At the forefront of innovation in order to best serve our clients
1875 FINANCE was founded in 2006 by five bankers: Olivier Bizon, Paul Kohler, Aksel Azrac, Jacques-Antoine Ormond and François-Michel Ormond, cumulating years of successful teamwork. Since 1875, when the first Ormond asset management company was founded in Geneva, five generations have succeeded to perpetuate a unique know-how and tradition of Swiss asset management. Excellence, open mindedness, high ethical standards and respect towards its teams are core values shared by the partners.
Managing Director – Legal and Compliance
Christophe Germain obtained his license to practice as a lawyer in 1993 following a traineeship with Maitre Denis Oswald, the former President of the Neuchâtel Bar Association. At the end of 1993, he began working at the fiduciary group Fiduconsult SA as a legal advisor and subsequently was appointed manager of the Neuchâtel branch and head of the legal office for French-speaking Switzerland. He joined UBS SA in April 2000 as a private banking legal advisor for French-speaking Switzerland. In September 2000, he became head of the legal department at Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA, a UBS Group private bank, and was appointed to the Executive Board.
He left the bank at the end of 2006 to join 1875 FINANCE as Head of Legal Office.
Legal Officer - Family Office
Alexandra Bailly-Maitre began her career in the marketing department of a multi-national company, after which she moved to Dublin where she worked for US financial groups wishing to set up their European hubs in Ireland at that time. Having been hired to relocate their operational departments, she created the French-speaking back offices of CIT Group Europe and Bear Stearns Bank Plc. In 2006, she served as Compliance Officer for a Canadian online payments solutions start-up specialising in online gambling, moving the department from Toronto to Dublin.
After four years at a Geneva fiduciary company, she joined 1875 FINANCE in 2011. With her considerable professional experience, she is a great asset to the Family Office.
Senior Compliance Officer
Following her commercial apprenticeship with Credit Suisse Group AG in Lucerne, Heidi worked for Credit Suisse Geneva during five years. In 1993, she joined Multiplusfinance SA, a multi-family office specialised in the optimisation of asset management of client portfolios, where she worked part-time in order to complete her studies as a fashion designer at the Haute Ecole d’Arts Décoratifs, Geneva. After obtaining her diploma, she pursued her career with Multiplusfinance SA and was appointed vice-director in 2000 and “Head of legal & Compliance” in 2008. She was entrusted with the creation and implementation of a legal structure to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
In 2009, Heidi completed her Master’s degree in Business Law (Maîtrise en droit économique) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.
In 2010, she joined Dukascopy Bank SA as a Legal and Compliance Officer, where she was, amongst others, responsible for the development and implementation of the compliance program.
In 2016, she joined 1875 FINANCE as a Senior Compliance Officer.
Elodie Magnin worked for various Geneva social institutions over several years.
She joined 1875 FINANCE in 2006 at its very start, developing her banking knowledge through a number of vocational trainings. She now acts as Compliance Officer under Christophe Germain.
Chief Operating Officer
Victor Mendez began his career in 2002 by taking part in various organisational projects with Rolex. In 2007 he obtained his Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Geneva. While studying, he worked for a trustee company as an accounting and financial management assistant. In 2008 he joined bank Lombard Odier & Cie as a banking transaction specialist for the business support department. Over several years, the bank sent him on various missions abroad, among others to the Bahamas and to Luxembourg where he was responsible for day-to-day activities.
In 2014 he joined 1875 FINANCE.
Juan Alvarez Hernandez
Chief Compliance and Risk Officer
Juan Alvarez Hernandez started his career in 2003 as Real Estate Lawyer in Madrid where he handled all the RE’s legal aspects.
In 2011, he moved in Luxembourg and he worked in various institutions as per State Street Bank Luxembourg and MAPLESFS (Luxembourg) SA. Since 2015, Juan handled the position of Senior Business & Regulatory Advisor within Deutsche Bank Luxembourg SA.
He joined 1875 FINANCE (Luxembourg) SA.in May 2019
Administration - HR
Dei Mancilla started her financial career in 1987 with Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA and worked within back-office, administrative and third-party asset management departments. In 1992 she became an executive board assistant. From 2001, she worked for the Swiss private clients department under Olivier Bizon.
She left Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA in 2006 for 1875 FINANCE.
Hervé Pidoux received his diploma as a Specialist in Finance and Accounting in 2004, followed by a STEP diploma (Diploma in International Trust Management) in 2010.
He gained professional experience at various fiduciary companies and banks, including Intermandat SA, Amsterdam Trust Company, Rawlinson & Hunter and Royal Bank of Canada. He oversees the accounting and administration of various financial vehicles, including trusts, foundations and Swiss and foreign companies.
He joined 1875 FINANCE in August 2016 as a Senior Accounting Officer for the Family Office.
Administrative and Accounting Manager
Dominique Galeuchet Giamarchi is an HES Business Economist. In 2015, she obtained her degree in Specialised Accounting and a CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) in Taxation from the University of Geneva in 2018.
She has solid experience thanks to her professional career in various well-established investment banks. At SBS (now UBS after the merger), she held various roles including Recovery Manager and Corporate Client Advisor.
She left UBS in 2015 to take up the position of Administrative and Accounting Manager at SII HOLDING SA, a Swiss subsidiary of a listed French Group.
In February 2018, she joined 1875 FINANCE as an Administrative and Accounting Manager.