The Syquant Capital team: Specialists in absolute performance
investments with more than 20 years of experience in
capital markets. A strong team spirit and shared experience
allows managers to allocate dynamically capital towards
the most attractive risk/reward market positions combined
with a strong focus on risk management.
and Chief Investment Officer - Portfolio Manager
Henri has 30 years experience in trading and risk management.
He is a founder, along with Olivier Leymarie of the
Equity Derivatives business line at Credit Agricole/Indosuez
In 1987, Henri Jeantet joined Cheuvreux, De Virieu SA
as the manager of French equity derivatives market activities
(acquired by Indosuez in 1992 and merged into the C.A.
group in 1997). Between 1992 and 2000 Henri Jeantet
was head of the European Equity Derivatives Arbitrage
group and in 2000 became Global Head of Equity Derivatives
Trading for the Credit Agricole group. In 2004, Henri
Jeantet was appointed Global Head of Equity Derivatives
Trading of CALYON. In his last role in CALYON he was
in charge of managing a team of 150 traders based in
London, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
In 2005, Henri co-founds with Olivier Leymarie and Alain
Lechevalier Syquant Capital.
is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de
Olivier has a long standing trading and risk management
experience. As from the mid 90’s he has been involved
with equity derivatives and equity derivatives trading,
notably by setting up developing and managing the Credit
Agricole/Indosuez Equity Derivatives business line until
Prior to his experience in equity derivatives, Olivier
Leymarie spent two years as management consultant at
Ernst&Young. In 1990 he joined Paris based brokerage
firm Cheuvreux de Virieu (acquired by Indosuez in 1992
and merged into the Credit Agricole group in 1997).
As from 1996 he was appointed Head of European Equity
derivatives and was appointed Global Head of Equity
Derivatives in 2000. In 2004, following the merger of
Credit Agricole and Credit Lyonnais, Olivier Leymarie
became Deputy Head of Equity Derivatives in CALYON,
a subsidiary of Credit Agricole S.A. specialising in
corporate and investment banking. At that time, he was
in charge of 250 people based in 5 different locations;
London, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. In 2005
Olivier Leymarie co-founds with Henri Jeantet Syquant
Olivier Leymarie is a former member of the board of
Credit Agricole Indosuez Cheuvreux, of Credit Agricole
Indosuez Derivatives Products (CAIDP); and of the supervisory
Board of Equity Alternative Asset Management (EQUALT),
the alternative asset management subsidiary of Credit
In 2005, Olivier co-founds with Henri Jeantet and Alain
Lechevalier Syquant Capital.
holds an engineering degree (1987) from the Ecole Centrale
Alain has a strong financial and technical background
especially in the field of equity derivatives modelling.
He also has a long experience in programming and in
designing financial applications dedicated to trading
and risk management.
From 1995 to 2005, he worked for the Credit Agricole/Indosuez
Equity Derivatives business line. Alain was in charge
of the Trading Solutions Group. He and his team notably
designed and coordinated the development of the worldwide
Trading and Risk Management Platform. Prior to joining
the Credit Agricole group, Alain started his career
as a project manager at EFFIX Software Company (Reuter
group) specializing in Front to Back office STP systems.
In 2005, Alain co-founds with Henri Jeantet and Olivier
Leymarie Syquant Capital.
holds an engineering degree (1991) from the Ecole Supérieure
d’Ingénieur en Informatique et Génie des Télécommunications.
Morin - Co-Chief
Investment Officer - Portfolio Manager
Xavier has 27 years of proprietary trading experience
in Equity and Equity Derivatives trading.
He started his career in 1992 at CCF as a financial
analyst and thereafter joined equity derivatives trading
desk as a trader. In 1996 he joined Credit Agricole
Indosuez as a proprietary trader within the equity derivatives
department reporting to Henri Jeantet. He was appointed
Deputy Head of the Proprietary trading desk in 2000
and following the departure of Henri Jeantet in 2004
he becomes Global Head of Equity Proprietary Trading
within Calyon’s (CA-CIB) Equity Derivatives department.
He remains in charge of all proprietary equity trading
activities during 7 years (2004 – 2011). The team was
then composed of 15 traders located in Paris, Tokyo
Xavier joined Syquant Capital investment team in May
Xavier Morin holds
an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris (1991).
Lindren Thanacoody has 12 years experience in trading.
From 2002 to 2007, within the Prime Brokerage unit of
Morgan Stanley: initially in charge of the Middle and
Back Office for Securities Lending to French clients.
