Frederic Rosset (Chief Executive Officer)
With more than 35 years experience in the banking and financial industry Frederic Rosset has the responsibility for managing Peak Partners SA (formerly Harcourt Partners SA). Mr. Rosset previously worked in the Corporate Banking division of UBS and later with Swiss Bank Corporation in Geneva and New York. Thereafter he gained extensive international commodity, trade and structured finance experience in his positions as a Vice President with SBC, Credit Lyonnais and Paribas in Switzerland and Australia. In 1998 he joined an international company specializing in hedge funds were he reorganized the logistics and supervised all the agency business. In 2000, Mr. Rosset creates Harcourt Partners, a joint venture with Harcourt Investment Consulting AG. In 2006, he switched the company name to Peak Partners SA. Frederic holds a BS degree in economy from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Uys has 30 years of financial markets experience having worked in the investment banking and investment management industries. His current portfolio of businesses in which he is active include BlueAlpaha Investment Management and Polar Star Management (asset management), Leaf Infinitus Holdings (private equity), Atlantic Leaf Property, which is listed on the JSE (real estate), and Peak Partners Holdings and Mt Grinnell Financiere (Swiss private equity). Uys graduated in Accounting at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Mr. Jhangiani was the Chief Alternative Investment Officer at Ferrier Lullin and Cie SA, the oldest private bank in Geneva. In this capacity he was responsible for supervising a team of hedge fund and private equity due diligence analysts who provided tailor made hedge fund and alternative investment structured product solutions. Prior to joining Ferrier Lullin and Cie in June 2001, Mr. Jhangiani was responsible for supervising a corporate finance team that made direct private equity investments at Credit Bancorp SA. Before that, Mr. Jhangiani was a hedge fund analyst at Union Bancaire Privee in Geneva. Mr. Jhangiani has been a hedge fund allocator since 1995 when he first started advising family offices in Geneva on the merits of alternative investing. Mr. Jhangiani has a Bachelors degree in Economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, plus a Masters degree with a concentration in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He also has doctoral credits in economics and is regularly invited to be a member of the jury for graduate students’ academic papers test.
Dr. James Medou
Dr. Medou was appointed to the Advisory Board of Peak Partners in May 2008. In this role he advises on the investment processes and the IT. Dr Medou is also founder and CEO of Kandas Capital SA, an investment management company that specializes in developing and systematically implementing alternative investment strategies based on a quantitative approach to financial markets. His experience in the Alternative Investment industry spans more than 17 years. Dr. Medou graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris and holds a Ph.D. from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris-VI).