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A history that shapes the future

  • In 1999, while studying in the Advanced Management Program at Wharton School (Philadelphia), Peter Schuppli writes a business case entitled ‘Cottonfield Family Office’. The name is a loose translation of the name of his home town: Wollerau in Switzerland.
  • That same year, Max Cotting founds Aquila AG as a future platform for independent asset managers. He and Peter Schuppli have known each other for many years and the idea has been germinating for a long time.
  • Five years later, Peter Schuppli and Michael Häusler set up Cottonfield Family Office AG as a partner company of Aquila. At the same time, Peter Schuppli becomes co-owner and a director of Aquila AG.
  • In 2011, 2012, and 2013 Cottonfield, together with four other companies from the UK, US, Bermuda, and Europe, is shortlisted for the prestigious Multi-Family Office Team of the Year award by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
  • The handover to the next generation is initiated in 2015, with Karl Schädler as CEO. In 2016 Cottonfield obtains the licence as authorized asset manager of collective investment schemes. Peter Schuppli becomes chairman and Karl Schädler and Michael Häusler are executive directors.
  • By the end of 2018 the 4 funds Archimedes CHF and EUR, Bondio and Ascribo are transferred to Vogt Asset Management, Balzers. Cottonfield will focus on its core competence as Family Office. The licence as authorized asset manager is therefore renounced.
  • In 2019 Karl Schädler follows Peter Schuppli as chairman. Peter remains Managing Partner and focuses on key clients and his various board positions in companies and foundations. Karl, Michael and Peter lead the company into the future. Dominique Künzler (as of 01.01.2019) and Christoph Sieger (as of 01.04.2019) join the management team as partners.
  • In 2019 Cottonfield Family Office is considering the application for a licence in Liechtenstein in order to better serve its clients in the EU in the future.