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About Pactum

We connect the investment needs of institutional investors with the liquidity needs of successful companies.

ABOUT PACTUM

Pactum is a FINMA regulated asset manager located in Zurich. Its origin dates back to 2016 when it was incorporated as a specialised asset management boutique.

Today, a team of 14 experienced professionals offers innovative working capital solutions. Pactum turns tailored working capital financing solutions into innovative investment opportunities.

  • Passion: We love our work and have fun performing.
  • Entrepreneurship: We are entrepreneurs, take ownership and meet challenges head on.
  • One Team: We share our skills, knowledge and experience. We live integrity, honesty and fairness.
  • Partnership: We are trustworthy and responsive partners.
  • Learning: We take pride in learning and improving ourselves.
  • Excellence: We offer high quality in everything we do. We are agile and always deliver-to-promise.

We create value by turning tailored working capital financing solutions into innovative investment opportunities.

The Team


Corporate

Partner - Chief Executive Officer

Joscha
Rosenbauer

rosenbauer@pactum.ch
Joscha Rosenbauer

Partner - Chief Executive Officer

Joscha Rosenbauer

rosenbauer@pactum.ch

Joscha has spent the last 15+ years in the automotive and financial industry in various roles and countries. His professional career began with Porsche in Stuttgart and lead to the UK, US and Switzerland. His last position with Porsche being Director of Sales for Switzerland. In 2016, Joscha founded the asset manager that was to become Pactum.


Executive Assistant

Nadja
Wildi

wildi@pactum.ch
Nadja Wildi

Executive Assistant

Nadja Wildi

wildi@pactum.ch

Nadja is an accomplished Executive Assistant with over 10 years of experience handling a wide range of functions for upper and lower level Executives / Senior Management Teams in a variety of industries including banking.


General Counsel

Dr.
Mark-Oliver
Baumgarten,
LL.M.

baumgarten@pactum.ch
Dr. Mark-Oliver Baumgarten, LL.M.

General Counsel

Dr. Mark-Oliver Baumgarten, LL.M.

baumgarten@pactum.ch

Mark has been a business lawyer in Zurich since 1996 with a specialised focus on financial markets, investment funds, real estate and capital markets. In 2004 he became a recognized representative of issuers at SIX Swiss Exchange and has been partner of a law firm (head of the banking department), served as executive board member of the Swiss Bankers Association SBA and a member of the expert committees of business associations such as economiesuisse and SFAMA.


CFO & COO

Tarek
Selim

selim@pactum.ch
Tarek Selim

CFO & COO

Tarek Selim

selim@pactum.ch

Tarek combines a successful career in investment banking with extensive experience in setting up new companies and scaling them into profitable businesses. After his Business studies at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland he started his career as an Investment Banker in London and worked for global investment banks like Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, and UBS. He then became a CFO/COO and founding partner of Arabesque Asset Management, an ESG Quant Fund. Prior to his position as CFO/COO of Pactum AG, he worked at Deon Digital AG, a blockchain development company, as CFO and member of the Executive Committee.


Joscha Rosenbauer

Partner - Chief Executive Officer

Joscha Rosenbauer

rosenbauer@pactum.ch

Joscha has spent the last 15+ years in the automotive and financial industry in various roles and countries. His professional career began with Porsche in Stuttgart and lead to the UK, US and Switzerland. His last position with Porsche being Director of Sales for Switzerland. In 2016, Joscha founded the asset manager that was to become Pactum.


Nadja Wildi

Executive Assistant

Nadja Wildi

wildi@pactum.ch

Nadja is an accomplished Executive Assistant with over 10 years of experience handling a wide range of functions for upper and lower level Executives / Senior Management Teams in a variety of industries including banking.


Dr. Mark-Oliver Baumgarten, LL.M.

General Counsel

Dr. Mark-Oliver Baumgarten, LL.M.

baumgarten@pactum.ch

Mark has been a business lawyer in Zurich since 1996 with a specialised focus on financial markets, investment funds, real estate and capital markets. In 2004 he became a recognized representative of issuers at SIX Swiss Exchange and has been partner of a law firm (head of the banking department), served as executive board member of the Swiss Bankers Association SBA and a member of the expert committees of business associations such as economiesuisse and SFAMA.


