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WEEKLY THOUGHTS

04

About

A bright circle with open minds. Fairway Asset Management (FAM) provides asset management services for private individuals and investment funds. We focus on long term investment opportunities that offer continued capital appreciation and low correlation to public markets. Our ultimate goal is to create peace of mind for our investors.

We are authorised and regulated by Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA as a manager of collective assets. 

The future might be blurry but our focus is clear.

Philosophy

return-oriented. protective. global.

return-oriented.
protective.
global.

Our Philosophy is based on rigorous qualitative and quantitative research. We take into account forward-looking trends like digitalization, urbanization and longevity with investment themes such as smart living, smart working, data infrastructure and communication towers, logistics, distributed energy, waste management, robotics, blockchain related infrastructure, medtech, fintech, and many more.

We’re a circle of professionals and experts with clear goals, shared values and open minds. Our focus lies on successful growth stories, whether looking through the clients’ or employees’ eyes:

SECURED GROWTH

Our clients benefit from investing in long-term growth stories. They should not worry about short-term market fluctuations or economic cycles.

RETAINED TALENT

Our talent is our core. We want to further develop our research-oriented expertise to continue the firm’s history of high talent retention.

ATTRACTIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT

We offer continuous learning possibilities to drive personal growth, while fostering a healthy work-life balance.

MODERN TECHNOLOGY

We are continuously optimizing our investment process and increasing our corporate efficiency using advanced technologies (e.g. automation, data mining, blockchain, artificial intelligence).

HIGH QUALITY SERVICE

While we serve a wide client base, we are not compromising on service nor investment quality.

Our community is important: We aim at staying active to show engagement and give back.

Our working culture highly values meritocracy, personal growth, and mutual respect.

Our Clients are placed at the forefront while we are constantly trying to go the extra mile.

Heritage

family-oriented. independent. experienced.

family-oriented.
independent.
experienced.

Fairway Asset Management (FAM) grew out of long established Asset Management businesses. These businesses have partnered for several years, sharing common values and having managed private clients and investment funds for a combined 20 years. FAM is a family business that treats its investors like FAMily. Honesty and transparency are core to our Investment Philosophy and key to our service offering.

Team

loyal. respectful. proactive.

loyal.
respectful.
proactive.

FAM’s team members combine over 140 years of financial expertise with diverse academic backgrounds like mathematics, engineering and economics. Our academic formation includes the best universities in the world, such as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, University of Zurich, John Hopkins University, London School of Economics, Cass Business School, City University London or the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Matthias Oettli

Chairman of the Board

Matthias Oettli

Chairman of the Board

Matt, a graduate of the Swiss Finance Institute, has accumulated 50 years of practical experience in the financial service industry. For almost four decades, he was active as a Swiss banker, leading a wide variety of departments, and the last ten years as member of the executive management and COO. After retiring from banking, he set up his own company managing projects for financial service providers and providing management coaching. Matt has also held board seats for a number of years with Guernsey and Luxemburg collective investment schemes, a Swiss pension fund, and a Swiss asset manager of collective investment schemes. A holistic approach and a client centered focus have always been at the core of his endeavors.

Antonio Mele

Board Member

Antonio Mele

Board Member

Antonio Mele is a Professor of Finance at the Università della Svizzera Italiana and the Swiss Finance Institute after a decade with the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a Research Fellow for the Financial Economics program at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London, and holds a PhD in Economics from the Universities of Paris and a BSc in Economics from LUISS University in Rome. His expertise regards the interlinks between financial markets and the macroeconomy, market microstructure and market volatility, and his work at industry level has led to to real-time indicators of volatility in fixed income markets that have been adopted by Chicago Board Options Exchange and S&P Dow Jones. He also acted as a member of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group of the European Securities Markets Authority.

Guilherme Dos Santos De Azevedo

Board Member

Guilherme Dos Santos De Azevedo

Board Member

Guilherme has an analytical finance background and more than 20 years of experience in multiple finance sectors and geographies. As a life-long learner, he is hungry to be at the cutting edge of applied science, data-analytics and to deploy technology into new business models. Guilherme believes that speed and efficacy to solve business problems come from the proper application of science and well-thought-out frameworks. He has built successful teams by empowering passionate, trustworthy, and smart people, while creating a challenging and enjoyable working environment. Recently Guilherme studied Big-Data Analytics at the University of Chicago, comprising Data Engineering, DevOps, Applied Statistics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. It was also at the University of Chicago where he obtained his MBA in Analytic Finance and Economics. He holds a bachelor from Harvard University with concentration in Economics.

