Gottex appoints senior portfolio manager

Swiss alternative manager Gottex has hired Laurent Chevallier as a senior member of its portfolio management team in order to boost its initiative in the alternative risk premia area.

With over 16 years of experience in alternative strategies, Chevallier joins Gottex from Eurofin Capital where he has been the portfolio manager of the Vasken macro fund and head of Alternative Beta Research for the past four years.

Prior to that, Chevallier held the roles of co-chief investment officer at Bucephale Investment Management and as head of Hedge Fund Investments & Manager Selection at Unigestion.

He started his career trading S&P 500 futures in 1998 for New York based hedge fund Weston Capital Management where he then became director of Hedge Fund Research and head of Asset Allocation.

Chevallier also co-founded Quest Partners in New York, where he was managing partner and portfolio manager of an emerging managers fund.

His appointment follows these of Pierre Udriot as Gottex’s CFO. Udriot joined from Ernst & Young where he was a senior manager specialising in the financial industry. He will work with Tim Roniger, Gottex’s current CFO, through 30 November.

Gottex’s executive chairman Arpad Busson commented: “As Gottex pursues its strategic initiative in the area of Altermative Risk Premia, Laurent’s hands-on experience managing macro hedge fund programs, alternative beta strategies and factor-based investment approaches will represent a major asset and significantly strengthen our capabilities. Laurent is a strong addition to the Gottex team as we continue to develop innovative alternative investment solutions for our clients.”

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