Tarek Selim

CFO & COO

Tarek Selim

selim@pactum.ch

Tarek combines a successful career in investment banking with extensive experience in setting up new companies and scaling them into profitable businesses. After his Business studies at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland he started his career as an Investment Banker in London and worked for global investment banks like Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, and UBS. He then became a CFO/COO and founding partner of Arabesque Asset Management, an ESG Quant Fund. Prior to his position as CFO/COO of Pactum AG, he worked at Deon Digital AG, a blockchain development company, as CFO and member of the Executive Committee.


Marketing

Christoph
Widmer

widmer@pactum.ch
Christoph Widmer

Marketing

Christoph Widmer

widmer@pactum.ch

Christoph is a marketing and communication expert with over 15 years of experience. His career began at the first online bank in Switzerland. Today, his passion for communication puts associations, companies, and events on the map of the target group. The focus areas at Pactum include strategy, brand management, dialogue marketing and events.


Christoph Widmer

Marketing

Christoph Widmer

widmer@pactum.ch

Christoph is a marketing and communication expert with over 15 years of experience. His career began at the first online bank in Switzerland. Today, his passion for communication puts associations, companies, and events on the map of the target group. The focus areas at Pactum include strategy, brand management, dialogue marketing and events.


Investment Management

Partner - Chief Investment Officer

Rick
Pearson

pearson@pactum.ch
Rick Pearson

Partner - Chief Investment Officer

Rick Pearson

pearson@pactum.ch

Rick started his career in the early 90’s trading Government bonds at Salomon Brothers straight from Oxford University. After having spent time heading trading desks throughout the ‘90s in London and a stint running one of the largest UK Gilt trading funds in the World, he then moved to Switzerland and launched his own hedge fund. Eight successful years later with the fund having peaked with over $15bn of fixed-income exposure he switched his focus to the asset-backed space where he was instrumental in the design of the first receivables securitisation under the new ESA regulation. Bringing nearly 30 years of funding and money-markets expertise to the team, Rick heads up product design and investment management at Pactum.


Partner - Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Mike
Johnson,
CFA

johnson@pactum.ch
Mike Johnson, CFA

Partner - Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Mike Johnson, CFA

johnson@pactum.ch

Mike is a CFA charter holder with more than 15 years’ experience in asset management. His career began in London where he worked for GAM as Research Manager for their hedge funds and alternatives business. Mike has worked in Switzerland for the last 12 years covering hedge fund, private equity, private debt, and project finance strategies.


Partner - Investment Management

Derek
Palmer

palmer@pactum.ch
Derek Palmer

Partner - Investment Management

Derek Palmer

palmer@pactum.ch

Derek has wealth of experience and expertise understanding financial instruments, operational procedures, as well as risk and compliance in portfolio management. His ability to adapt to a constantly evolving and ever-changing regulatory and operational environment significantly supports Pactum in structuring and managing its asset management operations.


Manager - Investment Structuring

Margaret
Sears

sears@pactum.ch
Margaret Sears

Manager - Investment Structuring

Margaret Sears

sears@pactum.ch

Margaret is a motivated and energetic legal professional with over 15 years of experience instructured legal transaction management and documentation. She provides a wealth of knowledge in structural products and debt markets. 

Previously, she worked with multinational investment banks and financial services companies. She is skilled in transaction management, negotiations, and drafting, editing, interpreting andadvising on various legal agreements. 

She enjoys new challenges, interacting with others and expanding industry knowledge. 


Rick Pearson

Partner - Chief Investment Officer

Rick Pearson

pearson@pactum.ch

Rick started his career in the early 90’s trading Government bonds at Salomon Brothers straight from Oxford University. After having spent time heading trading desks throughout the ‘90s in London and a stint running one of the largest UK Gilt trading funds in the World, he then moved to Switzerland and launched his own hedge fund. Eight successful years later with the fund having peaked with over $15bn of fixed-income exposure he switched his focus to the asset-backed space where he was instrumental in the design of the first receivables securitisation under the new ESA regulation. Bringing nearly 30 years of funding and money-markets expertise to the team, Rick heads up product design and investment management at Pactum.


