Meet the Team

About

  • Robert Midgley – Director & Owner, Chartered Financial Planner
  • Markus Künzli – Head of Private Clients
  • Iain MacRitchie – Director Front Office
  • Flory Stroe – Process, Analytics and Finance Support
  • Hamish Starthairn – Senior Financial Planner
  • Gethin Webb – Senior Financial Planner
  • Keren-Jo Thomas – Senior Financial Planner
  • Don MacRitchie – Client Servicing Officer
  • Anders Serup – Associate
  • Pieter Mentz – Associate
  • Adriana Nica – Administrator
  • Jesmar Ciappara, CFA – Investment Manager
  • Philip Robertson – Senior Financial Planner
  • Chris Frei – Financial Planner
  • Yana Panova – Administrator
  • Robert Midgley – Director & Owner, Chartered Financial Planner

    Robert Midgley – Director & Owner, Chartered Financial Planner

    MWC Group owner Robert Midgley has over ten years experience working in Switzerland with the International community and has clients at major trading houses and fortune 500 corporate senior executives. Robert specializes in asset management and complex financial planning particularly, tax stucturing and retirement planning.

    A multitude of designations including advanced diplomas in pensions and tax awarded by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in London.

    In his little spare time he enjoys playing tennis, travelling and skiing.

  • Markus Künzli – Head of Private Clients

    Markus Künzli – Head of Private Clients

    Since 1977 Markus has had a distinguished career in Swiss financial services. Originally he started his career at Winterthur bank and Winterthur insurance portfolio management. He then assumed a director role at Geneva Life from 1993 to 2005, responsible for financial planning implementation. From 2006 Markus has been independent and headed up private clients. Markus now holds a director role at MWC Group and oversees all financial planning work and investment confirmations carried out by the financial planning team as well as compliance and regulatory filing. Markus plays guitar in his long-standing amateur band ‘Mad Genius’ playing in and around Winterthur and Zurich.

  • Iain MacRitchie – Director Front Office

    Iain MacRitchie – Director Front Office

    Following a Mechanical Engineering Degree and Masters in Business Iain joined a renowned Foreign Exchange company in Windsor, UK for the first 6 years of his career. This employment term included exposure and success in both the sales and marketing side of the business as well as the trading arm of the firm. Following this Iain moved to Geneva, Switzerland in early 2007 and has spent the past 10 years gaining extensive knowledge and experience within the world of Wealth Management - leading a sales force as well as working directly with a large client base. Areas of expertise include asset management and intricate financial planning.

  • Flory Stroe – Process, Analytics and Finance Support

    Flory Stroe – Process, Analytics and Finance Support

    Flory previously was responsible for administration teams for EMEA for Thomson Reuters based in Geneva and Zurich. She is currently responsible for company-wide reporting, data analysis, systems and processes. Flory has her Versicherungsvermittler VBV qualification as insurance intermediary.

    Flory enjoys boot camps, reading historical fiction and ice skating. She speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, Italian and is native Romanian.

  • Hamish Starthairn – Senior Financial Planner

    Hamish Starthairn – Senior Financial Planner

    Hamish began his career in 2006 as an Independent Financial Adviser for MLP Finanzdienstliestungen AG and gained his initial financial qualifications via their prestigious training academy. He subsequently worked for both the Bank of New York and the Co-operative Bank in the UK. He moved to Switzerland in 2011 and began working for Liberty Wealth Management Sarl in 2012 where he was engaged primarily in providing international pension advice. He became Regional Director of Liberty Wealth in 2014 and has developed a wide portfolio of clients across many industry sectors. Hamish is adept at providing in-depth financial planning advice to clients with, or who wish to acquire, assets across multiple jurisdictions.

    In addition to his financial qualifications from both the IFS School of Finance and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, Hamish holds a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen. In his spare time Hamish enjoys swimming, skiing and dog walking with his family.

  • Gethin Webb – Senior Financial Planner

    Gethin Webb – Senior Financial Planner

    Gethin is a successful consultant who through dedication and a passion for getting results has achieved a strong and loyal client base. He applies a holistic approach towards financial planning making sure that protection and succession planning are part of the clients objectives. Prior to working as a Senior Adviser Gethin played key roles in the successful regional management of health clubs across the globe.

    Financials and HR played a large role in the job description which has helped form a solid foundation in his profession. Gethin possesses a degree in Science and Psychology.

  • Keren-Jo Thomas – Senior Financial Planner

    Keren-Jo Thomas – Senior Financial Planner

    Keren-Jo Thomas has over twenty-six years’ experience in the financial services industry, fourteen years of which were spent with HSBC working with the CFO/CEO’s of FTSE 250 companies in a multitude of roles including asset finance and risk management, corporate, international, and private banking. Keren has over 9 years’ experience working in Switzerland in wealth management and has developed a wide level of clients at Senior Executive/Board Level across many industry sectors. Keren is a dedicated and committed consultant who enjoys helping guiding clients to achieve their financial goals and objectives.

    Keren is passionate about health and wellbeing. Before moving to Switzerland in 2008 she studied Ayurveda, one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world, and qualified as a yoga teacher. She also enjoys skiing, mountain walking and travel.

  • Don MacRitchie – Client Servicing Officer

    Don MacRitchie – Client Servicing Officer

    Don qualified and practiced as a Financial Adviser in the United Kingdom before moving to work in Switzerland in 2010 for Liberty Wealth. Here he specialised in providing international pension planning and investment advice. Later on, by combining his background in computing & finance along with his ongoing personal studying of the UK pension transfer market he moved into an operations and marketing role. This dual role included finding and creating efficiencies for the company, supplying regular beneficial content to existing clients, as well as providing useful information for prospective clients. He is now responsible for client servicing and providing regular performance updates

  • Anders Serup – Associate

    Anders Serup – Associate

    Anders became an integral part of the team in 2013 from a six-year background in financial services working in Latin America and Denmark. Anders holds a Masters in International Political Economy from the University of Manchester.

