We are an international investment company. Our goal is to manage wealth in a sustainable, meaningful manner.

We are a complementary team of experts, nurturing a portfolio of ventures, properties, real assets and securities. We are proprietor-managed, invest our own wealth and seek to make a positive contribution to society through our Investments.


We owe our entrepreneurial approach and strong forward-looking orientation to the fact that we ourselves came into existence thanks to the vision of a successful entrepreneur.

Our history

  • Early 1990s: foundation of a life insurance brokerage in Eastern Europe by Siegbert Schützenhöfer.
  • Mid 1990s: expansion of business activities to include the financing of modern office buildings in Eastern Europe.
  • 2006: exit of the Eastern European sales companies and continuation as an insurance broker in Russia and Kazakhstan.
  • 2012: corporate management handed down to the next generation, with a clear focus on investments in ventures and properties.


Patrizia Schützenhöfer


Studied economics in Vienna, has experience in marketing in international companies (Internet, consumer goods).

Heads the group, defines strategy, maintains an overview and provides impetus; makes all investment decisions; responsible for ventures, properties and finances.

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Michael Pauer

Investment Director

Studied economics in Vienna, has experience in controlling at international companies (food products, telecommunications).

Discusses new investments, defines the terms and makes investment decisions; responsible for ventures and securities.

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Cédric Barra

Investment Manager (Life Sciences)

Studied pharmaceuticals and economics in Zurich, has experience in private equity and venture capital.

Always on the lookout for the most innovative technologies and companies in the life sciences industry; responsible for due diligence and managing life sciences investments, as well as real asset investments.

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Sandra Cvetkovic

Accounting & Finance

Completed commercial training in Lucerne, has experience in customer service and accounting (telecommunications).

Takes care of all financial and tax-related matters, serves as our point of contact for all banks and tax authorities; maintains an overview of both bookkeeping in general and return on investment for all current projects in particular.

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Pia Hoppenberg

Marketing & Communications Manager

Studies in media communications with the subsidiary subjects business and psychology; experience in public relations with a focus on technology as a senior account executive.

Convinced that every day is an opportunity to develop a revolutionary idea. Responsible for the public appearance of OCCIDENT and for communication about the portfolio companies.

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Matthias Schrader

Legal Counsel

Studied law in Lucerne, admitted to the Swiss bar.

Responsible for the nexus of law, business and innovation; his role as counsel is to enable and advise on legal matters, taking an all-around, holistic approach.

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Simon Schild von Spannenberg

Junior Investment Manager (Hightech)

Studied Industrial Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) as well as Energy Science and Engineering at TU Darmstadt with a semester abroad in Nicaragua, experience as a founder and in the field of M&A with a focus on Cleantech.

Enthusiastic about technology-based start-ups with sustainable business models; responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and building a high-tech start-up portfolio.

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Melina Weissbaum

Office Management & Marketing Assistant

Completed commercial training in Lucerne and further training in marketing and as a fitness instructor.

Takes care of all administrative matters and marketing; supports management, coordinates recruitment.

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Human Resources

We consider our employees to be our company’s greatest strength.

Our teamwork is shaped by open communication, professionalism and mutual appreciation. Our strong team spirit and actively embraced corporate culture set us apart.

Each and every member of our team demonstrates great commitment, self-responsibility and the motivation to make a difference.

If this sounds like you, and you would like to join the Occident team, please feel free to send your application to personal@occident.group

We would be delighted to hear from you.

We are currently looking for the following addition to our team:

Investment Analyst (Lifesciences)


Junior Investment Manager (Digital/Hightech)



The Occident Team looks forward to receiving your e-mail at office@occident.group



Bahnhofstrasse 10
6300 Zug

+41 41 511 32 80


Klenzestraße 22
80469 Munich

+49 89 21539980