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).