Stanhope Capital, a global investment office, has hired Christophe Karpiel as its head of investment management in Geneva effective July 1, 2014, Hazel Biegelsen reports.
Karpiel will report to Nicole Curti, partner and managing director of Stanhope Capital Switzerland.
Karpiel has 20 years experience working with HNWIs, including acting as deputy head of UHNW portfolio management at BNP Paribas Asset Management in Paris from 2005 to 2014, and senior portfolio manager and head of fund picking at IXIS Asset Management in Paris from 1998 to 2005. Karpiel earned his Masters in Management, Finance, and Economics from EDHEC Business School in 1985.
Curti said: "We are delighted to welcome Christophe to Stanhope Capital. He has an impressive track record and is ideally qualified to enhance our investment capabilities. We have ambitious plans in terms of both recruitment and expansion in Switzerland, and a key component of our philosophy is to be uncompromising in our search for talented investment professionals such as Christophe who will help to steer our investment management processes to best serve the interests of our Swiss-based clients."
Stanhope Capital has offices in Switzerland and London, and oversees $9.0 billion of investment assets. It offers investment management and advisory services to private clients, charities, and endowments.