Who are we?
The founding partners of FAMOS are Dr. Katsura Suzuki and Mark Dangel. We have insights into the financial world and study the markets and draw conclusions. We offer holistic and international solutions that meet your individual ambitions.
Dr. Katsura Suzuki - Founding Partner
Based in Zurich for over 35 years, Katsura has an expansive career in global family office advisory and private banking. She began her career with Ernst & Young heading the Japan desk in Zurich for 20 years (service lines of Audit, Tax and Transaction). While working at Ernst & Young she obtained her Doctorate degree of Business and Administration at University of South Australia, Adelaide in 2006 and dealt with Japanese MNC CEOs and owners of Japanese companies. Her Thesis was about perceptional differences in European and Japanese wealthy families.
Katsura has held leadership roles in several multi family offices, asset protection advisory, and tax advisory space in Switzerland and Japan.
In 2001 she founded the Care Team Japan in Switzerland, and in 2010 the Forum for Family Offices in Japan. In 2011 Katsura also published a book for the Japanese market titled “Money Lessons for the Japanese – All about family offices”.
Katsura's biggest interest is to bring together her accumulated knowledge, her deep passion and her global network into FAMOS, in order to be of best use for Family Offices all around the world.
Until 2022, she was a Partner at Green Sands Equity headquartered in Silicon Valley and an advisor of The Aster Club with headquarters in New York. From Reiwa era, she decided to focus on her mission and vision, and experiment with the implied actions. She recently published books titled "The Birdfish" (2021) and “Invisible Gift” (2022).
She is giving lectures on basic knowledge about money and provides individual consultation from a neutral perspective.
Mark Dangel - Founding Partner
Mark Dangel has been a wealth manager and in the Financial industry for over 30 years. Over this time he built up substantial credit among HN Families. His last brainchild, FAMOS Family Office Services GmbH, comprises all his accumulated knowledge, experience and network and the belief how to best serve a family client from an integral point
Mark has investment expertise in Swiss Value Stocks (SMEs), Private Equity Investments in India and on the Raw Materials and Energy side, in theme-based portfolio management.
After cooperation with AOOS and FINMA, Mark Dangel (Dangel Asset Management) has received the FINMA license "Authorization for Institutions according to FINIG (Supervision AO)" in July 2022. To date, only one in 10 asset managers in Switzerland has obtained a license, with around 400 institutions, according to current knowledge, foregoing this and the associated licensing process and ceasing their business activities.
In 2005 he formed Dangel Asset Management, member of the Swiss Association of Asset Managers (VSV). He is the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Committee at the Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce and sits on the board of two Charity organizations focus Sri Lanka and focus India.
In 1998/9 he co-founded two banks in Switzerland, A&A Actienbank, a Swiss merchant bank through the acquisition of Yamaichi Bank (Switzerland). In different senior management positions, he specialized in private client business and funding responsibilities of asset management and real estate investment companies. In 1999 he co-founded Private Bank Switzerland, a platform for independent asset managers and private bankers.
Between 1995 and 1997 he was the CFO in his family’s construction business after on site trainings and advanced engineering studies at ETH in Zurich. 1992 – 1995 he was a partner at Dr. G. Landert Fund Advisors managing a hedge fund. He started his career as salesman at JP Morgan in Zurich and New York and later as portfolio manager at the commodity company Marc Rich. Mark Dangel graduated from University of St. Gall in 1985, majoring in Finance and Accounting.