Mike Johnson, CFA

Partner - Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Mike Johnson, CFA

johnson@pactum.ch

Mike is a CFA charter holder with more than 15 years’ experience in asset management. His career began in London where he worked for GAM as Research Manager for their hedge funds and alternatives business. Mike has worked in Switzerland for the last 12 years covering hedge fund, private equity, private debt, and project finance strategies.


Derek Palmer

Partner - Investment Management

Derek Palmer

palmer@pactum.ch

Derek has wealth of experience and expertise understanding financial instruments, operational procedures, as well as risk and compliance in portfolio management. His ability to adapt to a constantly evolving and ever-changing regulatory and operational environment significantly supports Pactum in structuring and managing its asset management operations.


Margaret Sears

Manager - Investment Structuring

Margaret Sears

sears@pactum.ch

Margaret is a motivated and energetic legal professional with over 15 years of experience instructured legal transaction management and documentation. She provides a wealth of knowledge in structural products and debt markets. 

Previously, she worked with multinational investment banks and financial services companies. She is skilled in transaction management, negotiations, and drafting, editing, interpreting andadvising on various legal agreements. 

She enjoys new challenges, interacting with others and expanding industry knowledge. 


Institutional Sales

Partner - Head Institutional Sales

Benedikt
Rieger

rieger@pactum.ch
Benedikt Rieger

Partner - Head Institutional Sales

Benedikt Rieger

rieger@pactum.ch

Benedikt is a seasoned investment advisor and relationship manager with lengthy experience in the financial market. Previously a partner at Strategic Swiss Partners, a leading management and financial advisory firm focused on private equity and M&A transactions and prior to that, Benedikt was a member of the board and business development manager of the ATP Swiss Indoors Basel.


Manager - Institutional Sales

Raphael
Hirsiger

hirsiger@pactum.ch
Raphael Hirsiger

Manager - Institutional Sales

Raphael Hirsiger

hirsiger@pactum.ch

Raphael has more than 10 years’ experience in the financial industry. His career took him through several departments in IT, compliance, and digitalisation at Credit Suisse. Most recently, he implemented new technologies as a project manager. At the same time, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Banking & Finance at Zurich School of Economics.


Benedikt Rieger

Partner - Head Institutional Sales

Benedikt Rieger

rieger@pactum.ch

Benedikt is a seasoned investment advisor and relationship manager with lengthy experience in the financial market. Previously a partner at Strategic Swiss Partners, a leading management and financial advisory firm focused on private equity and M&A transactions and prior to that, Benedikt was a member of the board and business development manager of the ATP Swiss Indoors Basel.


Raphael Hirsiger

Manager - Institutional Sales

Raphael Hirsiger

hirsiger@pactum.ch

Raphael has more than 10 years’ experience in the financial industry. His career took him through several departments in IT, compliance, and digitalisation at Credit Suisse. Most recently, he implemented new technologies as a project manager. At the same time, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Banking & Finance at Zurich School of Economics.


Origination

Partner - Head Origination

Peter
Gorini

gorini@pactum.ch
Peter Gorini

Partner - Head Origination

Peter Gorini

gorini@pactum.ch

Peter has spent the past 25+ years in the information and communication industry. He was also the co-founder of several successful start-ups in the big data and IT-infrastructure arenas before in 2018 focussing on asset-backed lending solutions.


Junior Business Analyst Origination

Kimon
Ioannidis

ioannidis@pactum.ch
Kimon Ioannidis

Junior Business Analyst Origination

Kimon Ioannidis

ioannidis@pactum.ch

Kimon has worked in a strategy and business development area at various companies. Most recently he worked at a swiss fintech where he found his passion for the financial industry. Currently he is pursuing his Business Innovation master’s degree at the University of St.Gallen (HSG).


Junior Business Analyst Origination

Nicolas
Gregorics

gregorics@pactum.ch
Nicolas Gregorics

Junior Business Analyst Origination

Nicolas Gregorics

gregorics@pactum.ch

Nicolas has worked in the financial department of various companies. Most recent he worked in a M&A Boutique in Zurich. Currently he is pursuing his final semester of his Banking and Finance bachelor’s degree at the University of Zurich.


