Common Purpose

The two founding families of KFP, Hugues B. d’Annoux and Morten H. Kielland, both have a long family tradition over many generations of asset management and capital preservation.  The respective family fortunes were made in industrial and commercial activities spanning from steel and textile manufacturing to shipping and timber.


The founders’ ambition is to develop a cutting edge structure, offering families professional advice on the forefront of asset allocation, reporting, corporate governance, transparency and succession planning.  Families that join us participate in the overall success of KFP, making it both truly unique and fully aligned with their interests.  With such a structure in place, we believe that we can offer our descendants and other families an excellent platform to assist in the preservation of their capital for many generations to come.

Our People


Hugues d’Annoux


Hugues is a Founder of Key Family Partners. Hugues was active for over twenty years in banking in Latin America, USA and Europe, starting at the Central Bank of Nicaragua in 1972 and occupying various posts at Banque Sudameris. After leaving banking in 1995, he settled in Geneva and dedicated himself to managing his and his family’s investments in industry, land and finance, with an emphasis on Private Equity. He holds degrees in Economics and Political Science in France and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.


Morten H. Kielland


Morten is a Founder of Key Family Partners. Morten founded Key Asset Management in 1989 sold to SEB bank in early 2008. From 2008-2012 he was the chairman of Scandinavian Investment Holdings. Morten is presently a director and one of the founders of First Geneva High Yield Fund. Before moving to Switzerland in 2008 he was the honorary consul of Luxembourg and was knighted in 2001 with the distinction Knight of the Golden Oak. Morten holds a BSBA from university of Denver and an MSC from University of Washington.


Emanuele Zanon di Valgiurata

Partner and Director 

Emanuele was previously Head of Private Banking at Banque Morval S.A. in Geneva, a subsidiary of the Zanon di Valgiurata family-owned Morval Vonwiller Group until its sale to Italian banking group lntesa San Paolo. Having started his banking career in 1990 in Paris, Emanuele joined the Banque Morval group in Geneva in 1993 later becoming a member of Investment Committee and the Executive Committee in 2002. Within the Morval Vonwiller group, he covered different roles as an equity portfolio and fund manager. He was the managing director of Vonwiller SA and Chairman of Morval Vonwiller Advisors SA Uruguay. Emanuele has a Law degree from Università degli Studi di Torino and an OPM of Harvard Business School.


Investment Committee member.


Marc Davies

Managing Partner / CEO

Marc is an Investment Manager and oversees the investment function at Key Family Partners. Prior to Key Family Partners SA, he was a Senior Investment Partner at Vedra Partners Ltd, a multi-family office in London. Marc previously worked in fund management for 10 years as a multi-asset portfolio manager for Gottex Fund Management Ltd and Frontier Investment Management LLP. His qualifications include ACCA, CAIA, IMC and a BSc in Applied Accounting.


Investment Committee member.


Thierry de Loriol

Executive Chairman of the Board

Thierry has been the CEO for Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (Suisse) S.A. for the last 6 years. Thierry has over 30 years experience in finance including being the CEO of Paribas Capital Markets in Frankfurt and Tokyo and the CEO of Ferrier Lullin & Cie in Geneva. He has a law degree from University of Geneva and an AMP from the London Business School.


Stéphane d’Abo

Board Member

Stéphane has twenty years’ experience in Investment Banking, working at HSBC (France and UK) as EEMEA COO and Global Deputy CFO for Equity until 2019. Stéphane has a master degree in Economics from Nanterre University and is a graduate from Neoma Business School.


Simon Minder

Board Member

Simon is an experienced Independent Family Office Advisor. Simon was previously the Chief Operating Officer, and Managing Partner & Director, of Marcuard Family Office Ltd, Zurich. Simon has an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia as well as a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Management and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from HWZ Zurich University.


Cynthia Muller

Board Member

Cynthia is presently a partner at Haven Green Capital Partners in London.  Previously Cynthia was with Morgan Stanley from 1997-2013 as a Managing Director private Wealth Management. Cynthia holds a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from American Graduate School of International Management.


Henrik Kielland

Board Member

Henrik is the founder of Wildhorn Properties Ltd, a private investment company focused on UK real estate investments. He is also the co-founder of Lynx Maritime Partners AS, a shipping investment company specialized in structuring sale leaseback deals. Prior to this Henrik worked for some of the largest shipping companies in the world, spanning from asset brokerage to commercial management and vessel ownership. Henrik has a BA in International Business and Russian language from European Business School, London.


Beat Wittmann

Chief Investment Strategist

Beat is the Chief Strategist of Key Family Partners and also the co-founder and Chairman of Porta Advisors Ltd, a corporate advisory firm active in strategy advisory, M&A and principal investments. He was previously co-founder and CEO of Dynapartners Ltd (TCMG Asset Mgmt Ltd). From 1995 to 2009 Beat was CEO of Investment Products at Julius Baer and Clariden Leu. Beat regularly features as a guest speaker on CNBC and Bloomberg and holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Basel.


Asset Allocation Meeting member.


Eric Sarasin

Private Equity Advisor

Eric Sarasin has 30 years of experience in banking at Morgan Stanley, Pictet & Cie, Citibank and of course Sarasin bank (now Bank J. Safra Sarasin). At Sarasin, he held various management positions and turned the previously family-run bank into one of Switzerland’s leading private banks. He is also President of TIGER21 Zurich – an association for highly-qualified entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors worldwide with 700 members. During his career, Eric has held various public, non-private and cultural leadership positions as well as a manager and participant in NGOs, including Human Rights Watch.


Alternative Investment Meeting member.


Fabian Godbersen

Real Estate Advisor

Fabian is a real estate investor with more than 20 years of experience. His track record includes over EUR 6 billion of executed real estate transactions with zero capital loss to date. His experience spans countries like Germany, Switzerland, UK, Spain & Netherlands with a focus on the DACH region. Prior to establishing Bergson Real Estate Capital, Fabian was Head of German Real Estate at Blackstone, Head of Europe at US real estate private equity group Grove & Vice President in the European M&A Group at Morgan Stanley.


Alternative Investment Meeting member.


David Buzzard

Real Estate Consultant

David is a real estate professional who has managed property portfolios including acquisitions, development and leasing. David is a director of Battersea Park Properties an investment and development consultancy based in London. David previously was the investment manager for Carey Plc, a Family Office. He has 20 years experience in the real estate sector and has an HNC in Civil Engineering and a BSc from Manchester University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).


Alternative Investment Meeting member.


David Largey

Portfolio Manager

David started his financial career as an auditor with Ernst &Young in Lausanne Switzerland before working as an analyst and portfolio manager with the insurance company Retraites Populaires. Prior to joining Key Family Partners he was a fixed income analyst with Rama Capital a family office in Geneva. His qualifications include CIIA, ISFB and BSBA from Yverdon University in Switzerland


Investment Committee member.


Victor Mendez


Victor joined Key Family Partners as an Operations Manager. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer & Risk Manager by 1875 FINANCE for 7 years. He also worked 5 years by Lombard Odier in the Operations Department as a banking specialist at Business Support. He worked for the bank in Geneva, Nassau and Luxemburg.  His qualifications include a degree in HEC from University of Geneva and a Diploma of Advance Studies in Enterprise Risk Management.


Delphine Lagarde


Delphine has a strong track record in client hospitality in wealth management. Before joining KFP, Delphine was at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (Suisse) where she played different roles as head of reception, general services and cash & safe management. Before that she worked 10 years in hotel industry as head of reception among different locations in Europe.

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