Urs Specker holds a business degree from the School of Economics and Business Administration in Zurich, Switzerland and worked for a Swiss based industrial group as well as in the UK for several years. As a manager within one of the leading multi-national industrial groups, he was part of a turn key industrial plant project sales team going on to act as a management consultant within IMMF, BEI and Worldbank projects on a global basis.
In 1987, Urs joined a major bank and trust group where he held the post of managing director for more than fifteen years. Urs joined Carey in the summer of 2003, specifically to establish the Zurich office.
Urs is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP) and speaks German, English, French and Spanish.
President of the Board
Beat Haering has broad experience in financial management, business administration, strategy development and change management. He started his career at PWC where he spent seven years taking up various Audit functions.
After he left the consulting industry he has held several finance/controllership positions in the shipping, petrochemicals, reinsurance, Private Equity and financial services industries.He has led various transformational projects, including the implementation of multiple consolidation and reporting systems.
Beat joined Carey in 2013 and was appointed to CEO in 2016. Beat holds an Executive MBA, a Master in Finance, a Master in HRM and is a Certified Fiduciary. He is a board member of various portfolio companies and speaks fluent German and English.
Beat H. Haering
Simon is a chartered accountant and worked for KPMG in their London, Paris and Geneva offices.
Upon leaving KPMG Geneva, Simon joined Paribas (Suisse) SA where he commenced a twenty five year career in private banking culminating in being appointed as deputy general manager for Hyposwiss Geneva SA.
Simon joined Carey Group, Guernsey as the Group’s COO in 2014 and after a series of successful international disposals continues to act for the Group’s main board and shareholders as an independent consultant. He speaks English and French fluently.
Thomas Meier is a banker by background and joined the trust industry in 1980. He served as a director and head of the Rothschild Trust Company in Zurich for 13 years and for 12 years as a director and head of the HSBC Private Bank Trust Company in Zurich. From 2005 till the end of June 2018 he was an executive director and head of marketing and business development of Paicolex Trust Management AG, Kusnacht, a company wholly owned by the law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Throughout his career, Thomas served as a director of trust companies in Switzerland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the Caribbean and Cyprus.
He is a member of STEP and a former Deputy Chairman of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC) and speaks German, English and French
Thomas E. Meier
Ariel holds a Doctorate of the University of Southern Australia, a dual MBA degree from Rochester NY-Bern and a Master of Law in International Business Law (LL.M.) from the University of Zurich. He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the International Fiscal Association and the International Tax Planning Association
He specialises in over 30 years in private client matters, international wealth structures and estate planning in renowned banks in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, with an emphasis on internationally UHNW entrepreneurs, family offices, complex trust issues and charities.
Ariel is a regular speaker, panelist and moderator at conferences.
He writes regularly articles on economic, legal, liberal and military subjects and has written or contributed to a number of books. He speaks German, English, French, some Italian and Russian
Dr. Ariel Sergio Goekmen-Davidoff
Nicole Flöthe is a Financial Specialist in international financial reporting with more than 15 years’ experience in various industries.
Before joining Carey Group in 2014, Nicole worked as an IFRS and consolidation specialist in several listed companies in Zug and Zurich, with responsibility for the annual and interim reporting for the respective Groups and all questions around IFRS accounting.
Furthermore, she has experience as an auditor in one of the big four companies with a main focus on international groups.
Nicole holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Economics and Business Administration (MScF) and a Diploma in International Financial Reporting by the ACCA.
Nicole speaks fluent German and English.
Financial Specialist / Partner
Claudia Peter is an Associate within our fund business, with 6 years’ experience in the financial & legal services industry.
She started her career at one of Switzerland’s leading law firms, before joining Carey in 2015. She has specific experiences in formation and administration of alternative investment funds and legal structures for Private and Corporate clients.
Claudia had done a commercial apprenticeship with certificate of proficiency, holds a TEP Diploma of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a CAS Paralegal.
Claudia speaks fluent German and English.
We are currently looking for an experienced, team-oriented, reliable and field-tested Senior Trust Officer with an independent customer base who wants to focus entirely on his or her clients and wishes a reliable and available working platform.
We offer you and your clients a highly flexible and professional solution with a guaranteed fair profit-sharing model. If this is the type of opportunity you are seeking, we would be happy to hear from you.
For further information or questions please contact Mr. Beat Haering, email@example.com
Hugo was born on 25 July 2012 and is a white-brown Dalmatian whose pedigree can be traced back 5 generations. His father “Indiana Jones of the Living Spots” was a multiple VDA-Champion and white-black, while his mother “Ultra vom Gramzower Koster” was a white-brown lady.
Hugo has 5 sisters and 3 brothers, of which 2 are white-brown and 6 white-black. He understands Swiss German (if he wants).
Are you familiar with structures (companies, foundations or trusts), fund companies (LP’s, PCC’s or related) or are you an accounting/consolidation/IFRS nerd?
We are always looking for friendly and open-minded people who want to add value, who are solution-oriented and who appreciate a flexible environment.
And when you’re stressed, Hugo will take you for a walk.
For further information or questions please contact Beat Haering, firstname.lastname@example.org
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