The Team

The preservation of your private sphere, a personal and constant availability, a tailored follow-up, perseverance, fidelity, are the values and the attitudes uniting us and binding us to every client. Adding to this, is the search for solutions meeting your needs, combining performance and security. Experience has taught us to value only the significant, while at the same time caring for detail. 

This is the engagement W.I.S.E. Management offers you, and vows to respect. 

 «Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. » 
Warren Buffet

Louise Dupont

Administrator

Graduate in economics at Geneva University. Mrs Dupont spent 25 years with international brokers such as Merrill Lynch, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse First Boston.
She also chairs the Investment Committee of W.I.S.E. Management SA. Mrs Dupont is an independent financial consultant.


She brings us not only a sophisticated knowledge of the markets and her analytical expertise but has assembled a group of outside experts to give investment advice and carry out independent monitoring of management work. Mrs Dupont is an NYSE Registered Representative.

Jean-Marc Wenger

Managing Partner

Graduate in Economics at Geneva University, Mr. Wenger has the benefit of a long experience in private banking, first at UBS then at Crédit Lyonnais, in Brazil and in Switzerland, and finally at a leading independent asset manager. His responsibilities include the strategic development of the firm.

Philippe Favre

Partner – Head of Compliance

Graduate in Literature at Geneva University. He also holds the Certificate of Compliance Management.
Mr Favre has the benefit of 5 years’ experience in international business and 9 years with a leading independent asset manager. His responsibilities include administrative management.

Jean-Philippe Gigon

Director

Jean-Philippe Gigon has gathered a wealth of experience by renowned banks, UBS, Banco Santander, J.P. Morgan and Landolt & Cie, in Switzerland and internationally. Jean-Philippe joined W.I.S.E. Management in 2016 to offer his Latin-American clients his unique knowledge and passionate tailor-made service. Jean-Philippe heads the Investment Committee.

Roger Viret

Director

A 30-year career enriching with well-known entities such as UBS, Lloyds Bank plc and Landolt & Cie SA have allowed Mr. Roger Viret to gain unparalleled experience in the service and wealth management of his Iberian clientele. Roger Viret has decided to join W I S E Management as an independent manager to offer his know-how and personalized service to his Spanish-speaking clientele.

Larissa Johanson

Director, CFA

Larissa enjoys an international academic education: ESSEC Paris, LSE London, McGill Montreal, Valmont Lausanne. Her work experience at the United Nations, Nestlé, Deutsche Bank and Landolt & Cie did add to her agility, technical diversity and acute human touch. Today Larissa puts all her talents, enthusiasm and adaptability at the service of a clientele with unique lifestyle, combining global resources and individual access.

Sandra Aguiar

Senior executive with power of attorney

Mrs Aguiar has more than 15 years of experience in asset management with Lombard Odier, Banco Santander and an independent manager, and allows us to benefit from her professional capabilities in dealing personally with French, Spanish and Portuguese – speaking clients.

Victor Gavian

Assistant

Mr Gavian has  20+ years of experience in private banking, gathered at a prime swiss bank. Victor offers precise, timely and fast execution whilst mastering the whole product and services palette.
His language skills, French, English and Spanish complement perfectly his communication skills.

Caroline Grandjean

Office Manager

Holder of a commercial degree. After beginning her career in the retail trade, Mrs Grandjean changed her activity to working for an independent asset manager for 10 years before joining W.I.S.E. Management S.A. in 2009.

Mrs Grandjean is acting as an assistant and is also responsible for all logistical and organizational follow-up procedures.

François Douffiagues

IT Manager

Benefiting of an architectural training from the Special School of Architecture in Paris, François Douffiagues, in parallel with his studies, became a computer teacher for the other students of the school and created his own consultancy firm. After more than 25 years of experience, as an Apple certified specialist and administrator, he ensures the smooth operation of W I S E Management’s technical infrastructure. Since 2010, he is in charge of development and rapid support to users, in a world increasingly connected and dependent on new technologies.

Philippe Hofer

Manager

Mr Hofer is acting as responsible for all and organizational follow-up procedures.

Claudia Andrade

Assistant

Holder of both a Certificate of Proficiency in Commercial Business and a professional baccalaureate, Claudia Andrade spent longer than one year working for the Crédit Agricole Switzerland S.A.
Her professional path in a multinational fiduciary in multiple offices such as Tax, Audit & Marketing, has given her assiduity, diversity and professionalism.
Claudia Andrade puts her enthusiasm, diplomacy and polyvalence at the service of W.I.S.E Management SA, using her linguistic skills with English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish clients.

Lydia Landis

Assistant

Lydia Landis earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management from the Hotel Management School of Geneva. Prior that Diploma, she studied literature at the University of Geneva for 2 years. Lydia has traveled extensively, including studying abroad and completing Hotel Management internships. More recently, she relocated to Germany tor two years with her family before finally settling back in Geneva. She is fluent in multiple languages including Italian, English, Spanish and German.

Lydia’s professional career includes managing Private Viewing in the Jewelry Department of Christie’s International SA. While working for Christie’s, she was active in the Jewelry Auctions held in Geneva and in St. Moritz. Lydia entered the world of finance, working first for an independent Asset Manager in Geneva. She joined then Clear Eight Capital SA before taking a position in the Family Office at Suntrust Investment Co SA.

Bringing her finance experience, Lydia Landis has joined the W.I.S.E Management SA team as an assistant, working with Funds and Business contributors.

Carolina Penteado Navalho

Assistant

Holder of a Federal Certificate of Proficiency in the Banking Sector, Carolina Penteado Navalho started her career as a client advisor in the Cask Desk of Credit Suisse. In 2018, she decided to joined W.I.S.E. Management to make the best use of her enthusiasm, ambition and team spirit, working directly with the Portuguese clientele

Silvio Clavadetscher

Advisor

Silvio graduated from the International Banking School in New York and worked for Credit Suisse Group for 11 years in Switzerland, USA, Brazil and Russia,.
He then joined Merrill Lynch in Geneva. Since 2003 he has been covering the Eastern European and Russian clientele.
He was heading the Representative office in Moscow for a major Swiss Bank in 2008 and held managerial positions and advised clients at LGT and Bank Vontobel. At Wise Management he brings in his expertise as an adviser for Eastern Europe and Russia.

Alain J. Aubry

Consultant

Alain J. Aubry, consultant. Law expert and holds a diploma of graduate studies, expert in Insurance. Specialist in wealth advice and financial engineering. Over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry as a private banker. Specialist of a UHNWI international and institutional clientele. He has held senior management positions at reputable financial institutions such as EFG Bank, Landolt & Cie as Head Private Banking for Russia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.