We connect the investment needs of institutional investors with the liquidity needs of successful companies.
Pactum is a FINMA (KAG license) 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 experienced professionals offers innovative working capital solutions. Pactum turns tailored working capital financing solutions into innovative investment opportunities.
What we stand for.
Who we are.
Our Corporate team
After studying business administration at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, Tarek began his career as an investment banker in London, working for Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and UBS. He was a founding partner of Arabesque Asset Management, an ESG Quant Fund. He then worked at Deon Digital AG, a blockchain development company, as CFO and member of the Executive Board.
After pursuing an accomplished international career as a professional ballet dancer for +15 years, Elsa successfully traded stage for corporate life to become an expert in Marketing & Communications and Event management. She has worked for dynamic financial institutions, a UHNW Multigenerational Family Office and the leading international Art fair, Art Basel. Her unconventional career path allows her to be versatile, driven and highly creative with an outside-the-box thinking.
Verena has been a professional airline pilot, flying for Swiss Airlines and NetJets, before acting as a front-line representative for the high jewelry sales at Graff and Cartier. She has now settled in her new role as Office Manager for Pactum AG. Her vast experience in high profile customer care, her flexibility and organisation skills allow her to support the team in the best way possible.
Our Investment Management team
Partner l Chief Investment Officer
Rick brings almost 30 years of experience in finance and money markets to the team and is responsible for product design and investment management at Pactum. In the 1990s, he ran trading departments in London and was responsible for one of the world’s largest UK Gilt trading funds. Rick then founded his own hedge fund in Switzerland. He ran the fund for eight years. He then shifted his focus to the asset-backed space, where he was instrumental in designing the first receivables securitisation under the new EU Securitisation Regulation & first insured receivables securitisation.
MIKE JOHNSON, CFA
Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Mike is a CFA charter holder with more than 15 years of experience in asset management. His career began in london, where he worked for as GAM research manager for their hedge funds and alternatives business. Mike has worked in switzerland for the last 12 years covering hedge funds, private equity, private debt, and project finance strategies.
Derek has a wealth of experience and expertise in understanding financial instruments, operational procedures, and risk and compliance in portfolio management. His ability to adapt to a constantly evolving regulatory and operating environment significantly supports Pactum in structuring and managing its asset management operations.
Margaret brings more than 15 years of experience in structured legal transaction management and documentation to Pactum. She specialises in structural products and debt markets. Previously, she worked for multinational investment banks and financial services companies, gaining extensive knowledge in transaction management, negotiation, drafting, editing, interpreting and advising on various legal agreements.
Our Sales team
Partner l Chief Sales Officer
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.
Anastasia earned her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Philosophy, Communications & Society in 2017 and has since worked in various industries across continents (UK, USA, EU). She brings her strong interpersonal and communication skills to support sales and build and strengthen client and investor relationships at Pactum.
Our Board of directors
Partner l Chairman of the Board
Joscha has spent the last 15+ years in various roles and countries in the automotive and financial industry. His professional career began with Porsche in Stuttgart and led to the UK, US and Switzerland. His last position with Porsche was Director of Sales for Switzerland. In 2016, Joscha founded the asset manager that was to become Pactum.
Member of the Board
Susanne studied at the University of St. Gallen and holds a CFA. After various positions at LGT Capital Partners and Swisscanto, she has many years of experience in fund management and high yield & European credit. In addition, she has a strong focus on sustainable investing.
PROF. DR. THORSTEN HENS
Member of the Board
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 behavioural finance in private banking and evolutionary finance in asset management.
DR. WOLFGANG KUHN
Member of the Board
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 and supervision of supervisory and administrative board mandates.