Serge Pavoncello holds a degree in political economy from the University of Geneva. He began his professional career at UBS in the field of portfolio management, where he held senior positions. He then joined the Private Banking unit for domestic clients of Credit Suisse in Geneva. During these years, he also perfected his academic knowledge by obtaining several renowned and recognized diplomas in the financial field.
With the experience he acquired and the professional relationships he developed over almost 20 years, he decided to create Wedge Associates SA in 2004, an independent asset management company whose objective is to treat and monitor demanding international private clients.
In addition to portfolio management, the company is dedicated to covering the financial needs of its clients by offering them the operational administrative support of a family office, in particular: management and follow-up of invoices, preparation of tax returns, mail management and concierge services, administrative procedures, support in the acquisition of real estate, analysis and estimation of real estate values, support and research for mortgage financing, etc.
In the field of portfolio management, Wedge has also created various investment products, both traditional and hedge funds.
Due to the characteristics of his clients, Serge Pavoncello has developed a great expertise in the field of Private Equity. He is also a member of several boards of directors of companies active in fields such as technology, industry, medical or commercial.
Wedge Associates SA provides these companies with strategic advice and financial expertise, which can also include raising private or public funds. We have, for example, issued a bond for a client company.
A member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Association of Asset Managers (SAAM) since 2005, Serge Pavoncello took over the presidency in 2017 in order to support and accompany the profession in the face of Swiss regulatory developments and to negotiate the definition of the status of the asset manager and its prerogatives, both of which are now anchored in law. In addition, major developments have been made to the Association in order to position it as a fully-fledged professional association offering numerous services to its members. In this activity, Serge Pavoncello has had the opportunity to meet with numerous personalities from the political world and the federal and cantonal administrations, as well as representatives of the Federal Supervisory Authority with whom he maintains an excellent dialogue, in order to continue to serve the needs and support the interests of the profession.