An overview of the activity of the group’s subsidiaries, economic trends and market news: press publications and press releases to keep you informed.
20 November 2023
After announcing the strengthening of its research teams last month, Chahine Capital is pursuing its growth strategy in Europe with the appointment of Gerardo Coppola and Andreas Schneeberger as Sales Managers for Italy and Germany & Austria respectively.
Drawing on its proprietary quantitative investment models which are remarkable with over 25 years of track record, the company now markets its range of funds out of 4 European countries: Luxembourg, France, Germany and Italy.
« Andreas and Gerardo have been appointed to strategic countries for the development of Chahine Capital’s funds, in order to be ever closer to our clients; our company will be able to benefit from their solid commercial expertise and the networks they have built up during their respective careers. Our teams are delighted to welcome them; Chahine Capital is showing ambition in Equity markets that offer good prospects for quantitative investment; it’s important to be prepared!” – emphasizes Charles Lacroix, Chief Executive Officer at Chahine Capital.
Andreas Schneeberger is appointed Sales Manager Germany & Austria
Andreas Schneeberger is in charge of promoting Chahine Capital’s range of funds in Germany and Austria, areas in which he has built up trusting relationships with numerous investors over the past 20 years. Based in Frankfurt, Andreas was until last October Head of Development Germany / Austria at Generali Investments.
Andreas Schneeberger was fund of funds manager at DekaBank (Frankfurt) from 1994 to 2002. He then held sales positions at INVESCO Service GmbH and Societe Generale Asset Management (Frankfurt, 2005-2010), before working as an investment consultant for Bank Gutmann AG (Vienna, 2010-2013). Returning to Frankfurt in 2014, Andreas became senior sales representative for Germany/Austria at Aquilla Capital Asset Management, before being appointed Head of Development Germany/Austria (2015-2020) at Danske Bank Asset Management and FEfundinfo AG, before joining Generali Investments in 2021.
Andreas Schneeberger is a certified member of the DVFA program (CSIP – Certified Senior Investment Professional Frankfurt, 2018) and holds a degree in Economics from Klinger Academy (1985).
Gerardo Coppola is appointed Senior Sales Manager Italy
Gerardo is in charge of promoting Chahine Capital’s range of funds in Italy. Based in Milan, he was previously Head of Distribution at BNP Paribas REIM SGR.
Gerardo Coppola began his career in 2000 in Luxembourg, first with Lombard International Assurance and then with State Street Bank Luxembourg. In 2002, he became Country Manager – Italy at VITIS Life (Luxembourg) and, after 4 years, joint Cardif Lux Vie (2006-2014) as International director. In 2015, Gerardo left Luxembourg to Italy, where he became Senior Sales Manager at Edmond de Rothschild (Milan), before joining BNP Paribas REIM SGR (Milan) in 2021.
Gerardo Coppola graduated from Università degli Studi di Trieste in Economics and Business Administration (1992) and from Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Maffucci – Calitri (AV) in Accounting.
24 October 2023
Chahine Capital, a pioneer in quantitative Momentum equity investment, announces the appointment of Aymar de Léotoing as Chief Investment Officer (CIO). Aymar succeeds Julien Bernier, who has been with Chahine Capital since 2001 and with whom he has worked for the past 7 years. Chahine Capital’s quantitative research team has also been strengthened by the appointments of Julien Messias and Franck Salzard as Senior Quantitative Researcher and Quantitative Analyst respectively.
Aymar de Léotoing, Chief Investment Officer – Portfolio Manager
Aymar de Léotoing, Portfolio Manager at Chahine Capital since 2016, becomes CIO & Portfolio Manager.
Aymar began his career in 2000 as a consultant with JCF Group, before joining FactSet.
In 2007, he took up the position of Quantitative Analyst at Société Générale AM / Amundi, before joining Arkeon Finance and then Chahine Capital in 2016 as Portfolio Manager.
Aymar de Léotoing holds an engineering degree from ESTP Paris (1999). He holds a Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF, Fitch Learning/Wilmott) and has taught financial analysis at Neoma Business School Paris.
Julien Messias, Senior Quantitative Researcher
Julien Messias joins Chahine Capital as Senior Quantitative Researcher. He was previously Head of R&D and US Equities Quantitative Portfolio Manager at Quantology Capital Management, a quantitative investment manager he co-founded in 2013.
