Business Development & Client Relations

Thierry Callault

Head of Business Development

Thierry Callault joined QUAERO CAPITAL in 2013 as a Partner and Head of Business Development.

Thierry started his career at the Banque du Louvre in 1990 where he became Director of Strategies and was considered a pioneer for multi-management in France. He developed strategic relationships with top tier American asset managers like PIMCO, Western, Wanger, Third Avenue, Driehaus and Neuberger, who through his introduction were then able to develop their activities in France and continental Europe.

In 2003 he joined OFI Asset Management as CEO. Under his leadership the firm grew from 3bn to 50bn Euros asset under management. He was directly involved in the creation of several alternative multi-asset funds (OFI MGA, Zencap), infrastructure and real asset funds (OFI InfraVia) and fund incubators (AmLab and New Alpha).

Upon leaving OFI in 2012 he co-founded Blue Alpha, with the view to invest in newly created asset management companies and to help develop their brand and AuMs.

 

Mark Burges Watson

Head of Institutional - UK

Mark Burges Watson joined Quaero Capital LLP as Head of Institutional in September 2021.

After a sales career in Japanese and Asian Equities at Barclays Capital and JPMorgan, which included two years working in Geneva, Mark co-founded Japan specialist advisory firm ‘Japaninvest’ in 2003, which listed in Tokyo in 2006 and was bought by the Haitong Group (China’s second largest Securities firm) in 2015. Mark brings 30+ years of financial markets’ experience to the firm as well as an entrepreneurial mindset and will focus on growing the Quaero Capital brand and franchise in the UK.

His external interests include being a Trustee of the Gerald Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and as an adviser to female-led small growth businesses at Hakuba Advisory.

Mark has an MA in Modern History from Cambridge University and an EMBA from Oxford University.

Nick Hamwee

Non Executive Director Quaero Capital LLP

Nick Hamwee joined QUAERO CAPITAL LLP in 2013.

Nick Hamwee began his career in 1986 as a US Equity Analyst at Capel-Cure Myers.

In 1990 he joined Lombard Odier where he managed a broad mandate of US Equity Portfolios, and as Head of US Equities had primary responsibility for all US institutional equity portfolio management across the group. Through that period Nick delivered a five year audited top-decile return.

In 1995 Nick joined Sanford Bernstein & Co in New York, from where he developed relationships with many of the leading UK & European financial institutions and significantly built up the firm’s equity franchise in Europe.

He returned to London in 1998 to join Credit Suisse First Boston with a similar mandate, becoming co-Head of CSFB’s USD 250m US Cash Equity Business in Europe. During his stewardship CSFB gained significant European market share, establishing itself firmly and consistently in the top three US Investment Bank franchises in Europe.

Nick left CSFB in 2005 and has subsequently pursued his own entrepreneurial business and investment interests.

Stéphane de Buhren

Deputy CEO Quaero Capital (France) SAS and responsible for business development

Stéphane de Buhren joined QUAERO CAPITAL SA in January 2016 as a Deputy Director General  for QUAERO CAPITAL (FRANCE) SAS. He is in charge of sales and development.

Stéphane de Buhren started his career in 2000 with Aurel Leven, a Paris based specialist broker for small and mid-French equities. After a year he joined Fortis Securities to help develop the small & midcap European Equities department dedicated to institutions. In 2005 he was hired by Montpensier Finance – a French Asset Management Company- where he was responsible for sales to large institutions as well as business diversification.

Back in 2007 Stéphane had the opportunity to be closely involved with French AM Tocqueville Finance where he was Managing Director in charge of its Private Banking Department. After Tocqueville’s sale in 2010 Stéphane returned to Montpensier Finance as a Managing Director responsible for large investors, notably Institutions as well as family offices. He also acted as an advisor to a dedicated small and midcap fund managed by Montpensier.

Stephane studied economics in France at l’Institut Supérieur de Gestion.

 

Dominique Dubois

Managing Director of Quaero Capital (Luxembourg) SA

Dominique Dubois joined QUAERO CAPITAL (Luxembourg) SA in 2017 as Managing Director.

Dominique has more than 25 years of experience in the Luxembourg investment fund industry. He began his career in the investment fund department of Banque Indosuez Luxembourg in 1991.

In 1993, Dominique joined Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe in Luxembourg (BPERE) where he worked successively in the accounting, marketing and business development departments of the investment funds division. He held this last position for more than 16 years and was in charge of promoting custodian bank and investment fund administration activities to BPERE’s third-party institutional clients in Benelux, France, Switzerland, Germany, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. Under his leadership, BPERE became one of the leading banks for third-party fund administration in the Luxembourg financial centre.

In 2014, he joined Banque Degroof Petercam Luxembourg with responsibility for developing the activities of custodian bank, fund administration and management companies of third-party funds for institutional clients mainly based in Benelux, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Spain.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a specialisation in accounting and business management from the Haute Ecole de Namur-Liège-Luxembourg (Belgium).

 

Hélène Reichardt

Head of Business Development - Romandie

Hélène Reichardt joined QUAERO CAPITAL SA in February 2017 as business developer for the French speaking part of Switzerland.

Hélène Reichardt has an extensive experience in institutional business development. She started her career at BNP Paribas in 1998, as pan-European equity sales to German institutional clients, then joined CSFB in 2000 with a similar mandate.

In 2002, she joined Saxo Bank in Copenhagen as business developer for French-speaking countries, in charge for white label partnerships for the Saxo trading platform with French, Swiss and Belgian financial institutions.

Hélène Reichardt joined SYZ Asset Management in 2004, where she was in charge of the institutional business development in Germany and then head of business development for the French speaking part of Switzerland.

Daniel Ritz

Head of Business Development - Swiss German Area

Daniel Ritz joined QUAERO CAPITAL SA in 2020 as Head of Business Development for the Swiss German area.

Daniel Ritz benefits from over 30 years of experience in the Swiss German institutional financial sector. During his career, he has both managed institutional portfolios and developed a wide network of institutional client relationships for leading local banks and asset managers.

Daniel holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and an MBA from the University of Rochester (New York). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Board of the CFA Society Switzerland.