Corporate Governance

The Executive Bodies and associated Committees


The Board of Directors has delegated the coordination of the company’s day-to-day business operations to the Chief Executive Officer.

Primary responsibilities of the CEO include:

  • Formulating the strategic plan, goals and objectives for the Group as determined by the Strategic Committee;
  • Implementing the strategic plan in order to enhance revenue, profitability, and growth of the company within agreed objectives;
  • Maintaining Unigestion's mind-set of achieving first quartile investment performance and delivering superior client service;
  • Overseeing and monitoring the business development of the Group;
  • Overseeing the day-to-day business of the Group and leading the Executive Committee; 
  • Maintaining the ethics and core values of Unigestion; and
  • Ensuring that Unigestion complies with high industry standards in dealing with its shareholders, clients and employees. 

The Chief Executive Officer is supported in the carrying-out of these duties by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer. The latter works alongside the Chief Executive Officer in day-to-day decision making related to company management, and leads the Group’s operational service platform (Finance, Operations, Legal, Risk Management, Organisation & Project and Human Resources).

Fiona Frick is the Chief Executive Officer of Unigestion and Régis Martin is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.


The Executive Committee is a working group to reflect upon, implement and monitor Unigestion's strategy. Members of the Executive Committee have a dual role: they are in charge of their specific activities within the Group and they share the responsibility to do what is best for the Group as a whole.

The members of the Executive Committee are:

Fiona Frick Chief Executive Officer
Régis Martin Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Hanspeter Bader Head of Private Assets
Jean-François Hirschel Head of Marketing
Alexei Jourovski Head of Equities
Tom Leavitt Head of Institutional Clients
Anthony Payot Head of IT & Logistics
Nicolas Rousselet Head of Hedge Funds

The Executive Committee is headed by the Chief Executive Officer.

The primary responsibilities of the Executive Committee include:

  • Contributing to Unigestion's strategy by doing research and by making recommendations on a project or proposed change;
  • Participating in the implementation of operating decisions affecting Unigestion as a whole;
  • Responsible for implementing Unigestion’s strategy in their departments; and
  • Reporting on developments in their respective areas, reviewing projects that cut across organisational boundaries, reviewing future options.

TThe Executive Committee meets twice a month:

  • The monthly Executive Committee Business Review meeting deals with business development, marketing, investment lines, finance, legal and operations. Other key executives may be invited to attend this meeting; 
  • The monthly Executive Committee General Management meeting deals with implementation of strategy, compliance, human resources, financials, competition and on-going projects.


The Investment line Steering Committees are working groups to reflect and monitor on the strategy of each Investment Line.

The members of the Steering Committees are:

The Head of the Investment Line ​and:

Bernard Sabrier Chairman
Patrick Fenal Deputy Chairman
Fiona Frick Chief Executive Officer
Régis Martin Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Jean-François Hirschel Head of Marketing
Tom Leavitt Head of Institutional Clients

The primary responsibilities of the Investment Line Steering Committees include:

  • Reviewing with the head of Investment Line the main strategic issues in each investment line that could have an influence on Unigestion's strategy or risks;
  • Defining long-term strategy, goals and objectives of the Investment Line;
  • Review major strategic issues facing the Investment Line;
  • Measuring progress of the Investment Line in implementing the long-term strategy: the Head of Investment Line reports on day-to-day activity to implement the strategy;
  • Reviewing of Investment Line market evolution in terms of trends in customers/clients and how it could influence the strategy; and
  • Approving new products and taking the "go, no-go" decision on launch date.

The Investment Line ​Steering Committee meets as often as required, but at least three times a year.​

Data as at 31.12.2012