Crypto Finance AG, a blockchain asset investment company founded in June 2017, providing related services through its four divisions Fund Management, Brokerage, Storage and Capital Markets Advisory announced today their newest board member, Dr. Philipp Cottier.
“Philipp brings extensive know-how in Risk Management, Trading and Asset Management to our Board of Directors,” says Jan Brzezek, Co-founder, and CEO of Crypto Finance AG. “Philipp is a visionary thought leader in the finance industry with a powerful track record of success. We are honored to have him join our Board and look forward to benefiting from his experience and expertise.”
Dr. Philipp Cottier is an active investor and entrepreneur in fintech, private equity, hedge funds, and emerging markets and sits on the board of several companies. Philipp is a member of the Executive Board at responsAbility Investments, a Zurich-based $3bn asset manager specializing in development investments in emerging markets, where he leads responsAbility’s integrated private equity platform.
From 1998 to 2008 Philipp together with partners built up Harcourt, a fund of hedge funds and commodity funds firm in Zurich which he successfully sold to Bank Vontobel in 2006. He subsequently joined the Board of Directors of Bank Vontobel for four years. Prior to joining Harcourt, Philipp was serving as an investment adviser on the investment committees of Swiss Bank Corp’s funds of hedge funds in Hong Kong and New York, and as a hedge fund analyst for SBC Private Banking in Basel. He has diverse international experience, including having worked for Jade Invest in Shanghai, the Boston Consulting Group in Sydney, and other firms in Tokyo, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver.
Philipp is a committed philanthropist and an avid supporter of social causes such as girl empowerment through the Cottier Donzé Foundation. He holds two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of St. Gallen. Philipp is also a passionate adventurer, having led several sailing and mountaineering expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctic and Himalayan regions, including the first traverse of the Northwest Passage on a catamaran with his family.
Crypto Finance AG is based in the Crypto Valley in Zug, one of the world’s densest clusters of crypto-economics companies and innovative organizations using blockchain technology. Its Board of Directors includes Dr. Tobias Reichmuth, Co-founder, Chairman; Jan Brzezek, Co-founder, and CEO; Marc P. Bernegger; Raymond J. Baer; and Pascal Forster.