Board of directors


Patrick Rieter, Founding-Partner, Chairman of the Board

Patrick Rieter was a founding partner of Rieter Fischer Partners in October 2004. Between August 2001 and December 2004 he was responsible for Portfolio Management Institutional Clients at InCentive Asset Management. Before that he headed the institutional business of Darier Hentsch & Cie in Zurich. He was employed by the Vontobel Group for 13 years from 1984, where he was responsible within Asset Management for Portfolio Management of Swiss equities, from 1988 and for the Swiss Equities team and mixed mandates from 1995. Patrick Rieter is a graduate in business administration (KLZ).


Jürg Locher, Vice Chairman of the Board

Jürg Locher is a lawyer specialising in financial market law. From 2015-2023, he was a partner at Bader Gnehm & Partner and at CapLex KIG in Zurich, where he was responsible for capital markets and financial markets law. He acted also Head Legal at PMG Investment Solutions AG in Zug, a FINMA-licensed fund management company. In this function, he was responsible for all legal and regulatory issues in the areas of alternative and traditional collective investments. Prior to this, he worked for Credit Suisse Fund Administration in the Asset Management division for five years. Prior to that, Jürg Locher worked for Froriep, a commercial law firm in Zurich, as a member of the banking team.


Dr. Thomas Kaufmann, Member of the Board

Thomas Kaufmann is a founding partner and CEO of PENSADOR Partner AG in Zurich (formerly Von Graffenried, von Burg, Kaufmann, Winzeler Vermögensverwaltungs AG, Zurich). During the 7 years from 1988 to 1995 he managed mixed portfolios for institutional clients at Vontobel Asset Management in Zurich. Thomas Kaufmann is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen, where his specialist fields of study were finance and accounting. He was awarded his doctorate by the University of St. Gallen.