An integrated team of 42 people combining fundamental research expertise and advanced data science to identify the best long-term mid cap investments.
Jürg Schäppi is the Chairman and a founding Partner of 2Xideas. He is also a founding partner and principal shareholder of Bellevue Group. He managed Bank am Bellevue, the brokerage and corporate finance division of Bellevue Group, as CEO from 2000 to 2010. Previously, Jürg was employed as an investment banker by S.G. Warburg (now UBS) in Geneva as well as Julius Baer and Citicorp (now Citigroup) in Zurich. Since 1998 he has been active as an investor and independent director on the boards of several hedge funds.
Jürg holds a Master's degree in Economics (lic. oec.) from the University of St. Gallen and a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Roger Meister is the CEO and a founding Partner of 2Xideas. From 2008 to 2012 he worked as CFO of a next-generation battery company, managing several legal entities in Europe and the USA. Roger started his career at Bank am Bellevue as a sell-side equity analyst focusing on listed technology stocks. Concurrently, Roger built up an in-house venture capital fund for Bellevue Group and served on the boards of several portfolio companies.
Roger holds a PhD in Behavioral Finance (summa cum laude) and a Master’s degree in Information and Technology Management from the University of St. Gallen. He is also a CFA® charterholder.
Michael Stutz joined 2Xideas as Chief Investment Officer and Partner in September 2014. Previously, he worked as portfolio manager and later head of portfolio management at a Swiss based multi-family office from 2008 to 2014, managing public and private investments and serving on the board of a private portfolio company. Michael started his career in private wealth management as a portfolio manager in 2005. He has been involved in the setup and management of various investment fund structures.
Michael holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen. He is also a CFA® and CAIA® charterholder.
Dr. Anselm Ivanovas joined 2Xideas as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Risk Officer in March 2017. He became a Partner of the firm in March 2019 and passed over the CTO role to Philipp Wesner in February 2021. Previously, Anselm worked in the investment office of Raiffeisen Schweiz and Kraus Partner Investment Solutions, a Zurich based specialist in quantitative financial market research and global tactical asset allocation. During his studies, Anselm worked part-time for a Swiss based multi-family office.
Anselm holds a PhD in Economics and Finance, a MA in Banking and Finance and a BA in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen.
Stephan Welti joined 2Xideas as Chief Operating Officer in September 2020. Previously, he was part of the management team of Sygnum Bank, where he led the regulatory process to obtain the first-ever banking licence for a digital asset bank. From 2015 to 2018, he ran the Regulatory, Compliance & Legal FSI division of Deloitte Switzerland, incl. FINMA mandates. Also, he founded and led a management consulting firm. From 2009 to 2015, he was a Member of the Executive Committee as Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel of a leading Swiss Private Bank. Stephan started his career at an international business law firm.
Stephan holds a Master's degree in Law from the University of St. Gallen and a LL.M. in International Business Law (CAS) from the University of Zurich. He served as member of various expert groups and lectured private and business law at the University of St. Gallen.
Henrik Munk-Nielsen is Deputy CIO and founding Partner of 2Xideas. Previously, he worked as deputy head of European equities at British Airways Pensions from 1999 to 2012, managing direct investments in public equities across Europe and Russia. Henrik started his career at Prudential Insurance Company of America in London in 1994, managing part of a European small and mid cap fund until 1999.
Henrik holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies jointly from Midtjysk Handelshøjskole in Denmark and Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. He is also a CFA® charterholder.
Thomas Schwarzenbach is the Head of Research and a founding Partner of 2Xideas. Previously, Thomas worked as senior analyst at Tell Investments in Lausanne, where he individuated investments in the financial and healthcare sectors worldwide. From 1999 to 2008 he worked at Bank am Bellevue as sell-side equity analyst focused on the insurance, food and industrials sectors. Thomas started his career in the insurance business with Centre Reinsurance, a subsidiary of Zurich Group, as a pricing actuary.
Thomas holds a Master's degree in Theoretical Physics (Dipl. Phys. ETH) from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He was awarded the Pólya Prize, which honors outstanding graduates.
