Sourcing the best digital asset managers globally


L1 Digital AG

Zurich-based investment advisor

Capturing investment opportunities in disruptive blockchain industry

Sourcing the best crypto and blockchain funds globally for our clients

Operated by experienced investment team



L1 Digital was founded by experienced partners with a proven track record managing alternative investments and building successful companies.


Ray Hindi

Ray is a seasoned investment professional across a number of strategies: hedge funds, fintech, crypto

• CIO of Bellegarde Capital with a focus on fintech

• Former Head Fixed Income at Harcourt responsible for $2bln of investments (rates, macro & distressed)

• Previously interest rate proprietary trader at London based group

• BEng from UCL and MSc in Finance from Imperial College


Claus Hilpold

Claus is a seasoned business development professional incl founder of a successful distribution business serving institutional investors

• Managing Partner at POLARIS, which he founded in 2008

• Former Head Business Development for Germany and Austria at Harcourt

• Previously part of Derivatives and Structuring team at Commerzbank

• CFA & CAIA charterholder; co-authored two books on alternative investments


Dr. Philipp Cottier

Philipp is a Swiss entrepreneur active in fintech, crypto and impact investing

• Chairman of Bellegarde Capital his family office

• responsAbility Investments, $3bln impact investment firm

• Former CEO of Harcourt, an alternative manager with $6bln of AUM; successfully exited to Vontobel Group

• Board Memberships include Crypto Finance, SPK, Siglo, arsago & previously Vontobel

Julien Godat

Julien Godat
Head of Business Development

Julien has extensive experience in institutional investors coverage and BD activities

• Senior Relationship Manager at Vontobel Asset Management

• Vescore AG, Head Institutional Investors Romandie

• Portfolio manager at Harcourt

• Master in Mechanical Engineering and MAS in Mathematical Engineering (EPFL); CFA charterholder


Armand Van Houten

Head Operations

Armand is a seasoned operations professional with deep experience in middle office and due diligence

• Founder of fund restructuring firm Stratus Asset Mgt; advisor to Crypto Fund

• Former Head Alternative Products & Risk at Vontobel AM

• Previously Head of Risk and Operational Due Diligence at Harcourt

• CAIA charterholder



Our thesis is that the blockchain industry will disrupt entire industries. The huge influx of talent and capital leads to rapid innovation, with impressive start-up teams racing to build the most secure, decentralized and scalable Layer1 protocols, as well as developing dApps reaching mass adoption. With the regulatory side and infrastructure improving, institutional investors are moving into the new asset class.

There are in excess of 700 funds active in the space today, with strategies reaching from SAFTs and pre-ICOs to fundamental long-only, long/short trading, trend-following, arbitrage, and market-making. We want to provide investors with access to this new asset class, by

  • sourcing the best crypto and blockchain funds globally

  • diversifying across strategies, geographies and managers

  • providing institutional quality structuring, due diligence and monitoring.


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L1 Digital AG
Limmatquai 1
Zürich, ZH, 8001




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