Launches & Closures

Fundana sets up advisory shop


Fundana, a Swiss fund of funds with $800 million in assets, has created a hedge fund advisory group to provide sophisticated investors with bespoke solutions for their alternative investments. To do this, the Geneva-based firm, founded in 1993 by Dariush Aryeh and Thomas Alessie, has hired Cédric Kohler as the head of the new group. In this capacity, he will work closely with the firm’s partners.

Before joining Fundana, Kohler worked at Lombard Odier, where he headed its hedge fund advisory and fund of hedge funds group. Prior to this, he worked at Citadel, where he was responsible