Christopher Dembik is Global Head of Macroeconomic Research at Saxo Bank in Paris, France. He is also member of the Polish economic think tank CASE (Center for Social and Economic Research).
As Global Head of Macroeconomic Research at Saxo Bank, he delivers analysis of global monetary policies and macroeconomic developments to institutional and high-net-worth retails clients located in Europe and in MENA. He is a regular commentator on economic topics for international media and a frequent speaker at international events, such as the COP22, Krynica Economic Forum or the Paris Global Conference.
Dembik’s research concerns the evolution of growth and monetary policy with a strong focus on China’s economic trends. He has developed various models based on the flow of credit, consumer stress and liquidity evolution. Previously, he worked as Economist for Saxo Bank’s Paris office, as analyst for an Israeli financial start-up and for the French Treasury. During the 2017 French presidential campaign, he was member of Emmanuel Macron’s economist team working on European economic issues and the impact of political risk on financial markets.
Dembik holds a master’s degree in international Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and an MBA from the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the co-author of The Greatest Contemporary Economic Debates (Ellipses, 2016) and Money: Functions, Monetary Transmission Mechanism and Evolution (Ellipses, 2017).
Didier Darcet is co-founder of the company and has been managing money since early 1990. He successively moved from the derivative trading space, to hedge fund management, and global asset management. He was Treasurer of Bank of America Paris, then head of interest rate arbitrage and prop trading at Bank of America London in the 90s. He founded Insight Finance in 2000, an equity arbitrage quantitative hedge fund, and managed the portfolio until 2006. He then turned to global portfolio management within Renaissance Capital and joined Gavekal in 2014. Didier has a double background in nuclear physics from Supelec –Paris, France- and in political sciences from Science Po –Paris, France. He is married with three children.
Sang H. Lee
Sang H. Lee is the CEO and co-founder of DarcMatter, the global award winning fintech platform for alternative investments. As a pioneer within the Financial Services and Technology industries, he has worked to push forward necessary regulatory changes throughout the industry. Formerly an investment banker at BNP Paribas, Sang has significant experience in the advisory and execution of more than $10.0 Bn equivalent of investment banking transactions in North America. He has been recognized as an ‘Under30CEO Entrepreneur to Watch in New York City’ and a ‘GOOD100’ fellow.
Sang is also an international keynote speaker on various topics within FinTech and Cross Border investments, speaking at the UN, International CES, Harvard University, Council on Foreign Relations, and featured in key publications such as Forbes, Bloomberg Radio, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC, and many more.
As CEO, Sang continues to focus on the company’s mission globally; to enhance capital flow, transparency, and efficiency for Asset Managers, Advisors, and Investors through fintech solutions.
In this role, he is responsible for developing the business strategy and the visibility of SGSS in Luxembourg. He has 25 years of experience in the investment funds industry. Prior to joining SGSS in 2009, Jean Pierre held several senior positions in collective investment, custody and fund administration, worked as consultant for 3 years and served as director for a number of fund management companies and funds. He has substantial and extensive client management experience covering a broad range of fund administration services (including the core services of custody, fund accounting and transfer agency), compliance and funds corporate services.
Jean-Pierre contributes actively to ALFI and LPEA working groups, the Luxembourg funds industry trade associations aiming at promoting Luxembourg as main European Centre for investment funds. He is also a lecturer at the Luxembourg Institute for Training in Banking (IFBL). He is a regular speaker at international seminars and conferences and was involved in MiFID II workshops organized by Markus FERBER at the European Parliament in 2015 and in 2016.
Mr. Holmes joined Tortoise in 2010 after an internship with Tortoise. He is a director and portfolio manager, and serves as vice president of the Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. and Tortoise Midstream Energy Fund, Inc. closed-end funds. Mr. Holmes earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas. He is a CFA® charterholder.
RiccardoZorzetto is ClientDirector at IQ-EQ Luxembourg.
Riccardo Zorzetto acts as the key relationship manager to a dedicated portfolio of Private EquityandInstitutionalclients.
Riccardo has 10 years of experience in the financial sector mainly spent in Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Luxembourg, a fully owned subsidiary of Intesa Sanpaolo Group. During this period Riccardo has gained a valuable experience in banking and financial institution industry. Managing a mixed portfolio of small to mid-cap Private Equity and Venture Capital funds he has partnered with a number of Fund Managers. Riccardo played a crucial role in launching and developing a book of equity bridge loans portfolio with relevant exposure to local and international AIFs. Before joining IQ-EQ, Riccardo was Relationship Manager & International Development at Intesa San Paolo Bank where he was responsible for the international development of Private Equity as well as managing a portfolio of Private Equity clients.
Riccardo holds Master’s Degree in European and International Studies from the School of International Studies at the University of Trento, Italy and the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He speaks Italian, French and English.
Native from Verona and the Veneto region in Italy and having a real passion for oenology, Riccardo is always glad to share his love and knowledge of local Italian wines. Whether it’s for friends, colleagues or business partners, he will always jump on the opportunity to organise a wine tasting event and to play the role of ambassador of his birth region while sharing a moment of conviviality. Areas of expertise
Fund Management │ Private Equity│ Asset Management │ Real Estate │Banking │ Relationship Management │ Business development│ Operations Management
Partner & CIO, has dedicated 20 years of his career to Value Investing. He graduated with a Master of Sciences in Management from Solvay Brussels School and was the founding President of the Luxembourg CFA Society. Léon is one of the few value managers worldwide who have outperformed the MSCI Europe over a period of twelve years. He is known to clients foremost as the fund manager of the Nordea European Value Fund that he co-managed from 2002 to 2014. The arrival of Léon Kirch in 2014 at ECP marks the beginning of a new entrepreneurial dynamic characterized by the launch of a portfolio management activity founded on the key concept of “Entrepreneurial Value Investing” and a strong wish to promote the merits of active management in relation to the growing success of passive investment solutions.
Bernadette Leuzinger joined Crypto Fund AG shortly after its founding, and has contributed significantly to the company’s business and regulatory development. Her involvement has been invaluable to the establishment of the funds, and she has been a catalyst in the company’s recent attainment of the first asset management license granted to a cryptocurrency company. Prior to joining Crypto Fund AG, Bernadette has held various roles in global corporations such as Credit Suisse and IBM; her experience in one of the world’s largest banks and one of the most successful IT companies has contributed greatly to her involvement in blockchain technology, combining expertise in both financial and technological aspects of the nascent industry.