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Jean-Charles Mériaux
Fund manager and CIO

Jean-Charles Mériaux is a graduate of HEC Paris School of Management.

After starting his career at Crédit Foncier de France, he joined Oddo & Cie in 1987. In 1994, he joined LCF Edmond Rothschild Asset Management, where he became a member of the Executive Board and Head of French and European Equities Management. He launched and managed funds Tricolore Rendement and Saint-Honoré Convertibles.

He joined DNCA Finance in October 2002 as managing partner and portfolio manager of Eurose and Centifolia. In October 2005 he became Chief Investment Officer of DNCA Finance.

Isaac Chebar
European equity portfolio manager


Isaac Chebar holds a chemical engineering degree from the Polytechnic school of the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil.

He began his career at Société Générale managing emerging market funds and funds investing in Southern Europe. In 2000, Isaac joined Tocqueville Finance where he set up and managed Tocqueville Value Europe until 2002. He then joined Aviva asset management as head of European investments managing several discretionary funds.

He joined the DNCA Finance management team in 2007.

Rajesh Varma
International equity portfolio manager

Rajesh Varma is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSE 1986 and MBA 1988).

He began his career at Fidelity in Hong Kong as an analyst covering Asian markets. Between 1991 and 1993 he worked in a hedge fund in Hong-Kong (Arral Associates - the first Asian hedge fund) covering Asia and technology. In 1993, he set up an Asia hedge fund at KI Pacific AM based in London. In 1997, he joined Montgomery AM in San Francisco as fund manager specialising in several global sectors. At the end of 2000, he moved to Paris, where he worked for two years at Eurazeo. Rajesh joined Carmignac Gestion in December 2002 where he managed global funds focusing on new technologies, healthcare and renewable energies, participating in Asian stock-picking for the whole range of funds.

He joined the DNCA Finance management team in September 2010.

Carl Auffret, CFA
CFA - European equity portfolio manager

Carl Auffret is a CFA* charterholder and also holds a master’s degree in Management and a postgraduate degree in Banking and Finance from Paris IX Dauphine University.

In 1999, he began his career at SG Securities in London as a sell-side analyst covering the consumer goods sector. In July 2003, he returned to France to become sector fund manager/analyst at CM-CIC Asset Management before taking over the Union Europe Growth pan-European growth equity fund in 2005.

He joined the DNCA Finance management team in May 2012.

*CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst ® are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute.

Yingying Wu, CFA
Portfolio Manager - Analyst - CFA

Yingying Wu is a graduate of HEC in 2010 and is a CFA* charterholder and also holds a master’s degree in Journalism from The Communication University of China in Beijing (2005).

She began her career in the European equities department of BNP Paribas Asset Management in Paris where she co-managed global discretionary funds and an emerging Asia fund.

She joined the DNCA Finance growth team in April 2015.

*CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst ® are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute.

Don Fitzgerald, CFA
CFA - European equity portfolio manager


Don Fitzgerald, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) graduated from Trinity College Dublin.

He began his career with Citigroup in 1996 firstly in Dublin then in Frankfurt and Paris. He joined WestLB Paris as an investor in distressed debt in 2003 and Tocqueville Finance in 2007. From 2008 to August 2015 he managed the fund Tocqueville Value Europe to first decile performance, by Quantalys, in its category over 1, 3 and 5 years. May 2015 he was awarded the Silver Prize by REVENU for risk adjusted returns in the European equities segment over 3 years. Trilingual, Don worked in Dublin, Paris , London and Frankfurt.

In September 2015, he joined DNCA Finance.

*CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst ® are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute.

Romain Avice
Fund manager/analyst

Romain Avice is a graduate of EDC and holds a master's degree in Finance.

In July 2008, he joined DNCA Finance as an assistant management before becoming manager - analyst on Gallica in December 2012 and on DNCA PME in December 2014.

Damien Lanternier, CFA

Damien Lanternier, is a CFA charterholder and also holds a Master’s degrees from HEC.

He began his career in 2002 at BNP Paribas Corporate Finance as an M&A analyst. In 2003 Damien joined Lazard Frères Asset Management as a buy-side analyst. He then joined La Financière de l’Echiquier in 2004 as a European equity analyst. He became manager of Agressor, a €1.7 bn European equity portfolio, flagship of the asset management company.

