MANAGEMENT

Perennium SA was founded in October 2013 by Arnaud Apffel.

Arnaud Apffel

Arnaud brings 25 years of experience in the financial industry, across London, Paris and Geneva. He has worked both in Investment Banking (financial markets, risk management) and in Asset Management (investment strategy, portfolio management), being in charge of various European business lines for leading organizations (such as Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management, where his last position was Head of Global Investments for the Private Bank in EMEA).

Arnaud has sat on the Board and/or chaired Boards and Investment Committees of various Pension Funds.

Arnaud holds a Master in Management from HEC Paris and a Master of Science from ENSEIRB. He is an adjunct professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and at HEC Paris, in charge of courses on investing, portfolio management and sustainability, topics on which he also regularly gives conferences.

Arnaud de Servigny

Arnaud de Servigny was until 2014 the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Wealth Management at Deutsche Bank (DeAWM). Before that, and until mid-2010, Arnaud was a Managing Director at Barclays Wealth, where he was in charge of Economic and Behavioural Research, Investment Strategy and Asset Allocation. From 2001 to 2006 Arnaud was the Global Head of Quantitative Analytics at Standard and Poor’s.

Arnaud is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School in London, where he co-launched their Master of Financial Engineering and Risk Management programme in 2005.

Arnaud holds a PhD in Financial Economics from the Sorbonne University, an MSc in Quantitative Finance (DEA) from Dauphine University, and a Civil Engineering MSc from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées in Paris.

Currently, Arnaud runs Bramham Gardens, a Research Lab focused on the nexus between artificial intelligence and portfolio management. He assists Perennium on strategic matters (in the capacity of Advisory Board member).

Linda Lehmann

Linda brings 20 years of financial experience. After getting her Master’s degree in Economy from the University of Paris Nord, she began her career at Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild (Paris) as an emerging markets economist. In 1998, she moved to Geneva, working for Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild as a member of the Financial Studies team. She started as an economist, then in 2001 she became a financial analyst specialized in the Consumer sector (luxury and consumer staples).

In 2015, Linda obtained a sustainable finance degree from HES-SO Geneva. Convinced of the need to integrate environmental and social criteria into traditional financial analysis, she continues her training through MOOCs and has obtained the “Ecosystem services: a method for sustainable development” certification.

Linda joined Perennium in May 2018.

Franck Janura

Franck has 15+ years of experience in the financial sector. He started his career with Credit Agricole Indosuez (Suisse) SA as a Product Specialist. From 2005 to 2008 he was Head of Alternative Investments and Macroeconomic Research for Banque Safdié SA. From 2008 to 2018 he was the Head of Alternative Investments Strategies and Senior Vice President at Dynagest S.A.

Franck holds an M.Sc. degree in Economics and Econometrics from University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm), a DEA in Finance from University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, and a specialized Master in Finance from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP-Europe).

Franklin Servan-Schreiber

Franklin holds a double degree in electrical engineering and history from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (PA). Over the past 25 years, he has worked in the Media and Tech sectors in New-York, in cultural philanthropy in Tokyo, in the sport area in Lausanne, and launched a start-up in Paris. Some of his notable previous positions include Communication Director for the IOC and then for the Race for Water Foundation (a Swiss-based charity dedicated to water preservation and to preventing the plastic pollution of our oceans and waterways), as well as advisor to the president of the World Economic Forum.

Since the autumn of 2017, Franklin brings to Perennium his great knowledge of the philanthropic world and his global vision.

Julie Schupbach

After getting her Bachelor in Earth and Environmental Sciences from University Aix-Marseille, Julie decided to shift her studies to the field of science popularization, with a Master in Communication and Scientific Journalism (IMST) from University Bordeaux-Montaigne.

Her passion for the environment led her to work for Race for Water, a Swiss-based foundation aiming to preserve water from plastic pollution.

Currently freelance journalist for the science column of the Swiss daily newspaper “Le Temps”, Julie assists Perennium since July 2017 on matters related to digital communication and acts as editor.

Anne Waldburger Berthenet

A lawyer with a degree in Business Administration (HEC), Anne Waldburger Berthenet was head of the Compliance Department at a renowned private bank in Geneva for which she worked for fifteen years.

Since 2014, she has been advising financial intermediaries on regulatory, compliance, governance, adequate organization and risk management matters, first as a director of a financial advisory company, then through the company. Compliance Angels Sàrl which she founded in 2016 with two partners.

Anne specializes in outsourcing the compliance function and setting up or reorganizing compliance structures and processes. It is in this context that Perennium SA commissioned Compliance Angels Sàrl, in May 2018, for the outsourcing of the compliance function.

Christophe Broggi

Christophe brings 15 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the engineering, biotech and high-tech sectors. He was CFO of a non-profit foundation and two very innovative start-ups with global activities. Prior to these assignments, Christophe worked for seven years at ABB Ltd, with increasing responsibilities in various positions and countries, reporting directly to the CFO of ABB group.

Christophe holds a BSc in Computer Science from the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland and an MBA from the University of Rochester, USA.

In his capacity of Advisory Board member, Christophe helps Perennium on matters related to IT architecture and financial data processing.

Antoine Mathieu

Graduated Bachelor in Economics at HEC Lausanne, Antoine obtained his Master Degree in Finance from the same university. Passionate about financial markets and their mechanisms, he acquired both quantitative and IT skills to further his knowledge in this domain.

Involved as a volunteer in the finance department of the Montreux Jazz Festival, he enjoyed hands-on experience in the field.

Antoine joined Perennium in June 2018.