We find or create
outstanding investment opportunities


About Us

Naissance Capital, a Swiss-based investment boutique, finds or creates outstanding investment opportunities in non-traditional investments including private equity; hedge funds; and special situations.


Naissance was founded in Switzerland in 1999 by R. James Breiding and the late Dr. Francois Mayer with the assistance of a few families having 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 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.