Who we are

with more than 20 years experience.
We are practitioners. We worked for many years on the business and education side of a major global bank, where client focus, practical relevance, and implementation solutions were complemented by theoretical thoroughness. We focus on applied training, emphasizing and integrating examples and practical insights relevant to your business. 


Walter is an experienced financial trainer. Before joining NoscoPartners Walter was the Global Head of Finance & Risk education at UBS / UBS Business University working out of Zurich and London. He is a recognized expert in developing and delivering financial training programs and has done so for numerous clients around the globe. 

Walter holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Basel.


Vincent has extensive experience in asset management. Before joining NoscoPartners Vincent was a Senior Member of the UBS Strategic Investment Advisory team developing tailored investment solutions for institutional clients around the globe. Prior to that he worked for UBS Asset Management in Zurich, Chicago and London as a portfolio manager as well as alternative investment specialist. 
Vincent holds a Master in finance & business administration from the University of Zurich. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) as well a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).


Joe is a pioneer in financial market education and has a lifetime of experience in developing courses and training people. Before joining NoscoPartners, he successively shaped the financial education departments at O’Connor & Associates, Swiss Bank Corporation, UBS Investment Bank and Peak6. As Managing Director at UBS, Joe built the Financial Market Education services and created a brand, which still stands for educational quality across UBS. He started his career as associate professor of mathematics at Cleveland State University. 
Joe holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Roots reaching back to the dawn of the listed option market

To prevail in today’s market, finance practitioners need more than just academic or practical knowledge. They require market intelligence; a practical understanding of markets that is also academically sound.

This was the hallmark of the legendary financial firm O’Connor and Associates (OCA), one of the most successful traders in the listed options market. 
The history of the Nosco derivatives courses stretches directly back to O'Connor and Associates. OCA’s philosophy was to develop talent into highly skilled derivatives traders through a process of formal education combined with on-the-job experience. After OCA’s “reverse merger” with Swiss Bank Corporation in the early 1990’s, and the later merger between Swiss Bank and UBS, the “O’Connor” capital market courses became the backbone of derivatives education at the UBS Investment Bank.

Thousands of traders, risk managers, and derivative sales personnel benefitted from this comprehensive, challenging, and proven approach to understanding derivatives. As the managing director of the OCA/SBC/UBS Education team, Joe Troccolo and later Walter Brägger (both Nosco partners) were responsible for the design and delivery of the courses. While the course content evolved with the markets, the philosophy behind it is still the same curious, enquiring mind of the smart practitioner. Nosco Partners is committed to continuing this approach to understanding finance.
students taught about the world of financial markets
Years of combined financial markets experience
years of helping financial professionals upgrade their skills


"I completed my WM Diploma some years ago and also had finance classes at the University but the way you present these topics is the best I've seen. The fact that you are able to explain the concept, relate it to the real world and make the class go through the thought process of arriving at the conclusion makes what you present really 'stick.' I think especially those of us in client facing roles would benefit from attending such classes each year."

Justyna Z, Executive Director, Desk Head

UBS Wealth management
"Feedback from the client seminar in Frankfurt was excellent and we are hoping to do another one towards year end. 90% of participants rated you (Speaker Quality) as excellent or very good."

Guide S., Managing Director 

"Dear Walter, dear Vincent, I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent training course on portfolio theory, analysis and risk management. It was exceptionally helpful and I felt both the content of the materials together with your expertise and guidance were of high quality."

James V, Managing Director

UBS Zürich

Providing the full
e-learning production chain

From start to finish... all it takes to create and deliver e-learning courses.

Content development

Design and develop the entire course content. 

e-learning development

From storyboards to ready to use SCORM files. 

Instructional design

Take full advantage of the interaction possibilities in e-learning.

Tests & Assignments

Final test and assignments to complement the learning experience.

Audio & video recording

Professional speakers, audio recording and video editing to stand out.

Hosting & white labelling

If needed, we can host your e-learning and provide white labelled courses.
We cover a broad range of finance and investment topics.
Delivered either as e-learning, webinar or onsite courses.

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How else can we help you?

e-learning, webinars
or class room

Nosco courses are available in different forms. Whether you are looking for an online e-learning course, a webinar or a in-house class room based training, we can deliver it. 

Our courses in your LMS

If you prefer to host your own e-learning courses, we have all you need. Each of our courses is also available as SCORM file, which you can load and run within your in-house LMS. 

Continuous education credits

We can certify any of our courses for continuous eduction credits, provided course certificate or automated reporting.
What do you need?

e-learning design & production

We have our own e-learning production in-house. We can develop and produce courses on demand. Is there a topic which is of special interest to you?

Investment consulting services for Swiss pension funds

We apply what we teach... We work with pension funds and institutional investors on...

Strategic Policy Setting

Simulation tools for fact-based strategic decisions.

ALM and Risk Modelling

Modell the pension balance sheet under different strategies & scenarios.

Investment Consulting

Define, implement and monitor an investment strategy.

Manager selection

 Evaluate and select investment managers.

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 Financial Market Education 

e-learning, webinars and class room training
delivered by practitioners.