Roland D. Eberhard appointed Head of Multi-Management Alternatives, Hedge Fund Investments for Switzerland

Appointment - 29/02/2016

Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) S.A. has appointed Roland D. Eberhard to the position of Head of Multi-Management Alternatives, Hedge Fund Investments for Switzerland from 1 March 2016.

In this respect, Roland D. Eberhard will be responsible for the management of the Alternative Multi-Management offering of Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) S.A. He will report to Rick Sopher, Head of Alternative Multimanagement for the Edmond de Rothschild Group and to Craig Lewis, Head of Investments of Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) S.A. Roland D. Eberhard will be in charge of promoting the Hedge Funds offering in Switzerland. Within the framework of his duties, he will aim to promote and develop the existing and potential future offering of hedge funds in a way that will best serve clients’ needs.


With some 6 billion in assets under management, Alternative Multi-Management represents an emblematic class of assets for the Edmond de Rothschild Group which was one of the pioneers in this field. The Group, led by Georges Karlweis, was the first in the world to launch a Fund of Hedge Funds in 1969. Edmond de Rothschild Capital Holdings is currently ranked 1 out of 399 fund of hedge fund management companies for fund performance since records began in 2002, according to Investhedge.


"The arrival of Roland D. Eberhard, an Alternative Multi-Management specialist, is a new key step to further develop the unique expertise of Edmond de Rothschild in Alternative Multi-Management both in Switzerland and abroad", stated Emmanuel Fiévet, CEO of Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) S.A. "I am delighted that Roland D. Eberhard has joined our Group as this will help us to bring our long standing expertise in the area of Alternative Multimanagement closer to clients of Edmond de Rothschild", added Rick Sopher, Head of Alternative Multimanagement at Edmond de Rothschild.


Roland D. Eberhard has a Master’s Degree from the Swiss Banking School and has more than 30 years’ experience in Alternative Investment Management and financial markets. He started his carrier as a Project Officer at Citibank before becoming an Associate at Pictet from 1989 to 1993. Since 1994, he has held the position of Head of Alternative Investments at Julius Baer (1994-2000), HSBC Private Bank (2000-2003) and Basel Asset Management (2003-2016).

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