Head of Sales - France, Belgium, Luxembourg - Equity Solutions
Ilan joined Crédit Agricole CIB (ex-Calyon) in 2003 as a sales to Financial Institutions on Structured Products (Fixed Income). Along his career, he held several positions as a sales on X-asset (including Equity Derivatives) & client segments. Ilan graduated from the EDHEC Business School, with a Master in Financial Markets.
Head of Distribution
Goldman Sachs (International)
Marine Abiad joined Goldman Sachs in 2010 and took part in the creation of the French Structured Products Sales team. She is currently Head of Distribution France and is responsible of sales coverage for retail French clients as well as the development of a strong and diversified ESG offer for life insurance business. Marine graduated from ESCP Europe.
Mouha Ait El Ghachi
head of structuring, France
Mouha began his career with Axa as an asset liability manager before joining Amundi (formerly Credit Lyonnais Asset Management) as a structurer and fund manager. Mouha took part in the creation of Amundi Investment Solutions before becoming head of structuring for French Networks.
Head of Public Affairs
Mikael started his career as an analyst at Merrill Lynch Investment Banking in London.
In 2004, he moved back to his native Sweden, heading up E*TRADE’s push into structured products in the Nordic countries in co-operation with Merrill Lynch. In 2007, he founded and became CEO of Oak Capital, which by the time of his departure was a leading distributor of structured products in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Mikael joined Garantum in 2010 to oversee and expand the company’s international operation. He was promoted to Deputy CEO in 2012 and took over as CEO in 2015.
Mikael holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics
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head of ESG & index solutions
Credit Agricole CIB
Mahdi joined Crédit Agricole CIB in 2017 as Head of ESG & Index Solutions. He is leading the development of quantitative investment strategies and index structuring for CACIB including sustainable products. Mahdi previously worked at BNP Paribas. Along his 12-year career, part of Mahdi’s work has been focused on designing multiple successful investment strategies such as Smart-beta stock selection and risk premia. Mahdi graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris (Télécom ParisTech) in engineering and Financial mathematics and holds a Master of Science degrees in probabilities & finance from the University of Pierre-Marie Curie in Paris.
director and CEO Europe
Mahesh Bulchandani is currently CEO for Europe at FinIQ Consulting, a technology platform that specialises in Wealth Management and Treasury systems. Prior to this Mahesh spent six years in technology and 17 years in the investment banking industry at firms including JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup in positions in origination, syndicate, underwriting, sales and structuring functions related to derivatives, foreign exchange, risk management and capital markets.
Mahesh obtained his MBA from IIM Calcutta after having completed his degree in engineering.
Head of Savings and Financial Market Division, Savings Financial Market Division
Directorate General of the Treasury (DGT)
Geoffroy Cailloux is head of the savings and financial markest unit at the French Treasury. He was previously head of the international debt unit and secretary general of the Paris Club. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, and John Hopkins University.
senior strategic advisor
Jean-Philippe, is senior strategic advisor at Société Générale and has been an active member of the AFPDB legal and regulatory committee since 2014 when he joined SG. Before that, Jean-Philippe spent 9 years at the French Financial Markets Authority – the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers)- where he coordinated, through a Steering Committee, the five European regulators of Euronext on market rules. Jean-Philippe also contributed to several IOSCO (International Organisation of Securities Commissions) task forces (e.g., Internet regulations, rules governing intermediaries etc.). Subsequently, Jean-Philippe joined Viel-Tradition interdealer brokerage in Paris as their Secrétaire Général, managing several functions including compliance and AML, and the coordination of industry initiatives in those areas.
[Jean-Philippe Cavrois graduated from Sciences Po Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) and holds an Master in Business Administration of the Paris Sorbonne University (IAE).]
Cross Asset Solutions Sales
Prior to funding Lynceus Partners, Patrick worked at BNP Paribas where he started his career in 2011 in the Global Equities and Commodity Derivatives division where he held different roles regarding structured products such as Marketing and Sales, focusing on institutional clients in France then in Belgium. In 2015, he moved to Switzerland and shortly after, motivated by the challenge to bring together Structured Products expertise and Technology, he created Lynceus Partners and its proprietary plateform, Argo. Patrick studied Financial Markets at Audencia Business School and the Asian Institute of Management.
Senior Advisor - Innovation and Fintech
Gide Loyrette Nouel France
Jennifer specialises in influence strategy, lobbying and international negotiations. Within Gide Law Firm, she is one of the founding members of the team dedicated to Innovation and Fintech called Gide 255, from Digits to Opportunities. Gide 255 was launched in September 2018 as a dedicated offer to accompany innovative players in their decision-making, implementation and legal structuring as regards their digital strategy. Prior joining Gide, Jennifer was the Head of the International Affairs Unit within the French securities markets regulator (Autorité des marchés financiers, AMF). Her assignments included coordinating the AMF’s actions within international financial regulation bodies (in particular the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)) and led cooperation actions with foreign regulation authorities. Prior to joining the AMF, Jennifer was Chief of Staff and EU Regulatory Affairs manager for Mazars. She began her career in 2009 as a parliamentary attaché at the French Senate. Jennifer is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris (2008). She lectures within the Sciences Po Paris Law School and teaches students at Master’s level in law and market regulation at Paris Dauphine University.
