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The Strategic European Silver Stars Fund - A fundamental and differentiated view on European equities offering the potential for strong returns.


Bertrand Faure

Portfolio Manager

Bertrand Faure has been Managing Director of the Investment Adviser since its inception in 2002. Prior to joining the Investment Adviser he worked for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in London between 1999 and 2001 as a hedge fund manager focusing on merger arbitrage and event-driven investments.

Before joining Och-Ziff he worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs International in London between 1997 and 1999 and was involved mostly in French related mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance projects.

Bertrand is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Claude Bernasconi


Claude Bernasconi joined the Investment Adviser in December 2005. Before joining the Investment Adviser he spent 10 years in accounting, working as an auditor with Elf Oil for 4 years and as Administrative and Financial Director with Sirca for 6 years.

Claude is a graduate of the CFC and CEFCO in Geneva and holds a diploma as a Swiss Fund Officer from the Fund Academy.

Julien Batteau


Julien Batteau joined the Investment Adviser in September 2005. Before joining the Investment Adviser he worked for Lombard Odier Darier & Hentsch in Geneva for a year where he co-managed two products: a European Small & Mid Caps fund and a managed account together worth around €250 million. Prior to joining Lombard Odier Darier & Hentsch he worked for Richelieu Finance in Paris between 2001 and mid 2004 as responsible for the buy side analysis.

Julien is a graduate of the Institut d‟Administration des Entreprises in Aix-en-Provence.

Olivier Peypoux


Olivier Peypoux joined the Investment Adviser in November 2017. He previously spent 13 years at Société Générale where he was most recently head of small & mid cap equity sales trading. Prior to Société Générale he spent time with Credit Lyonnais, Tradition and Marc Rich. Olivier has 20 years of trading experience and has worked with the Investment Adviser since 2002.

Olivier is a graduate of IPAG Business School.

Thomas Corbrion


Thomas Corbrion joined the Investment Adviser in January 2021. Thomas is a graduate of Skema Business School, Lille, France where he studied Finance.

Thomas has completed three six-month placements at Clairfield International, conducting financial analysis for the mergers and acquisitions team, Oddo BHF, as an equity research analyst, and Exane Asset Management, as a Sales Representative.

Ratings & Awards

Morningstar 3 Star Rated Fund

The Strategic European Silver Stars Fund - A EUR share class is 3 Star rated Overall and 3 Star rated over 3 Years as of 31/12/2021. Past performance may not be a reliable guide to future performance. Returns could be reduced, or losses incurred, due to currency fluctuations.


The Strategic European Silver Stars Fund received a 3 Globe Morningstar Sustainability Rating as at 30/11/2021. Out of 678 Europe Equity Mid/Small Cap funds as of 30/11/2021. Based on 88.68% of AUM. Historical Sustainability Score as of 31/10/2021. Sustainalytics provides company-level analysis used in the calculation of Morningstar’s Historical Sustainability Score. Data is based on long positions only.


Top Performer 2021, Best Fund under $100m - Equity, EMEA.

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