Swiss pioneer in
Impact Asset Management
From its inception in 2007, Carnot Capital specialized in energy and resource efficiency. Since then, Carnot has managed investment vehicles with a positive impact in the world and has the expertise to identify and document the impact. Carnot follows a quality investment style that integrates ESG criteria as much as innovation strength and profitability. Since 2013, Carnot has been a FINMA-licensed and supervised asset manager for collective investments.
The name Carnot Capital refers to the French physicist Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796 - 1834). Carnot was able to define the physically maximum possible efficiency of a heat-power machine. The increase in efficiency describes the improvement of energy efficiency, which is the guiding principle of Carnot Capital.
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- Rolf Helbling
- Andres Gujan
- Dr. Andreas Walther
- Thorsten Grimm
- Lukas Götz
- Mark Prenrecaj
- Manuel Imhof
Rolf Helbling co-founded Carnot Capital in 2007. He was responsible for the management and distribution of an infrastructure fund at BZ Fund Management. Previously, he was in charge of institutional investment clients within BZ Bank and led research in the industrial and telecom sectors. Before joining BZ Group, he learned the private equity business at Bank Vontobel and the corporate banking business at Citibank in Zurich and New York.
Rolf Helbling holds a degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (lic.oec.HSG) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Andres Gujan co-founded Carnot Capital in 2007. He was an analyst for mechanical engineering, real estate and electricity companies at Valartis Bank, and was responsible for Valartis Bank's investment portfolio, advisor to institutional clients and involved in the issuance of derivative investment products. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Bank Vontobel and Kepler Equities, responsible for financial analysis.
Andres Gujan is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen (lic.rer.publ.HSG) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Chief Impact Officer, Controlling, Risk Management and Compliance
Andreas Walther co-founded Carnot Capital in 2007. He worked for Valartis Group, an investment bank listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and specialized in equities and derivatives. As CFO and member of the Executive Board for many years, he was responsible for the financial management of the bank and group. In addition, he held various directorships in Switzerland. He started his professional career at Alusuisse-Lonza Holding AG, Zurich, in Corporate Controlling.
Andreas Walther studied general economics at the University of St. Gallen and earned his doctorate in economics.
Thorsten Grimm joined Carnot Capital in 2015 and has more than 10 years of experience in various areas of the financial industry. He worked as an analyst and portfolio manager in Germany and Switzerland for various investment companies. In the context of value-oriented investment strategies, he managed Swiss equity investments as well as a DACH small- & mid-cap fund. Previously, he worked in the finance department of SUVA Lucerne in the area of investment reporting. Thorsten Grimm is also author and partner of the financial blog schweizeraktien.net since 2013.
Thorsten Grimm studied business administration at the University of Würzburg (DE) and holds a degree in business administration Univ. (DE).
Equity & Impact Analyst
Lukas Götz worked for 10 years in various functions at Schaffhauser Kantonalbank. Most recently, he worked as a client advisor for private clients in Switzerland.
Lukas Götz obtained a Master's degree in Banking and Finance with a specialization in Capital Markets and Data Science from the ZHAW School of Management and Law.
After completing his bachelor's degree, Mark Prenrecaj worked as a research assistant at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
Mark Prenrecaj earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In his bachelor studies he specialized in real estate. He is currently working on his Master's degree in Banking & Finance, where he has chosen the specialization Capital Markets and Data Science.
Strategic Business Development
As part of the close partnership between SSI Wealth Management and Carnot Capital, we were able to recruit Manuel Imhof. He is responsible for the strategic business development and the evaluation of new partnerships with the aim to expand Carnot Capital's reach.
Manuel Imhof holds an MBA from the University of Lugano, a MAS in Banking and Finance (CFA Track) FH and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Manuel Imhof has over 12 years of experience in portfolio management, investment advisory and international client advisory for private and institutional clients.
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Signatory of the Principals for Responsible Investing
Responsible investing is an investment approach that seeks to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions to better manage risk and generate sustainable, long-term returns.
Member of the Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) organisation
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