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To the true benefit of the client. the Bluemint team incorporates seasoned entrepreneurs, wealth and asset management experts, and international specialists.

PEDRO VAN ZELLER                                                                                           Partner and Founder

Pedro is currently Managing Partner of Bluemint Capital. Pedro has held several senior positions in banking and financial services, notably as Board Member of Banco Primus, which he co-founded, and BBVA Portugal. For more than 20 years he built a consistent career in financial services that encompasses senior positions with Midas Investimentos, Grupo Espírito Santo, Deutsche Bank and BCP. After successfully selling Banco Primus, in 2008 he decided to launch Absolut Midas (Bluemint Investment Advisors) which lately became part of Bluemint Capital. In addition, since 1994 Pedro is an active entrepreneur, having funded investment initiatives in ventures ranging from consumer goods to high tech.

DIEGO HERNANDO ORTEGA                                                                                                   Partner

Diego is currently Managing Partner of Bluemint Capital. Before, he was a partner at HM Global Capital LLC, a NYC-based RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) specialized in technology research and investments. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Equities at Auriga Investors SV and Managing Partner and Director of Research of Midas Corretora SVB. Along with his partners, he sold the business to BBVA and became a board member of BBVA Midas S.A. Further back, he was an Equity Research Analyst covering Spanish companies, especially TMT and Industrial stocks in several Investment Banks in the UK since 1989.

RICARDO LOURENÇO                                                                                                               Director

  • Managing Director at Wave Investment Partners
  • Managing Director at Wave Securities
  • Managing Director at Patris Group
  • Chief Investment Office at Santander Portugal
  • Equity Analyst at Millennium BCP (BCP Dealer)

Degree in Economics 1996 - 2001
Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FEUNL)

Executive Education:
  • Asset management - London Business School sponsored by Santander Asset Management
  • Endowment and foundation management – London Business School
  • Leadership – IMD Lausanne
  • Leadership for managers – Universidade Católica Portuguesa

CHARLES VAQUIER                                                                                                       Senior Advisor

Charles Vaquier spent his entire professional life in the life and pension business. From 2003 to 2013, before he decided to retire, he was the CEO of one of the largest pension fund in France (UMR) with 400.000 members and AuM in excess of Eur 8bn. Charles joined the Winterthur group in 1997 prior as head of employee benefits then as general manager of Winterthur International France. He moved to London as head of sales and marketing for Credit Suisse Life and Pension for nine European countries and five Asian countries untill the end of 2002.
Charles was elected by a jury of financial journalists and actuaries best institutional investor for pension funds in 2012. He was the representative of the European mutual insurers association at the pension forum of the European Commission during 2 years. He was also involved in the solvency 2 process in the French Federation of Mutuality for pension activities. Since his retirement he works as a consultant in the area of asset liability management and in the creation of new financial and insurance products

ANTOINE ADLER                                                                                                           Senior Advisor

Antoine Adler is an independent Consultant and Expert in insurance and financial planning. Antoine has devoted over thirty years of his life to the world of insurance and more especially to the pension products within Swiss groups, including Zurich Assurances and Nationale Suisse.

In parallel he created and developed Rodin Strategies, a leading company in the Swiss market for organizing golfing events during the period of 1990 to 2005. He holds a degree in Marketing SAWI and has had numerous training programs in heritage management and insurance products.

Antoine has served in various boards of directors and advised and assisted family Swiss businesses to be transferred to other generations. Today he makes his professional skills available to people considering a retreat tailored to their own situation.