About

Independent Capital Group AG is an asset management and investment advisory firm with offices in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland.  It is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

 

Our core competencies are investment management and advisory, including the management of investment funds, real estate investments and family office services. Clients are institutional investors and high net worth individuals as well as their advisors.

 

With our approach of Pragmatic Sustainable Investing we strive to maximize long-term risk-adjusted investment returns by integrating sustainability criteria in the investment process across asset classes, free from ideologies.

 

Independent Capital Group AG was established in 2005 by Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang, her brother, Roman Staub, and Prince Michael of Liechtenstein with the purpose of delivering excellence in investment management. Over the years, we developed our proprietary approach of Pragmatic Sustainable Investing and established the company as a leading authority in sustainable and responsible investing. In 2014, we further strengthened our capacity to deliver Pragmatic Sustainable Investing by taking on board the team of Gateway Capital Group, a specialist asset management firm focused on energy and commodity investments. In 2017, we integrated on the manager of two alternative investment funds.

 

 

 

We are
Dedicated Investment Professionals 

Team

Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Chief Executive Officer

  • Prior alternative investment management and investment banking with Swiss Life, Commerzbank, Merrill Lynch; industrial corporate development with Quadrant
  • PhD in Law, University of Zurich; Attorney-at-Law; MBA INSEAD
  • Chairman and member of investment committees at Profond pension fund
  • Non-executive director at Bellevue Group AG (SWX:BBN)  and INSEAD, chairman Endowment Committee

Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Chief Executive Officer

Roman Staub

Roman Staub

Head of Portfolio Management, Member ExCo

  • Prior senior portfolio manager with
    F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel; financial analyst (equities) with UBS AG;
  • Master in Finance (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  • Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA)
  • Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

Roman Staub

Head of Portfolio Management, Member ExCo

Hamilton von Portatius

Hamilton von Portatius

Head of Real Estate Investments, Member ExCo

  • Prior fund manager with Sal. Oppenheim in Frankfurt, Germany; real estate finance executive with Wachovia Bank in Frankfurt, Germany
  • BSc (hons) Economics, Buckingham University (UK), Immobilienökonom (real estate economist) (EBS)

Hamilton von Portatius

Head of Real Estate Investments, Member ExCo

Dietrich Joos

Dietrich Joos

Head of Commodities and Energy Investments, Member ExCo

  • Prior founder of Gateway Capital Group AG in 1997; senior portfolio manager with F. Hoffmann-
    La Roche AG; financial analyst, UBS AG
  • Economist (lic. rer. pol.), University of Basel

Dietrich Joos

Head of Commodities and Energy Investments, Member ExCo

Reto Michel

Reto Michel

Head of Family Office Services, Member ExCo

  • Prior securities specialist key clients with UBS AG in Zürich; controller with Georg Utz Holding AG, Bremgarten, Switzerland
  • BSc in Business Administration, Major in Management Consulting and Controlling, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
  • CFA Charterholder
  • Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

Reto Michel

Head of Family Office Services, Member ExCo

Pablo Gonzalez

Pablo Gonzalez

Portfolio Manager for Commodities and Energy Investments

  • Prior MD and portfolio manager with Gateway Capital Group, Basel; equity sales trader with UBS AG investment Banking
  • BSc in Business Administration, Major in Finance and Controlling, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
  • CFA Charterholder

Pablo Gonzalez

Portfolio Manager for Commodities and Energy Investments

Ernst Hagmann

Ernst Hagmann

Relationship Manager

  • Prior relationship manager with Gateway Capital Group, Basel
  • Head of “special clients” desk at Basler Kantonalbank, Basel
  • Member of management committee at Basler Kantonalbank; BNP Paribas Private Banking, Basel

Ernst Hagmann

Relationship Manager

Mirko Kräuchi

Mirko Kräuchi

Head of Investment Compliance

  • Prior accountant with Schroder & Co Bank AG, Zurich
  • BSc in Business Administration, Major in Banking and Finance, ZHAW School of Management and Law
  • CAS Financial Market Law, University of Zurich

Mirko Kräuchi

Head of Investment Compliance

David Saaty

David Saaty

Senior Client Advisor

  • Owner and Managing Partner GI Global Invest AG
  • Prior senior vice president Schroders, vice president Nomura Securities, vice president Bank Leu, assistant vice president Merrill Lynch
  • MBA University of Pittsburgh

David Saaty

Senior Client Advisor

Stephan Schelling

Stephan Schelling

Portfolio Manager Alternative Investments

  • Prior CIO and Portfolio Manager with Swiss ALP Asset Management AG, investment specialist for alternative investments  with UBS and Goldman Sachs
  • Swiss Finance Institute, Executive Program
  • Bsc in Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences, Chur, Southeast Switzerland

Stephan Schelling

Portfolio Manager Alternative Investments

Cyrill Joos

Cyrill Joos

Research Analyst

  • Prior research analyst with the commodities and energy investment firm Gateway Capital Group, Basle
  • BSc. in Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Basle
  • Bachelor thesis on “Analysis of cost ranges of new energy sources”

Cyrill Joos

Research Analyst

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Peter Meier

Prof. Dr. Peter Meier

Chairman, non-executive director

  • Professor at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur (CH); Head of Centre for Alternative Investments & Risk Management, Institute for Banking & Finance, ZHAW
  • Prior Chief Economist at the Cantonal Bank of Zurich, Zürich
  • PhD in Economics (Universities of St. Gallen and Lausanne; Stanford University)

Prof. Dr. Peter Meier

Chairman, non-executive director

Michael Brandenberger

Michael Brandenberger

Vice-Chairman, non-executive director

  • Prior CEO Complementa Investment-Controlling AG, St. Gallen
  • Master in Economics (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Michael Brandenberger

Vice-Chairman, non-executive director

Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Executive Director

  • CEO Independent Capital Group Ltd.
  • Prior alternative investment management and investment banking with Swiss Life, Commerzbank, Merrill Lynch; industrial corporate development with Quadrant
  • PhD in Law, University of Zurich; Attorney-at-Law; MBA INSEAD
  • Chairman and member of investment committees at Profond pension fund
  • Non-executive director at Bellevue Group AG (SWX:BBN)  and INSEAD, chairman Endowment Committee

Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Executive Director

Advisory Board

Prince Michael von und zu Liechtenstein

Prince Michael von und zu Liechtenstein

  • Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Intelligence Services AG
  • Chairman of Industrie- und Finanzkontor, Wealth Preservation Experts, Vaduz
  • Chairman of European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation, a liberal think tank, Vaduz
  • Mag. rer. soc. oec. Vienna University

Prince Michael von und zu Liechtenstein

Roderick Francis, Earl of Balfour

Roderick Francis, Earl of Balfour

  • Senior executive in financial services industry for nearly four decades
  • Co-founder and director of Virtus Trust, an award winning independent trust group with global clients
  • Past directorships include mining and mining process companies

Roderick Francis, Earl of Balfour

Manny Weiss

Manny Weiss

  • CEO of Marylebone Diversified LLP, a commodities trading advisor in the base metals business, LME futures & options market-making & brokerage
  • Prior CEO with Manro Haydan; Head of aluminum trading at Glencore, Zug,  prior to founding
  • City University of New York, M.A.

Manny Weiss