Hot from the in augural NYC HedgeBrunch we headed to the sparkling lights of Zurich for another first-in-city occasion. Our second event in Switzerland (see the Geneva HedgeBrunch here) but the premier occasion in the Zurich Canton was at the heart of city centre in the achingly stylish Dittingraum. In true Swiss style it was a bespoke occasion with a select but wide range of guests from the Swiss Hedge Fund space.
Close HedgeBrunch friends, partners and “Swiss Ambassadors” Tiger Asset Management led from the front, with their full Zug based team in attendance along with a wide range of FoF and Family Office guests. Matthias Rutsch Co-founder and PM of Tiger commented “It’s great to see HedgeBrunch back in Switzerland – we loved the Geneva event and have been excited to get involved in Zurich – more and more people have been asking us about HedgeBrunch so it’s great to be showing them what it’s like in person here tonight!”
Warmly welcomed with Gluwein and hearty hello, guests took up the already-rolling festive spirit with gusto and were soon deep into connecting and re-connecting with friends from across the space. Long term HedgeBrunch partners Murano Connect and Peregrinne Communications where in fast support as event sponsors as always – with old and new colleagues from likes of UBP, SAR AG, Credit Suisse and GAM in accompaniment.
“The first HedgeBrunch in Zurich was a great evening and a very helpful networking event”
Markus Ilg, UBP Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management
HedgeBrunch founder and CEO Gus Morison took the opportunity to welcome the new and largely-first-time Hedge Fund, FoF and Family Office guests and tell them about the philosophies behind HedgeBrunch and why coming together on a personal basis is more important than ever. Especially pertinent in a jurisdiction under the pressure that Switzerland is, where branding and market presence will be crucial to survival.
Switzerland is of course a considerable centre for the hedge fund world but the famous Swiss privacy and reticence to party was not to be found anywhere as attendees tucked in to some classic Swiss fare and got down to the serious business of mixing with connections old and new having a damn good time.
As the evening evolved into the night the appetite for Christmas socialising was not dimmed and the party swiftly moved on to the electric Widder bar nearby with the majority of new brunchers keen for more.
HedgeBrunch will be returning to Switzerland throughout 2015 with events planned in May and October. If you would like to be involved in either, or indeed like to work with HedgeBrunch at further events or online please see more here or contact us.
Event Guests Included
UBP – Tiger AM - Limmat Captial - BaerKarrer - Custoza FO - German AM - Sandberg Partners – ITM Predictive - Endevour Ventures - Dacharan Capital – Murano Connect – SAR GT – UBS - Ecamos - Credit Suisse - Peregrinne Communications – Lombard Odier - Corepoint Capital – DNA Capital - Trifork - Swiss Hedge Capital – UCITS index – AXH Capital - Oceano Advisors - Skenderberg - IDH Capital – RBR Capital – ACIES AM – GAM – Thirteen AM – 100 WHF – and many more…