Welcome to Horizon Capital

A unique approach to generate uncorrelated returns by financing the real economy.

Horizon Capital AG is your Swiss partner to invest in private debt strategies globally.

We are committed to protect your assets and manage your wealth.

Our Story

Horizon Capital AG is the investment advisory arm of SCCF SA (Structured Commodities and Corporate Finance). Since 2004, SCCF is expert in financing, structuring and helping companies in the essential commodities industry to grow. Our vision is to be an innovative and leading financial advisor providing outstanding investment solutions but also exemplary services with high ethical standards. We believe in absolute integrity, transparency and first class reputation.

Key dates

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2004

SCCF SA incorporation

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2012

European Fund launch

2017

Horizon Capital AG incorporation

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2018

Asian Fund launch

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2018

Securitization program launch

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2019

Multistrategy Fund launch

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2020

North American Fund launch

2020

Wealth Management launch

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2021

Shariah Fund launch

2021

Sustainable Fund launch

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2022

European Real Estate Debt Fund launch

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2023

Credit Opportunities Fund launch

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2023

Metals & Minerals Fund launch

15+

Years of Trade

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2017

Incorporated

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200+

Counterparts
advised

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$ 15bn

Financing
Arranged

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2+

Securization
programs

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10+

Private Debt
Strategies

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Diversity

Nationalities,
Gender & Age

What is Trade Finance ?

Founders

Sébastien Max

Founder & CEO
Sébastien has more than 15 years of experience in asset management and business development. Before Horizon, Sébastien was in charge of the marketing and business development at Diapason Commodities Management SA, a leading asset management firm in commodity investment solutions. Prior Diapason, he was structured products sales at Société Générale Alternative Investment in Paris.

Dimitri Rusca

Founder & CEO of SCCF
Dimitri, the CEO and Founder of SCCF, has more than 28 years of experience in Trade Finance, Structured Finance and commodities trading. Before founding SCCF in 2004, Dimitri was Vice President at BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Dimitri worked in other Swiss banks and at Finco division of André & Cie SA , a Swiss major commodities trading company.

Team & Experts

Principals

Sébastien Max

Founder & CEO
Sébastien has more than 15 years of experience in asset management and business development. Before Horizon, Sébastien was in charge of the marketing and business development at Diapason Commodities Management SA, a leading asset management firm in commodity investment solutions. Prior Diapason, he was structured products sales at Société Générale Alternative Investment in Paris.

Philippe Moreau

Deputy CEO & Chief Compliance Officer
Philippe Moreau is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in the market finance. After having started his career at Ernst & Young, Luxembourg, as a Senior Manager within the Asset Management practice, Philippe was formerly the Group Chief Compliance Officer of Unigestion in Switzerland during 7 years, where he evaluated, managed and oversaw regulatory, risk, audit and operational issues throughout several markets including Switzerland, Luxembourg, U.K.,France, Canada, Singapore and United States. Philippe worked as well as the Chief Operating officer of Harness Investment Group, where he managed the operational growth, business and framework.

Trade Finance Origination

Wealth Management

Asset Management

Romain Lathière

Head of Investments
Romain joined Horizon Capital in March 2019. He has 15 years of experience in financial markets acquired as portfolio manager, multi-asset trader and derivative products specialist. Before joining Horizon Capital, he was Portfolio Manager at Diapason Commodities Management SA. He also worked as a broker at MF Global and BGC Partners. Romain holds a Bachelors degree in Financial Markets and a Masters degree in Trading and International Finance.

Eric Della-Negra

Chief Risk Officer
Eric has more than 20 years of experience in asset management and technology projects. Before Horizon Capital, Eric has supported and advised numerous financial institutions in their transformative projects and operational excellence. Eric was Chief Operating Officer at Diapason Commodities Management SA where he oversaw the asset management activity.
François

François Marti

Head of CTF Credit Department
François has spent more than 25 years in the commodity trade finance banking industry. Throughout his career, he held different positions, at BCV, BNPP and Arab Bank (Switzerland). As a Relationship Manager in his early years, and progressively moving to Credit Risk positions following the banking regulatory trends. Before joining SCCF in December 2021, François notably headed the team of credit analysts at BCV between 2008 and 2015, and then seized a challenging and interesting opportunity at Arab Bank (Switzerland) where he contributed to the organisation of the commodity trade finance risk monitoring. François is graduated from the University of Geneva with a bachelor in Political Sciences.
Bekir

Bekir Acar

Deputy Head of CTF Credit Department
Bekir has 15 years’ experience in commodity trade finance and credit positions both in trading house and banks. After a previous experience with Ernst & Young as a financial auditor and in the risk division of French investment bank Credit Agricole CIB, he joined fertilizer trading company Koch as a Credit Analyst between 2011 and 2017. Before joining SCCF, Bekir was in charge of supporting Arab Bank (Switzerland)’s commodity trade finance division in their credit applications. He has a master’s degree in finance from Neoma Business School.
Anja

Anja Wahl

Product Manager & ESG Specialist
Anja joined Horizon Capital in July 2022 as RFP Specialist, after an internship in the Risk Department of the Swiss private bank Gonet & Cie SA. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Science in Finance at HEC Lausanne.
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Danilina Polidori

