Jean, 40, joins the firm having spent a year out of banking working for an Internet start-up venture. Prior to that he spent 15 years at Société Générale where, during this time, he was Head of Interest Rate Derivatives Group, Head of Fixed Income and, most recently, Head of Global Markets. Jean holds degrees from the école Polytechnique and école des Mines in Paris.
Commenting on this appointment, Gilles Glicenstein said: "We are delighted to have attracted someone of Jean's calibre to join our business. His wealth of experience and technical knowledge will help us achieve our goals. We aim to increase our alternative and quantitative assets under management from euros 9.5 billion today to nearly euros 40 billion in five years' time."
The alternative, structured, quantitative, and index-based management activities embrace all non-traditional management approaches worldwide (arbitrage or decorrelated products, funds of funds, guaranteed or structured funds, hedge funds, currency risk management, quantitative or index-linked management products).