Management

Our Team

We created bridport in 1991 as we realised that institutional fixed income investors were only offered highly conflicted advice with no transparency in execution or research.

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bridport@bridport.ch
Viscount Bridport

Senior Managing Partner

Founder
+41 22 817 70 12

Alex is a senior Managing Partner of bridport and his big focus area at present is the Jersey operation and the growth of the Asset Management business.

“The uniqueness of our business offer is our independence and our total service mentality. Many things have changed over the many years of our existence, but these have never changed.”

After graduating from the Sorbonne University in Paris, Alex joined Kleinwort Benson, before moving on to Chase Manhattan, and came with them to Geneva in 1985 to be General Manager of Investment Banking. He was appointed Managing Director Shearson Lehman Brothers, New York in 1988 before setting up bridport & cie s.a. with Thomas Bartholdi in 1991. Alex loves to travel to discover different parts of the world and has tackled some of the world’s most challenging ski slopes and dived in the planet’s richest oceans. For Alex, the highs and lows in business and leisure are an interesting combination…although he spends far more time skiing than he does diving!

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bartholdi@bridport.ch
Thomas Bartholdi

Senior Managing Partner
Co-Founder
+41 22 817 70 11

Thomas is a Member of the Management and co-founder of bridport. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of both, the Geneva as well as the Zurich operations.

“‘Service’ is what makes us unique. Reliability, Accuracy and Speed as well as every access to information. We provide our customers a ‘Tailor-made’ Service”.

He started his professional life as a Trader at Bank Vontobel in Zurich before moving to Geneva with Deutsche Bank in 1981.

In 1986 he was appointed head of Trading and Sales at Chase Manhattan Bank in Geneva. 1991 he co-founded bridport & cie sa in Geneva with Alex.

Thomas loves the challenging game of golf, enjoys skiing in the Alps or in the powder of the Rockies. Being active in all kind of sports has allowed him to meet many others from all walks of life, who share the same passions.

They also help him to focus when he gets back to the competitive environment of the financial markets.

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caputo@bridport.ch
Maurizio Caputo

Senior Managing Partner

Chief Executive Officer
+41 22 817 70 71

Maurizio is the CEO of bridport since January 2019, after having been its Chief Financial Officer for more than 10 years.

“From my first day I could feel the spirit of the company – a group of individuals, who work together as a team and are clearly focused on the essentials.”

Maurizio entered the finance industry after graduating from HEC Lausanne. He worked for over 10 years with an international audit firm. He is a member of AICPA and a former FINMA authorized auditor.

He enjoys the fast-moving world of business, and finds close parallels with his passion for Formula 1. On weekends you can often find him recharging his batteries with his wife and two children in the Piedmont region over a glass of Barolo and around those sumptuous meals that only the Italians can truly master.

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bell@bridportjersey.net
Jason Bell

Managing Partner
+44 (1534) 844 111

Since joining bridport in 1998, Jasons responsibilities have grown from being a salesperson to the Managing Director of the Jersey operation and a Member of the Management fo the group. During this time the Jersey office has grown from a one-man operation offering just one service, to a team offering Fixed Income, Fund Management and Private client Asset Management.

“The learning curve has been steep, but enjoyable. I cannot think of many companies where people have the backing to put ideas into effect such as happens at bridport. The expansion of the Jersey office is directly due to listening to clients needs and responding to them. The key to our growth has been to put together a team of motivated people who are each specialists in their own areas, this enables us to offer an unparalleled service to our clients, which is driven by their requirements.”

In his spare time Jason loves being on or under the water, enjoying tasting menus, and spending time with his family.”

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giannuzzo@bridport.ch
Giuseppe Giannuzzo

Managing Partner
+41 22 817 70 15

Giuseppe is a Member of Management,  managing the day-to-day operations of the Geneva office. He also oversees several of the company’s key accounts.

“We’re a ‘boutique’ company – small, close to our clients, fast on our feet. We listen to them and offer custom-driven solutions and services.”

He began his career with an apprenticeship at UBS, and then moved to their settlement department. Giuseppe joined bridport in 1993 in the Back Office and moved through the execution desk, became head of trading and then moved to the front desk. Outside of the business his focus is his family, and he loves to spend time with them in the sun, and in the mountains. Football is also a great passion.

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taisne@bridport.ch
Frederic Taisne

Managing Partner

Head of Sales
+41 22 817 70 28

Frederic is a Member of Management and as Head of Sales is leading Business Development.

“Right from the start I was impressed by the quality of the long term relationships which colleagues have managed to build with their clients, in a spirit of transparency and devoid of conflicts of interest. After numerous years spent in big investments banks, this ethic in doing business still seduces me.”

Graduated from the French Engineering Grande Ecole SUPAERO und SCIENCES PO in  Paris, he started as Head of Transport Logistics at the 1992 Olympics Games for the management consulting firm Accenture, then worked for 25 years in the financial industry, for Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley in both London and Paris.

Frederic is passionate about sports in general, and about tennis and chess in particular. With his wife and two young children he enjoys discovering the wild nature in South America and Asia.