Peter Wick is an Equity Analyst and a founding Partner of 2Xideas. In 2002, Peter founded CDL Principal Investors AG, an investment firm serving owner-investors such as ultra high net worth individuals, families, foundations and investment companies. Previously, Peter worked at BZ Bank, Schweizerischer Bankverein (now UBS) and Darier Hentsch & Cie (now Lombard Odier). From 2005 to 2015 Peter served as a member of the supervisory board of Joh. Friedrich Behrens, a listed German producer of pneumatic fastening tools and fasteners.
Peter holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master's degree in Law (licence en droit) from Geneva University. Peter practiced law in New York City and Geneva until 1986 and is admitted to the New York and Geneva state bars.
John Kelly joined 2Xideas as Sales Director and Partner in September 2014. Previously, he worked at Bank am Bellevue from 2004 to 2014, managing the relationships to institutional clients based in Anglo Saxon markets. He became the head of equity sales in 2011. From 1997 to 2004 John worked as an equity analyst covering financial stocks with both Merrill Lynch in London and NCB Stockbrokers in Dublin. John started his career with Deloitte in Ireland where he worked as a chartered accountant for four years.
John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) in Ireland.
Philipp Wesner joined 2Xideas as Chief Technology Officer in August 2020. He founded a Software Company in 2000 and from 2012 to 2016 he worked as Managing Director at “form Design Magazine”. From 2016 to 2020 he worked at Young Solutions AG (Swiss cloud provider) first as Head Software Development, from 2018 as CTO.
Philipp holds a Diplom in Business Mathematics (Dipl. Math Oec.) from KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
Raffaella Semedo joined 2Xideas as Sales Director in September 2017 and in February 2021 she was appointed Head of Sustainability. Previously, Raffaella worked as marketing and investor relations director of a investment company specialized on alternative energy investments. From 2009 to 2013 she worked in the marketing and sales department at Swiss Finance & Property Group, one of Switzerland’s biggest independent real estate managers. Raffaella started her career in publishing / public relations.
Raffaella is a Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA®) and holds an Associate Degree of the Ecôle Hôtelière de Lausanne.
Peter von Moos joined 2Xideas as a Sales Director in September 2018. Previously, he spent eight years at Credit Suisse's International Trading Solutions desk in Zurich, advising clients on tactical equity positioning with a focus on US equities. He serviced large wealth management accounts, such as UHNWIs, family offices and asset managers. Peter started his career in 2006 as a buy-side equity analyst covering insurance stocks for Credit Suisse Private Bank.
He holds an MA in Accounting and Finance from the University of St. Gallen and is a CFA® charterholder.
Andreas Apitz joined 2Xideas in April 2021 as Sales Director. Over the last 15 years Andreas has been the co-founder and partner of ISPartners Investment Solutions, a Zurich based firm, that specializes in incubating, shaping and structuring both new and emerging fund managers as well as providing investors with access to high quality investment opportunities. In his role as Head of Sales Andreas has built a broad network of private and institutional investors in the DACH region. Prior to founding ISPartners Investment Solutions in 2003 Andreas was with Lehman Brothers in London in various functions in equity trading and prime brokerage. His final position at Lehman Brothers was director and head of Delta One trading.
Andreas has a background in economics with a specialization in equity and derivative trading. He holds an Master from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Pedro Guerra joined 2Xideas as a Sales Director in June 2018. Previously, he was the CFO and a principal shareholder of ResearchPool, a digital platform to discover and purchase investment research. From 2001 to 2017 he worked at Banco BPI, managing virtual portfolios for institutional investors as well as relationships with institutional clients in France. He served as the country manager for over five years, hiring and managing a team of sell-side equity analysts and sales people.
Pedro holds a Master's degree in Economics from Porto University and completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD. He is also a CFA® charterholder.
Jörn Flachmann joined 2Xideas in March 2021 as Sales Director. He has many years of experience in Client Advisory, Business Development as well as Investment Solutions and previously held senior positions at AQ Investment/Aquila Group (GER), Vescore/Vontobel and Wegelin AM/1741 Asset Management.
Jörn holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Bamberg and an M.A. in Finance from the University of Zurich.
