Where we came from
Bally Capital Advisors AG has been founded in November 2003 by Jacques Bally following a career of more than 20 years working for private banking desks of prestigious banks in Geneva and Zurich.
The Bally family members are descendants of the "Dame Royaume", iconic and heroical figure who played a crucial role in the battle that Geneva led against the invasion by the Duc de Savoie Charles-Emmanuel in 1602. Descending from a long-lasting lineage, the Bally family members always bear in mind a long-term investment horizon. They are aware that when one gets involved in the investment universe, being short-sighted can only lead to one misfortune.
Bally Capital Advisors AG is a member of the Swiss Association of Asset Managers (SAAM) and the Groupement Patronal des Gérants de Patrimoines (GPGP), which is the oldest association of Asset managers in Switzerland. The GPGP is an exclusive committee which comprises some of the oldest and most traditional families in Geneva.
" Stones have no hope of being anything but stones. However, through collaboration they get themselves together and become a temple "
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Meet The Team
Jacques Bally is the founder of Bally Capital Advisors, which was created in 2003 after 22 years of experience in Private Banking in Geneva and Zurich. He previously held top management positions within Latin American Private Banking Desks. Jacques graduated from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German.
Manuel Bally graduated ‘Cum Laude’ from Lynn University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) degree. Manuel has been recognized for Academic Excellence throughout his studies. Prior to launching the Swiss Mining Institute in 2012, Manuel Bally represented Bally Capital as an Investment Manager in the Mining industry. He is fluent in French, English with some knowledge in Spanish and Italian.
Racheleano Mecozzi is director at Bally Capital Advisors. From 2005, he worked as Manager of the BCGE Lausanne Branch, and Senior Wealth Manager. In 2008, he was promoted as a Director and worked there until 2012. From 1999 to 2005, Racheleano was the Manager of the Swiss Private Clients Office at the BCGE headquarters. Racheleano has more than 40 years of experience and knowledge in the banking sector. He has joined Bally Capital Advisors AG in February 2019.
Xavier is the Head of Wealth Management, responsible for business development and sustainable client solutions. Xavier has 20 years of experience in the Financial Industry and has worked at Barclays Private Bank Switzerland, BCGE Lausanne and other External Asset Managers. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Finance and is certified in Financial Planning. Xavier lived in 4 different countries and speaks fluently French, Spanish, English and German.
Laurent Casalino is a Director at Bally Capital Advisors for the Swiss market. He has worked for more than 20 years in the private banking sector. He started his career at UBS and then BCGE where he was managing wealth for Swiss and European customers. Laurent is the father of two children and is fluent in French, English and Italian.
Sarah Bouchisse obtained her master degree from a French Business School, majoring in Management and Finance. After 4 years of experience in Marketing, Financial Analysis and Private Banking, she has joined our team as an Administration Manager and Asset Management Assistant. She is fluent in French and English and has a working knowledge in Italian and German.
Fausto Tartaglione has worked for more than 30 years in the banking sector, particularly in retail banking, as a Senior Advisor for private clients and SME, and then as an Office Manager for Swiss well-known banks in Geneva. He is still now assesor for final exams of apprenticeship in the banking sector. He joined Bally Capital Advisors AG in January 2019, in charge of the Administration of our office in Geneva.