Philippe Gontier  
Managing Partner

Philippe has 20 years of financial industry experience, with a specialization in fund management and medical insurance. He was the General Manager for an insurance broker in Hong Kong in charge of its Wealth Management business. Previously he was a Senior Fund Manager for Invesco Asset Management where he was managing multi-assets and fund of funds products, specializing in total return profiles and balanced products. Philippe graduated in Capital Markets from Paris Dauphine University (i.e. Master 203). Philippe is a Senior Associate Member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). He is a French citizen.

Peter Reichenbach, CFA
Managing Partner

Peter has over 20 years of experience in managing both institutional and private client assets. He was Managing Director of Swiss Re Asset Management in Hong Kong, taking care of the Swiss Re Group’s investments in Asia. Previously, Peter spent more than 15 years with UBS and Banca del Gottardo in various functions in research, asset management and private banking. Peter’s qualifications include a MBA (Kellogg/HKUST) and a CFA. He is a Swiss citizen.

Nan Zhang, CFA  

Nan has over a decade of experience working for prestigious global firms. She was a founding member of the thematic investment arm of Exane Group, which is now part of BNP Paribas. Prior to joining Nivalis, Nan served as the General Manager and Responsible Officer of Ixios Asset Management in Hong Kong. Nan’s career includes working for the LVMH Group and Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, where she successfully managed two thematic funds focused on Big Data and Premium Brands. Nan graduated from Shanghai Fudan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Computer Science, and also holds a joint-diploma from Ecole Polytechnique (X2008) and Ecole des Mines de Paris in Finance and Industrial Economics.

Ayaz Motiwala
Senior Fund Manager

Ayaz has 20 years of experience in asset management. He has worked as a fund manager for different recognized investment houses (including Highbridge Capital Management in Hong Kong) covering Asian equity markets with a particular focus on India and on small and medium companies. Ayaz graduated in business administration with a MBA from the Institute for Technology & Management, Mumbai. He is an Indian citizen.

Raymond Hêche
Advisor to the Board

Raymond has been in the investment field for over 25 years, among others with Banque Morval, in charge of its investment fund and institutional client business, and Geneva-based private bankers Darier Hentsch & Cie (now Lombard Odier), establishing and managing their Asian operation out of Hong Kong. Raymond graduated in Management with a MBA from the University of Lausanne’s Business School (HEC). He is a Swiss citizen. Raymond retired at the end of 2019. He remains an Advisor to the Board.