Thierry Callault joined Quaero Capital SA in 2013 as a Partner and Head of the Institutional Business.
Thierry started his career at the Banque du Louvre in 1990 where he became Director of Strategies and was considered a pioneer for Multimanagement 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 where then able to develop their activities in France and continental Europe.
In 2003 he joined OFI Asset Management as their 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.
Nick Hamwee joined Quaero Capital LLP (formerly Quaero Capital (UK) Ltd) 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.
Dominique Dubois joined QUAERO CAPITAL in 2017 as Managing Director of Quaero Capital (Luxembourg) SA.
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 specialization in accounting and business management from the Haute Ecole de Namur-Liège-Luxembourg (Belgium). He is bilingual in French and English.
James Hepworth joined Quaero Capital LLP (formerly Quaero Capital (UK) Ltd) in April 2017 in the Business Development team, with responsibility for the UK Institutional market.
Prior to joining Quaero Capital (UK) Ltd James founded Asset Management Advisors Cie in 2009 creating 2 successful Joint Ventures- one in independent French Equity Research, and the other in Third Party Fund marketing for international Asset Managers.
James has 30 years of investment banking experience, principally in European Equities, having started his career in the City with Williams de Broë in 1986 and subsequently Banque CCF. In 1993 he moved to Paris, with County Natwest, since where he has lived with his family. James has held Head of Sales positions at ABN and Jefferies, and ultimately running the Jefferies Paris Office from 2001 to 2009.
James is representing Quaero’s London office, heading up UK sales.
Hélène Reichardt joined Quaero Capital SA in February 2017 as Business Developer
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 trader platform with French, Swiss and Belgian financial institutions.
Hélène Reichardt then joined SYZ Asset Management in 2004, where she was in charge of the institutional business development in Germany for the OYSTER fund range, then Head of business development in French-speaking Switzerland.
She speaks French, English and German.
Joanna Ernst joined QUAERO CAPITAL SA in February 2016 as business developer and is head of the Zurich office.
Joanna has extensive banking experience with more than a decade directly in institutional sales for alternative and niche investments. Since 2014, Joanna acted as a consultant and advisor for the third party marketing space, based in the Zurich area, where she was instrumental in developing the distribution strategy across Switzerland and Europe.
Prior to this, Joanna was a Director at UBS Global Asset Management where she was the Product Specialist for the Alternative and Quantitative Investments platform focused on the distribution of alternative investments and was a key driver in development projects for new products. During her tenure she represented most of Europe and Switzerland originally focused on the Nordics, Benelux and UK regions. In 2011 Joanna moved from London to Zurich.
Prior to joining UBS Global Asset Management Joanna first joined the UBS Group with their Wealth Management arm in London in 2000 and in 1994 started at Lombard Odier, London, where she first gained experience in marketing and sales distribution across Europe.
Joanna graduated from the University of Brighton, England with an honours degree in International Finance & Capital Markets.
Stéphane de Buhren started his career back 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. He joined QUAERO CAPITAL SA on January the 11th, 2016 as a Deputy Director General for QUAERO CAPITAL (FRANCE) sas. He is in charge of sales and development.
Jon Garland joined Quaero Capital LLP in January 2019. He has more than 25 years’ industry experience working with both global asset managers, such as Schroders and Merrill Lynch, as well as asset gathering for several start up boutiques.
He has represented strategies within a variety of asset classes and sectors to both UK wholesale and institutional clients.
Richard Gittus is a Director, Sales & Marketing at Quaero Capital LLP. He joined Quaero Capital LLP (formerly Tiburon Partners LLP) in March 2016. Richard has 29 years industry experience covering Asian Equity markets of which 20 years were based in Hong Kong. Richard’s career began in 1989 with BZW in Hong Kong and continued with HSBC in 1999 before moving to JP Morgan (formerly Jardine Fleming). He returned to the UK in 2004 with JP Morgan and joined JK Investment Management in 2007 to co-manage an Asia Absolute Return Fund. In 2009, Richard returned to Hong Kong before moving back to London in July 2014. He holds a BA Business Administration & Economics from Richmond University, London.