Olivier is the CEO of BlueStar, which he set up with the other partners in 2016. His career began in the trading room of Lemanik SA, Lugano, in 2004. Between 2005 and 2006, he joined the founding team of Casa4Funds SA in Luxembourg, where he held the position of COO and risk manager. Since 2006, he has been active in the field of asset management, first as fund manager with Banca del Gottardo and BSI (2006-2010), subsequently as portfolio manager with Podium Wealth SA, Lugano, (2010-2013). In 2013, he moved to SWM SwissWealth Management SA, Lugano, as fund manager.
Olivier graduated in Economics at University College London, and has a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics. He is also a CFA charter holder.
Patrick joined the BlueStar team at the outset in 2016 and was put in charge of risk management. Previously, he worked as portfolio manager at Banca del Gottardo (2007-2008) and BSI (2008-2009) as a member of the management team of an absolute-return fund. In 2009, he joined Sinergia Wealth Management SA, Lugano, as portfolio manager. In 2012, he was recruited by Lugano Financial Advisors SA (LFA), Lugano, with responsibility for centralised mandates for US clients, for risk monitoring, and where he held the position of trading desk manager. In 2015, he moved to the Family Office of LFG Group, Lugano, entrusted with responsibility for the group’s risk management, and becoming deputy head of the Family Office. Besides all risk management activities, Patrick’s tasks were also portfolio statement analyses, delivering consolidated reports for asset allocation, risk allocation, performance evolution, attribution and contribution.
Patrick graduated in Economics at Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, where he also completed a Master’s degree in Finance.
Cristiana started her career in Milan working for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, a company leader in the luxury sector. In 2012, she joined LFG Family Office in Lugano as Advisor for UHNW clients, and in 2018, she became head of the Corporate Management department in Dudifid SA. Cristiana joined the Bluestar team in December 2020 as Business Development Manager.
Cristiana graduated in Economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, where she also completed a Master’s degree in Management. She also obtained the International Trust Management certification (STEP - Zurich).
Massimo launched his professional career as a summer intern with Zurich Capital Markets London in 2001. From 2002 to 2008, he worked as an equity and derivative products trader at MBI SA, Lugano. In 2009, he was recruited by Onelife Advisors SA, later Onelife SA, Lugano, as co-advisor for the specialised fund in life sciences. Since 2015, Massimo has specialised further in the field, becoming a senior analyst for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. As a result of the cooperation between Onelife and BlueStar, in 2018 Massimo was appointed manager of Onelife Fund.
Massimo graduated in Economics at Università Bocconi, Milan.
Giulia started her career at BSI (later EFG Bank) as part of the Portfolio Advisory team, then moved on to the Portfolio Management division for discretionary mandates as Junior Portfolio Manager. In November 2017, she joined the BlueStar team as portfolio manager, supporting the activities of risk management, third-party fund analysis and thematic research.
Giulia graduated in International Economics of Financial Markets at University of Trieste, and subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano.
Mario co-founded BlueStar, as a partner, in 2016. He is responsible for the Investment Strategy and Research area. He launched his career in 2000 at Banca del Gottardo, Lugano, int he role of financial analyst in charge of the technology and defence sectors in the US market. In 2003, he was put in charge of the US stock market within the wealth management team. He sat on the bank’s investment committee. In 2008, he was appointed head of classic mandates in the wealth management team at BSI, Lugano. In 2009, he joined Veco Invest SA, Lugano, as head of wealth management
Mario graduated in Political Economy at Università Cattolica, Milan, and later obtained a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from Università Federico II, Naples. He is also a CFA charter holder.
Having co-founded BlueStar with the other partners in 2016, Juan is in charge of the Institutional Portfolio Management area. He launched his career in 2004, as portfolio manager and fund selector in the wealth management unit at Banca del Gottardo, Lugano. Between 2008 and 2013, he held the positions of portfolio manager and client advisor in Podium Wealth SA, Lugano. Later, he moved to SWM SwissWealth Management SA, Lugano, as head of asset management, where he also supervised the management of UCITS investment funds.
Juan graduated in Economics, with a Master’s degree in Finance at Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano.
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