Over, management of a huge group. So, relieved? Yes, is the unanimous answer from these former leaders who thrive as small traders in their own private “shop”.

Dominique Bazy, former Chairman and CEO at UBS France: “A more rewarding way to work”
“Happy? Of course!” admits with a smile the founding president of Barber Hauler Capital Advisers, a boutique co-founded early September with Pascal Hervé. “The advantage of a small structure? Being able to devote his time thinking about client issues. A much more enjoyable and rewarding way to work” he confirms, relieved to have stopped managing a bigger house.

Formerly known as Jean Peyrelevade’s right-hand at Crédit Lyonnais, he has been spearheading UBS French activities as CEO and Vice-Chairman Europe at UBS Investment Bank for the past ten years activities.

The restructurings of the Swiss bank hardly hit by the crisis gave him at age 56, the opportunity to change his life. He did not hesitate, even declining the proposal to join Banca Leonardo. Dominique Bazy’s team is made of six investment bankers and is drowning under advisory mandates.