Paris, 24 October, Capital Fund Management (CFM), the quantitative asset management firm, is pleased to announce that it has appointed senior tech executive Benjamin Roy to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer. Benjamin will oversee the evolution of the firm’s technological platform which underpins its position as a global leader in quantitative investment strategies.
Benjamin has extensive, relevant experience as former Head of Global Markets Technology and Operations Americas at Société Générale, and in roles across the global markets and asset management industry in London, New York and Paris.
Technology and data science enable CFM’s quantitative and systematic approach to financial markets, and this new role, consolidating all technology domains (from Infrastructure to Data) under one person reflects the firm’s continued drive to find new sources of alpha and its growing use of alternative data. We believe that increasing investment into integrated machine learning, cloud, and other technologies will open new opportunities and decrease the time it takes to deploy new investment strategies. All of this will benefit our clients.
Benjamin will be based in Paris, reporting to Chief Product Officer Laurent Laloux and CEO Jacques Saulière. Benjamin will supervise the firm’s IT team, including Front-Office, Data, Risk and Ops and Infrastructure.
Laurent Laloux said: We are delighted to welcome Benjamin to our team. His extensive experience in leveraging the potential of technology will drive the innovation of our state-of-the-art research and investment technology platform and our offering to clients. I look forward to working with him as we advance our strategic commitment to cultivating data insights and research that anchor CFM’s approach.
Founded in 1991, Capital Fund Management (CFM) is a global investment manager, with approximately USD$10bn under management. It bases its investment decisions on a global and quantitative approach to financial markets, supported by state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and experienced risk management. CFM’s methodology applies academic principles to finance and relies on the in-depth statistical analysis of financial data for asset allocation and trading decisions, which are executed in a highly systematic and disciplined way. In addition to carrying out research on new strategies, CFM researchers contribute to the advancement of knowledge in finance and economics through initiatives like the CFM-ENS (École normale supérieure) Data Science Chair and by publishing academic articles. CFM’s global investors include Pension Funds, Endowments, Fund of Funds, Private Banks, Insurance Companies and family offices. It employs approximately 250 people, with staff in Paris, New York, Sydney and London.
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