Our Team.

Our senior team consists of some astute professionals having experience of over 20 years in the investment management and private banking industry in the key areas incorporating manager due diligence, portfolio management, operation and risk management.

Jay Oberai

Founder and President

Jay has over 20 years of experience as a Senior Investment Business Manager with major financial institutions. Jay has managed in excess of $3billion in globally diversified portfolios. He is was also Chairman of the MPC Synergy Real Estate Fund (world’s largest Indian Real Estate fund). He is the former Head of Advisory for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Citibank Private Bank and the former Global Head of Portfolio Advisory for Coutts Private Banking (Royal Bank of Scotland). Jay hold a Masters and Bachelors degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Cambridge UK. He has received many distinctions and degrees throughout his career (including the excellence in teaching award from City University and the NRI High achievements award).

Fredericus Schut

Managing Partner

Fred is Chief Investment Officer of Synergy Asset Management Switzerland. He has over 35 years of private banking experience where he has run major private banking arms of financial institutions. Fred spent over 10 years as Chief Advisor at the Kuwait Real Estate Bank after which he was VP and Country
Manager for Bank of America in Switzerland. He holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon, Eugene, USA.

Yiannis Skeparnias

Managing Partner

Yiannis is a Partner and Senior member of the Board of Synergy. For the last 20 years he has been in contact with families providing advice and solution on both their family businesses and private banking operations. Yiannis was a Senior Banker for 5 years at UBS Private Banking arm Ferrier Lullin and before that for 5 years at Bank Worms, now acquired by Deutsche Private Bank. Yiannis holds an BA in Economics from the University of Geneva (HEC). He is fluent in French, Greek, English and Italian.

Karl Bredy

Managing Director

Karl is the COO of Synergy Asset Management. He has more than thirty years experience managing Client relationships, and their investments. He has been Vice President at Pictet Bank (Geneva and Nassau) and EFG Private Bank in Geneva. From 2003 he joined Synergy Asset Management and has taken on roles regarding their operations in Europe, Japan and India. Karl holds a BA in Economics from the Business School of Geneva. Karl is fluent in English, French and Italian.

Edmond Viedma

Managing Partner

Edmond is a Partner at Synergy. He has over 25 years of private banking and asset management experience. He was Director for Southern European and Latin America Private Banking markets at Ferrier Lullin & Cie in Geneva for over 5 years. Prior to that, Edmond spent over 10 years as Portfolio Manager at Bank of America. Mr. Viedma is fluent in French, English and Spanish.