    Anders is currently working towards his financial planning accreditations to support his para-planning and client servicing ambitions.

    He was a ruthless semi-professional footballer in his early days and now enjoys long distance cycling. He is well travelled and speaks fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish and is native Danish. Charity work involving the fight against cancer and endangered animals are especially close to his heart.

  • Pieter Mentz – Associate

    Pieter Mentz – Associate

    Pieter started his career in 2007 as a Financial Coordinator in Geneva, Switzerland. He then joined Liberty Wealth Sarl in 2010 where he gained valuable experience in the financial industry both in Switzerland and internationally. Pieter holds an Honours degree in Economics and International trade and is currently studying towards a Certified Financial Planner (CFA) certification.

  • Adriana Nica – Administrator

    Adriana Nica – Administrator

    Adriana's role covers a wide range of activities supporting our clients and consultants in all areas of administration. Adriana is studying for her award in financial administration already passing the RO1 (Financial services, regulation and ethics).

    Adriana is a valued member of the team, diligent, hard working with a great attention to detail. Adriana enjoys fitness, healthy cooking and is a passionate traveler.

  • Jesmar Ciappara, CFA – Investment Manager

    Jesmar Ciappara, CFA – Investment Manager

    Jesmar is a CFA charterholder, having obtained this prestigious mark of excellence in the investment industry after passing all 3 levels of the CFA exams on his first attempt. He is also a graduate from the University of Malta with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.

    After having worked part-time at Mapfre MiddleSea Insurance while he was a student at the UoM, Jesmar started his full-time career at HSBC Life Assurance, serving first as a Senior Financial Analysis Officer reporting to the CFO, and later on as a Risk Manager reporting to the CRO. Subsequent to that, he moved to HSBC Global Asset Management where he was responsible for co-managing the company's equity funds with total assets under management of around 80 million euros, before joining MWC as an Investment Manager.

    Jesmar is passionate about football and enjoys a regular match with friends. He is also highly interested in the world of computing, as well as following political goings-on closely.

  • Philip Robertson – Senior Financial Planner

    Philip Robertson – Senior Financial Planner

    Philip is a process focused consultant with a passion for planning. Prior to working as a Financial Adviser, Philip developed a wealth of experience working across a broad range of market sectors including Construction, Oil & Gas and Property which has taken him across the globe including time in London, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates before settling near Geneva. His previous project and finance related roles have given him an excellent knowledge base from which to draw from and with his passion for people, finance and planning Philip is developing strong and loyal relationships through his holistic financial planning approach.

    Philip has a Higher National Diploma in Engineering, a Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Manufacturing and Management from Leeds Metropolitan University and is currently working towards his CII Financial Planning qualifications.

    In his spare time Philip enjoys snowboarding, cycling, hiking and spending time with his young family.

  • Chris Frei – Financial Planner

    Chris Frei – Financial Planner

    Chris is a Swiss born, independent financial consultant. He is dedicated and passionate about helping his clients with holistic planning advice, ensuring at all times that their long term financial future is being worked towards. He strives towards finding the very best solutions for his clients, whether they may come from the local or international financial space.

    Chris has over 20 years of experience working in the international space, including time spent in the Caribbean, Middle East and Asia before returning to Switzerland and joining MWC in 2016.

  • Yana Panova – Administrator

    Yana Panova – Administrator

    Yana Panova joined the Administration team following her recent Msc. in Management degree from Queen’s University, UK where she also studied trading and investment at introductory level. In addition to her business qualifications, she has practical experience in Project and Change Management in the technology sector leading cross-departmental continuous improvement projects. With an undergraduate in Engineering, her fields of interest include analyzing global technological trends and spotting gaps in the marketplace. In her free time, Yana enjoys studying foreign languages and travelling.

  • Our Clients

    It’s no accident that many of our clients are so highly valued by some of the world’s most successful corporations, are budding sports stars or successful entrepreneurs.They are talented, astute individuals who know where they’re going and what it’s going to take to get there.

    Such is their commitment however, that they have little time left (or inclination) to manage effectively the financial rewards a successful career can bring.

  • Our Role

    Our Role

    Manentia Wealth Consulting Group (MWC) was founded in Switzerland in 2010. Being a totally independent firm of financial advisers, MWC Group is not tied to any financial institution or product provider. As such, our teams, which comprise Swiss and British nationals, are free to consider products from the entire Swiss and International markets.

    The people at MWC Group understand the needs of high net worth and high earning individuals. Although many of our clients are relatively wealthy, every one of them is different, so off-the-shelf solutions are not an option. Some of our clients utilise all our services, whereas others require no more than one.

  • What we do

    As you create wealth, our role — as professional financial advisers — is to help you manage it through intelligent, all-encompassing financial planning. Not only will we aim to increase the capital and other assets you already have at your disposal, we will also help you protect the capital and assets you have now. Our advice encompasses tax planning opportunities, pension arrangements, alternative investments and property as well as the more typical 3rd pillar and collective investment portfolios.

  • How it works

    We want our relationship with you to be as transparent, uncomplicated and as efficient as possible, so it’s important that you fully understand our consultative process, and how we do things.

    Through a sequence of consultative meetings we start by understanding your hopes and dreams compared with your current financial situation. Our role is to discover current and potential future inefficiencies within your planning before we discuss ways of improving them.

    Through a vigorous analysis we create a financial blueprint that drives us towards creating a tailored roadmap illustrated in a personal financial planning report.

    From this we can then suggest bespoke solutions provided by our partners who are the world’s most renowned banks, insurance & asset management companies.