Peter De Clercq
Peter is chief executive officer of Quantessence. Quantessence, a Euroclear company, is an agile fintech that brings innovation to the savings and investment market. Before joining Quantessence, Peter was managing director at Barclays Capital for eight years, running the bank’s main iCPPI programme. He previously worked for Goldman Sachs, covering large financial institutions, and for JPMorgan, where he had leading roles in trading and sales for over 10 years. Peter holds an MBA in finance from IAG at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), as well as an MA in philology from the University of Leuven (Belgium).
Juan Ramón Domínguez Recio
Head of Equity Structured Products Sales Europe
Juan Ramón has over 20 years´ experience in global markets, having run different roles in sales and trading at BBVA. He has a strong background in equity and fund derivatives and had been head of equity derivatives sales Spain until 2015, when he was promoted to his current position. His knowledge of the distribution business and his previous experience in fixed income are now key to implement a cross asset mandate in the Spanish Retail and European Private Banks sales teams. Education: MBA, IESE Business School. Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration, Insurance Actuary, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Mr Eber is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LexiFi, an independent company based in Paris which provides financial software dedicated to OTC derivatives and structured products. Mr Eber is a regular speaker at financial engineering conferences and has published numerous papers on financial risk management and on the application of programming language theory to financial trading and risk management. Prior to founding LexiFi in 2000, Mr Eber was Global Head of Quantitative Research in the Capital Markets Division of Société Générale. In this position, Mr Eber was responsible for the design and implementation of software tools and mathematical models for trading complex derivative products. Mr Eber holds an M.S. in econometrics and a M.S. in mathematics from the University of Strasbourg, and a Ph.D. in mathematical economics from the University of Bonn, where he was an assistant professor.
Tiago is a managing director at SRP. He joined SRP as a global head of data. SRP is a part of Euromoney Group, and provides highest quality market intelligence and investor education to the structured product market, helping the players to be in the vanguard of the derivatives industry. Previously, Tiago spent four years at Caixa Geral de Depósitos as an analyst for the structured product offering in the Portuguese market. Tiago has also worked at BNP Paribas and DIF Broker.
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Head of Sales
MD- Head of Public Distribution
Nicola is responsible of Private Investor Products Italy at UniCredit. In his current role, he is in charge of the development and distribution of all investment products on the Italian market across multi-asset and multi-channel approach, as well as the brokerage activity of banks directly connected to UniCredit platform.
Prior to joining UniCredit in 2015, Nicola gained an extensive experience in other investment banks in London. He was Head of Private Investor Products Sales, Italy for ABN AMRO. After the merger with RBS, he was appointed Head of Exchange Traded Products Europe, one of major Public Distribution platform with strong local presence across main countries in Europe. He was one of the founding members of Italian Certificates and Investment Products Association (ACEPI) in 2006 and he served the Association for many years as board member, before being appointed Chairman of the ACEPI in 2019.
Director - Relations Grands Compte Retail France
Charlotte is part of the sales team and is responsible for the relation with banks and insurance companies in France. She joined Société Générale’s structured product team in New York in 2009 before joining the French team in 2010. In 2012, she was made responsible for the coverage of large retail distributors in the France and has been in charge of this market ever since.
Charlotte graduated from EM LYON Business School in 2009.
Head of Pricing & Development EQD Paris - Global Markets
Pierre started his career at Société Générale in 2011, joining the Products & Development team dedicated to institutional clients, before taking responsibility of the French retail segment in 2016. He is now heading the Products & Development for Equities & Derivatives in Paris, covering both distribution and institutional clients.
Pierre graduated from HEC and got a Master at Ecole Polytechnique.
co-founder & ceo
Co-Founder & Chief Architect
Dr Hariton Korizis is the co-founder and Chief Product Architect of Dr Hariton Korizis is the co-founder and Chief Product Architect of ResonanceX, a platform providing smart access to bespoke structured investments. During his 10-year career in tier-1 Investment Banks (Structuring in Barclays and Head of Global FX Indices in HSBC) he has a demonstrated history of innovating and running lean global business initiatives in quantitative trading and structured products. Hariton is an Electrical Engineer with a PhD from Imperial College London and in recent years has a strong focus on blockchain technologies and artificial intelligence (Columbia School of Engineering). He regularly provides commentary to the press on the above topics and writes articles on technology & innovation as drivers for change in the capital markets.
Amélie Labbé Thompson
global head of content
Amélie is SRP’s global head of content, based in London. Before joining the company in January 2018, she was managing editor of International Financial Law Review, a Euromoney publication focused on the global financial regulation sector. She previously worked at Centaur Media in various management and editorial roles. She holds an LLM degree from the London School of Economics as well as a master’s degree in European law from the University of Rennes, in France. Amélie regularly speaks at and moderates events in London on financial regulation, having previously spoken about EU bank resolution in particular.
