Patrice Courty – Moneta Asset Management
Patrice is a graduate of HEC business school, class of 1986. He started his career in equity sales for Société Générale in Paris, from 1986 to 1988. He moved to Cholet Dupont, in equity sales, from 1988 until 1998. Between 1997 and 1999, he was European Equity Sales Director of Crédit Lyonnais Securities in London. From 1999 until 2000, he managed the Athos Fund at Athos Fund Management in London. From 2001 until 2003, he managed the Totem Fund at Malo Fund Management in London. Since 2003, he is co-director of Moneta Asset Management where he manages the Totem and Moneta Long Short funds.
Matthias Desmarais - Oddo & Cie Group
Matthias Desmarais joined the Oddo & Cie Group in March 2014 as Head of Equity Research. Oddo Securities has offices in Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt and Tunis and is the largest independent research company in France. Matthias Desmarais oversees a team of financial analysts covering close to 400 listed companies, of which 180 are French and 130 are German.
Before joining Oddo Securities, Matthias Desmarais was at Exane BNP Paribas where he headed Research in Paris, whilst leading the Leisure & Services team
Matthias Desmarais started his career in 1999 as Investment Banking Analyst at BNP Paribas Corporate Finance, first in Hong Kong, then in Tokyo. From 2001 until 2004, he specialised in the Hotels and Leisure sectors, first at JP Morgan Securities in London, then at CDC Ixis Securities in Paris. From 2004 until 2007, he oversaw the Hotels and Leisure teams at SG Securities in Paris.
Matthias Desmarais is a graduate of Panthéon-Assas Paris 2 University in Bank and Finance and has a master in audit & consulting of ESCP Paris.
Isabelle Horen-Lestang - Amundi Investment Management
Isabelle Horen-Lestang, CFA is a portfolio manager at Amundi Investment Management. She joined the firm in 2007 as a buy-side analyst and prior to this, she worked at BNP Paribas. Isabelle currently deals in equities, using a stock picking investment style. She graduated from HEC School of Management in Paris with a degree in Finance and outside of work, Isabelle lists playing the piano and reading among her interests.
Igor de Maack – Lead Portfolio Manager - DNCA Finance
Igor de Maack is a graduate of HEC Paris School of Management and a qualified member of the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF), and he has a postgraduate degree in international tax law. He started his career with Deloitte & Touche. In 1998, he joined BNP Paribas in the area of project financing. In 2002, he joined IXIS where he was in charge of participations, in particular for financing arrangements for the A 28 motorway, and then became a sell-side equity analyst for IXIS Securities and a senior vice president for the primary equity market at Lazard-lxis.
He joined DNCA Finance as a Portfolio Manager in 2007.