Régis Huf, the founder and CEO of Alpës Capital, was born and raised in Brazil. He started his professional career as an Electronic Engineer in Germany, in 1985. Three years later, Régis moved to Switzerland to take a position as Software Engineer at Zellweger Uster AG. In 1991, Régis joined Reuters Switzerland SA in Zurich. For his first four years at Reuters, he worked with clients including major Swiss Financial Institutions (UBS, Credit Suisse, Zurich Insurance, etc.). From 1997 onwards, Régis became a member of the Global Accounts and Marketing Department, being responsible for Web-based products of Reuters in Switzerland. In 1998, Régis joined the headquarters of Bank Julius Baer & Co, in Zurich. In his initial years (until 2003), he helped define the private bank’s long term business strategy as a member of a selected staff under the Chief of Staff in the Private Banking unit. From 2003 to 2006, Régis helped to set up and run a Private Banking team managing his own clients and six other Relationship Managers at Julius Baer. In 2006, he joined HSBC Private Bank’s Latin America Desk in Zurich. Initially working as a Senior Relationship Manager, Régis later became the Desk Head.
Régis holds a Masters degree in International Economics and International Relations from the P. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University (Bologna, Italy/Washington D.C., USA). He also holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
In 2013, Régis started Alpës Capital, based in Zurich, Switzerland. Today, Alpës Capital’s team combines financial expertise from several members with diverse academic backgrounds like mathematics, engineering as well as economics. They have over 70 years of combined working experience. The team members previously worked for world class companies such as UBS, Goldman Sachs, J. P. Morgan and General Electric. Their academic formation includes the best universities in the world, like the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, London School of Economics, Cass Business School and the City University in London as well as Stern Business School of Business at the New York University (NYU).