2022 Certified Trade Mission to Zurich
April 11, 2022 – April 12, 2022
For all Alternative Asset Fund Managers
One-to-One meetings with pre-qualified investors
HNWI, Family Offices and Institutions
One-on-one meetings with Swiss LP investors
An opportunity to meet Swiss institutional limited partner investors from the largest insurance companies and pension funds as well as high net worth individuals and heads of family offices
A forum to exchange ideas and strategies with Swiss investors, other U.S.-based fund managers, and policy-makers from both Switzerland and the United States
Introduce and promote U.S. PE, VC and Hedge Funds to Swiss LPs
What are the cost benefits of participating in Trade Missions?
Great way to rapidly gain exposure to a large number of potential LPs. Getting this many number of meetings in such a short period of time would not otherwise be feasible
– Alic Chen, Partner, Blue Bear Ventures
- Without the trade mission format, it would be impossible to set up 20-30 LP meetings in one day with pre-qualified potential LPs. It would require multiple days and multiple trips. This is a major benefit in terms of dollars, time and energy saved.
- The same level of meetings would probably require a minimum of two to three trips to meet the same number of high-level people. These additional trips alone are equivalent to or will cost more than the Trade Mission in terms of airfare and hotel.
- A placement agent would also charge you a commission on your earned management fee and on your performance fee. There are no commissions charged on ANY investments you receive during the Trade Mission.
- There is a cost in time and energy involved in identifying prospects, securing contact info, contacting the prospects, convincing them to meet and then coordinating the schedule in an efficient manner. The Trade Mission takes place on one day and all the LPs come to your hotel. This is a major advantage and a significant save in time, expense and opportunity cost. As we all know, "Time is Money".
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Dr. Boaz Barack has over 30 years of experience in global banks and investment firms. His international career has focused on asset management and transforming innovative financial products into bankable solutions. Barack was on the senior management team of the two leading Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and UBS.
He describes himself as an accomplished investor and an excellent fundraiser. Barack focused on new ways of raising capital in private markets and assisted investment funds with their distribution challenges.
His current involvement is in new-age banking, focusing on banking products’ innovation and redesigning financial services. In doing so, he strives to develop a new perspective on finance in writing and practice.
His drive and passion are evident when considering the various professional positions he has held throughout his career. He has interacted with multiple leaders, from top companies to politicians to intellectual leaders worldwide. They consulted with him on modernized technology for their organizations. He currently holds several prestigious positions on international boards, advisory boards of multinational foundations, stock exchanges, and banks’ advisory boards.
Barack is passionate about taking on big challenges, mostly worldwide, that matter to his clients and himself. He works with his clients as much as with his colleagues. Barack builds their skills and financial capabilities at every level and every opportunity. He does this to provide internal support, address real issues, and arrive at practical recommendations. Barack promotes his firm, Bonart Financial Performance, to bring out clients’ skills to fully participate in their financial process and manage the ongoing work.
Bonart is an independent Swiss strategic advisory and execution firm covering comprehensive service offerings throughout the lifespan of our clients’ interests.
We help create and issue certificates – structured financial products – that advance investors’ access and help asset managers expand globally.
Driven by our vision for corporate financing-management and promoting innovative investments, we are veteran professionals offering our clients expertise, business insights, and a roadmap to success.
Our mission is to mobilize private capital globally by facilitating introductory meetings between our vast network.
Bonart started in 2010 as a successful family and private introductions facilitator providing a bespoke and highly discreet service to its ultra-high-net-worth partners and their families.
Utilizing its trusted network, Bonart guaranteed privileged access to exclusive business opportunities, specializing in careful introductions to its network and the acquisition and disposal of proprietary based assets. Bonart’s partners liked the clear rules we establish for decision making, allowing them to remain in control at all times through a simple review process of all investments.
Our track record is impeccable, brokering highly complex and sensitive deals and ensuring that the right people are included in the mix to “close the deal.”
- Private Equity partners – cooperate with us to increase their investment exposure. Our experience allows us to execute a wide range of transactions, including growth capital and buyout, valuations, and fair opinions
- Family Offices – we originated as a family boutique created by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs. As an international entrepreneurial family, we offer the benefits of our expertise developed over a decade. We strive to share our knowledge and global network with families, businesses who need support, pragmatic solutions, and personalized guidance in challenging times
Trust is at the heart of everything we do
Adina heads InnoSource by Toledo Capital, the Innovation Department of the Swiss Multi-Family Office.
She has extensive experience in Capital Management, BizDev and Investor Relations. Adina holds profound knowledge in Private Banking, Wealth Management, Alternative Assets and Venture Capital.
Mr. Korosh Farazad – Respected Founder and Chairman of Farazad Group & CEO of Farazad Investments Hong Kong, is renowned within the industry as a pioneer on several fronts. Over the years, he has established a strong platform within the banking industry. He was awarded by the IAIR Awards as the ‘CEO of the Year for Structured Finance Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)’ 2015, and awarded with the ‘Best Structured Finance Company 2015’, by European CEO. Recently, Farazad Investments was awarded by CFI.co ‘Best Private Equity Real Estate Group Global 2020’.
His unique approach has been at the forefront to the firm’s success and paved the way for international recognition from regulatory bodies, who actively seek out his expertise. It is this transparent approach to financing and creative thinking, which introduced an award-winning in-house financing formula.
Mr. Farazad’s unrivaled knowledge of International Banking, Finance and the understanding of Investments catapulted the core of the business in the late nineties, in facilitating medium-to-large scale structured financing for major projects worldwide.