Senior Product Manager
Danilina Polidori joined Horizon Capital in January 2022 as Product Manager. Prior to Horizon Capital she held a similar position at LumRisk, fintech company providing investment risk analysis services to institutional investors, where she was responsible for enhancing its existing offering and the process of onboarding of new clients, assisting with clients’ requests, and helping with development of new product functionalities. She also worked as an Associate Consultant at CAPCO and as Sales at AtonRâ Partners. Ms. Polidori holds an MSc in Finance from London Business School and is a CFA and CAIA Charter Holder.
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Paco Pira-Eustache

Junior Middle Officer
Before joining Horizon Capital AG in 2024, Paco worked in the department management of the savings and insurance at a private bank in Paris, in investment fund operations at a private bank in Switzerland and in cash & securities collateral management at a bank in Luxembourg. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Management with a specialization in Banking and Finance, a Master I in Corporate Finance and a Master II in Financial Engineering.
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Alexandre Aouididi

Data Analyst
Alexandre joined Horizon Capital as a Data Analyst in January 2024. Prior to this, he gained practical experience through an internship at Cartier. He completed his master's thesis at Harvard University and earned a Master of Robotics and a bachelor of Microtechnology from EPFL.

Credit Opportunities

Farid

Farid Gargour

Fund Advisor and Primary Trader
Farid has traded both credit and equity products for 30+ years and has 25 years of fund management experience. Farid was previously with Concord Intl Investments, RAB Capital, Jabre Capital, MFM Mirante Fund Management, before joining Horizon Capital Credit Opportunities Team.
Angus

Angus Rosborough

Fund Advisor and Primary Analyst
Angus served in sell-side roles as a proprietary trading and publishing analyst. He has traded credit and equity for nearly 30 years. Angus was previously with Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, ING, RAB Capital, Jabre Capital and MFM Mirante Fund Management, before joining Horizon Capital Credit Opportunities Team.
Robert

Robert Taylor

Fund Advisor, Secondary Analyst and Trader
Robert has 14 years of credit and equity experience. Prior joining Horizon Capital Credit Opportunities Team, Robert was with Barclays Capital, RAB Capital, Jabre Capital and MFM Mirante Fund Management.

Investor Relations

Nicolas Bley

Investor Relations
Nicolas has ten years of experience in managing relationship with investors. Before joining Horizon Capital, he worked as Investor Relation for MFM Mirante Fund Management. Prior to this he was Equity and Derivatives Sales at the Raiffeisen CentroBank and GFI Group in Vienna and Paris. He holds a master degree in international finance and a Msc in Financial Markets, Trading and Risk Management.
Dion

Dion Ong

Investor Relations
Prior to joining, Dion was Head of APAC Business Development at DiligenceVault, a Goldman Sachs backed Fintech, where he helped open its APAC HQ in Singapore. Dion was also trained as an institutional salesperson at Pareto Securities, where he covered institutional investors for equity and fixed income opportunities across public and private markets. Dion graduated from Singapore Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours.
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João Pacheco

Investor Relations
Throughout his career João gained experience in fields such as international trade, diplomacy, fundraising and financial markets. He started in the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs by joining the Trade & Investment Department of the Portuguese Embassy in Beijing, China. Following this, he worked in the energy field in Maputo, Mozambique and subsequently in the investment migration industry in Lisbon, Portugal. Prior to joining Horizon Capital, João was an Institutional Clients Associate at Interactive Brokers Switzerland. He graduated in International Relations from Porto University in Portugal, having concluded two international politics exchange programs in Maastricht, Netherlands and in Moscow, Russia
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Hugo Prunier

Investor Relations
Hugo joined Horizon Capital in June 2023. He has more than 5 years of experience in Finance. Prior to joining Horizon Capital, Hugo was Equity Derivatives Sales at BGC Brokers L.P. in Switzerland focused on listed European markets. He holds a Master degree in international finance from IFM University in Geneva.
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Benjamin Widmer

Investor Relations
Benjamin possesses a 6+ years of client relationship experience. Previously, he served as Structured Products Sales at Leonteq Securities AG in Zurich, providing advice on structured products and exotic derivatives to institutional investors in Switzerland. Before that, Benjamin held positions at VZ Vermögenszentrum in both Zurich and Zug, first as a Financial Consultant and later as a Research Analyst. He holds an MSc in Finance with Distinction from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) in London and a BSc in Business Administration from the School of Management and Law in Zurich.
Matteo

Matteo Marini

Investor Relations
Prior to Horizon Capital, Matteo gained experience at Morgan Stanley in the Credit Department for the US Securitization Portfolio. He holds a MSc in International Finance with a focus on Investment Banking from Eada Business School in Barcelona and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Finance from the University of Turin.
Giovanni

Giovanni Leon Arellano

Investor Relations
Giovanni has a diverse background in asset management, private equity, and finance, with experience from leading financial institutions across Europe and Latin America, including J.P. Morgan Chase and Santander Bank in Mexico City. Before joining Horizon Capital, he was involved in sales at SILEX Investment Partners in Monaco and worked as an associate in a Private Debt Fund in Milan. Giovanni holds a BSc in Finance from the Monterrey Institute of Technology.

Wealth Management

To be published soon

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