Christian Forthuber is co-founder and managing director of SwissPro Invest, a privately owned investment advisory boutique based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The company primarily engages in public equity investment and advisory services in Bangladesh.
Christian has over 22 years of investment banking and asset management experience. Prior to founding SwissPro Invest, he worked at Citigroup, Dresdner Kleinwort and Credit Suisse. He began his career at Merrill Lynch and has served as senior advisor to Euronext.Liffe and Deutsche Börse over the years.
Christian holds a Bachelor degree and an MBA from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He received a scholarship to University of St. Gallen for the doctoral programme in Finance.
SwissPro Invest offers clients access to unique investment opportunities not previously available to international investors. They can gain exposure to more sources of return, broader investment capabilities, considered risk management and deeper investment insights. The company advises the “SPI Bangladesh Fund”, the first ever UCITS-compliant mutual fund for Bangladesh, and aims to extend its coverage to other frontier markets in Asia.
SwissPro Invest also provides strategic advice to domestic and international companies for merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, greenfield investments and divestures in various Bangladesh industries.