In October 2017, Damien joined DNCA Finance. He will manage DNCA’s European equity portfolio, Opportunités Zone euro. He will also co-manage Centifolia with Jean-Charles Mériaux as well as the equity segment of Eurose.

*CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst ® are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute.

Julie Arav
Portfolio Manager - Analyst

Julie holds the 224 Banking and Finance Master from the Paris IX Dauphine University.

She has more than 14 years of experience in equity markets, with a strong expertise in the European utilities sector. From 2006 to 2018, she was a sell-side financial analyst in Paris and London with Natixis, Barclays Capital and Kepler Cheuvreux. Her team was regularly ranked among the top 10 best European utilities analysts in Extel and Institutional Investors surveys.
She joins the DNCA Finance management team in February 2018 as an analyst for the Value Europe funds. She is portfolio manager of the DNCA Beyond Infrastructure & Transition fund since 1 April 2020.

Adrien Le Clainche
Fund manager/analyst


Adrien Le Clainche holds a master's degree in Financial Management from Paris X Nanterre University.

He began his career in 2006 with various asset management experiences in the banking groups Candriam, Credit Suisse and Rothschild & Co.

In October 2010, he joined DNCA Finance as a management assistant in the bond and diversified team. He became manager-analyst in 2014 and extended his skills to French and European equities.

Maxime Genevois, CFA
CFA – Analyst

Maxime Genevois, CFA*, graduated from Toulouse Business School in 2015.

After several internships in financial analysis at DNCA Finance, Financière Arbevel and Rothschild & Cie Gestion, he joined the DNCA Finance management team in August 2015.

*CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst ® are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute.

Zhang Zhang, CFA
Portfolio Manager - Analyst - CFA

Zhang holds a Master’s degree in Asset Management from the University of Paris Dauphine. She is a also Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Zhang Zhang is an equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst dedicated to Asian markets. She is co-lead for DNCA Sustainable China Equity and an investment team member for Asian Equity.

She began his career in 2009 and has over 10 years' experience (C.S.C, Comgest, HMG Finance, Conseil Plus Gestion, Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

*CFA® und Chartered Financial Analyst ® sind eingetragene Warenzeichen des CFA Institute.

Emilie Brunet-Manardo

Brunet-Manardo is set to join the Natixis Investment Managers affiliate from Bpifrance, where he has been an investment director, responsible for mid and large caps since 2010. Prior to that, she worked at Oddo BHF as an equity research analyst focusing on the food and beverage sector for more than four years. Alongside her current role, Brunet-Manardo is a member of the board of directors at several firms, including Eren, Albioma and Global Pallets Services.

Emilie joined DNCA Finance in February 2019 as an analyst/portfolio manager, to focus on French and European equities within the group’s range of funds.

Olivier Habault

Olivier Habault graduated from HEC Paris School of Management.

He began his career at Exane BNPP as a sell-side analyst on the banking sector. He joined DNCA Finance in January 2018, working on both convertible bonds and European equities.

Matthieu Belondrade, CFA
Portfolio Manager - Analyst - CFA

Matthieu holds a DEA post-graduate degree in Finance from the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA*) charterholder.

Matthieu Belondrade is an equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst and Team Leader for Emerging Market (EM) equity. He is a member of the investment team for DNCA Global Emerging Equity and co-manages DNCA Emerging Europe Equity.

He began his career in 1998 and has more than 20 years’ experience (State Street Global Advisors, Crédit Lyonnais, CA Indosuez, CDC IXIS AM, Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

*CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst ® are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute.

Daniel Dourmap
Portfolio Manager - Analyst

Daniel holds a DESS Degree in Financial Management, is graduate of the ITB banking institute and the CFAF. He is also a member of the SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers).

Daniel Dourmap is an equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst specialized in Small Caps. He is Lead PM for DNCA Actions Euro PME, DNCA Actions S&M Cap France et DNCA Actions S&M Cap Euro . He is co-manager for DNCA Europe Smaller Companies Fund. He also contributes to the management of DNCA Actions Euro, Fructi Actions France and Ecureuil Investissments.

He began his career in 1986 and has more than 30 years' experience (Assurance Banque Populaire, Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

Cédric Pointier
Portfolio Manager - Analyst

Cédric is a graduate of the University of Paris XIII and is a member of the French analysts society Société Française des Analystes Financiers (SFAF).

Cédric Pointier is an equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst and Team Leader specialized in Innovation and Technology Companies. He is Lead PM for the investment team managing DNCA Global New World and an investment team member for DNCA Actions Euro.

