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

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

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

Aurélien Pourrat
Fixed Income Sales/Trader

Aurélien has joined Valcourt in 2019 as Fixed Income Sales/Trader.

He worked over 18 years for Lombard Odier & Cie as trader and advisory on the fixed income market.

Aurélien holds a bank employee CFC and a dealer’s licence from the Swiss Stock Exchange.

Languages: French, English, German and Italian

apourrat@valcourt.ch

Jonas Comte
Fixed Income Sales

Jonas works as Fixed Income Sales.  

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Jonas graduated in 2016.  

Prior to joining Valcourt, Jonas worked for KPMG, BCV and UBP. 

Languages: French, English, German and knowledge of Russian

jcomte@valcourt.ch

Martin Spreng
Fixed Income Sales/Trader

Martin works as a Fixed Income Sales/trader.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Lausanne and a Master in Banking and Finance from the University of Zürich.

Prior to joining Valcourt, Martin worked in audit and fintech.

Languages: French, English and German

mspreng@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