna cum laude” Master’s degree in tax law and international tax law from Solvay Business School.

With these new appointments, Forum Finance now has 7 partners: Etienne Gounod (CEO), Egon Vorfeld, Hippolyte de Weck, Jean-François Andrade, Kinan Khadam Al Jame, Charles-Henri de Marignac and Alban Janssens de Bisthoven. The past year has been marked by many positive developments for Forum Finance, whose assets under management exceeded the 2 billion franc mark, as well as by obtaining the prize for the best independent manager in Switzerland of more than 1 billion francs, as well as the Best Investment Process Team, awarded by the WealthBriefing Swiss EAM Awards.

“We are delighted to welcome Charles-Henri and Alban among the partners of Forum Finance. Whether through the effective management of its funds or the professionalism in supporting clients’ wealth issues, they have both demonstrated unlimited commitment and have greatly contributed to the success and growth of Forum Finance. Our rules of internal governance provide that at the age of 65, partners gradually retire to make room for the next generation. Having been able to see them at work for several years, I know that they will take over the reins with talent”, declared Etienne Gounod, CEO.

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