Peter Gorini

Partner - Head Origination

Peter Gorini

gorini@pactum.ch

Peter has spent the past 25+ years in the information and communication industry. He was also the co-founder of several successful start-ups in the big data and IT-infrastructure arenas before in 2018 focussing on asset-backed lending solutions.


Kimon Ioannidis

Junior Business Analyst Origination

Kimon Ioannidis

ioannidis@pactum.ch

Kimon has worked in a strategy and business development area at various companies. Most recently he worked at a swiss fintech where he found his passion for the financial industry. Currently he is pursuing his Business Innovation master’s degree at the University of St.Gallen (HSG).


Nicolas Gregorics

Junior Business Analyst Origination

Nicolas Gregorics

gregorics@pactum.ch

Nicolas has worked in the financial department of various companies. Most recent he worked in a M&A Boutique in Zurich. Currently he is pursuing his final semester of his Banking and Finance bachelor’s degree at the University of Zurich.


Board of Directors

chairman of the board

Bernhard
Maier

maier@pactum.ch
Bernhard Maier

chairman of the board

Bernhard Maier

maier@pactum.ch

Member of the board

Prof.
Dr.
Thorsten
Hens

hens@pactum.ch
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens

Member of the board

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens

hens@pactum.ch

Thorsten is the Swiss Finance Institute Professor for Financial Market Economics at the University of Zurich. He studied in Bonn and Paris and holds professorships in Bergen, Norway, and Lucerne, Switzerland. His research fields are Behavioral and Evolutionary Finance.

He is a founding partner of Behavioral Finance Solutions GmbH, BhFS, a spin-off company from the Universities of Zurich and Sankt Gallen and Swiss Fintech Innovations, an association of the banking and insurance industry in Switzerland.

His consulting experience includes applications of behavioral finance in private banking and evolutionary finance in asset management.


member of the board

Prof.
Dr.
Patrick
Krauskopf

krauskopf@pactum.ch
Prof. Dr. Patrick Krauskopf

member of the board

Prof. Dr. Patrick Krauskopf

krauskopf@pactum.ch

Member of the board

Dr.
Wolfgang
Kuhn

kuhn@pactum.ch
Dr. Wolfgang Kuhn

Member of the board

Dr. Wolfgang Kuhn

kuhn@pactum.ch

After several years on the board of directors of Südwestbank AG in Stuttgart, Bankhaus Bauer AG and the Stuttgarter Bank, Wolfgang has been an independent business consultant/developer and honorary consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg since 2019. He is chairman of the supervisory board of Concept AG in Stuttgart and a member of the supervisory board of Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG in Gosheim and SALytic AG, Cologne.

He studied in Nürnberg and at the University of Washington in Seattle and holds professorships at the University of Leipzig.

His consulting experience includes strategy and risk controlling in the trading sector and asset management, balance sheet structure management, supervision of supervisory and administrative board mandates of medium-sized industrial companies in various sectors as well as corporate development and risk management.


Bernhard Maier

chairman of the board

Bernhard Maier

maier@pactum.ch

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens

Member of the board

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens

hens@pactum.ch

Thorsten is the Swiss Finance Institute Professor for Financial Market Economics at the University of Zurich. He studied in Bonn and Paris and holds professorships in Bergen, Norway, and Lucerne, Switzerland. His research fields are Behavioral and Evolutionary Finance.

He is a founding partner of Behavioral Finance Solutions GmbH, BhFS, a spin-off company from the Universities of Zurich and Sankt Gallen and Swiss Fintech Innovations, an association of the banking and insurance industry in Switzerland.

His consulting experience includes applications of behavioral finance in private banking and evolutionary finance in asset management.


