Dr. Ulrich Niederer

Chairman of the Board and Head of Investment Committee
Zurich, Switzerland

Professional History

  • Chairman of the Board and Senior Partner at ARTICO Partners in Zurich (specialized in quantitative and fundamental stock selection)
  • 2001 until retirement in 2009 Chairman of UBS Global Asset Management Switzerland with focus on alternative investments, mainly hedge funds, private equity, real estate and infrastructure
  • 1994 – 2006 Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Pension Fund of UBS AG
  • Member of the UBS Wealth Management & Business Banking Alternative Investment Committee and the Private Equity Committee of UBS Global Asset Management for several years
  • 1996 Initiator and developer of the UBS Equity Fund Eco Performance
  • 1994 Chief Investment Officer Switzerland and Co-Head Institutional Asset Management UBS Switzerland (formerly Swiss Bank Corporation)
  • 1990 Co-Head Quantitative Investment Research at UBS Switzerland (formerly Swiss Bank Corporation)
  • 1999 – 2008 Member of the Advisory Body on Climate Change for the Swiss Government (OcCC)
  • In the course of his career, Ulrich Niederer has also acquired extensive knowledge of quantitative methods in portfolio management, including indexation, option pricing, portfolio insurance and international asset allocation


  • PhD in Theoretical Physics, University of Basel

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