Our conception of governance
The attention we pay to governance is a legacy to which we are attached. More than 27 years of expertise have taught us that good managers instil a vision and implement ambitious social and environmental policies.
Existence of checks and balances
Relevance of the functions represented on the Management Committee
Respect for minority shareholders
Evaluation of non-financial risks
Transparency of financial information
100% ownership of the Primonial group.
Deputy CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Olivier de Berranger is a graduate of HEC. Since 1990, he has successively fulfilled the positions of trader and trading desk manager on derivatives and cash interest rate products at Crédit Lyonnais and Calyon. He then became manager for the Capital Markets sector at First Finance, a consulting and training company. He joined La Financière de l’Echiquier in March 2007 as a bond manager. He is specifically in charge of the bond component of Echiquier Patrimoine fund and manages Echiquier ARTY and Echiquier Credit Europe. In 2017 he is nominated Chief Investment Officer and becomes part of the Management Committee. In April 2019, he also became Deputy CEO.
Bertrand Merveille graduated from the University of Caen (IUP Banque Assurance). He holds a postgraduate degree in law and financial market economics. Bertrand has spent most of his career at the AMF (French financial markets authority): From 2003 to 2008, he was a UCITS Analyst, responsible for the management company portfolio, then in 2008 he became Deputy Director and subsequently Director of the Investment Services Providers department. He joined Financière de l’Echiquier as Head of Compliance and Internal Control in 2011, and in 2016 was appointed Head of Private Client Management. He is a member of the Management Committee. He was also appointed Deputy CEO in April 2019.
Head of Human Resources
After training in law, Alix Descroix started her career as a Middle and Front Office assistant on equity derivatives at Société Générale . She entered the world of HR in 2000 when she joined the headhunting firm Singer & Hamilton, before moving on to BPCE to become Head of HR Projects. She joined La Financière de l’Echiquier in 2014 as Head of Human Resources.
Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
A business school graduate with expertise in accounting, Edouard Duffour began his career at Deloitte as an auditor. He then joined the accounting firm, Cælis, where he conducted auditing and consulting missions in particular for Natixis Private Equity International. He joined La Financière de l'Echiquier as the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer in 2015.
Chief Operating Officer
With a degree from EM Lyon business school, Maroussia began her career in 1997 with Ernst & Young, first as an M&A analyst then an auditor. In 1999, she joined PwC in New York, then in 2002 headed to Geneva where she pursued her career as an auditor. Five years later, she joined the finance department of HSBC Private Bank in Geneva and then, in 2011, Acropole AM, where she was responsible for internal control, compliance and risk management and then chief operating officer. When this company was acquired by La Financière de l’Echiquier in 2013, she was appointed Deputy COO and then COO.
Head of marketing & communication
A graduate of Essec and member of the Société française des analystes financiers (SFAF), Anne-Laure has spent the whole of her 20-year career in asset management. She began her career in 1995 at Paribas. After nearly ten years as financial analyst, she switched to marketing and product development at AXA Investment Managers. In 2008, she moved into Private Equity at Groupama Private Equity, where she created and headed the Investor Relations and Marketing team. She joined La Financière de l’Echiquier in 2016 as Institutional sales then in 2018 took over the Product Marketing and Client Services team. In 2019, she was appointed Head of Marketing and Communication.