After experiences at BNP Paribas Arbitrage and Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel, Julien Messias took up the position of Equity Derivatives Trader at ING in Belgium in 2008. In 2012, he became Life Reinsurance Pricing Actuary at PartnerRe, before setting up Quantology Capital Management the following year. Julien will join the Chahine Capital team on Dec 1st and will be based in Paris.
Julien Messias holds a Master2 Actuarial degree from CNAM (2017), a Master’s degree from ESSEC Business School Paris (2008) and a Master2 Research 104 from Université Paris IX Dauphine / ENSAE (2008). Julien is a certified actuary of the Institut des Actuaires; he has taught a Master1 (Applied Economics) at Université Paris IX Dauphine Paris and a Master (Quantitative Finance / Financial Markets) at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
Franck Salzard, Quantitative Analyst
Franck Salzard has joined Chahine Capital’s research team as Quantitative Analyst and is based in Luxembourg. He holds an engineering degree in microelectronics and computer science from the Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne (2023) and a Master’s degree in quantitative finance from IAE Grenoble.
Franck previously worked as an intern in the fund selection team at Banque de Luxembourg Investments (2023) and in securities data management at Banque de Luxembourg (2022).
« We are delighted to announce the appointment of Aymar de Léotoing as Chief Investment Officer at Chahine Capital. Aymar knows the company very well and has all the expertise and experience required to lead the Investment and Research teams, which are at the heart of a quantitative approach such as that implemented by Chahine Capital for over 25 years. This team has also been strengthened by the arrivals of Julien Messias, a very senior and seasoned professional, and Franck Salzard, an expert in data science », emphasizes Charles Lacroix, Chief Executive Officer at Chahine Capital.
30 March 2023
Tenaris is a leading supplier of steel pipes to the oil and gas sector that is diversifying its customer base in response to the energy transition.
Chahine Capital was asked about the Tenaris investment case, written by Miles Costello for Citywire to provide quantitative insights.
This is not an investment recommendation.
13 February 2023
“Chahine Capital’s algorithms revisit each month the investment case of more than 1,500 european stocks,” states Charles Lacroix, CEO of Chahine Capital. He tells us about the technology that supports the company activity.
22 November 2022
21 October 2022
Chahine Capital, a pioneer in quantitative Equity « Momentum » since 1998, has renamed its Digital Stars Europe Ex-UK fund to Digital Stars Continental Europe.
Launched in 2006, Digital Stars Continental Europe is an All Caps European equity fund, which aims at outperforming Europe ex-UK markets by identifying, through proprietary quantitative models, « star » companies, those with the ability to repeatedly surprise investors positively.
3 October 2022
Notice is hereby given to you, as shareholders of the Sub-Fund “Digital Funds Stars Europe ex-UK” of the Fund, that the Sub-Fund will be renamed to “Digital Funds Stars Continental Europe” as of 27
This name change will have no impact on the Sub-Fund’s investment policy or its investment process, which remain unchanged.
Furthermore, this name change will have no impact on the ISIN codes, Bloomberg tickers or any other characteristics of the Sub-Fund’s share classes.
19 July 2022
After the French Label ISR in March, Digital Stars Eurozone fund has been granted the Belgian « Towards Sustainability » label. This second sustainability label is a further recognition of Chahine Capital’s sustainable investment approach and its concrete achievements.
Delivered for a renewable period of one year, the « Towards Sustainability » label was developed by Febelfin, the Belgian federation of financial institutions, in collaboration with financial sector stakeholders and independent experts. The label has three requirements:
– ESG (environmental, social and governance) analysis on all portfolios;
– Exclusions with low thresholds, not only on coal but also on non-conventional fossil fuels.
6 May 2022
Chahine Capital, a European pioneer in quantitative equity Momentum strategies, has been granted this year more than a dozen of Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, one of the most prestigious
awards in the fund management industry.
Chahine Capital was granted the Best Group over 3 years award in the Equity Small Company category in five geographical areas: Europe, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
Source of the picture: https://www.refinitiv.com/perspectives/market-insights/celebrating-the-lipper-fund-awards-2022-winners/
4 February 2022
– Market forecast – what do we expect to see in the markets this year?
– How does Chahine Capital respond to crises like a new coronavirus?
– What should our investor think of as a momentum strategy?
– What is special about your model in terms of market adjustment/flexibility?
– U.S. fund strategy – what sector weightings does Chahine Capital think are promising this year?
– Which sectors are the biggest key drivers in the Digital Funds Stars US Equities?
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