Forum Finance appoints two new partners

Geneva, 5th April 2022 – Geneva-based independent asset manager The Forum Finance Group SA has appointed Charles-Henri de Marignac and Alban Janssens de Bisthoven as Partners as of 1st April 2022. These promotions are in line with the corporate governance put in place many years ago, which allows talented individuals to have access to the capital, while ensuring a smooth handover between generations of partners. With this rejuvenation of its shareholder base, Forum Finance is resolutely looking to the future and intends to play an active role in the industry’s consolidation process, particularly by attracting relationship managers looking for a wealth management company with a convincing entrepreneurial strategy. With over CHF 2 billion in assets under management, Forum Finance is one of the 50 largest independent asset managers in Switzerland.

Before joining Forum Finance in February 2017, Charles-Henri de Marignac spent four years at Mirabaud & Cie as portfolio manager. Prior to that, he was an equity analyst and fund manager at S.W. Mitchell Capital in London between 2008 and 2012. Charles-Henri de Marignac is a graduate of HEC Lausanne.

Alban Janssens de Bisthoven joined Forum Finance in October 2018 as Head of wealth planning. Prior to that, he worked for 11 years at Julius Baer in Geneva, as Director in Wealth & Tax Planning for the European markets. Previously, he was active in two law firms in Brussels and Amsterdam, specialising in estate planning and tax law. Alban Janssens de Bisthoven holds a Master’s degree magna cum laude in law from UCL, a Master’s degree in business law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and a Master’s degree magna cum laude in tax law and international tax law from the Solvay Business School.

With these new appointments, Forum Finance now has 7 partners: Etienne Gounod (CEO), Egon Vorfeld, Hippolyte de Weck, Jean-François Andrade, Kinan Khadam Al Jame, Charles-Henri de Marignac and Alban Janssens de Bisthoven. The past year was marked by many positive developments for Forum Finance, whose assets under management exceeded the CHF 2 billion mark and also by receiving the award of the best independent Swiss asset manager with AUM over CHF 1 billion and that of the best investment process team, granted by the WealthBriefing Swiss EAM Awards.

Etienne Gounod, CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome Charles-Henri and Alban as Partners of Forum Finance. Whether it is through the successful management of his fund or his professional approach to assisting clients with their wealth planning, they have both shown relentless commitment and have greatly contributed to the success and growth of Forum Finance. Our internal governance rules provide that at the age of 65, the partners gradually retire to make way for the next generation. Having seen them at work for several years, I know that they will take over the reins with great aptitude.”

For additional information, please contact :

Egon Vorfeld
The Forum Finance Group SA
T: +41 (0)22 552 83 00

Ricardo Payro
Payro Communication Sàrl
T: +41 (0)22 322 13 17

About Forum Finance

Founded in 1994 in Geneva, Forum Finance offers private banking and asset management services to a high-end global clientele. It has 20+ employees who manage and supervise more than CHF 2 billion in assets. The company is regulated and supervised by the FINMA under the CISA licence and is registered with the SEC as investment adviser.