Our story

Investing is very demanding and yet very simple, if the possibilities of digitalisation are fully exploited. Descartes Finance has been following this path consistently since its launch in 2017, thereby driving forward the democratization of financial services. Our clients have access to the same investment options regardless of the size of their assets. And behind our innovative technologies are people who are available to provide clients with personal advice.

Adriano B. Lucatelli

Dr Adriano B. Lucatelli is co-founder and CEO of Descartes Finance. He’s a financial expert with a proven track record and a wealth of management experience. Previously he spent several years in leadership roles at UBS and Credit Suisse in Switzerland and abroad and was a senior lecturer at the University of Zurich. His studies have taken him to institutions such as the London School of Economics and the Wharton School.


Rino Borini

Rino Borini is member of the Descartes Finance board of directors and one of Switzerland’s leading experts on digital finance. He’s co-founder and CEO of financialmedia AG, an independent media company specialising in business and finance. The company also stages Finance 2.0, one of the most influential fintech and insurtech platforms in Europe and a pioneer in innovation and technology in finance. Rino Borini is a Certified European Financial Analyst and has profound knowledge of banking and investment.


Marc Sauter

Marc Sauter is chief investment officer and responsible for asset management at Descartes Finance. He has extensive experience in portfolio management and the development and implementation of digital portfolio management solutions. In 2006 he earned a CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst) diploma. He’s a proven specialist in advising sophisticated investors and creating and managing bespoke investment strategies.