BB Entrepreneur Private

Diversification through the selection of hidden champions from across all industries 

Focus on private Swiss SMEs with solid balance sheets

Growth due to structural trends

Investment Focus

As part of an investor group, BB Entrepreneur Private focuses on growth financing for excellent private Swiss SMEs. The investment focus is on minority participation with strong shareholder rights. The investment universe consists of “hidden champions,” mostly established, profitable and debt-free companies with a clear competitive edge. These businesses are run by strong owners/management teams with convincing growth plans and a mid-term exit strategy. Diversification is achieved by investing in companies from different sectors.

  • Investment Committee

    André Rüegg

    André Rüegg has held senior positions in asset management since 1995. He built up global distribution at Julius Baer and led the unit for more than a decade, also as a member of the extended Executive Board. In 2009, he joined Bellevue Asset Management and was instrumental in driving its strategic repositioning. Since 2012, he has been responsible for its business as CEO. Since 2016 he has been CEO of Bellevue Group.
  • Investment Committee

    Birgitte Olsen

    Birgitte Olsen, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager Equities Europe, joined Bellevue Asset Management in 2008. Prior to that, she was Deputy Head of Portfolio Management Equities Europe at Generali Investments in Cologne for more than nine years. She worked as a Fund Manager (DE and Scandivien) at Vontobel Asset Management in Zurich in 1997 and 1998. Birgitte Olsen started her career in the financial industry in 1994 as a sell-side analyst at Bank am Bellevue covering the insurance and pharmaceutical sectors. She holds a degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of St. Gallen.
  • Investment Committee

    Markus Peter

    Markus Peter joined Bellevue Asset Management in early 2009 as head investments and products. He previously held several management positions during his 10 years with Julius Baer Group, including head product management and development, investment advisory as well as a product specialist for absolute return products. Prior to joining Julius Baer he was employed by IBM, treasury and project finance, as well as by Swiss Bank Corporation, equity and equity derivative trading. Markus Peter holds a master in business economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

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