A versatile and qualified team

Our employees, from different professional backgrounds, form a versatile, complementary and qualified team thanks to the plurality of languages and their knowledge of the financial world. These skills combine on a day-to-day basis to deliver top-notch service for our customers.

We pay particular attention to the personal development of our employees by promoting continuous training and the transmission of our knowledge of the bond market to the younger generations.

Management Committee

Michael G. Conway
Managing director

Michael is CEO and managing director of Valcourt S.A. He joined the company in 1996.

Prior to that he worked for Kadick Inc., a US broker specialising in high yield bonds.

He started his career with Arthur Andersen in London and then in Geneva.

Michael holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Geneva and is a Certified European Financial Analyst.

Languages : English, French & German

mconway@valcourt.ch

Robert Wellhäuser
Director - Head of trading

Since 1997 Robert has been responsible for dealing at Valcourt.

He effected his banking apprenticeship in a leading private bank in Geneva (Darier & Cie) and had 17 years of experience, within the same institution (now LODH & Cie), in the stock exchange department.

He was in charge of dealing during two years in Geneva, for a Japanese broker. He holds an ICMA (International Capital Market Association) Diploma.

Languages : English & French

rwellhauser@valcourt.ch

Paul Weil
Chief Financial Officer

Paul joined Valcourt SA in 2013. He is in charge of the accounting, compliance and Back-Office team.

Prior to joining Valcourt SA, he worked during more than 6 years as Chief Financial Officer for a securities dealer. Before that, Paul worked for over 5 years at Ernst & Young specializing in auditing and advising banks and other financial institutions.

He holds a Master’s Degree (HEC) from the University of Lausanne.

Languages : English & French

pweil@valcourt.ch

Steven J. Conway
Director

Holder of a Diploma from the Hotel Management School in Lausanne. As of 1995, he worked in the hotel sector for many years, including two years as head of the banqueting department at the five star Hotel des Bergues.

Steven specialised in marketing, in which field he passed a continual education training course, under the auspices of the "HEC" Lausanne and Geneva. He worked for 2 years as an assistant brand manager at Procter & Gamble.

Steven Joined Valcourt in 2002 and is a salesman/dealer in bonds and other financial instruments. He is responsible for marketing.

Languages : English & French

sconway@valcourt.ch

Sales

Véronique Bois-Schouchana
Deputy Manager

Veronique Bois joined the Valcourt team in 2006. She is responsible for the execution of orders for the company, together with Robert and Aurélien. She trades a diversified group of products: fixed rate, floating rate bonds, ordinary and preferred shares and emerging market products. She responds to clients requests to create bond portfolios, which correspond to their investment criteria.

She holds a Degree in Economics (HEC) from the University of Geneva.

She speaks French and English fluently and has a good knowledge of German.

vbois@valcourt.ch

Ulysse Haldemann
Fixed Income Trader

Ulysse works as a trader and contributes to the writing of our research.

Prior to joining Valcourt SA , Ulysse worked for Banque Lombard Odier & Cie in the departments of Trading and Private Banking.

He holds a Bachelor in International Management from the Haute Ecole de Gestion of Geneva.

Languages : French, English & basic Spanish

uhaldemann@valcourt.ch

Stéphane Renard
Fixed Income Sales

Stéphane joined Valcourt in 2015 as a Fixed Income Sales Trader.

He worked for various banks and brokers in France, England and Switzerland. He covers the fixed income market and the creation of tailor-made structured products.

Stéphane holds a MSc degree in Statistics, Economics, and in Finance.

Languages: French, English & German

srenard@valcourt.ch

Richard Lockhart-Smith
Fixed Income Sales

Richard joined Valcourt in 2015 as a Fixed Income Sales Trader.

He has over 25 years experience in institutional sales having worked in London, Tokyo, Hong-Kong and Geneva. His focus is global fixed income with an emphasis on convertible bonds and emerging market debt, both local and hard currency.

Richard graduated from the University of Westminster, London.

Languages: English & French

rlockhart-smith@valcourt.ch

Alessandro Bua
Fixed Income Sales

Alessandro works as a Fixed Income Sales.  

He graduated from University in 2016. Alessandro holds a Bachelor in Management from the University of Lausanne (HEC) and a MSc in Finance & Management from Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

Alessandro followed various training programs with Crédit Suisse and other financial companies prior to joining Valcourt.

Languages: French, Italian, English and knowledge of German.

abua@valcourt.ch

Back-Office, Compliance & Accounting

Begoña Lopez
Deputy Manager – Head of Back-Office

Begoña joined our team in 1998.

Begoña is in charge of the Back-Office and settlements. Being polyvalent, she also undertakes various other tasks, such as accounting and general administration. 

In 1994, Begoña passed the diploma of the "Ecole de Commerce".

Languages : French, Spanish & English

blopez@valcourt.ch

Guy Mathews
Authorised signatory

Guy has been part of the Valcourt team intermittently since 1988. He is in charge of compliance for the opening of new trading lines with new clients and counterparties. He is also a member of the settlement team.

Guy holds a Degree in Marketing from the University of Geneva.

Languages : French, English & Spanish

gmathews@valcourt.ch

Monica Santana
Accounting and Administration

Monica is in charge of the bookkeeping. She also takes care of Back-Office and administrative matters.

Monica holds a diploma of Commercial Apprenticeship (CFC). Before joining Valcourt, she worked for many years in the shipping industry as an accountant.

Languages : French, Portuguese & English

msantana@valcourt.ch

Steven Conway, Michael G. Conway, Anthony Conway-Fell