Naissance Capital is a Swiss investment boutique that finds or creates niche investment opportunities. Naissance Capital was founded in 1999 with the assistance John Templeton and several families of considerable means.
Naissance was founded in Switzerland in 1999 by R. James Breiding and Dr. Francois Mayer with the assistance of Sir John Templeton and a few families of considerable means.
James Breiding has considerable experience in investment management, most recently as managing director of Templeton in Switzerland. He served in prior positions as a director of Rothschild Corporate Finance and as vice president of Bank Julius Baer responsible for alternative investments. He qualified as a chartered accountant and served as a Senior Manager with Price Waterhouse Coopers. He graduated with a master's degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne. He was awarded a fellowship from Harvard’s Center for International Development, He is responsible for the day-to-day management of Naissance and for identification and execution of its investment projects.Dr. Francois Mayer was formerly chief executive of J. Rothschild Holdings (controlled by Lord Jacob Rothschild) and senior executive of other companies owned by the Rothschild family. He graduated from the University of St Gallen (HSG) where he received his doctorate degree.Naissance provides service to small number ultra-high-net-worth clients.
Naissance hosted a gathering of influential women during Clinton Global Initiative to discuss the importance of meritocracy as a means of securing and keeping the most talented employees.