Kenneth Pryce joined 2Xideas in New York as Managing Director in January 2020. He has over 20 years experience in fund sales, equity sales and equity analysis. Prior to joining 2Xideas he worked at Champlain Advisors raising institutional capital for US alternatives funds. Previously he worked in equity sales managing relationships to institutional clients in US and UK markets at investment banks Helvea, Bank am Bellevue and Deutsche Bank. Kenneth started his career in London in 1998 as an equity analyst covering pan-European companies at Jefferies/Europe Co., Commerzbank and Berenberg before joining Deutsche Bank in 2006 in equity sales.
Kenneth holds BA degrees in Business Administration from Middlesex University in London and Reutlingen University (ESB) in Germany.
Christof Fischer joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in April 2017. From 2012 to 2017 he worked as a sell-side equity analyst in both New York and Zurich for Longbow Research, Piper Jaffray and Bank am Bellevue. During his time on the sell-side he covered U.S. and Swiss listed companies in the consumer sector.
Christof holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Dr. Aryestis Vlahakis joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in October 2018. From 2013 to 2018 he was a PhD research assistant at the Center of Economic Research at the ETH Zurich, where he studied how renewables could contribute to reducing carbon emissions in the energy sector. Prior to that he worked as an analyst for the commodities trader RWE Supply & Trading AG.
Aryestis holds a PhD in Economics and a MSc in Energy Science from the ETH Zurich. He also holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Yale University.
Manuel Graça joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in April 2019. Prior to that, he developed his equity investing experience in the private markets as a Principal with Atena Equity Partners in Portugal. Manuel’s career has spanned a number of strategy and finance roles, having also worked with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Groupon Brazil, and Deloitte Corporate Finance.
Manuel holds an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Rajvir Visen-Singh joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in August 2019. During his studies, Rajvir worked as a charity director and event operator, for which he had founded his own company. He has also gained work experience in commodities, consulting, finance, and web analytics and completed an internship in equity research at 2Xideas in summer 2018.
Rajvir holds an MA (Hons) in Management from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Clément Chamboulive joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in March 2020. From 2011 to 2015 he worked as an investment analyst and manager at Baillie Gifford & Co. in Edinburgh, and from 2018 to 2020 at his own consultancy based in Zürich.
Clément holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and MSc from ETH Zürich, both in Physics.
Ricco Friedrich joined 2Xideas as an equity analyst in March 2021. Previously he was a founding partner, director and portfolio manager of Denker Capital in South Africa. Prior to founding Denker Capital, Ricco successfully started and managed various equity strategies for Sanlam Investment Management for both retail and institutional clients.
Ricco holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Science (Finance) Honours from the University of Cape Town. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a CFA® charterholder.
Scott McConnell joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in May 2021. Prior to that, he worked in equity research at UBS and D.A. Davidson covering U.S. consumer discretionary and internet/consumer technology. He also previously worked in manager research, covering domestic equities at Pacific Portfolio.
Scott holds a B.S. in Finance from Azusa Pacific University in California. He is also a CFA® charterholder.
Anastasios Tafakis joined 2Xideas as Investment Manager in August 2019. From 2014 to 2019 he managed a long/short equity strategy for a Swiss based family office. Anastasios started his financial career in the wealth management division of Merrill Lynch in London and worked as an investment advisor at Valartis Bank before becoming a portfolio manager at a Swiss based multi-family office.
Anastasios holds a MSc in Economics from the University of Bath and a BA (Hons) in Business Economics & Finance from the London Metropolitan University. He is also a CFA® charterholder.
Andrew DeBoo joined 2Xideas in October 2019. He has worked as a sustainability analyst in private banking with Bank Sarasin, as an editor / supervisory analyst at UBS Wealth Management, and as an investment writer with Vontobel Asset Management.
Andrew was a graduate fellow in Philosophy at Emory University in the United States, and completed a degree in Chemical Engineering at the Fachhochschule Aachen in Germany.
Dr. Marvin Müller joined 2Xideas as a Quantitative Researcher in June 2020. Previously, he worked for a startup in Zurich on machine learning methods in Quantitative Finance. From 2016 to 2019, he has been a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Stochastic Finance Group at ETH Zurich, where he was working on mathematical modeling of financial markets. He has been speaker on various international conferences for academia and industry and is author for scientific journals in applied mathematics.