Prof. Dr. Patrick Krauskopf

member of the board

Prof. Dr. Patrick Krauskopf

krauskopf@pactum.ch

Dr. Wolfgang Kuhn

Member of the board

Dr. Wolfgang Kuhn

kuhn@pactum.ch

After several years on the board of directors of Südwestbank AG in Stuttgart, Bankhaus Bauer AG and the Stuttgarter Bank, Wolfgang has been an independent business consultant/developer and honorary consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg since 2019. He is chairman of the supervisory board of Concept AG in Stuttgart and a member of the supervisory board of Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG in Gosheim and SALytic AG, Cologne.

He studied in Nürnberg and at the University of Washington in Seattle and holds professorships at the University of Leipzig.

His consulting experience includes strategy and risk controlling in the trading sector and asset management, balance sheet structure management, supervision of supervisory and administrative board mandates of medium-sized industrial companies in various sectors as well as corporate development and risk management.


member of the board

Susanne
Kundert

kundert@pactum.ch
Susanne Kundert

member of the board

Susanne Kundert

kundert@pactum.ch

Member of the board

Stefan
Theis

theis@pactum.ch
Stefan Theis

Member of the board

Stefan Theis

theis@pactum.ch

Susanne Kundert

member of the board

Susanne Kundert

kundert@pactum.ch

Stefan Theis

Member of the board

Stefan Theis

theis@pactum.ch

Advisory Board

Member of the Advisory Board

Hans
Knöpfel

knoepfel@pactum.ch
Hans Knöpfel

Member of the Advisory Board

Hans Knöpfel

knoepfel@pactum.ch

As an independent Senior Advisor & Sparring Partner, Hans has been successfully accompanying medium-sized to large multinational companies for over 30 years.

His focus is on business model innovation and performance improvement. He started his career in the mechanical and electrical engineering industry in the areas of production and development.

He then headed the marketing, sales and technical support of a large computer retailer in Switzerland before joining KPMG where he was responsible for industrial and IT projects.

He helped build up the EMBA in SCM at the ETHZ and was chairman for many years.


Member of the advisory board

Teresa
Mandl

mandl@pactum.ch
Teresa Mandl

Member of the advisory board

Teresa Mandl

mandl@pactum.ch

Teresa’s career began in the family business and led her through stations at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Arthur Andersen and IBM Storage Solutions Marketing USA. Since 2000, she has been running her own company, T.V.T swissconsult gmbh, which advises companies of all sizes and industries in the areas of innovation, product and service development as well as implementation in design. In addition, she teaches innovation management as a lecturer at the HSLU and the ZHAW in CAS and MAS courses. In January 2012 Mandl was awarded the title of “Business Newcomer of the Year” by the Swiss magazine “Women in Business”. She is also an award winner and member of the GenerationCEO network of female managers.


Member of the Advisory Board

Tecla
Solari

solari@pactum.ch
Tecla Solari

Member of the Advisory Board

Tecla Solari

solari@pactum.ch

Tecla is a seasoned general manager with 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in Financial Services and Technology.


Hans Knöpfel

Member of the Advisory Board

Hans Knöpfel

knoepfel@pactum.ch

As an independent Senior Advisor & Sparring Partner, Hans has been successfully accompanying medium-sized to large multinational companies for over 30 years.

His focus is on business model innovation and performance improvement. He started his career in the mechanical and electrical engineering industry in the areas of production and development.

He then headed the marketing, sales and technical support of a large computer retailer in Switzerland before joining KPMG where he was responsible for industrial and IT projects.

He helped build up the EMBA in SCM at the ETHZ and was chairman for many years.


Teresa Mandl

Member of the advisory board

Teresa Mandl

mandl@pactum.ch

Teresa’s career began in the family business and led her through stations at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Arthur Andersen and IBM Storage Solutions Marketing USA. Since 2000, she has been running her own company, T.V.T swissconsult gmbh, which advises companies of all sizes and industries in the areas of innovation, product and service development as well as implementation in design. In addition, she teaches innovation management as a lecturer at the HSLU and the ZHAW in CAS and MAS courses. In January 2012 Mandl was awarded the title of “Business Newcomer of the Year” by the Swiss magazine “Women in Business”. She is also an award winner and member of the GenerationCEO network of female managers.


Tecla Solari

Member of the Advisory Board

Tecla Solari

solari@pactum.ch

Tecla is a seasoned general manager with 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in Financial Services and Technology.



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