Operations & Support

Francesco Samson

Group Chief Operating Officer

Francesco Samson joined QUAERO CAPITAL SA on April 1st, 2017, as Group COO.

Francesco Samson started his career in 1990 with DuPont de Nemours in Geneva where he became head of sales of three products in Europe. He subsequently joined McKinsey in Geneva in 1996 where he focused on business development and restructuring related projects. From 1998 to 2004 he led the strategy for the EMEA region, building and leading two front office teams for the Citigroup Private Bank in Geneva. Francesco Samson then spent 10 years at EIM in Nyon, where he was Partner, Group COO and member of the Executive Committee, also overseeing business development and investment services. He joined Brevan Howard in 2014 as Head and COO of the Geneva office and a member of the Executive Committee of Brevan Howard Investment Products Limited in Jersey.

Fluent in French, Italian, English and German, Francesco Samson has an MSc from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (“EPFL”) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and an MBA from INSEAD in Paris with a major in Finance.

 

Marcus Tang

Head of Operations

Marcus Tang joined QUAERO CAPITAL SA in 2013.

Marcus started his career in 2000 at Citco Fund Services in the Netherlands as a fund accountant, and later as senior account manager. He was responsible for the administration of the largest fund of funds group from the Amsterdam office, as well the administration of various other investment strategies.

In 2007 Marcus joined 3A (Alternative Asset Advisors), the alternative investment division of banking group SYZ. At 3A he was responsible for the middle-office and liaison with the legal department, including setting-up of accounts and fund, NAV control and validation. After the conversion from 3A into SYZ Asset Management, Marcus became the head of operations and part of the Management Committee.

Tony Fernandes

Head of Operations, Quaero Capital LLP

Tony Fernandes joined Quaero Capital LLP in 2004 and became a partner in 2008. He holds the position of Head of Operations and Technology.

He is involved in the development, implementation and maintenance of the group’s extensive IT infrastructure as well as co-managing the London business from an operations standpoint.

Prior to joining the firm, Tony ran his own business programming and developing websites.

Aymeric Plassard

COO, Quaero Capital (France) SAS

Aymeric Plassard joined Quaero Capital (France) SAS in 2018.

Aymeric started his career in 1999 in an audit and accountancy firm. In 2001, he joined CPS (former branch of PriceWaterhouseCoopers for a long-term mission) and was interim CFO of Sonauto (Porsche & Mitsubishi for France) for a year.

In 2002, he joined PAI Partners as financial officer in charge of two LBO funds (PAI LBO Fund (EUR 653m) and PAI Europe III (EUR 1,8bn)). He was involved in many of the fund’s flagship deals during this period.

In 2009, he joined Serge Weinberg’s team (Weinberg Capital Partners) as Chief Operating Officer for 7 years. In this role, he was one of the leading players in the growth and diversification of the company which is active today in multiple private equity sectors.

Aymeric obtained the DECF diploma, the ICS Bégué exam and is a holder of the RCCI card delivered by the French authority AMF.

 

 

Christine Didier

Administration

Christine Didier joined QUAERO CAPITAL SA in 2004; she is in charge of financial accounting and bookkeeping.

From 1994 to 2004, Christine was involved in a variety of bookkeeping and administrative roles at the private Bank Gadd & Cie.

Christine holds a commercial maturity awarded in Geneva.

Luciana Favero

Financial Officer, Quaero Capital LLP

Luciana joined Quaero Capital LLP in 2007 as a Middle Office Executive. She holds today the position of Financial Officer.

Prior moving to the UK, Luciana gained 8 years’ experience in Private Banking in Brazil with Bradesco S.A.

In 2006, Luciana qualified as an Accountant Technician with AAT in London. She is currently studying for Taxation Exams (ATT/CIOT).

Khadija Harrouach

Head of Reception and Logistic

Khadija joined Quaero Capital SA in April 2021 as the person in charge of logistic and reception.

Khadija has had a long career in banking. Her last responsibility was as Executive assistant, Head of Reception and Logistic at Bank Syz SA, where she worked for over 20 years

She has experience in hotel management and hospitality.

Nick Stanfield

Financial Analyst

Nick Stanfield joined QUAERO CAPITAL SA in 2017 as financial analyst.

Nick started his career at Hazlewoods LLP in the Cotswolds in England before moving to France and joining Brevan Howard as financial controller for the newly set up Geneva branch run out of Jersey.  In 2013 Nick moved to Clarksons Platou shipbrokers as financial accountant before then moving to Hinduja Bank in 2015 as MIS officer to analyse the various revenues by client and relationship manager.

Nick qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in England in 2010.