About ASR / The Team

Anne Empain (Simond)

CEO, Board Director & Head of Legal, Risk and Compliance.

Years' experience in the Alternative Investment Industry: 20

Anne has extensive experience in legal, compliance and product development for alternative asset managers as well as legal and structuring expertise for derivative products in investment banking. She has held various senior legal positions with such firms as EIM, UBP, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley and was recently the project lead for obtaining a FINMA asset management license for a local firm. Anne is a Qualified English solicitor (Hogan Lovells) and has a Master of Law from the Université des Sciences Sociales in Toulouse. She has been based in Switzerland since 2003 and is also a founding member of the Geneva Chapter of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
She holds a “corporate governance” certificate from INSEAD accomplished in 2018 and is a member of the board of directors of Bruellan SA since 2020.

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Greg Taylor

Head of Distribution.

Years' experience in the Alternative Investment Industry: 20

Greg joined the hedge fund industry in 1996 and is highly experienced in all aspects of distribution. Prior roles include product development and marketing for FRM, Managing Director in RBC Capital Markets Alternative Assets Group and the Alternative Asset Unit of HSBC Investment Bank plc. Since moving to Switzerland in 2010, Greg has acquired a thorough knowledge of the highly diverse Qualified Investor market in Switzerland. Greg obtained his CFA designation in 1998, he is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce at University of Natal - Durban.

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Arnold Bucheli

COO, Head of Operations and Due Diligence.

Arnold has broad-based experience in international financial services, with many years managing transaction implementation and business development. His experience in transaction execution includes conducting due diligence and risk assessment on target acquisitions, as well as negotiating legal documentation. In business development he has built new departments for various banks and financial services companies (Deloitte Consulting, Toyo Trust, Daiwa Securities, Nedbank and KBL) to meet strategic objectives.He holds an MBA in International Banking from City University, Zurich Campus, and a BA in International Relations from Lake Forest College (Illinois, USA).

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Saemi Bossart


Years' experience in the Alternative Investment Industry: 20

Saemi joined the hedge fund industry in 2000 and is highly experienced in selecting and managing assets in Alternative Investments on behalf of institutional clients. He was working with RMF / Man Group plc in various capacities, including Senior analyst, Portfolio Manager and eventually Head of Commodities. He then moved on become a Senior Portfolio Manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) where he was in charge of manager Selection and restructuring their Active Commodity Mandate. After his relocation back to Switzerland he became a Partner at ARIES Alternative Advisors Ltd., a FINMA regulated distributor of hedge and private equity funds to qualified investors. Saemi started his career as a Financial Trainee at UBS Zurich before getting his Bachelor in Business and Administration from the University of Applied Science in Zurich in 1999.

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Nabila Parker


Nabila joined ASR in June 2018 to provide administrative support to executive and senior-level managers and assist with conducting due diligence assessments and coordinate with the execution of legal agreements. Nabila has an extensive experience in administration and a financial background.
Prior to joining ASR, Nabila held various positions in financial and multinational institutions in Switzerland and the UK. Nabila is a passionate and resourceful person who is willing to accept new challenges.

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Joseph Bechaalany

Board Director.

Swiss citizen established his law firm JCB Avocats in Lausanne in 2010 to advise entrepreneurs in their personal and professional affairs. In 2014 he became partner to Dumon & Partners a Dubai, Paris and Lausanne law firm advising on business and tax law. In 2003, he was one of the founding partners of FBT Attorney-at-Law, a leading Swiss law firm. From 2000 to 2003 he worked in Tetra Pak International SA Group operations' head office in Lausanne where he was in charge of transfer pricing and implemented a very effective worldwide global tax strategy for the Group. He started his career in 1994 in the Legal and Tax Department of PWC and advised multinationals and entrepreneurs on mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and strategy until 2000. Joseph is a member of the Bar of the Canton de Vaud and the International Tax Association. He speaks French, English, Italian and Arabic.

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Jean-Baptiste Zufferey

Board Director

Jean-Baptiste Zufferey is professor of administrative regulation at the Faculty of Law, University of Fribourg (CH). Prof. Zufferey has specialized in banking and financial market regulation. In 1998-2000, he chaired a national expert group on financial market supervision. In 2003-2014, he was member and then vice president of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission (FINMA as of January 1, 2009). Prof. Zufferey also teaches at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, he is admitted to the Geneva bar and he has received a LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Prof. Zufferey is member of the board of several foundations and companies, acting in the financial and the real estate business.

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Contact Information

ARM Swiss Representatives SA

Route de Cité-Ouest 2, 1196 Gland – Switzerland.

For Compliance services contact:

T:   +41 22 354 25 33
M:  +41 78 892 92 97

For Distribution services and ASR Link contact:

T:   +41 22 354 25 32
M:  +41 79 138 02 32