Mr. Farazad established Farazad Advisory Limited in the United Kingdom in the fourth quarter of 2015, which further expands the brand across the five Continents. Farazad Advisory Limited provides professional and structured guidance on a variety of mixed-use real estate investment opportunities with a strong focus on hospitality available in the United Kingdom and overseas markets. Other services include consultancy services, in-depth market analysis and feasibility reports.
Mr. Farazad is also Vice Chairman (Non-Executive) of a Swiss UHNW Family Office Group and Founding Member of the Board for Trinity Hospitality Group, which specialises in acquiring underperforming hotels across United Kingdom, Europe and North America.
Juan Carlos Lara is the Executive Director of Point5 Family Office, a leading professional services network with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to advising Latin American individuals, SMEs, and NGOs to incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in an investment portfolio and corporate strategy. As a strategic planner and team head, Mr. Lara leads the effort to solve their clients’ most difficult ESG challenges, achieve their greatest ambitions in the impact investment ecosystem, capitalize on transformative opportunities, and fulfill regulatory requirements.
Taking the reins of this global organization came with the demand for developing a comprehensive, strategic growth plan. A blueprint that draws on the organization’s history while galvanizing it forward with long-range and short-term goals that support the Board of Officers, its global professional services network, and its two sister platforms, the ESG-LAB NGO, and the Fulbright Institute.
Mr. Lara’s strategy has recently spearheaded Point5’s sustainable assessment footprint with the collaboration with the Swiss Government on the Responsible Business Initiative (Konzernverantwortungsinitiative), the Mexican Government of Guanajuato, Instituto Estatal de Capacitacion (IECA), the University of Geneva Master of Environmental Sciences and Master in Wealth Management groups, and the ESG rating ecosystem of Spanish solar farm startups.
Mr. Lara also participates as an anti-money laundering (AML) expert in different investment forums, including the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, and collaborates with the State of Oklahoma to promote and assist foreign companies in relocating to the USA.
Mr. Lara is a Mexican and an American citizen, is married with three daughters, and has a passion for Social Impact research and Motorcycles.
Alexandra Tschopp is an Entrepreneur and Managing Partner of CEPAX, an independent strategic consulting firm with two business lines: capital raising services on the VC/PE side and fund advisory & project management services for foreign alternative investment funds defining coherent investor relations strategies . Prior to that, Alexandra spent more than 7 years in two premier-league executive search firms, having gained significant expertise as a consultant focusing on the financial services sector, where she carried out various surveys in the wealth management arena. The Unique Selling Point of CEPAX is a broad knowledge base of the European venture scene and an in-depth understanding and insight of the Swiss and European investor landscape, especially with regards to family offices.
Alexandra was instrumental in setting up the founding team of seed investors for PULSE Evolution (www.pulse.co), a leading US-based augmented reality firm and producer of ‘virtual humans’ for live and holographic concerts, advertising, feature films, branded content, medical applications and training. Alexandra is a shareholder of PULSE Evolution and successfully raised USD 8 mm for their Series A and B capital rounds prior to their IPO.
Besides that, she developed a clear industry focus in the international cleantech, energy and impact investment arena, where she advises several US and European cleantech PE and venture funds on an ongoing basis to support and prepare their market entry into Switzerland and their alliances with international partnerships.
Alexandra studied law at the University of Zurich and at the London School of Economics.
LP Participant Profile
LPs will be invited by our co-chairs and the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland. We expect strong attendance from more than thirty highly qualified pension funds and insurance companies, banks, single- and multi-family offices, wealth management advisors, and high net worth individuals that either have exposure to U.S. alternative assets or have expressed an interest in doing so in the future. This Certified Trade Mission will provide you the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with each LP in attendance. Over one thousand LPs have been identified as potential Institutional and family office attendees. The LP list will be qualified further once the U.S. delegation is selected to ensure compatibility with the U.S. Funds attending.
April 11, 2022
3:00 pmCheck in at the deluxe Park Hyatt Zurich, Beethovenstrasse 21, Zurich, Switzerland, 8002
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmDinner at the U.S. Ambassador's residence for the members of the U.S. delegation (tentative)
April 12, 2022
8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration for U.S. GPs and Swiss investors
9:00 am - 1:00 pmMembers of the U.S. delegation will meet in one-on-one meetings with investment professionals from Swiss institutional investors and family offices
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmBuffet lunch and informal discussion continues with U.S. fund managers and investors
*The government of the United States, particularly the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy is not involved in selecting or recruitment for this mission. Such selection and recruitment is strictly left to the mission organizer. The US and foreign commercial service supports the goals of this event but does not endorse the specific products or views of the participating organization.
Attendance is by invitation only. The quantity of fund manager participation is strategically limited to maximize the level of overall access and one on one meeting opportunities with our foreign institutional investor attendees. Since space is limited, we encourage you to register immediately to reserve your spot.
Please email email@example.com for information on the fees to attend.
Included in your certified trade mission fee are the following:
Deluxe accommodations: One night at the Park Hyatt Zurich on Monday, April 11th
Dinner for the members of the U.S. delegation with the U.S. Ambassador on Monday, April 11th (tentative)
Breakfast and Lunch on Tuesday, April 12, 2022
All food and beverage during the meeting portion
Dedicated on site team for you while in Zurich
Complete Conference program, including one on one meetings arranged with Switzerland's leading institutional investors
Profile book with background and contact information on all LP attendees
Check In: Monday, April 11, 2022 after 3:00 PM
Check Out: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Park Hyatt Zurich
+41 43 883 12 34
The cancellation policy is as follows:
Within 30 days of registration: 75% refund
31-60 days after registration: 50% refund
More than 60 days after registration: No refund