Marvin holds a PhD in Mathematics (summa cum laude) from TU Dresden and a MSc in Business Mathematics from TU Berlin.
Kristian joined 2Xideas as Data Scientist in April 2018. He has a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Zurich. During his studies Kristian worked as a project manager at a consulting company and has previous experience as an independent quantitative futures trader.
Matevz Nolimal joined 2Xideas as a Data Scientist in May 2021. Previously, Matevz worked in the Investment Office of Raiffeisen Schweiz, where he developed advisory and quantitative systems focused on portfolio construction and risk optimization. Prior to that, he worked at the Finance Directorate of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, in the team responsible for implementing new financial products.
Matevz holds a BSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Ljubljana.
Christoph Lins joined 2Xideas as Senior Software Engineer in August 2020. For more than 10 years, he has designed and developed trading systems for investment managers with a quantitative focus. He has worked for multi-billion dollar hedge funds/CTAs in London and Liechtenstein.
Christoph holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and has been awarded the Willi Studer Prize for his degree in 2009.
Will Hardy joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in August 2020. Over the last 15 years he has built, scaled and secured numerous large software systems as an independent consultant in Europe and Australia.
He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Software Engineering (Hons.) and Laws from the University of Melbourne.
Meriam Kharbat joined 2Xideas as Software Engineer in October 2020. Over the past seven years, she has worked as a senior software engineer for companies ranging from global healthcare providers to database technologies and has contributed to many open-source projects.
Meriam holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from l’Ecole Mohammadia des Ingenieurs of Rabat, Morocco.
David Birkhölzer joined 2Xideas as Frontend Developer in October 2020. From 2015 to 2018 he worked as Web Developer at DKDO, a design office in Glasgow. In 2017 he founded a yoga studio in Glasgow. Prior joining 2Xideas he developed travel post booking features at CHECK24.
David studied Media Technology at HTWK Leipzig, and Web and Mobile Development at the University of the West of Scotland where he graduated in 2016.
Max Brauer joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in June 2021. For the last three years, he worked in a startup and created immersive AI and AR applications to develop brand experiences for its customers. Before that, Max worked as a Software Developer in the film industry, building complex applications for a range of companies.
Max studied Computer Science at the BA Leipzig University of Cooperative Education and graduated in 2012.
Dustin Nowosad joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in June 2021. Before that, he worked as a full stack developer in a startup that developed an AI platform as a web application, and then as a mobile app developer on a tenant app that simplifies communication between tenants and landlords.
Dustin holds a State Certified Technician Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Tarek Al-Selwi joined 2Xideas as a Data Engineer in February 2021. Previously he worked as an IT Consultant for private banks in United Kingdom, Luxembourg and Germany, implementing banking systems and creating data pipelines. After that he worked for UBS in Switzerland in Data Warehouse and Automation team.
Tarek holds a master's degree in Economics and Financial Markets from University of Wroclaw, Poland.
Adit Gurdatta joined 2xideas in February 2020 as a Data Engineer. From 2015 – 2018 Adit was working as a Senior Premier Team Advisor at Just Eat.co.uk and and later joined Apple as a Product Specialist. Prior to joining 2xideas he was at Cochlear AG as part of the Clinical Operations team conducting Data Analyst activities.
Adit has a MSc from University of Manchester in Engineering Project Management and a BEng in Electronic Engineering from Middlesex University London.
Patrick Weidmann joined 2Xideas as an IT System Engineer in March 2021. After finishing his apprenticeship as an IT specialist, Patrick spent another year at school to obtain his higher federal education in business and administration. Before joining 2Xideas he worked several years as an IT System Engineer Junior for exanic AG in Zug, Baar. Maintaining and expanding the infrastructure was his daily business.
Patrick is a part-time student and studies Business Informatics at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Ayup Said joined 2Xideas as Financial Controller in November 2020. From 2014 to 2020 he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG and held there various positions. He started his career as an auditor in the financial services sector. From 2017 onwards he was jointly responsible for the monthly and yearly closing of PwC Switzerland’s groupwide accounting. He furthermore led and implemented the internal project controlling and was responsible for internal control system.
Ayup holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Banking and Finance from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur.
