Arvernus Capital Ltd.


Robert Hardmeier


  • Born in 1966
  • Commercial apprenticeship with Citibank/Citigroup, Zürich
  • Numerous internshiphs in Geneva and London
  • Specific professional courses and advanced training
  • More than 20 years of professional experience in equity, option, convertible, structured product and warrant trading at Citicorp (1985 - 1994) and Clariden Bank (1994 - 2005)
  • Head of the "Security, Structured Products and Derivatives Propietary Trading" Team
  • Senior Management Member at Clariden Bank/Clariden Leu
  • From 2006 - 2009 Management of the Aramus (CH) Europe Fund at Clariden Leu   

Andreas Roca


  • Born in 1959
  • Economics studies at the University of Zurich: Diploma "Business Administration"
  • Bearer of the "Swiss Banking School Diploma", as well of the "Applied Managment Psychology Diploma"
  • During five years setup and development of the Options & Futures Desk at Handelsbank Nat West
  • More than 15 years of experience at Clariden Bank in the securities trading area, setup and development of the derivate-desk, management of the securities and derivate trading department
  • Senior Management Member at Clariden Bank  

Beatrice Gfeller


  • Born in 1968
  • Economics studies at the Universities of St. Gallen and Basel
  • Advanced Training and diploma "Managment Coaching"
  • Professional experience as Business Analyst in Managment Support, Planning and Controlling at UBS, Traineeship within Human Resources
  • More than 10 years of professional experience in Human Resources (as HR Manager, Project Leader and Compensation Specialist) at Clariden Bank resp. Clariden Leu
  • Senior Management Member at Clariden Bank/Clariden Leu
  • Employment law examiner at the "Eidgenössischen Fachprüfungen für Personalfachleute"

Sonja Volkart

  • Born in 1969
  • Business administration studies at the University of Zurich
  • UBS European Graduate Training Program, London
  • Various activities at UBS Zurich & London (Management Accounting Region Europe – Concepts & Methods, Group Management Accounting – Functional Mgmt, Corporate Controlling – Planning (1994-98)
  • Legal and Compliance at Clariden Bank (1998-2001)
  • Head of the “Security, Structured Products and Derivatives Proprietary Trading “ Team
  • Assistant to the management board at Sieg & Partner Ltd., Zurich

Board of Directors

Dr. Thomas Stäheli

Chairman of the Board 

  • Born in 1961
  • Studied law at the Universities of Zurich (Law degree), Basel (Dr.jur) and College d'Europe, Bruges (B) (LL.M.) and to Bar Association of Canton Zurich in 1992
  • Several years of professional experience as commercial lawyer with Baker & McKenzie (12 years) and Roesle Frick & Partner (since 2004) predominantly in M&A, financial and capital markets law, as well as anti-trust law
  • Five years experience as Managing Director of a listed investment company (thereof two years as Member of the Board)
  • Broad experience as Member of the Board in various companies

Peter Kühne

  • Born in 1960
  • Commercial apprenticeship at Hypothekar- und Handelsbank, Winterthur, diploma “Bankbeamter”, Zurich, specific professional courses and advanced training
  • Various activities at Hypothekar- und Handelsbank Winterthur, Uster loan officer, head cashier, securities administration, deputy to chief financial officer (1980-87)
  • Investment adviser to private clients at Bank Lindt, Rapperswil, member of the securities committee (1987-89)
  • Relationship Manager (Director), Teamhead Onshore private Banking (UNWI) at Credit-Suisse, Zurich-Stadelhofen (1989-2009)
  • Ruoss, Clements & Partner Ltd., Zollikon, independent Asset Manager (2009- present)

Filomeno Calabretto

  • Born in 1967
  • Business School (Switzerland), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), HWZ Zurich, Betriebsökonom FH
  • Certified European Financial Analyst, CEFA
  • Various activities at Clariden Bank (Strategic Planning/Controlling, Trader Derivative Products Desk, Head External Asset Management desk within sector Finance & Treasury (1990-2003)
  • Heading operation at Badoer Ackermann & Partners, in charge of Asset Management and Marketing (2004-07)
  • Partner at Creavest Ldt., Zurich, heading operation, responsible for client relations and Compliance (2007- present)

Robert Hardmeier

  • See «the team»