The 2010 Global Financial Services Centres Conference

Tuesday 27thth and Wednesday 28thth April 2010

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Stefan Bichsel

President
European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)

Born in 1955 in Berne Switzerland, Stefan Bichsel studied law at the universities of Lausanne and Berne, and was admitted to the Bar in 1982. Between 1982 and 1985 he was Personal Assistant to a member of the Executive Board of Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) in Zurich, Switzerland. He left to take a Master of Laws degree at Georgetown University in Washington DC, and was admitted to the New York and Connecticut Bar in 1986. From 1986 to 1987 he was Foreign Associate at a lawfirm in New York. In 1994 he attended the Advanced Management Program at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1987 until 1993 he was with Pictet & Cie., private bankers in Geneva, Switzerland. He left this bank to become the CEO and President of Swissca Holding AG (today: Swissconto Holding AG) Berne and Zürich, Switzerland. Under his leadership Swissca was built up from scratch to become the number 3 investment fund company in Switzerland and one of the leading institutional asset managers. From 1999-2002 he was the Chairman of the Swiss Funds Association and a FEFSI (European Fund Association) board member. He then left these positions to become a member of the Management Board of Robeco Groep NV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as from 1 January 2003, where he is responsible today for Robeco’s international activities. In June 2005 he was elected president of EFAMA (European Fund and Asset Management Association), representing the industry interests of 23 country associations and numerous corporate members at the European level and assets in excess of EUR 10 trillion. As of January 1, 2006 he is Partner of the Group Holding Company at Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie at Geneva.



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