Competence, experience and the strict focus on our clients’ requirements and needs characterise the philosophy of all employees.
Markus Wagner has been acting as CEO of 1741 Fund Management Ltd since 2013. After his graduation in Law at the University of Innsbruck and his internship in law, he worked in a law firm as well as in insurance in Austria. In 2007, he joined the Austrian Financial Market Authority. After almost one and a half years of activity, he joined the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority and was promoted to Head of Securities Supervision in 2010. Following his supervisory duties, he joined the asset management of Raiffeisen Switzerland Group and was commissioned to found and build 1741 Fund Management Ltd. Markus Wagner is an Austrian citizen and speaks German and English.
Benedikt Czok has been acting as CEO of 1741 Fund Solutions Ltd since 2016. After receiving his baccalaureate, he studied law in Zurich between 2004 and 2009 and obtained his doctorate in 2010 there. After working for a Zurich based law firm, in 2012 he was admitted as an attorney-at-law and joined 1741 Fund Solutions Ltd in the same year. Prior to his appointment as CEO of 1741 Fund Solutions Ltd, he served as General Counsel in the asset management of the Raiffeisen Switzerland Group. He has excellent knowledge of national and international fund law and the related supervisory practice. He advises numerous asset managers, management companies and distributors from Germany and abroad. Benedikt Czok is a German citizen and speaks German, English and Polish.
Dr. Nicholas Verwilghen has been working with 1741 Fund Solutions AG since 2017, and as Head of Portfolio Management, is responsible for alternative investment funds. Furthermore, he is the CEO at 1741 Distribution Services Ltd. Nicholas Verwilghen has over 20 years of asset management experience, with a particular focus on Asset Allocation, Quantitative Research, Risk Management and Investment Solutions, as well as Hedge Funds. Particularly noteworthy is his more than 14 years at E.I.M. Ltd, in which, as a senior partner, the first asset manager of alternative investments regulated by FINMA was established. Nicholas Verwilghen holds a PHD in Financial Market Theory from the University of St. Gallen and graduated in 2003 from the BoT Building on Talent Program at IMD, Lausanne. Nicholas Verwilghen is a Swiss and Belgian citizen and speaks German, French and English.
Stefan Schädler has been working for 1741 Fund Management Ltd since 2014 and, as a member of the Executive Board, is responsible for Risk Management and all operational processes. As a member of the management of ArcInvest Ltd and responsible for risk management at the sister company Ahead Wealth Solutions Ltd, he has gained much experience in the structuring and management of funds. Before that, Stefan Schädler worked for five years at UBS Ltd in Zurich, where he worked as a fund manager within asset management, gaining considerable expertise in the management of funds in various asset classes. In particular, his responsibilities included the selection, valuation and trading of a variety of different instruments such as futures, options, swaps, structured products, stocks and bonds. Stefan Schädler holds a Master in Banking and Finance as well as a Bachelor in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Stefan Schädler is a Liechtenstein citizen and speaks German and English.
Alfred Gmünder has been working for 1741 Fund Solutions Ltd since 2017 and, as a member of the Executive Board, is responsible for Administration and Finance. Alfred Gmünder joined 1741 Fund Solutions Ltd (formerly Wegelin Fondsleitung Ltd) in 2009 and took over as Head of Fund Administration. Later, he served as Head of Finance in Asset Management at the Raiffeisen Switzerland Group. Prior to that, he spent 5 years as Head of Finance and Accounting at the bank advisory center bbz st. gallen ag and 3 years as Business Area Controller Private Wealth Management International at Deutsche Bank in Geneva. Alfred Gmünder holds the title of specialist in finance and accounting as well as the diploma of Swiss Fund Officer FA / IAF. Alfred Gmünder is a Swiss citizen and speaks German, French and English.