John Vorrias

CEO / CIO

John Vorrias

CEO / CIO

After a brief career in road bicycle racing, John started his career in financial markets in 2005 as a quantitative analyst. John holds a BSc in Mathematics and two MSc degrees in both Financial Mathematics and Management. His professional interests lay in building and executing process-driven investment strategies across asset classes. He still continues to race bicycles as a Masters athlete.

Lara Jud

COO

Lara Jud

COO

Lara is responsible for a range of operational functions at FAM and oversees the design and implementation of business strategies. She started her career in financial markets in 2007 and has ample experience working with UHNWI, establishing relationships, and addressing specific client needs. Lara graduated summa cum laude from Northwood University in Midland, MI with a B.B.A. in Management and holds a Master in Liberal Arts (ALM) in extension studies, in Anthropology and Archaeology from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

Alessia Favotto

Co-Head Portfolio Management

Alessia Favotto

Co-Head Portfolio Management

Alessia has a background in Hedge Fund investing and is responsible for fund selection, both in the traditional and in the alternative space. She is also passionate about Fixed Income markets and is active in bond selection. Alessia holds a MA in Banking and Finance from the Università della Svizzera Italiana and is a CFA Charterholder.

Numa Ferrari

Head Risk & Compliance

Numa Ferrari

Head Risk & Compliance

Numa has been working in the Legal & Compliance Department for small- and mid-sized banks in Switzerland and abroad for more than 15 years. In addition, he has been active as a part-time college teacher for many years. Numa loves skiing and playing tennis in his free time. He holds a Master of Law from the University of Fribourg and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bern.

Faye Karvouni

Jr. Portfolio Manager

Faye Karvouni

Jr. Portfolio Manager

For the past four years, Faye has been active in fund selection across all asset classes of the private markets. Prior to that she was involved in marketing as well as accounting and financial roles. Faye has a marketing background and holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration and Marketing.

Alessio Benomio

Analyst

Alessio Benomio

Analyst

Alessio has a background in research from a leading investment bank. He has experience in equity markets and sector strategies. At FAM, he is currently involved in public and private investments. He holds a master degree in Quantitative Finance and is very passionate about geopolitics.

Alex Vamvakas

Private Equity Technology Analyst

Alex Vamvakas

Private Equity Technology Analyst

Alex is involved in private equity and venture capital investments. He is passionate about technology and innovation and he holds a diploma from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSc from Imperial College London. He leverages his engineering and entrepreneurial background to identify successful founders and to support portfolio companies throughout their journey.

Thomas Oesch

Relationship Manager

Thomas Oesch

Relationship Manager

Thomas started his career in 1995 as a bank apprentice and following studies in business administration with a major in banking & finance. For more than 15 years he has been serving wealthy individuals and families and supports them in their discerning investment strategies. He is married and a proud father of two daughters.

Juergen Markl

Relationship Manager

Juergen Markl

Relationship Manager

As a Swiss certified banker and with a degree from the Swiss Finance Institute, Juergen has been active in International Wealth Management since 1992. He worked with several Swiss banks helping international private clients to manage and protect their wealth. He joined Fairway in 2018. Juergen is married and has two daughters.

Maria Moscholaki

IT Operations Manager

Maria Moscholaki

IT Operations Manager

Maria is a Data Engineer with an MSc in Geospatial Informatics. Her coding & data analytics background together with her interest for the investment sector, support the robust management of the IT infrastructure within Fairway. Maria is responsible for the operations architecture as well as the automation and development of solutions for data management and innovation.

George Boutopoulos

Operations Support

George Boutopoulos

Operations Support

George started his career as an intern in data analysis. At FAM, he is involved in operational and reporting activities. George holds a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering.

Murielle Leutwiler

Office and HR Manager

Murielle Leutwiler

Office and HR Manager

After completing her studies at the STF Swiss Textile College Murielle moved to New York for a few years to work in the luxury fashion industry. Upon her return to Switzerland, she deepened her passion for quality by expanding into the field of organizational management. Before joining FAM, Murielle was the Assistant to the Executive Team at a high-end private clinic. Her empathic understanding of different cultures and needs allows her to be a multi-tasker for the company.