Before establishing FS Associates in 1988, Mr. Schoppig ran the Private Banking and Asset Management Department of Bank Leu's New York Branch, where he was responsible for establishing global investment policy and the development of unique "niche" products in international financial planning, geared towards foreign and domestic high net worth individuals.
Prior to joining Bank Leu, Mr. Schoppig was a co-founder and an Associate Director of SBC Portfolio Management International, New York, an affiliate of UBS's predecessor Swiss Bank Corporation, specializing in global asset management for institutional clients. He was also the firm's compliance officer, directly responsible for all legal administrative and strategic planning matters. In Switzerland, Mr. Schoppig was a global investment strategist with the Swiss Bank Corporation and other leading banks.
Fernand Schoppig was born in Basel, Switzerland where he studied banking and investment management. He was awarded the Swiss Federal Banking Diploma, the highest educational degree in Swiss banking. Mr. Schoppig is also a Certified Financial Planner, a Certified Investment Management Analyst and a Certified Investment Management Consultant.