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Our Business Development team translates La Française GIS' capabilities into solutions designed to meet the needs and requirements of a diverse, global client base.

  • Corinne joined La Française GIS in 2013.

    Corinne started her career in FX and Commodities Hedging for “Electricité de France” in 1994. She spent three years in these functions, before joining Natixis as FX Options trader. In 1998 she joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London as FX Structured Products Sales. In 2000, she joined Societe Generale Alternative Investments department, where she was named Head of Sales for the European Division, and remained there for nine years. In 2009, she took the head of the sales department of UBP Alternative Investment (ex Nexar Capital group).

    Corinne holds a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from EM Lyon Business School.

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    Corinne
    Andre

    Head of Business Development

  • Karen joined the LF Group in May 2015 and is responsible for marketing LFIS’ alternative fund range to institutional investors across a number of countries in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

    Karen started her career in 1994 as a government bond trader at CDC Paris. In 1997 she began working in the UK for Société Générale, where she held senior investment banking roles until 2005 including in fixed-income trading, business development and as head of the European credit sales team from 2002 to 2005. In 2006, Karen joined the alternative asset management business of Société Generale, “SGAM AI” with responsibility for business development activities in Northern Europe for the firm’s hedge fund offer.

    Karen holds a Master’s degree in Finance from University Paris Dauphine.

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    Karen
    Gabay

    Director Business Development

  • Chiara joined La Française GIS in 2014.

    Chiara joined La Française GIS from UBP / Nexar Alternative Investments as a Director in the sales team. Before that, she worked at Société Générale, joining the Interest Rate Derivatives and Structured Product Division in 2004, with responsibility for sales and structuring covering the Italian market, then joining the Alternative Investments department with responsibility for hedge fund marketing in Southern Europe.

    Chiara was formerly at EBRD (he European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) as manager in the Client Risk Management unit: Chiara joined the EBRD in 2001 after starting her career in 1998 at Morgan Stanley in London as a Junior Economist.

    Chiara holds a Master’s degrees in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan, and is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.

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    Chiara
    Ruta

    Director Business Development

  • Arthur joined La Française GIS in July 2013 with responsibility for business development with IFAs in France and focused on La Francaise GIS’ full product range, including structured products and funds. Arthur is currently Head of Retail Offers for distribution activities in France.

    Arthur started his career at Société Générale where he was in charge of the structured products marketing for institutional and retail clients (France and Switzerland). From 2008 to 2012, he was in charge of the structured products offer and its promotion for the Société Générale channel and its IFAs.

    Arthur holds a Master’s degree of Finance from the IAE of Paris La Sorbonne.

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    Arthur
    David-Boyet

    Head of Retail Offers - France

  • Christophe joined LFGIS in July 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer of LFGI.

    Christophe was head of the Corporate Equity Derivatives trading and supervised different trading activities as well as the sale of structured products throughout his career. Prior to LFGIS, Christophe spent 17 years at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Banking (“CACIB”) where his last position was co-head of the Global Equity Derivatives department.

    Christophe graduated from Telecom Bretagne.

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    Christophe
    Lesieur

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Giselle joined LFGIS in February 2015.

    Giselle started her career in 1998, with Société Générale based in New York where she spent 10 years and held a range of capital markets and investment banking positions in structured products marketing, professional sports finance and advisory and leveraged loan syndications. Prior to joining LFGIS, Giselle spent 6 years, from 2009 to 2014, with Lyxor Asset Management (“Lyxor AM”) including as head of Marketing and Communications for Lyxor AM in the Americas and, most recently, as global Product Marketing Manager for alternative investments with a focus on multi-manager and advisory solutions.

    Giselle holds a BSBA degree in Finance from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

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    Giselle
    Comissiong

    Head of Marketing and Communications

  • Julien joined LFIS in July 2018 as Head of Client Servicing and RFP.

    Prior to taking on that position, he was successively the marketing executive in charge of multi-asset strategies and then the Head of RFP and consultants relations at Lyxor Asset Management for seven years. Julien started his career in 2004 as a financial reporter at bfinance before assuming structured credit marketing responsibilities at AXA Investment Managers.

    Julien is a graduate from McGill University (BA, MA) as well as from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (IEP). He is a CFA charterholder.

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    Julien
    LAPLANTE

    Head of RFP & Client Services

  • Anastasia joined LFGIS in January 2016 in the Marketing and Communications team where she was focused on alternative funds. In October 2016, Anastasia assumed the role of Client Servicing Specialist.

    Prior to joining LFGIS, Anastasia worked as a Fund Development Manager at BNP Paribas Investment Partners in 2015. Anastasia began her career with marketing roles at Amundi Asset Management and Lyxor Asset Management.

    Anastasia holds a Master’s degree in Macroeconomics and Finance from Panthéon Assas (Paris II) University.

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    Anastasia
    Druais

    Client Servicing

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