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 the manager of two alternative investment funds. In 2018, a change in leadership took place in the course of a management buyout transaction involving senior management and new partners.

 

 

 

We are
Dedicated Investment Professionals 

Team

Stephan Schelling

Stephan Schelling

CEO, Partner

  • 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

CEO, Partner

Dietrich Joos

Dietrich Joos

Head Asset Management, Partner

  • 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 Asset Management, Partner

Reto Michel

Reto Michel

Head Family Office, Partner

  • 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 Family Office, Partner

Mirko Kräuchi

Mirko Kräuchi

Head Compliance & Riskmanagement, Partner

  • 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 Compliance & Riskmanagement, Partner

Andreas Tschopp

Andreas Tschopp

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

  • Prior head portfolio management at Gaydoul Group Asset Management; head portfolio management at Nationale Suisse Leben pension fund; head bond trading, options trader, risk manager at UBS AG Investment Bank; options and bond trader at Schweizerischer Bankverein (SBV) in Frankfurt, London and Basel
  • Banking apprenticeship at Schweizerischer Bankverein (SBV)

Andreas Tschopp

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

Pablo Gonzalez

Pablo Gonzalez

Senior Portfolio Manager

  • 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

Senior Portfolio Manager

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

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

Hamilton von Portatius

Hamilton von Portatius

Head Real Estate Investments

  • 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 Real Estate Investments

Nadia Weitnauer

Nadia Weitnauer

Foundation and Office Manager

  • Prior team leader media design at W4 Marketing AG and graphic designer at Brandpulse AG and Luminess in Zurich
  • BA in Design and Communication, Ravensbourne College, Kent, London; commercial degree Handelsschule Basel

Nadia Weitnauer

Foundation and Office Manager

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

Non-executive director and senior advisor

  • Chairman at Profond pension fund; non-executive director at Bellevue Group AG (SWX:BBN), Bata Group; INSEAD
  • Prior co-founder and CEO of Independent Capital Group Ltd., alternative investment management and investment banking with Swiss Life, Commerzbank, Merrill Lynch
  • PhD in Law, University of Zurich; Attorney-at-Law; MBA INSEAD

Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Non-executive director and senior advisor