Directors and Management

Board of Directors

Raymond J. Baer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alpine Select, Swiss citizen

Raymond J. Baer, born 1959, Swiss citizen

Raymond J. Baer holds a law degree (lic.iur.) from the University of St. Gallen (1984) and a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from the Columbia Law School, New York (1985).

From 1988 to 2003, he held various executive positions within the Julius Baer Group Ltd. abroad and in Switzerland, lastly as head of Private Banking Business Line and member of the group executive board. From 2003 to 2012, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Julius Baer Group and a board member as well as member of the Committee of the Governing Board of the Swiss Bankers Association (1999 - 2012). Raymond J. Baer was the president of the Association of Swiss Commercial & Investment Banks (2003 - 2012) and a member of the Regulatory Board of SIX Swiss Exchange (1999 - 2010).

Current activities and functions held by Raymond J. Baer:

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Absolute Invest Ltd.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Longbow Finance SA, Lutry
  • Honorary Chairman of the Julius Baer Group   
  • President of the Julius Baer Group pension fund
  • Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board of the Asia Society Switzerland Foundation, Zurich
  • Member of the Board of Directors of AMAG Automobil- und Motoren AG, Zurich
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Deloitte Ltd., Zurich
  • On the board of two foundations

Thomas Amstutz, Member of the Board of Directors of Alpine Select, Swiss citizen

Thomas Amstutz, born 1962, Swiss citizen

Thomas Amstutz completed his bank apprenticeship at Credit Suisse and graduated from the Commercial School of Business Administration, Zurich in 1981. Between 1981 and 2004, he held various management positions at different entities of the Credit Suisse Group, based in Geneva, Frankfurt and Zurich. From 2005 to 2014, he acted as the chairman and chief executive officer of Absolute Investment Services Ltd., Zurich.

Current activities and functions held by Thomas Amstutz:

  • Partner and director of JAAM AG, Zurich
  • Member of the board of Absolute Invest Ltd., Zug
  • President of the Board of Directors of Jade Invest SA, Neuchatel and of Altin Ltd., Baar
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Castle Private Equity Ltd., Freienbarch; Baloise Bank SoBa Ltd., Solothurn; Model Holding AG, Weinfelden; FinOps AG in Liquidation, Zurich (also acting as liquidator); Vicenda Asset Management AG, Zug
  • Member of the Asset Allocation Committee of Hesta AG, Zug and of Spida Personalvorsorgestiftung, Zurich

Dieter Dubs, Member of the Board of Directors of Alpine Select, Swiss citizen

Dieter Dubs, born 1965, Swiss citizen

Dieter Dubs holds a law degree (lic.iur.) from the University of St. Gallen (1993), one (Dr.iur.) from the University of St. Gallen (2000) and an LL.M. from the Harvard Law School (2002).

Dieter Dubs is a partner of Baer & Karrer since 2005. He has broad experience in M&A transactions with a focus on public tender offers, having represented several target companies in unfriendly takeover situations. In addition, Dieter Dubs advises listed companies on corporate and regulatory matters.

Current activities and functions held by Dieter Dubs:

  • Partner of Baer & Karrer Ltd.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Absolute Invest Ltd., Zug and of Altin Ltd., Baar

Michel Vukotic, Member of the Board of Directors of Alpine Select, Swiss citizen

Michel Vukotic - Member of the BoD

Michel Vukotic, born 1958, Swiss citizen

Michel Vukotic completed the Wirtschaftsgymnasium, Freudenberg with certificate, Type E in 1978. Between 1978 and 1984 he studied at University of St. Gallen and graduated with a Business Management degree. Following this, he completed four post-graduate Seminares at University of Zurich.

During his studies he held an Internship at FIDES Revision, Zurich, bevor joining Etterlin, Klipstein & Partner AG, Zurich, as a tax advisor (1984 - 1987). Between 1987 and 2017, he held various positions at Bank Julius Baer, Zurich, starting in the Capital Market Department (1987 - 1992), then Derivatives Switzerland (1992)  bevor being the sector head at Equity Trading (1993 - 1997). Following this he was the head of the Securities Department (1997 - 2001) and key account manager at Special Client Services (2001 - 2004). His current position at Bank Julius Baer is relationship manager in the Zurich Special Client Services department.

Management

Claudia Habermacher, Chief Executive Officer of Alpine Select, Swiss citizen

Before joining Alpine Select AG, Claudia Habermacher was a project manager at GAM Anlagefonds AG for more than seven years. Among others, at GAM she was in charge of the fund administration of a Swiss listed hedge fund. Prior to her engagement with GAM she was at creInvest Ltd responsible for heading the office and overall responsibility in the day-to-day work required to provide professional and administrative support to the CEO and the members of the Board of Directors.

Within the limits defined by the Board of Directors, Company management has the overall responsibility for the monitoring of investments, finance and reporting as well as the day-to-day operations. The Board of Directors defines the investment strategy and asset allocation from time to time in conformity with its Articles of Association and its Investment Guidelines. The directors are elected for 1 year terms.

The Company is committed to the principle of good corporate governance and follows corporate governance standards as set by law, the SIX Swiss Exchange guidelines and its own Articles of Association.

The Company pays neither a management fee nor a performance fee for management of the portfolio to third parties.

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