CEO & BOARD MEMBER
Mr. Lanaras has over 40 years of experience in private banking in Geneva, having worked for Republic National Bank and its successor bank, HSBC, from 1988 to 2005 first as a Relationship Manager and later on as Managing Director. From 2005 to 2009, simultaneously with founding and managing CAPLAND SA, Mr. Lanaras was COO of the CMA Group of Companies, a Fund of Hedge Funds that had approximately $3 billion under management across 13 funds. Mr. Lanaras received his BA and MA from Webster University of St Louis in Geneva, Switzerland with a focus on Management and International Relations.
DIRECTOR & DEPUTY CIO
Mr. Cohen, also COO of Altcoinomy, is actively focused on all aspects of asset management activities. He has over 21 years of experience in asset management, having been at MKS Finance, risk manager for exotic derivatives at JP Morgan in London and senior trader at JP Morgan in Geneva as well as a fixed income trader at Banque de Commerce & Placements. He is also responsible for the development and maintenance of the company’s IT systems. Mr. Cohen received his Major in Mathematical and Computational Finance from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse.
LODEWIJK VAN MOORSEL
HEAD OF INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
Mr. van Moorsel is the Head of Institutional relationships for CAPLAND and Alt.co. He has over 31 years of experience servicing institutional clients as well as private clients in equity research-sales, wealth management and fund distribution positions. Between 1990 and 2008, Mr. van Moorsel has worked for Schroders and Goldman Sachs in London and New York. In 2008 he joined the Key Clients division of UBS in Geneva and in 2010 became part of a joint – venture between Bruellan Wealth Management and Odey Asset Management . He moved across to Odey (Switzerland) SA in 2014 to distribute Odey funds. He has recently focused on asset selection for a multi-family office. Mr. van Moorsel graduated from the European Business School in 1990.
FUND ANALYST & CLIENT RELATIONS
Mr. Lanaras has over 8 years of experience in the Company. He is responsible for the research and operations of the Leonis Fund SPC CAPLAND Alternatives. He is an active member of the investment committees. He also conducts specific investment research. He is a graduate of American University in Washington DC with a BA in Finance and a Minor in Entrepreneurship. Mr. Lanaras is also CIO of 360 Group SA, an IT & Real Estate company active in both Switzerland and Greece.
CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Mrs. Liechti is responsible for the compliance, operations and administration of the Company. She has over 28 years of experience in similar functions at a number of companies. She obtained a bachelor in Economics at the University of Geneva in 1995. Since then, she worked at Bank MultiCommercial, she then worked at Credit Suisse First Boston as a trading assistant following by a small family office in 2007 before joining the company in 2013.
Mr. Somech has been a client relationship manager with CAPLAND for the past 4 years, where his primary responsibilities are managing the relationship with the company’s digital asset-related clients. He is also the head of Trading for Altcoinomy SA, a sister company of CAPLAND, a Swiss financial intermediary focused on the digital asset industry. Prior to this, he was an associate with S. Horowitz & co., one of Israel’s premier law firms, where he focused on litigation law. Mr. Somech received his BA in Business Administration as well as his law degree from Reichman University (IDC Herzliya).
PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD
Mr. Papadimitriou is involved with Strategic Asset Allocation, reflections on macro related opportunities and general key client focus at the Company in addition to his supervisory role. He is investment advisor to Cavamont Holdings and held the role of CEO and CIO of General Oriental Ltd, which is the Investment Advisor of Cavenham Group of funds. In addition, he is founding Partner of Diorasis International. He has over 39 years of experience in investment management in traditional and alternative asset classes. Mr. Papadimitriou received his bachelor’s degree in Commercial Sciences from the University of Geneva in 1982 and his Master’s Degree from the Institute of European Studies in 1987.
Mrs. Wassmer is a non-executive Board Member as well as Partner and lawyer at Borel & Barbey. With 43 years of experience both in regulatory and litigation matters, she assists and represents financial intermediaries, such as banks and independent asset managers. She also advises managers, representatives and distributors of collective investment schemes, as well as the sponsors of these foreign investments, on Swiss law aspects. She is active in other areas related to banking and finance, such as in anti-money laundering and data protection.