Swiss Hill specializes in the advisory and placement of alternative investment offerings to institutional investors
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Firm Overview

Swiss Hill focuses on institutional quality managers seeking to attract long term, institutional investors.

Swiss Hill was founded in 2015 and specializes in the placement of alternative investments, co-investments, and sponsored and non-sponsored direct investment opportunities to institutional investors. Investments focus primarily on niche, non-correlated opportunities and private credit.
The team has a vast network and experience raising assets from endowments, foundations, pensions, family offices, RIA’s and consultants. Swiss Hill’s approach is based on identifying and evaluating high quality managers with firmly established investment philosophies, processes and competitive advantages.


Swiss Hill seeks to identify differentiated and high quality managers and direct investment opportunities.

Swiss Hill focuses on providing consulting and placement services that take into account the needs of both managers and institutional investors. The goal is to match the investor's needs with high quality, institutional managers. Managers are evaluated to determine their competitive advantage among their peer group. Swiss Hill is a firm believer in the "4 Ps framework" for the potential for repeatable success:

  • People
  • Philosophy
  • Process
  • Performance


Richard T. Lieberman Jeffrey S. Mettel Braxton T. Fonville Alrick T. Palmer

Richard T. Lieberman

Mr. Lieberman is the Founding Partner of Swiss Hill and leads the fundraising efforts across the firm’s fund managers.

Mr. Lieberman was previously the Former Head of Business Development at Atalaya Capital Management. Over an eight year period, he was responsible for the development of the Atalaya’s first marketing department. Mr. Lieberman led the multibillion dollar fundraising success across the firm’s investment platform from endowments, foundations, pensions, family offices, RIA’s and consultants. During his tenure, Mr. Lieberman was the 2010 recipient of Institutional Investor Foundation & Endowment Money Management’s Marketer of the Year Award.

Prior to joining Atalaya Capital, Mr. Lieberman was a Vice President at Ramius where he was instrumental in the implementation of the firm’s first marketing and client service department. Mr. Lieberman started his career in the Institutional Marketing Department of Bear Stearns Asset Management.

Mr. Lieberman received his B.B.A from The George Washington University, School of Business and Public Management. He is Series 7 and 63 licensed. He also works closely with Earth Angels Canine Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit canine rescue and adoption organization established to rescue abandoned and abused dogs in the New York state area.

Jeffrey S. Mettel

Mr. Mettel is a Partner and leads the firm’s co-investments, sponsored and non-sponsored direct investments efforts.

Mr. Mettel was the Former Head of Capital Introduction for the Americas at BNP Paribas. At BNP Paribas, he managed a team of ten employees tasked with driving new prime brokerage and trading business and deepening the firm’s relationships with institutional investors.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Mr. Mettel was Co-Founder and Director of Research at Muirfield Capital Management, a $1.25 billion fund of hedge funds. The firm launched with $10 million and successfully grew to over $1.25 billion, employing a staff of 21. During his tenure, Muirfield was nominated for several awards including the 2004 Fund of Fund of The Year. Mr. Mettel began his career as an investment banker in the Media, Entertainment and Communications group of Prudential Securities and also worked at The Jordan Edmiston Group.

Mr. Mettel earned a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA in both Economics and Marketing at Columbia Business School, where he was elected to the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. He is Series 7, 24 and 63 licensed.

Braxton T. Fonville

Mr. Fonville is responsible for business development across endowments, foundations, family offices, and other institutional clients.

Mr. Fonville was previously responsible for existing and prospective external manager investments and operational due diligence at J. Safra Asset Management Company in New York. Prior to J. Safra, Mr Fonville was an Investment Officer at the College of William and Mary Foundation. He performed extensive asset allocation analysis and directly sourced multiple investment managers across public and private markets. He developed and maintains an extensive network of endowment, foundation, family office, pension, and high-net worth investors as well as other contacts across the alternative investments industry.

Mr. Fonville earned a BSBA from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hills Kenan Flager Business School. He works actively as a Junior Board member of Chick Mission, a non-profit organization focused on critical issues unique to female cancer patients. He is Series 7 and 63 licensed.

Alrick T. Palmer

Mr. Palmer oversees Swiss Hill’s data coordination and contact relationship management activities.

Mr. Palmer previously served in customer relations at Ideas Unlimited, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company located in Texas. Prior to Ideas Unlimited, he was a customer relations supervisor at Conduent (formerly known as Xerox International.) At Conduent, a BPO, Mr. Palmer supervised a team of over 10 employees on the consumer service account.

Mr. Palmer attended The University of Technology, Kingston Jamaica (Utech). As an active member at the Leo Club of Clarendon, he volunteered with on projects in and around the parish of Clarendon Jamaica. He also won an award for Outstanding Performance in Membership Growth and Community Service.


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