In 2004 he takes responsibility for client coverage
(sales trader) for French, Swiss and German Funds and
Hedge Funds. During this period, he acquires a real
expertise on corporate actions management As from 2007,
Lindren joins the Global Capital Market unit (Morgan
Stanley Investment Bank) as sales trader in charge of
corporate clients and sovereign funds to advise and
implement strategic shareholdings and corporate operations.
Lindren joined Syquant Capital investment team in November
graduated from the University of Paris 1(Panthéon Sorbonne
– DEA Monnaie-Banque-Finance) and has a Master in Economics
(Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, ENS Ulm & EHESS).
In 2010, after a first enriching experience in civil
engineering as project manager for a large French building
company, he decides to give a financial orientation
to his career and completes an additional Master degree
in Banking & Finance at La Sorbonne University (Paris
I, Panthéon-Sorbonne), with a major in finance and financial
Geoffroy joined Syquant Capital in May 2011 as junior
portfolio manager, primarily focusing on Merger Arbitrage
and Corporate Event strategies.
from Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP, Paris)
and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT,
Franck has 20 years of proprietary trading experience
on Equity and Equity Derivatives.
He joins Credit Agricole Indosuez in 2000 as a proprietary
trader within the Equity Derivatives department. In
2004 he becomes head of the European Index Arbitrage
desk within the proprietary trading desk of the Equity
Derivatives department (reporting to Xavier Morin),
of which he remains in charge until his departure of
the group in 2012. From 2008 to 2009 he also sets up
the market making activity of the trackers of Credit
Franck joined Syquant Capital investment team
in May 2012.
graduated from ESCP Europe (Paris based business school).
Gael started in carrier in 2012 with a first experience
in real estate asset management at Amundi. Then, in
2013, Gael joined the structuring alternative solutions
team at BNP Paribas.
Gael joined Syquant Capital investment team in January
graduated from the National School for Statistics and
Information Analysis (ENSAI, Rennes 2012) and holds
a Master’s Degree in Financial Techniques from the Ecole
Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales
(ESSEC, Paris 2013).
Cyril has 9 years experience in capital markets. From
2009 to 2013, he worked at Societe Generale in New York,
first as a quant in a research team for fixed income
derivatives, and then as a quantitative developer on
the USD interest rates flow desk, focusing first on
pricing and then, starting in 2011, on statistical arbitrage
strategies. He joined the broker dealer unit of Alpine
Partners in 2013 and worked as assistant portfolio manager,
doing research and development on quantitative strategies
on futures and rates.
Cyril joined Syquant Capital investment team in September
graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris (2009) and holds
a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from Columbia
University (New York - 2009).
After a first experience at HSBC as Assistant Trader
in Equity derivatives, Gregoire joined the institutional
sales team at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management.
He subsequently worked 1 year at HSBC on FX Sales, covering
Gregoire joined Syquant Capital investment team in October
graduated from Paris Dauphine University with a Master
in Investment Banking and Financial Markets (2014).
Gregory has 11 years experience in capital markets. From
2007 to 2012, he worked for Credit Agricole CIB as an
index arbitrage trader. Gregory joined Laffitte Capital
Management in 2012 as fund manager.
Gregory joined Syquant Capital investment team in September
graduated from Ecole Centrale de Marseille (2006) and
from l’Ecole Superieur de Commerce de Paris with a Master
in Finance (2007).
Laurent has a 19 year experience as an analyst / portfolio
manager in Equity and Equity Derivatives.
He joined Credit Agricole Indosuez in 2000 as a proprietary
trader within the Equity Derivatives department. In
2004 he became in charge of the development of the quantitative
arbitrage activity of HSBC before joining the hedge
fund Millennium Capital Partners in 2007 as a senior
portfolio manager. In 2012, he joined TOBAM, an asset
management company specialized in the Smart Beta business,
as a senior quantitative analyst.
Laurent joined Syquant Capital investment team in September
graduated from National School for Computing and Applied
Mathematics (ENSIMAG, Grenoble - 1999) and from ESA
with a post-graduate degree in Finance (Grenoble - 1999)
and from Paris Dauphine University with a Master in
Financial Markets (2000). Laurent is a CFA charterholder
and FRM certified.
||Thomas Bouton - Senior
Thomas Bouton has 18 years’ professional experience, out of which 8 in the corporate finance and investment industry.
He starts his career at France Telecom as a consultant in the Telecom-Media sector. In 2004, he joins Capgemini, in an identical position, and assists also private equity funds. In 2010, he is promoted in Capgemini’s holding as senior manager within the M&A department of the firm. In 2014, he leaves for Bpifrance to become Investment Director in the Mid & Large Cap team, where he is focused primarily on investments in the Technology and Automobile sectors.
