People: Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc (SWZ)

SWZ on New York Consolidated

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19 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Samuel Witt

78 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Alexandre de Takacsy

84 2009 President, Director

Rudolf Millisits

55 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President

Philippe Comby

47 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Patrick Keniston

49 2008 Chief Compliance Officer

Jennifer English

41 2013 Secretary

Paul Hottinguer

72 2006 Director

Brian Berris

70 2012 Independent Director

David Bock

70 2010 Independent Director

Jean-Marc Boillat

71 2005 Independent Director

Richard Brealey

77 2009 Independent Director

Claus Helbig

72 2008 Independent Director

R. Clark Hooper

67 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Samuel Witt

Mr. Samuel B. Witt, III, Esq., is Independent Chairman of the Board of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. Mr. Witt has served as a Director since the Fund’s initial public offering in 1987. During his tenure, he served as Chair of the Audit Committee for over 10 years and has served as the Chairman of the Board since 2006. Mr. Witt has an legal and business background, including past service as European Counsel and Director of Finance for a U.S. publicly-traded company and as General Counsel of the International and U.S. Businesses of a Fortune 100 public company. He has traveled, lived and worked overseas, including Europe. Mr. Witt also has been active in public service, including past board memberships with the George C. Marshall Foundation, The University of Virginia Law School and the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Military Institute.

Alexandre de Takacsy

Mr. Alexandre de Takacsy is President, Director of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. Mr. de Takacsy has served in various capacities, including his current roles as Director and President of the Fund, since the Fund’s initial public offering in 1987. He has been an integral part of HCC and its affiliates since that time, and currently serves as a Vice Chairman and Director of HCC and as a Senior Advisor to the Hottinger Group.

Rudolf Millisits

Mr. Rudolf Millisits is Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. He has been Chief Executive Officer and President (since June 2011), Chief Compliance Officer (since October 2004), Director (since December 2000), Chief Operating Officer (since December 1998), Assistant Secretary (since August 1995) and Portfolio Manager and Member of Investment Committee (since September 1994) of HCC; Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director (since December 2004), Executive Vice President (from 1994 to 2004) and Assistant Secretary (from 1995 to 2004) of HUS; President and Chief Financial Officer of Hottinger Brothers LLC since 2004; Director of Hottinger Investment Managers S.A. (from April 2008 to July 2011); Director of Hottinger Asset Management AG (Zurich) since February 2008.

Philippe Comby

Mr. Philippe R. Comby is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. He has been Senior Vice President (since 2002), Treasurer (since 1997) and Member of Investment Committee (since 1996) of HCC; Manager (since 2012), Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President of Hottinger Brothers LLC (since 2004); Director, President and Secretary (since December 2004) and Vice President (until December 2004) of HUS; Director of Spineart SA (since 2011); Director of Hottinger Investment Managers S.A. (from April 2008 to July 2011).

Patrick Keniston

Mr. Patrick J. Keniston is Chief Compliance Officer of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. He is Director, Foreside Compliance Services since October 2008; Vice President, Citi Fund Services Ohio, Inc. from 2005 to 2008.

Jennifer English

Ms. Jennifer English is Secretary of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. She serves as Senior Vice President, Citi Fund Services Ohio, Inc. (since 2005).

Paul Hottinguer

Mr. Paul Benjamin Hottinguer is Director of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. Mr. Hottinguer has served Vice Chairman of the Board and Director of HCC; AXA International Obligations (finance) since 1996; Managing Director: Intercom (holding company) since 1984; Administrator: Investissement Provence SA (holding company) since 1996; Permanent Representative: Credit Suisse Hottinguer to Provence International (publicly held French mutual fund), Credit Suisse Hottinguer to CS Oblig Euro Souverain (mutual fund); Censor — Provence Europe (mutual fund); Credit Suisse Hottinguer to PPC; Credit Suisse Hottinguer to Croissance Britannia (investment fund); Credit Suisse Hottinguer to Harwanne Allemagne; General Partner: Hottinger et Cie (Zurich) until December 2007; President: Gaspee (real estate) from 1992 to 2006; Financière Hottinguer (holding company) from 1990 to 2002; Financière Provence Participations (venture capital firm) from 1990 to 2002; Finaxa (finance) from 1982 to 2004; Financière Hottinguer to CS Institutions Monetaire (mutual fund) from 1990 to 2002; Financière Hottinguer to CS Court Terme (mutual fund) from 1990 to 2002, Director of HUS until December 2004.

Brian Berris

Mr. Brian A. Berris is Independent Director of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. He has business and investment management background. He joined Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (“BBH”) in 1973 and has been a Partner at BBH since 1991. Mr. Berris served as Head of BBH’s U.S. Wealth Management activities for taxable investors from 1991 to 1998. From 1998 to 2010, he served as Head of BBH’s Global Investment Management business for institutional and private investors and had oversight responsibility for matters relating to portfolio management, asset allocation, investment research, risk management, compliance and the BBH of mutual funds. During this period, Mr. Berris served on several firm-wide committees, including the Finance Committee and the Steering Committee, which is BBH’s main governance body for strategic direction and legal/regulatory issues.

David Bock

Mr. David R. Bock is Independent Director of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. He has been a Managing Partner of Federal City Capital Advisors, LLC since 1997, and also served as a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Bock also has economic and monetary policy experience, having served as an Executive at The World Bank for almost 20 years. Mr. Bock also has board experience, having served on the boards of public and private investment and operating companies, including the Pioneer Funds, New York Mortgage Trust and I-trax, Inc. over the last 10 years.

Jean-Marc Boillat

Mr. Jean-Marc Boillat is Independent Director of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. Former CEO, Tornos-Bechler S.A., Moutier; Former Ambassador of Switzerland in various countries, including Lebanon, Cyprus, Angola, Mozambique and Argentina.

Richard Brealey

Professor Richard A. Brealey is Independent Director of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. Professor Brealey is Emeritus Professor London Business School (LBS); Full-time faculty member LBS from 1968 to 1998; Special Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of England 1998-2001.

Claus Helbig

Dr. Claus Helbig is Independent Director of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc., since 2008. Dr. Helbig has served as Attorney-at-Law; Member of the Supervisory Board of: Audi AG (Ingolstadt) from 1998 to 2008, Bankhaus August Lenz & Co. AG (Munich) (Chairman) since 2002, GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH (Munich) (Chairman) since 2001, and HCM Capital Management AG (Munich) (Vice-Chairman) from 2004 to 2010; Member of the European Advisory Board of Booz Allen Hamilton from 2003 to 2011; and Member of the Global Advisory Board of Millennium Associates, Zug/CH from 2007 to 2010; Director of Leo Capital Growth SPC (Ireland) since 2007; Director of Societé Horlogère Reconvilier AG, Zug/Suisse since 2011.

R. Clark Hooper

Ms. R. Clark Hooper is Independent Director of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. Ms. Hooper serves as President of Dumbarton Group LLC (regulatory consulting) from 2003 to 2007; Various positions, including Executive Vice President of Regulatory Policy and Oversight (2002-2003) and Strategic Programs (1992-2002) of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (currently, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.) from 1972 to 2003.
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