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Hilbert Investment Solutions
Head of Banking, Insurance and Bond Market
Julien Laroche has been in charge of the Autorité des marchés financiers’ (AMF) ‘Bank, Insurance and Bond Market’ at the issuer directorate since January 2017. With the help of his team, he supports banks and insurance companies in their financial communication strategies and their European financial market operations (bond issuances, IPOs, fundraising etc). He also supports corporates, non-profits and local authorities with issuances, which have to be notified to the regulator. He has also been responsible for the AMF’s bond policy since the beginning of 2018. As such, he is involved in the joint development of national and European regulation, and represents the regulator in dealings with various market participants.
He started his career at Deloitte, and joined the AMF’s financial operations communications team for banks and insurance companies in 2012. He is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Reims (Neoma Business School).
head of structured products, RFQ platforms
Géraldine Laussat joined ITG RFQ-hub in 2013 from Barclays in London where she was selling Alternative Solutions to Asset Managers. Géraldine started her career as a prop trader at BNP Paribas Arbitrage in 2002 prior to joining their UK Equity Derivatives sales team. Géraldine is responsible for developing the Structured Products offering on the ITG RFQ-hub platform globally.
Managing Director - Head of European Sales
Armelle Loeb-Darcagne is head of European sales at STOXX in charge of the promotion and distribution of innovative STOXX and DAX index solutions to the entire range of institutional clients.
Armelle has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking and asset management.
Prior to joining STOXX in 2015, she held different senior positions in the ETF industry with iShares, HSBC and Credit Suisse ETF.
Armelle started at Lehman Brothers before joining Deutsche Bank in fixed income sales and trading. She then joined Morgan Stanley Capital International, which became MSCI, where she was sales responsible for the French speaking market.
head of sustainable investment solutions - global markets
Isabelle has held various roles within markets activities Société Générale, notably chief operating officer for the cross asset structured products activity in New York. Isabelle has been a financial product engineer in charge of developing cross asset investment strategies and index structuring for the SG Index franchise. Isabelle started her career in 2001 at Capgemini Consulting.
Head of New Products & Innovation Equity and Head of Indices
Pierre Moretti joined Natixis CIB in January 2019 to lead the new products & innovation equity & indices teams. He was initially specialised in structuring equity-linked solutions dedicated to institutional investors, having previously headed the cross asset QIS team at Société Générale.
Global Head of Financial Engeneering
Aurélien Rabaey joined Natixis CIB in 2014 as global head of equity derivatives financial engineering for four years. He is currently global head of new products & innovation (equity derivatives & fixed income) within the new Natixis CIB’s financial engineering department. He previously spent 10 years at Société Générale where he supervised the financial engineering cross asset distribution.
Equity and Funds Structured Products Distribution - France
Nathalie Rouault is the responsible of Equity and Funds Structured Products Distribution in France at BBVA. She started her career in 2001 in Credit Mutuel CIC as an Equity derivatives sales. In 2005, she joined BBVA to develop the Equity and Funds derivatives business for France, Belgium and Luxembourg institutional clients. Her strong background in equity derivatives has been also key to create recently the Delta 1 and Equity financing franchise and offer global solutions to institutional clients. Since 2018 she also has a cross asset mandate in the distribution of structured products to private banks.
Head of Investment Solutions
Banque Postale Structured Asset Management
Mathilde joined La Banque Postale Asset Management (LBPAM) n 2019 as Head of Investment Solutions, and holds a position on the company's Executive Board.
Before joining LBPAM, Mathilde worked at AXA IM between 2011 and February 2019. In 2018, she was promoted to head the institutional and wholesale multi-assets solutions team at AXA IM. In addition to her responsibilities in institutional solutions, Mathilde supervised the commercial development of multi-asset funds with distribution. Prior to this, she was appointed as Head of the Institutional Solutions team in 2015, where she was in charge of defining and implementing solutions tailored to the specific needs of institutional investors, in particular for insurers and pension funds subject to regulatory constraints..
Before joining AXA IM, Mathilde worked at AXA Group and with AXA Group CRO, where she was involved in the Solvency II negotiation process and its implications for investment strategy and balance sheet management. She began her career at AXA in 2003 as an actuary, and then at Oddo as a sell-side equity analyst covering the insurance sector. Mathilde with a Master's degree in Applied Research at ENSTA ParisTech, as well as a Master's degree in Economics and Finance from La Sorbonne (Paris I).
Head of Global Quantitative Management
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Etienne Vincent is head of global quantitative management for BNP Paribas Asset Management. Etienne Vincent joined BNP Paribas Asset Management in 2004, as head of structured investments, including index and formula funds. Since 2011, he has contributed to developing the quant capability, notably around the low volatility anomaly. Prior to this, he worked for three years as management auditor for the Group and for five years in interest rates swaps trading in Tokyo, Singapore and Paris.
Head of MACS Portfolio Management
AXA Investment Managers
Lorraine Zafrani joined Axa Investment Managers as global head of structured asset management. Prior to that, Lorraine worked at Sinopia Asset Management (part of the HSBC Group), managing structured products and volatility arbitrage products, and at JP Morgan (Morgan Gestion).