Elina Stutz joined 2Xideas as a Fund Operations Manager in November 2019. Before joining 2Xideas, she worked in the client reporting team at Vontobel Asset Management and in operations at Sp-Fund Management Company.
Elina holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration specialized in Future Studies and Customer-Oriented Services from Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
Adrian Kunz joined 2Xideas in June 2021 as an RfP Manager. Previously, he worked in the Sales Management team of Man Group as Head of Market Intelligence for over five years. Adrian started his career at a Zurich-based wealth manager as a fund analyst.
Adrian holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Zurich.
Elmar Meyer is Risk & Compliance Officer at 2Xideas and founder and CEO of Lexpert Partners AG which acts as outsourced Risk & Compliance Office for 2Xideas. Elmar's specialties include advising Swiss and foreign banks, asset managers and family offices in all legal and regulatory areas. Prior to founding Lexpert Partners, Elmar was a founding partner of GHM Partners, a legal and tax advisory firm in Zug. Previously, he headed the legal and compliance department of Bank Julius Baer in Dubai, and was a board member of Julius Baer in Cairo. Elmar is also a board member of a number of major asset management companies in Switzerland.
Elmar is a Swiss attorney and holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Fribourg and a LL.M. degree from the University of Stockholm.
Filip Vukovic joined 2Xideas as Graphic Designer/Premedia Specialist in August 2019. Previously, he worked as pre-press technology and marketing specialist and cross-media project manager at UBS from 2014 to 2019. Before UBS, he worked at Limmatdruck as premedia specialist with the main focus on automated catalog production and innovations.
Filip has over 14 years of experience in the graphic and print services industry. After his apprenticeship as a premedia specialist (Polygraf EFZ), Filip graduated as Pre-Press Technology Specialist with a Federal Diploma of Higher Education.
Benjamin Maletic joined 2Xideas as Graphic Designer in March 2021. From 2008 he was responsible for several projects and redesigns at Ringier AG, 2010 to 2018 he was deputy art director at Blick newspaper and after until 2021 as graphic designer at the magazine Schweizer LandLiebe. Before he relocated to Switzerland he worked as people specialist at the Bild am Sonntag.
Benjamin studied design in Cologne and Hamburg, finished with the degree as Diplom-Designer. For 20 years he’s running his own design office.
Martin Bisang is a founding shareholder of 2Xideas. Previously, he founded Bellevue Group together with five other partners. He was instrumental in setting up and launching the investment company BB Biotech, which was listed on the Swiss stock exchange in 1993. He ran Bellevue Group as CEO until 2012. Martin started his career at BZ Group as pharma analyst.
Martin holds a MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Basel.
Marco Frei is the Vice-Chairman of 2Xideas since March 2016. He is also an independent pension fund advisor and trustee. From 2005 to 2011 Marco was head of group pension asset management at Roche Group in Basel. He joined Roche in 1987 in the treasury department, where he worked as an asset and financial risk manager and later became the head of group risk management. Marco started his career at Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) as a portfolio manager and advisor to private and institutional clients.
Marco holds a Swiss banking diploma from the Handelsschule KV in Basel and attended regular management seminars at Roche Group. In 2011 he spent three months at the London School of Economics to study the Great Depression of 1929-37.
David Loggia is a board member of 2Xideas since March 2016. He also serves on the board of CLC Asia and manages his private investment company Loto Holdings. From 2003 to 2010 David was a fund manager at Carmignac Gestion in charge of European equities. He became a partner in 2005 and served on the board of directors from 2011 to 2014. David started his career in 1999 as an equity analyst at Bankers Trust Funds Management in Sydney.
David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons) from the Monash University in Melbourne. He completed the CFA program in 2004.
Our global investment universe consists of 4,000 liquid mid to large cap companies with a market capitalization in the USD 2-100bn range. We employ conventional screening and machine-learning techniques on our proprietary technology platform to select our research targets on which we perform fundamental analysis. Our primary research approach includes frequent management meetings to build knowledge on the long-term viability of our research targets' business models.
Each research target must pass the 4M Analysis (Macro, Market, Moat, Management) in order to be eligible for inclusion into our 2Xideas Library. The 4M Analysis is designed to identify high-quality businesses suitable for long-term oriented investors. Only around 200 companies have currently passed the 4M Analysis.