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Asset management company

  • Created in March 2010 by Arnaud Chrétien who wished to develop an entrepreneurial project after spending 15 years managing quantitative investment operations, notably for the sovereign funds of Abu Dhabi (ADIA, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority) and SGAM AI. Aequan Capital is based on proprietary risk management tools in order to manage two diversified and currencies fund.

  • Founded in 1991, Capital Fund Management ("CFM") is a privately held company and a pioneer in the field of quantitative alternative investment management. CFM has specialized in developing trading strategies based on a global, quantitative approach to financial markets. The company has offices in Paris, New York and Tokyo and has a staff of more than 100.

  • Created in 2001 by François Bonnin, John Locke Investments is based on a team of experienced researchers in order to develop a range of strategies that are at the leading edge of investment technology.

  • KeyQuant is an innovative entrepreneurial asset management company established in December 2009. Specializing in systematic trend-following, KeyQuant focuses its research on obtaining superior returns while controlling risk and following its principles.

  • Founded in 2006, Seven Capital Management has delivered liquid, transparent absolute returns based on Global Risk Asset Allocation (GRAA).

  • Founded in 1996 by Thaddée Tyl and Vincent Gleyze, Rivoli Fund Management has a staff of 16 experienced professionals including 7 researchers with strong academic backgrounds. For more than 15 years, Rivoli Fund Management offers a range of alternative investment products using state-of-the-art quantitative trading and investment strategies.

  • TOBAM is an independent asset management company, founded in 2005 by Yves Choueifaty. TOBAM's flagship Anti-Benchmark® strategies, supported by original research and a patented mathematical definition of diversification, provide clients with diversified core equity exposure, both globally and in domestic markets. TOBAM manages over $2.3 billion (March 2012) primarily for large, well-known pension funds, and has offices in Paris, Amsterdam and Los Angeles. Its team includes 16 financial professionals, complemented by Third Party Marketers covering Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the Nordics.

  • Founded in 2005 by Laurent Jaffrès, Vivienne Investissement is an independent asset management company specialized in quantitative asset and risk management. Outcome of a research laboratory in Quantitative Finance (5 PhD and 2 Engineers), our company develops innovative and robust asset management processes on liquid markets, through a range of absolute return funds.

Research units

  • CREST is a research centre attached to GENES: the Group of National Economics and Statistics Schools linked to INSEE (National Institute of Statistics & Economic Studies).  The group also comprises ENSAE (Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics & Finance), ENSAI (Graduate School of Statistics & Information Processing) and CEPE further training centre.

  • Created in 1968, the ‘Dauphine university centre’ was officially recognised as a fully fledged university two years later. Right from the start Paris-Dauphine University asserted its independence in terms of scientific and educational innovation and has consequently forged the strong identity of its professors, researchers, administrative staff and students.

  • Founded in September 2008, the Paris-based Louis Bachelier Institute, is a centre of financial innovation of international scope within the global business and research cluster Finance Innovation, under the egis of Paris Europlace.

  • The international competitive cluster FINANCE INNOVATION is a group initiative of the Paris Stock Exchange. Its 240 members, banks, insurance firms, financial management and service companies, universities, research laboratories and SMEs collaborate on industrial and research projects with high added value. The objective of the cluster is to encourage and support enterprising initiatives to boost employment and grow market share of the French finance industry at both European and international levels.

Service providers

  • MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs 2200 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

  • Morningstar, Inc. is the leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Morningstar offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisers, and institutions.

  • NYSE Euronext provides buyers and sellers worldwide with the liquidity, access and choice they need to enable seamless, high performance trading across asset classes, global geographies, and time zones.

  • QAMLAB is an advisory company dedicated to R&D in Quantitative Finance. QAMLAB provides embedded and tailored Quantitative processes which are reliable, transparent and easy-to-implement. QAMLAB was created by a multi-expertise team at the crossroads of Applied Mathematics, Signal Processing, Economics and Finance with many years of experience in Academia and Asset Management

  • QuantHouse is an independent global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions. This includes ultra low latency market data technologies, algo-trading development framework, proximity hosting and order routing services; to help hedge funds, market makers, proprietary desks and latency sensitive sell side firms to take the lead.

  • Specialised in financing the R&D in Europe for more than 20 years, F.INICIATIVAS detects with its clients the most suitable financial tools, such as Research Tax Credit, JEI status, Grants, etc.  Our teams composed of engineers and PhD, have the open-mind characteristic of youth and experience of several years with our customers (ranging from SME to international groups).

  • Hedgeguard is a front to back solution dedicated to fund managers. The software is a set of rich and accurate components : Order management, position keeping, risk management, compliance and reporting.

  • TEKNYS Consulting is a rapidly developing consultancy specializing in banking and market finance. We are looking for a program engineer to develop internet applications in the structured products market.

  • Vae Soli is a firm specialized in auditing procedures, monitoring plan and internal controls with asset managers (outsourcing functions of compliance officer).


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