He began his investment career in 2000 and has more than 19 years' experience (Deutsche Bank & EISON, Groupama AM, Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

Valérie Lefebvre
Portfolio Manager - Analyst

Valérie is a Manager/Analyst, specialising in European small and mid-cap stocks (France and Euro). She holds a Master's degree in finance, a DESS in financial engineering and the CFAF. She is also a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF), participating in the Commission Small & Mid Caps.

She started her career in 1988 and has more than 30 years of experience (Soder-Bail, CCBP, Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

She manages the DNCA Actions Euro Micro Cap fund and co-manages the DNCA Actions Small & Mid Cap France fund and is a member of the management teams of Fructi Actions France and Ecureuil Investissements.

Thierry Cuypers
Portfolio Manager - Analyst

Thierry is a graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) in Paris and the CFAF.

Thierry Cuypers is an equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst and Team Leader for the Small Cap equity team since 2008. He is lead PM for DNCA Europe Smaller Companies Fund and co-manager for DNCA Actions S&M Cap Euro and DNCA Actions Euro PME.

He began his career in 1985 and has more than 30 years' experience (BASF group, groupe Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, CDC gestion, Ixis AM, Natixis AM, Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

Boris Radondy, CFA
Portfolio Manager - Analyst - CFA

Boris Radondy is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and CAIA charterholder. He holds a DESS diploma in Financial Markets and Products from the University of Clermont-Ferrand.

Boris Radondy is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst. He is lead for the investment team Global Sport.

He began his career in 2002 and has nearly 20 years' experience (AGF AM, Ixis AM, Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

Kevin Tran
Analyst

Kevin holds a Master’s degree in Finance from IESEG School of Management.

Kevin Tran is a Analyst dedicated to European equities. He began his career in 2019 (Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

Ronan Poupon
Portfolio Manager - Analyst

Ronan graduated from EM Strasbourg Business School. He is a member of the French analysts society, Société Française des Analystes Financiers (SFAF).

Ronan Poupon is an equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst and Team Leader for European All Cap. He is lead PM for the investment team managing DNCA Actions Euro and an investment team member for DNCA Euro Smart Cities, DNCA Euro Dividend Grower, DNCA Actions Européennes and French equity strategies.

He began his career in 2000 and has more than 20 years' experience (Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

Florent Eyroulet
Portfolio Manager - Analyst

Florent holds a Masters in Market Finance from INSEEC, Paris.

Florent Eyroulet is equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst specialized in companies with a Smart Cities profile (energy transition, future infrastructure and mobility, technology). He is the lead PM for the investment team managing DNCA Euro Smart Cities and an investment team member for DNCA Euro Dividend Grower. He is also responsible for listed real estate investments for an OPCI managed by AEW.

He began his career in 2003 and has more than 15 years’ experience (Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

He has 20 years of professional experience (CDC Ixis, Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

Simon De Franssu
Analyst

Simon holds a Master’s in Management, specialization in Finance from the IESEG School of Management.

Simon de Franssu is an equity Analyst specialized in Small Caps and sport companies. He is an investment team member for Global Sport and DNCA Europe Smaller Companies Fund.

He began his career in 2019 (Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance), following his internship.

Alexandre Carrier, CFA
Portfolio Manager - Analyst - CFA

Alexandre holds a Master’s in Finance from the University of Exeter (UK). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Alexandre Carrier is an equity Portfolio Manager/Analyst dedicated to Emerging Markets (EM). He is an investment team member for DNCA Global Emerging Equity and DNCA Global New World and co-manager of DNCA Emerging Europe Equity.

He began his career in 2006 and has over 15 years' experience (Mitsubishi UFJ Trust, Edmond de Rothschild AM, Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).

*CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst ® are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute.

Frédéric Harriague
Portfolio Manager - Analyst

Frédéric Harriague is an Portfolio Manager / Analyst specialized in European and Eurozone equities.
He is an Investment Committee Member for European All Cap and Euro Smart Cities. He began his career in 1991 and has more than 25 years' experience (Massonaud Fontenay Kervern (ABN-AMRO group), Ixis AM, Ostrum AM, DNCA Finance).
Frédéric is a graduate of the French business school Institut Supérieur de Commerce (ISC) in Paris. He is a member of the French analysts society, Société Française des Analystes Financiers (SFAF).