Thomas joined Syquant Capital team in February 2018.
Thomas Bouton graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (1999) and holds an MSc from the Imperial College of London.
||Arthur Fonck - Analyst Trader
Arthur has 6 years of working experience in capital markets. Arthur started his career in 2011 within the Equity Derivatives team at Société Générale before joining Rabobank London in a Trading position. In 2013, he joined Morgan Stanley Investment Management where he gained portfolio management experience while managing discretionary mandates. In 2014, he joined La Française AM where he was Equity Fund Manager, responsible for actively managing mutual funds with a conviction-based selection approach based on in-depth fundamental analysis and valuation to pick companies.
Arthur joined Syquant Capital investment team in June 2018.
Arthur graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC, Paris 2012) with a Master’s Degree in Financial Techniques.
||Philippe Saudreau - Head of Credit
Philippe has 25 years experience in corporate and convertible bond trading.
He began his career in 1994 at Banque Indosuez in the currency trading team, before creating the corporate bonds asset swap desk. In 2000, he joined SG Securities to create the desk responsible for convertible bond "stripping". Between 2002 and 2004 (initially in London and then in Paris) he joined Crédit Lyonnais (and thereafter post-merger Crédit Agricole Indosuez Cheuvreux) where he was responsible for the European convertible bond market. From 2004 to 2018, he joins Exane derivatives to take over the responsibility of the market making for the convertible bonds. As from 2014, he also took responsibility for Credit Trading.
In 2018, Philippe joined the Syquant Capital investment team.
Philippe Saudreau graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris (1991). He also graduated (Post graduate Master - DESS 203) from Paris Dauphine University (1992).
|INTERNAL CONTROL - COMPLIANCE
||Bruno Ducamp - Internal Control
Bruno Ducamp has 30 years' experience in the financial industry, on different functions, covering front office, post market functions, organization, control and compliance.
Bruno began his career in 1985 as a forex trader at Bank Indosuez and then at Bankers Trust Company. From 1992 onwards he moved to asset management where he served as fund manager. After a first experience in an independent CTA, he joined BNP Paribas Asset Management and managed a fund of funds until 2006. He then moved to organizational, control and compliance functions within a hedge fund based in Geneva as COO / Compliance Officer and then in Paris with Natixis and Cholet Dupont as an Internal controller and Compliance Officer.
Bruno joined Syquant Capital in May 2017.
Bruno Ducamp is a graduate of Paris IX Dauphine University (Master of Management, DESS 203 Financial Markets), as well as an MBA from Bocconi University in Milan.
of Investor Relations
In charge of Investor Relations at Syquant Capital,
Carl has over 25 years experience in sales and marketing
in asset management and capital market products.
Prior to this role (2004 to 2008), Carl was Head of
Sales, Marketing and Client Servicing for Europe, Middle
East and Asia at CAAM AI (the dedicated alternative
asset management In 2009 he joins CAAM AI’s investment
committee as Chief Investment Manager.
During his 15 years with the Crédit Agricole Group,
Carl has occupied various positions in the Capital Markets
division marketing fixed income and equity products
to institutional clients. Before joining CAAM AI, Carl
was responsible for marketing and sales of “structured
equity issues” with various units within Calyon S.A.
/ Cheuvreux, an affiliate of Crédit Agricole.
Prior to joining the Crédit Agricole Group, he worked
for Merrill Lynch and Salomon Brothers in the United
Kingdom, West-Deutsche Landesbank in Germany and Kredietbank
Carl joined Syquant Capital in July 2009 as Head of
holds Bachelor of Science in Economics (Hons.) from
London University (Imperial College) and subsequently
attended the Master of Business Administration program
from Boston University.
Julien has 15 years
experience in capital markets. He started his career
in 2003 at Credit Agricole CIB as multi asset sales
to retail investors, corporates and fund managers.
Julien Vanlerberghe joined Syquant Capital in June 2014
within the Investor Relations team.
graduated from Clermont-Ferrand University (Masters
Financials Markets in 2003, Wealth Management in 2013)
and is a CFA charterholder.
||Antoine Petit - Client Servicing
Antoine started his career in 2014 at Fox Head (sporting goods) within the client servicing team in Barcelona.
During this first experience, he handled different tasks as sales follow up and marketing support for the distributors of the brand.
Antoine joined Syquant Capital in May 2016 in charge of the client servicing.
Antoine Petit graduated from IPAG Business School with a Master in Financial Markets (Paris 2016).
