Fund Operations Director for a Swiss Fund

Engagement overview

This firm manages a group of Private Equity funds, focused upon smaller European firms, with an angle towards Eastern Europe. There customers are mainly other financial institutions. They had just lost the Director of Fund Operations to a new start up and were keen to replace him as soon as possible.

Candidate Profile provided

They had identified their key candidate criteria as follows:

  • At least 8-10 years of managing fund operations.
  • A detailed understanding of FINMA regulation with regards to a PE house.
  • A useable network of contacts in amongst Swiss and German financial institutions.
  • Extensive staff development and mentoring experience.
  • Fluent German & English.
Candidate identified The successful placement was a Swiss based Operations Manager with a six year career in a hedge fund in London and PE Fund. They also held an MBA and had previously worked in banking in Germany.


This Zurich based PE fund manager benefited from:

  • This individual having complete understanding of what is required to manage and administer all private equity investment vehicles (s) in Switzerland.
  • Extensive experience in the main European fund markets.
  • Our existing German & English speaking networks in the fund industry.
Length of engagement

29 days from being handed the initial brief.

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