Last updated: 09:28 / Monday, 10 March 2014
Christoph F. Schaer

Biscayne Capital Hires Former UBS Senior Banker as Managing Director in Its Zurich Office

Biscayne Capital Hires Former UBS Senior Banker as  Managing Director in Its Zurich Office

Biscayne Capital has announced the addition of another experienced banker to its burgeoning team of financial advisors. Christoph F. Schaer, a 15-year veteran of the private banking industry in Switzerland and Brazil, joins Biscayne Capital as Managing Director of Biscayne Capital (Switzerland) AG in Zurich.

Prior to joining Biscayne Capital, Christoph was a Managing Director for ultra-high net worth clients at UBS AG for theBrazilian market, where he also served as a member of the Regional Management Committee. Previously, Christoph worked for Credit SuisseGroup in Brazil, where for six years he represented Credit Suisse Group companies vis-à-vis the Brazilian Central Bank. Prior to that, he held positions at JFE Hottinger & Co. and worked for four years at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

“We are excited to have Christoph joiningour team,” said Roberto Cortes, co-founder and CEO of Biscayne Capital.  “He exemplifies the kind of in-depth market knowledge and independent thinking that sets Biscayne Capital apart.”

The addition of Christoph Schaer brings to 41 the total number of financial advisors at Biscayne Capital, which is headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay and has offices in Zurich, Switzerland and Nassau, Bahamas.  Biscayne Capital currently has over $1 billion in assets under management. It is one of the fastest growing, independent private banking firms in Latin America. 

Christoph is a graduate of the Wharton Business School.  He holds a Master of Law from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a business/law degree from the University of St. Gallen. Christoph speaks German, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.