Absolute Return

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Cyril Freu

Cyril Freu is a qualified member of the French financial analysts’ association (SFAF) and also holds a postgraduate degree in Finance from Sciences-Po Paris and a master’s degree from Paris IX Dauphine University.

In 1998, he began his career as a sell-side financial analyst, firstly at CPR Finance then at IXIS Securities. In 2005, he was elected best financial analyst across all sectors (Agefi Extel Focus France survey). In 2006, he moved to the proprietary management team at IXIS CIB, which became Natixis, managing a diversified portfolio covering fundamental valuation strategies. Cyril joined DNCA Finance in 2009 to set up and manage the Absolute return fund range.

He became Deputy CIO of DNCA Finance in 2014.

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Mathieu Picard

Mathieu Picard holds a postgraduate degree in Finance from Sciences-Po Paris and a master’s degree from Paris IX Dauphine University.

In 2002, he became a sell-side financial analyst at IXIS Securities. In June 2006, he moved to the proprietary management team as a financial analyst at IXIS CIB, which became NATIXIS.

He joined the DNCA Finance Absolute return team in September 2009.

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Boris Bourdet

Boris Bourdet is a CFA charterholder and is a graduate of ESC Rouen and Sciences-Po Aix.

In 2003, he began his career as a financial auditor at Ernst & Young, before becoming a sell-side financial analyst in 2005 at IXIS Securities, which became Natixis. He was elected best sector analyst in 2007 and 2008 in the Agefi Extel Focus France survey.

He joined the DNCA Finance team in June 2011.

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Pierre Pincemaille

DNCA bolsters its Absolute return fund range by hiring a new fund manager.

Pierre Pincemaille holds a postgraduate degree in Economics and a Master in Finance from Paris II Panthéon Assas University. Pierre started his career in 1998 at Indosuez Private Banking as a European equities portfolio manager, with a particular focus on energy and chemicals stocks. He joined IXIS Asset Management in 2002 and took on responsibility for European equities funds managed on behalf of CNP, and also became a member of the investment committee. Pierre moved to BNP Paribas Asset Management in 2007 to take charge of the "Best Select" funds on Europe and the Eurozone in a team of nine staff (€11bn in UCITS and institutional mandates) and was also head of financial analysis for the energy sector.

Pierre Pincemaille joined DNCA in June 2016 as a European equities portfolio manager and will be in charge of the energy sector within the Absolute Return fund range.