Laurent Boscherel has more than 26 years experience
in Equity Derivatives trading, first at Credit Agricole
group and then within the HSBC group.
From 1992 to 2005, within the Equity Derivatives Business
Line of Credit Agricole Indosuez, he participated
actively in the development of the Equity Derivatives
Client driven business. In 1999 he became head of
the “Equity Vanilla Derivatives” trading, leading
a team of traders and structurers in Europe, Asia
and the US. Since 2000, aside from his responsibilities
on the “Vanilla” activity, he created the Exotic Equity
derivatives trading department to complete the panel
of products proposed to the group’s clients.
When he left the Credit Agricole group in 2005, he
was managing director, global Head of the Exotic Equity
Derivatives trading, leading a team of 20 traders
and structurers around the world. He joined HSBC in
2006 with the same position and was specifically in
charge of the harmonisation of pricing and valuation
methodologies around the different entities of the
Laurent joined Syquant Capital in March 2007 as Chief
graduated from the “Ecole Centrale Paris” in 1992
with a major in Economics.
Christine has 7 years experience in Equity Derivatives,
first at CIC group, and then within HSBC group.
From 1986 to 1988, she started her career as Derivatives
sale within Tuffier Ravier Py. From 1988 to 1993 she
was responsible of the CAC40 department at CIC group
and then James Capel (HSBC). From 1996 to 2012, she
participated actively in various associations as member
of the Board of Director and coordinator of the Parent-Teacher
Association and Managing Director of VoxFemina. Christine
was also Recruitment Consultant for Banking and Finance
within Nicholas Angell.
In July 2013, Christine joins Syquant Capital to take
care of the operational tasks. She works with Laurent
Boscherel on the various Back Office issues.
graduated from Université Lyon III (1986) with a major
in Wealth management.
Alexandre started in 2011 at the Corporate Structured
Finance team of UniCredit’s Moscow office where he
performed credit analysis and risk monitoring of large
corporate entities. From 2013 to 2015 he works on
derivatives pricing at CACEIS Bank Luxembourg.
Alexandre joined Syquant Capital in the Operation
department in March 2016.
graduated from the Erasmus School of Economics with
a Master in Economics & Finance in 2013.
Jeanne started her carrier in 2014 at La Banque Postale
within the information system department. During this
first enriching experience she contributed to design
and to implement an integrated Front to back office
Jeanne joined Syquant Capital risk management team
in September 2015.
from Ecole Française d’Electronique et d’Informatique
and from Audencia Business School (2016).
||Benoit Wagenheim - Finances and Operations
Benoit started in 2013 at Caceis Bank Luxembourg which is a funds administrator, in the NAV valorization and validation department with an expertise in derivatives products. In 2017 he joined AXA Investment Managers where he was in charge of the reconciliation with the counterparties of the valuation OTC derivatives products held in the managed funds and following implementation of processes for EMIR regulation.
Benoit joined Syquant Capital in the Operation department in April 2018.
Benoit Wagenheim graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Gestion et de Finance ESGF with a Master in International Finance in 2013.
||Julie Bert - Risk
Julie started her carrier in 2016 at Natixis as a structured products sales assistant.
In 2018, she joined the risk department of Oddo BHF. During this experience, she contributed notably to develop the market risk assessment tools.
Julie joined Syquant Capital risk management team in August 2018.
Julie graduated from Audencia Business School (2018).
||Sébastien Roger - Administrative and Financial Manager
Sébastien has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and audit, built in various tier one accounting companies. These experiences allowed him to develop a specific expertise on the Financial and Asset Management sector.
Sébastien joined Syquant Capital’s Financial Department in October 2018.
Sébastien has a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Financial studies (ENS CACHAN).
Matthias started at Cheuvreux SA in 2007 as information
technology systems architect, and was involved in
setting up and upgrading international branches
of the group. He joined Louis Capital Markets in
2010 to work on IT infrastructure, and became IT
manager of the Paris branch in 2012.
Matthias joined Syquant Capital in september 2016,
in charge of information technology operations,
maintenance, networks and telephony.
graduated from Ecole pour l'Informatique et les
nouvelles Technologies –EPITECH- (2007).
||Adrien Le Bihan - Software Engineer
Adrien started his career in 2014 as Software Engineer, for 4 years he has worked on various software development projects mainly in C++ on behalf of large enterprise groups ( Thales, Sagem, NCR France, STET).
Adrien joined Syquant Capital in April 2018 within the technical division. He works on the trading and risk management platform in collaboration with Alain Lechevallier.
Adrien Le Bihan holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen (ENSICAEN - 2014).