Juerg Kiener (Founding Partner, Managing Director and CIO) has more than 40 years of experience in the banking sector, with extensive know-how in the private banking, asset management and securities industries. Juerg has gained considerable global investment experience and exposure, having taken up postings in Zurich, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Guernsey, Hong Kong and Singapore with two leading Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and Union Bancaire Privee. At these banks, Juerg was involved in a significant amount of project work, integrating various businesses into the banks’ networks and was also responsible for setting up as a Chief Investment Officer, the Asian private banking portfolio management and product teams for both banks, and managing Global and Asian portfolios. His Asian journey began in 1993.
After initial exposure to the resources sector in South Africa in the early 1980s, he has covered the global resources equities universe since 1993. The resources sector is included in all of Swiss Asia Capital’s investment products, in-house and white-labelled funds and managed accounts as a key part of the asset allocation process. Juerg has run global and Asian mandates on a balanced- and resource-only basis, with a track record of performance on actual portfolios at Swiss Asia Capital since 2000. He also has a good knowledge of alternative asset management, using derivative strategies for risk management purposes and to optimise portfolios. Juerg is frequently featured on television for CNBC Asia, BBC and Bloomberg, and is a regular speaker at global investment conferences.
Juerg has gone through the ranks of the banking industry through apprenticeship with Credit Suisse whilst obtaining his commercial business school diploma from KV Zurich Business School, Switzerland. Juerg is tri-lingual in German, French and English. He has been based in Asia for the past 25 years, and has a thorough understanding of the cultural nuances of this region.