Gottex is a leading independent global alternative investment management group, whose core business is providing predominantly alternative multi-manager and multi-asset solutions and related advisory and risk management services.
In this capacity, the Gottex group provides multi-asset endowment-style investment products, multi-manager hedge fund solutions (including market-independent comingled portfolios) and sector-specific single investor vehicles, as well as a selection of Asian-focused funds to a global and diversified institutional and retail clientele.
With offices in Guernsey, Lausanne, London, Hong Kong, New York, Boston, Luxembourg, and Zurich and affiliates in Shanghai, Melbourne, Tokyo and Auckland, the Gottex group is present on four continents with over 40 dedicated investment professionals on the ground.
On December 16, 2013, Gottex announced an agreement with EIM Group, a Swiss-based Alternative Investment Manager, of the proposed merger of their businesses, to establish a leading global investment manager with a deep and diverse range of alternative investment solutions. At the time of writing, this deal is subject to regulatory approval, and acceptance by shareholders of Gottex Fund Management Holdings. As at 31 December 2013, Gottex and EIM had USD 8.1 billion of total client assets.
Mr. Gottschalk is a German citizen. He founded the Gottex Group in 1986 and founded the Investment Manager in 1993. Prior to forming the Gottex Group, Mr. Gottschalk spent fourteen years with Lausanne based financial services firm Tradition S.A. In 1980 he was appointed Director responsible for Continental and Eastern Europe and in 1984 was appointed to the Board of Tradition S.A. and Tradition Holding S.A. Mr. Gottschalk started his career in 1965 with Dresdner Bank AG in Munich where he spent four years prior to relocating to Lausanne.
Dr. Maloney is a United States citizen. He joined Gottex in September 2003 as Head of Manager Research. In 2008, Dr. Maloney became Chairman of the Research Committee, and also Head of Risk Management in 2009. In 2010, Dr. Maloney became a member of the Gottex Executive Committee. In 2012, Dr. Maloney became the Chief Investment Officer of the Fund of Hedge Funds Business at Gottex. From 1995 to 2003, Dr. Maloney worked for Putnam Investments, where he was a Managing Director. From 2002 to 2003, he managed the Product Design Team and worked with the equity and fixed income portfolio management teams to design and position products to meet client objectives for risk, return and style positioning. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Director of the Financial Engineering at Putnam, where his team drove the development of risk systems, portfolio construction tools, and derivatives analytics and infrastructure. From 1995 to 1998, he was the Director of Quantitative Research in Fixed Income. Dr. Maloney was a professor of finance and economics at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College from 1983 to 1995. He has an MA and PhD in Finance and Economics from Washington University and a BA in Economics from Trinity College. Dr. Maloney has published a number of articles in academic and professional journals.
Mr. Gottschalk, co-founder and board member of Gottex Fund Management, is a German citizen and joined Gottex in August 1998. Mr. Gottschalk played an integral part in designing Gottex’s suite of products and growing the business to become one of the main alternative investment groups globally. From 1998 to 2011, Mr. Gottschalk ran Gottex’s European’s business. He moved to Hong Kong in 2011 with the responsibility of growing Gottex’s presence in the Asia Pacific region and to head Gottex’s Asian business, while maintaining his global marketing responsibility. Prior to joining Gottex, Mr. Gottschalk worked at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., New York, where he ran its hedge fund sales team in the fixed income derivatives group. While at Bear Stearns, he structured and implemented derivative strategies for some of the largest hedge fund groups. His coverage of hedge funds spanned fixed income, foreign exchange options, credit derivatives and emerging markets. During his time at Bear Stearns, he developed a unique understanding of the inner workings of alternative funds and various management strategies. Mr. Gottschalk is married with four daughters and has a business degree in finance, marketing and international business from the University of Virginia where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Landes joined Gottex in March 2008 with over 25 years of financial services and investment management experience. In 2012, Dr. Landes became the Chief Investment Officer of the Multi-Asset Business at Gottex. Previously, Dr. Landes was a CEO and CIO at 2100 Capital. He was also a Managing Director at Putnam Investments and headed Global Investment Research and the Global Asset Allocation and Currency teams. He also managed the US Fixed Income Mutual Fund Group. Prior to joining Putnam in 1985, he was the Director of Fixed Income at Loewi Asset Management Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of William J. Landes and Company, Inc. Dr. Landes earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Cincinnati and a B.S. from the University of Findlay.