Felix Zulauf biography

Felix W. Zulauf is the owner and president of Zulauf Asset Management - Switzerland-based hedge fund that offers global advisory services. Zulauf is an independent investment manager seeking absolute return. Zulauf Asset Management has $1.7 billion assets under management, according to MacroAxis. Zulauf has been a regular member of the Barron's Roundtable for more than 20 years.

Mr. Zulauf was born 1950 and has worked in the financial markets and asset management for almost 40 years. At age of 27, in 1977, he joined Union Bank of Switzerland in 1977 as a trader and received training in research and portfolio management thereafter with several leading investment banks in New York, Zurich and in Paris. In Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), he held several positions over the years including managing global mutual funds and ultimately became the head of the institutional portfolio management unit and global strategist for the UBS Group.

After two years with a medium-sized Financial Organization as a member of the executive board, he founded his wholly owned Zulauf Asset Management AG in 1990, allowing him to independently practice his own individual investment philosophy. In 1996 the firm launched its first hedge fund and further funds followed later on.

In 2001, he made two of his staff members to partners and sold the majority of his company to them in steps and acted only as advisor from 2003 onwards. Mr. Zulauf focused on macro and strategic issues within the firm. In spring 2009 Zulauf Asset Management was split in two parts and Felix Zulauf fully owns the split-off Zulauf Asset Management AG focusing on managing a conservative global macro fund as well as some advisory activities to selected family offices and institutions.

Felix Zulauf always believed that the world economy and the financial markets move in cycles. That has helped him avoiding all the major casualties in the financial markets since the 1973/74 bear market in equities. He is a member of Barron’s Roundtable for over 20 years.

He is married and has two grown-up children.

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