Milltrust International (Switzerland)
Christopher Graves is a veteran finance professional based in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2005 he co-founded Connexion Capital in London and Geneva, active in corporate finance, private wealth management, fund distribution and real estate. Previously, he was a long-standing Partner of Simon Hopkins at the leading alternative investments manager Fortune Group in London, responsible for European business development, including representing Lazard Asset Management LLC Alternative Funds in Switzerland (1999-2005). Prior to this, Mr Graves was the General Manager of Nikko Bank in Geneva, active in investment banking, institutional asset management and private wealth management (1994-99), following roles in institutional sales at Nikko Securities in Tokyo, Geneva and Milan (1983-1994). Earlier on, he worked at Banque Scandinave in Geneva as Japan market analyst (1981-83) and Cargill in Ocean Transportation (1976-80). Chris studied International Relations at Geneva University (1978-81) and completed the Program for Executive Development at IMD (1995). He holds the CIIA Certified International Investment Analyst designation (1993). He is a Swiss national.