Bernard Sabrier is the Chairman of Unigestion and the CEO of Unigestion Asia Pte Ltd. He took control of Unigestion in 1976 and with a strategic vision for the company he has successfully directed its growth to become the respected institutional asset manager that it is today.
His career began in Finance working at Paribas in Geneva from 1972 to 1974. He then worked at Renault Finance from 1975 to 1976 where he focused on bond and foreign currency investments. Over the course of his career, he has successfully engineered a number of acquisitions and divestitures within the financial sector including, most notably majority holdings in Banca della Svizzera Italiana and Banque Unigestion, in Switzerland, as well as a significant minority position in Banque OBC, France.
Under his leadership, Unigestion was a pioneer in the area of Alternative Investments with activities in the Hedge Fund and Private Equity arenas for over 25 years. More recently, he guided Unigestion out of its private banking activities to focus more exclusively on its institutional clientele. He has also supported the firm’s expansion into the area of active risk managed Equities.
He has acted as a Director on the Boards of several large European companies and is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics. He is also the Founder and President of Children Action, a charitable foundation for disadvantaged children throughout the world and Co-founder of contemporary art museum MAMCO in Geneva. In 2011, Bernard Sabrier created a charitable purpose Foundation, Famsa foundation, which is the controlling shareholder of Unigestion. Since then, Famsa has supported many projects in various philanthropic areas.