MBAER Bank - The Swiss Merchant Bank

The Bank with a Soul

Niklaus Hasler

Magister Artium
Chief Risk Officer, Deputy CEO, Partner

Nick is a co-founder of MBaer Merchant Bank AG along with Michael Bär and has therefore been part of the team from the very start.

Nick is responsible for risk management at the bank and is a specialist in financing. His many years of experience have made Nick an extremely skilled adviser.

He is Deputy Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Executive Committee.

Key professional milestones

On the Board of various banks

Before the founding of MBaer Merchant Bank AG, Nick worked for over ten years at the ABB Export Bank, later Nordkap Bank AG, first as Chief Risk Officer and later as Chief Executive Officer. During that time he was responsible among other things for:

  • developing and implementing risk analysis, rating and provisioning tools
  • transforming the former ABB Export Bank into a standalone, independently managed and financed bank for industry and business
  • granting loans for exports, raw materials and new projects

Specialist in risk management and financing

Nick has been involved with financing and risk mitigation throughout his career. For several years he was Head of the Loans Department at Marc Rich + Co Investment AG in Zug and London. His role included:

  • setting up the Loans Department and a risk control system
  • relationship management with banks and insurance brokers


  • Master of Arts in Literature, Philosophy and Linguistics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Swiss Banking Association's Management Program

Nick speaks fluent German and English and has a good knowledge of French.

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