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WEEKLY THOUGHTS

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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.

John Vorrias

CIO

John Vorrias

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

PM / Senior Strategist

Lara Jud

PM / Senior Strategist

Lara started her career in finance in 2007 with Bank Vontobel and has since worked as a junior portfolio manager for Marcuard Family Office in Zurich, managing discretionary client portfolios and running the centralized trading desk. She is currently supporting John Vorrias with day-to-day trading and investment analytics within FAM’s liquid universe. Lara graduated summa cum laude from Northwood University in Midland, MI with a B.B.A. in Management.

Alessia Favotto

Portfolio Manager

Alessia Favotto

Portfolio Manager

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.

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.

Tina Challita

Jr. Portfolio Manager

Tina Challita

Jr. Portfolio Manager

Tina comes from a corporate finance background. She has experience in M&A advisory and asset management. At FAM, she is involved in public and private markets investments. She holds a Master in Management from HEC Paris and a bachelor degree in Economics.

Alessio Benomio

Cross-Asset Analyst

Alessio Benomio

Cross-Asset 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.

Karin Signer

Human Resources

Karin Signer

Human Resources

Karin has a long standing experience in Human Resources. She started her career in HR within the financial industry before launching her own business almost 20 years ago. At FAM, Karin is responsible for any HR-issues.

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