1291 Group Switzerland

1291 Group Switzerland Ltd was founded in 2000 and has since grown to be the largest independent advisor in Switzerland in the field of private placement life insurance.

Based in the heart of Zurich, we provide tailor-made solutions to private investors, asset managers, family offices, estate planners, trustees and other advisors. In the core of our planning, we use insurance concepts, either stand alone or in combination with other structures, such as trusts, foundations, companies or funds. We work with over 20 insurance companies and offer tax-compliant policies for clients in over 40 different countries.

The 1291 Group Switzerland Ltd is a Swiss-registered financial services company. It is licensed in Switzerland to provide insurance consultancy services and is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

Tony Nüscheler

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Educational background: Master in Commerce, Post Graduate Diploma in Organizational Development and Conflict Management
Professional stations: Member of the managing board of a Swiss Tour operator (10 years), Marketing & Sales Director of biggest Swiss contract caterer (5 years), CEO of Skandia Leben AG Switzerland (Life Insurance) (13 years)
Important values: True and open communication is the key to a sustainable and inspiring relationship. Besides communicating, my value priorities are my family and active sports (rowing, swimming, yoga).

Serge Hediger

MANAGING PARTNER

Educational background: Master of Laws (LL.M.) & Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Professional stations: Co-Founder and Managing Partner of various 1291 Group entities since 2014. CEO and Board Member of Valorlife Life Insurance Limited in Dublin (Ireland) and Vaduz (Liechtenstein) from 2007 - 2014. Various management positions with a listed Swiss Insurance Group from 1996 - 2007. Board member of the Liechtenstein Insurance Association from 2008 - 2015.
Important values: Cooperation. Even the most complex tasks can be made simpler when we focus on the solutions - together.

Alexander Mitev

PARTNER

Educational background: Master Degree in Finance and Economics, University of Zurich
Professional stations: Chief Representative Credit Suisse Group in Russia, Founder of different companies
Important values: Fairness. Pursuit of Excellence. Innovation. Partnership.

Dragan Miljkovic

HEAD ADMINISTRATION

Educational background: 26 years of experience in insurance business
Professional stations: Chief Sales Officer at Uniqa Lebensversicherung AG Liechtenstein
Important values: Solution oriented mindset. Dedicated to my family and work life. There is always value in effort.

Petra Fuhrmann

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO MANAGING PARTNER

Educational background: Commercial apprenticeship EFZ and 30 years of banking experience. Bachelor in Private Banking and Financial Planning. Fluent in several Languages.
Professional stations: 20 years in Private Banking Client Advisory for HNWI. With the 1291 Group since 2015.
Important values: The whole shall always be more than the sum of its parts (inspired by Aristotle).

Galina Strub

ASSISTANT SALES & ADMIN

Educational background: Gakushuin University, Japan ( Intercultural Communications & Japanese Language). University of Portsmouth, England ( International Trade & English).
Professional stations: Great experiences of learning and working abroad.
Important values: My family is the most important thing in my life. I enjoy learning new things and can adapt quickly to changes. My values: commitment, flexibility, fairness and integrity.

Walter Rasa

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Educational background: Master of Science of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Fellow of the Swiss Actuarial Association (SAA), Post-graduate studies in Economics, Finance Mathematics and Risk Management
Professional stations: Finance Expert at Zurich Financial Services. Chief Actuary and Head of Product Management at Skandia Leben. CEO at Global Benefits Group (GBG).
Important values: Experienced Finance Executive working on trustful relations, persistently exploring new business opportunities and always pushing myself to new targets.

Martino Leonardi

MANAGING PARTNER

Educational background: Financial Planner, Certificate of National and International Tax Law, over 20 years experience in wealth and tax planning at various banks and unit-linked life insurance companies
Professional stations: Member of the Executive Board Rheintal-Assets AG, Member of the Management Baloise Life Liechtenstein AG, Member of the Executive Board 1291 Group Switzerland / Europe
Important values: Love and family are the most important of all values in life. Honesty and respect is something for strong people. The best ideas reach me, when I imagine, I am my own client.

Adrian Lüthi

PARTNER

Educational background: Master of Business Administration at the University of Zurich and Murcia (Spain) / 20 years' experience in the Finance industry, thereof 15 years international PPLI tax and wealth advisory / Post graduate studies at ETH Zurich.
Professional stations: Past: Successfully building up the PPLI business with one of the top-tier Insurance companies in Switzerland/Europe. Today: PPLI expert in the Latin American markets, Israel and Turkey / Broad working experience in New York and Spain over 2 years.
Important values: More than believing but living: Trust – Long-term partnerships begins with a trustful relation. Quality – Focused on best possible solutions to protect and maintain family wealth. Tailor-made – Every client is special and unique. Private – Understanding family needs as a dedicated father and husband.

Paolo Russo

DEPUTY HEAD LEGAL & COMPLIANCE

Educational background: Master of Law, with over 10 years of experience in financial services and insurance business
Professional stations: Having worked for international law-firms. Compliance Officer Irish branch (insurance company).
Important values: I believe in the power of giving back. I am driven by integrity and I have a passion for details. I always try to find a solution to any problem.

Anna Zannelli

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO EXECUTIVE BOARD

Educational background: Commercial apprenticeship EFZ
Professional stations: 4 years of hotel business experience in 4* and 5* hotels. With the 1291 Group since 2016.
Important values: The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Daniel Koller, Dr. iur.

HEAD LEGAL & COMPLIANCE

Educational background: Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.), 20 years of experience in the financial sector, different management positions in the past
Professional stations: Employments with several domestic and international insurers, currently member of the Executive Committee of 1291 Group
Important values: I envisage to create an added-value to the concrete situation. I believe in trust, partnership and loyalty. The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty.

Yannick Häni

PARTNER

Educational background: Master of Law in international taxation (LL.M.) and Bachelor of Business Law (B.LAW)
Professional stations: CEO of 1291Group Asia since 2016, Sales Partner of various 1291Group entities since 2014, Sales Manager for Northern Europe for Valorlife Life Insurance Company from 2012 to 2014
Important values: You have to learn the rule of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. - Albert Einstein

Alejandro Fernandez

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Educational background: Asset management for 5.5 years (with strong contacts to the insurance business), Education Bachelor of business administration (BBA)
Professional stations: A number of other companies in different sectors with different people
Important values: Trust, security and reliability are my first commandments to my fellow human beings. Seeing how you can help or support a person fulfills me with joy, which I want to give back to my clients.

Irene Dubiel

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO CHAIRMAN

Educational background: Graduation in economics and business administration, Bachelor in Event Management
Professional stations: Over 10 year experience as Executive Assistant at Comlux Aviation and Eurasia Group. Knowledge in Trust Management. With 1291 Group since January 2018.
Important values: The future belongs to those who believe in their own dreams.

Maria Barone

ASSISTANT SALES & ADMIN

Educational background: Commercial education - Trade Diploma, Several Language studies (Italian, English, French)
Professional stations: I am proud of my international job experience, CRS Responsibility Hewlett Packard and other IT-Companies, IT-Engineer MCI Worldcom
Important values: I am an open-minded person, always eager to learn. I like to help and I stay positive, even when the going gets tough. My most important values are my kids and my family.

1291 Group Switzerland Ltd.

Hottingerstrasse 21
8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone +41 44 266 21 41
Email info@1291group.com

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