Aequam Capital, the Paris based manager, has hired Thierry Béchu as its new chief investment officer, marking a reunion with ceo Arnaud Chrétien – as both worked together previously at Dresdner Bank and Societe Generale.
Béchu has some three decades of professional investment experience, including the area of multi-asset management.
From obtaining a DEA in Finance from the University of Orleans, he started his career in 1988 as a financial analyst in the trading company Meeschaert-Rousselle. He then became head of technical analysis at the International Investment Bank (Dresdner Bank) and joined Commerz Financial Products in Frankfurt as a proprietary trader. In 1998, he co-founded, La Financière du Jour, of which he was the general manager in charge of investments. He then joined Societe Generale (SGAM AI then Lyxor) as head of a Global Macro Hedge Fund and then head of European Hedge Funds. In 2010, he joined Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) in Geneva and took responsibility for multi-asset management for pension funds and foundations and managed several risk based investment funds.
As a technical analysis specialist, Béchu has co-authored a reference book and also teaches Risk Factors in the Master 203 programme at the Paris IX Dauphine University.
Aequam Capital is a systematic investor that runs the Aequam Dynamic Premia Equity strategy.