DACH Alternatives and Real Assets Summit

Jun 5th 2019
The Dolder Grand
Zürich, Switzerland

This Summit brings together Heads of Alternatives, Heads of Real Estate, Heads of Hedge Funds, as well as interested Chief Investment Officers to discuss investing in real assets and alternatives. The setting is private and confidential, with all discussions being held under the Chatham House Rule.

Language: German and English

The Summit will be held in both German and English with simultaneous translation available in the main meeting room. The programme is available in both languages.

Advisory Board

Mark Dieringer, Head of Alternative Investments & External Mandates, Novartis
Dionysios Christopoulos, Director of Private Debt, Zurich Insurance Company
Olafur Margeirsson, Real Estate Strategist, Zurich Insurance Company
Markus Leuthard, Head of Investment, Sammelstiftung VITA
Dominique Gilgen, Head of Private Markets, Publica
Ilario Scasascia, Head of Alternatives and Multi-Manager Solutions, Vontobel
Thomas Breitenmoser, Head of Investment Consulting, Complementa
Christophe Zimmermann, Head of External Investments, Compenswiss

Rens Goets, Head of Asset Management, ABB
Mirja Sutter, Client Relations, Avadis
Diego Liechti, Head of Asset Management, NEST Sammelstiftung
Sinikka Demare, Independent Advisor, Sdemare Advisory
Jürg Traber, Head of Pension Funds, Hilti Pensionskasse
Bernhard Schmid, Director Portfolio Investment Europe, Dow Chemical Company
Georg Wessling, Senior Portfolio Manager Alternative Investments, F. Hoffman- La Roche. Ltd


The agenda is curated by an expert advisory board and includes relevant topics of common interest in the DACH investment community. The programme will take part in three parallel streams: 

  • Private Markets & Infrastructure
  • Innovative Investments
  • Real Estate

The most recent agenda is available for download here


The Dolder Grand

Kurhausstrasse 65
Zürich, 8032

Centrally located and easy to access, the Dolder Grand is the ideal spot for an unforgettable stay with your motor in tow. The urban jungle and stunning Alpine landscape are both just a stone’s throw away, linked by some of Switzerland’s most beautiful roads. 

Register Your Interest

Participation is strictly limited to qualified executives. Once registered, a member of the Institutional Investor team will be in touch to confirm attendance. Due to capacity restraints, all registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.



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Senior investment officials from the following funds have confirmed their attendance:

ABB Group Pension

Aksia Europe Limited

ASGA Pensionskasse des Gewerbes

Bundesverband Alternative Investment e.V.

CALIBRIUM Private Investment Office

CERN Pension Fund

Complementa Investment-Controlling AG

Crossbow Partners AG

ECOFIN Investment Consulting AG

F. Hoffman-La Roche. Ltd.

Fix Family Office

Harcourt, Vontobel Asset Management

Kieger AG


NEST Sammelstiftung

Novartis International AG

OptiCrest SA

Pensionskasse der Credit Suisse (Schweiz)

Pensionskasse SBB

Personalvorsorgestiftung der Albers Gruppe

Retraites Popoulaires


Swiss Capital Group


UNIQA Insurance Group AG

Willis Towers Watson

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Zurich Invest AG



For more information or general enquiry, please contact:

Nouri Verghese
+44 (0) 207 303 1750

For Asset Owners interested in being invited, please contact:

Mona Singh
Investor Relations Manager – Swiss, German and Austrian Region
+44 (0) 207 779 8576

For Asset Managers interested in membership opportunity, please contact:

Stefanie Sables
Executive Director - Europe
+44 (0) 207 303 1712