ΣSPECIALISTS = PERFORMANCE + ROBUSTNESS

The whole team consists of recognised professionals, with long-standing experiences at leading financial institutions and trained at top academic institutions.

An in-depth understanding of quantitative models and their limitations

Solid expertise in the usage of derivatives, used for risk management of a part of our funds

A drive to have the world of finance evolve

Lionel ASSOUN


Member of the supervisory board

Lionel accompanies the development of SILEX Group. Lionel participates with the founders in the strategy of the various entities, with a particular focus on the development of the asset management franchise. He supervises the activities’ compliance, both from a regulatory and a financial risk perspective. After graduating from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, Lionel Assoun started his career in a team of applied research at the Crédit Commercial de France, before heading the quantitative management team of Sinopia. In 1999 he joined EXANE, as head of development for derivatives. During 15 years he participates to the growth of the asset management business with the creation and development of Ellipsis AM. During nearly 5 years Lionel was member of the management board of EXANE, overseeing notably the control functions.

Fabrice REY


Member of the supervisory board

After graduating from the Ecole Polytechnique, Fabrice Rey began his career in 1998 working as a Fund Manager at the French bank Société Générale, where he established arbitrage strategies for capital guaranteed funds. He then joined HSBC as a products manager in asset management. He set up an independent company specializing in independent price verification, joining Oddo, a French investment bank, in 2004 where he developed a structured offer and managed the options market making desk. In 2011 Fabrice began developing quantitative proprietary trading strategies before co-founding SILEX.

Xavier LABORDE


President

Before creating SILEX, he was a partner at EXANE, a French investment company where he worked for ten years. He headed the Cross Asset Solutions teams (sales and engineering/structuring) and was member of the Executive Committee of EXANE Derivatives. In charge of proprietary index development, Xavier has participated in the development of strategies which mix quantitative and fundamental research. Xavier graduated from EDHEC Business School.

Tanneguy de BELIZAL


Executive Senior Manager and RCCI

Tanneguy started his career at Carmignac Gestion in 2008 as Financial Lawyer before joining HSBC France in 2010, as Financial Lawyer. In 2011, he integrates UBS AM France, as Financial Lawyer. In July 2017, he joins Ecofi Investissements, as Interim Manager for legal Team. He joined SILEX in June 2018 as Head of Legal, and become Executive Senior Manager and et RCCI of SILEX Investment Managers on November 2018. Tanneguy graduated from Panthéon Assas University.

Benoit BROCHART


Senior Portfolio Manager

Benoit is senior portfolio manager at SILEX IM since 2018. After graduating from the ENSAE in 2004, he started his career as a quantitative analyst at Total Oil Trading. From 2005 until 2011 he worked at Crédit Agricole CIB at the equity derivatives department as a prop trader, leading the development of index and statistical arbitrage. In 2011, Benoit became portfolio manager for Unigestion SA. As a member of the investment committee, he has participated in the management of the Equity Risk Managed funds. In 2017 he joined SILEX, taking the lead of the development of the asset management activity.

Philippe KELLERHALS


Head of fixed income


Philippe began his career in 2003 at BNP Paribas Investment Bank, as a credit portfolio manager. In 2008, he joined Cairn Capital in London as senior portfolio manager for corporate credit strategies and also in charge of trading and research. Philippe joined SILEX in 2018 where he brings since his expertise of manager on the strategies of rates and credit. Philippe is a graduate of ESCP Europe and holds the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst).

Xavier HOCHE


Head of convertible bonds


Xavier Hoche is Head of convertible bonds at SILEX. He began his career as fixed income portfolio manager at Crédit Mutuel in 1995, then joined Crédit Lyonnais AM in 2000 as Head of convertible bonds. In 2003 he was appointed Head of convertible bonds and alternative strategies at OFI Asset Management. From 2006 to 2008, he was convertible bonds manager at Schelcher Prince Gestion before joining and taking responsibility for the convertible bonds and dated funds at Oddo Asset Management. In 2013, he founded AltaRocca AM dedicated to convertoble bonds management, backed by the Primonial group, and also served as a fund manager analyst there. In 2018 AltaRocca was sold to the group at 100%. His more than 25 year old expertise, his multi awarded management and his experience as founder of a management company make Xavier a recognized and often consulted player on various subjects of the convertible bonds asset class. Xavier graduated from ISFA in actuarial science.

Jean-Baptiste PAULIN


Risk controller

Jean-Baptiste is a quantitative analyst at SILEX Technologies and Risk Manager at SILEX IM. He is in charge of SPARK's internal tools for SILEX and contributes to the development of quantitative tools, Front to Back and risk management. A graduate of ENSAE ParisTech with a specialisation in Finance and Risk Management, Jean-Baptiste Paulin began his career at DNCA Finance as a risk controller. He then joined the BNP Paribas Asset Management group as a quantitative analyst for Equities and XAsset. There, he gained an expertise in quantamental methodologies, risk management of cross-asset funds guaranteed in capital and "isovol" before joining SILEX.

Maud DOLBEAU


Head of marketing

Maud Dolbeau joined SILEX IM in July 2019. Maud has over 10 years of experience in the asset management industry and has held positions in the marketing and communication departments of every company she has been a part of. After a first experience in Communication at Oddo BHF AM, Maud joined the asset manager Carmignac in 2010, where she consecutively held the positions of Product Specialist, Marketing Sales Support and Senior Marketing Specialist. Maud is a graduate of Skema Business School and holds a Master CCA from the University of Lille 2.