R. James Breiding

@ Writer & investor

R. James Breiding is the author of ‘Swiss Made – The Untold Story behind Switzerland’s success’ (Profile Books) and co-author of ‘Wirtschaftwunder Schweiz’ (NZZ). Both books achieved ‘best selling’ status. ‘Swiss Made’ has been translated by leading publishers into Chinese (Citic Press), French (Slatkine), German (NZZ), and Japanese (Nikkei BP) and is now offered by 50 Swiss embassies around the world as a diplomatic gift. He is currently working on his new book ‘Too Small to Fail’ about how some small countries outperform larger ones (Harper Collins – exp fall 2018).

Mr Breiding is a graduate of IMD Lausanne and the Harvard Kennedy School. He has been selected as a fellow by Harvard University’s Center for International Development and Collegium Helveticum (ETH/ University of Zurich) in connection with his research. His work has been widely published in publications like the Economist, Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, etc.

He worked as a chartered accountant and senior manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers; a director at NM Rothschild + Sons; and managing director at Templeton Investment. He founded, with the assistance of Sir John Templeton and other prominent investors, Naissance Capital, a Swiss ‘boutique’ Investment firm.

He holds dual American and Swiss citizenship.