BDL Capital Management is an independent investment management company founded in 2005.
For the past 15 years, we have been managing the savings of institutional clients (insurance and mutual insurance companies, pension funds, etc.), private banks and wealth management advisors.
Investment in European equities is where we excel; our in-depth company analysis is how we stand out.
With 11 analysts and industry experts, we have one of the most extensive teams in Europe.
We manage 1.5 billion euros on three strategies: :
- Fundamental and ESG management, across BDL Rempart Europe and BDL Convictions– two funds that go back more than 10 years.
- Quantamental management through Durandal.
- SRI management with our fund BDL Transition, launched in 2019.
Our funds are easily accessible on all of the following distribution platforms.
The Rempart endowment Fund
BDL Capital Management has set up the Rempart endowment fund. As partners and colleagues, we are convinced of the social role we have to play in helping the poorest members of society. The endowment fund supports selected charities with a focus on helping disadvantaged or disabled individuals.
For example, the Rempart endowment fund supports the following charities:
Clubhouse France : innovating to bring individuals living with mental health problems into society and the workplace.
La classe soleil : a class in Kindergarden for children with autism
Action Mama Africa : charity whose goal is to help street children and families living in granite quarries under extremely difficult conditions in Ouagadougou.
Les apprentis d’Auteuil : a public interest foundation, Apprentis d’Auteuil works with the most vulnerable children and families.
The endowment fund also works in the restoration and promotion of cultural heritage sites in Paris by supporting the Avenir du Patrimoine foundation.
The Avenir du Patrimoine foundation in Paris : aims to restore and promote the churches of Paris and their masterpieces, alongside public authorities.
BDL Capital Management is also helping to get people to work through the apprenticeship levy.
ICAM insertion professionnelle : a charity helping people into work in Toulouse
In March 2020, BDL contributed to efforts to support health workers by backing Fondation de France’s United Against the Virus project. Fondation de France, Tous unis contre le virus.
25 co-workers share the same passion: to invest in listed European companies
We invest nearly €1.5 billion on behalf of institutional clients (insurance and mutual insurance companies, pension funds, etc.), private banks, independent financial advisors, and retail investors.
To understand these companies and their business models, each day our 8 analysts study their annual reports, meet their management teams, and visit their production facilities.
15 people are responsible for investments. Six work in customer service, and ten ensure that BDL runs smoothly each day.
ESG and Fundamental Management
After graduating from ISG in 1995, Hughes worked for Williams de Broë and Crédit Suisse First Boston in London. He then moved to Paris in 2000, joining Morgan Stanley where he met Thierry Dupont. In 2002, Hughes founded Boomerang Asset Management, a French company managing the Novalis Europe fund (November 2002-April 2004). While there, he recruited Bastien Bernus. He sold this company in 2004 and created BDL Capital Management, where he manages BDL Rempart Europe which in 2005 became the first fund with Aria (simplified investment rule) status and now has a track record of more than 14 years. He also manages BDL Convictions launched in 2008.
A graduate of the MBA Institute, where he specialised in Corporate and Market Finance at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Bastien played an active role in the launch of Boomerang Asset Management in Paris in 2002. At the time, he was an assistant fund manager working for Hughes Beuzelin. In 2005 he joined BDL Capital Management, contributing extensively to the company’s development in his role as financial analyst. He has been co-manager of the BDL Rempart Europe and BDL Convictions funds since July 2008, covering the business services, hotels, transport and leisure sectors. BDL Rempart Europe and BDL Convictions et couvre les secteurs des services aux entreprises, hôtels, transport et loisirs.
A graduate of EDHEC in 1999, Jean began his career at Arthur Andersen in Paris. He then joined the Corporate Finance team of the company, now Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services, to take charge of financial due diligence assignments with European LBO funds (large and mid-cap) and financial and operational restructurings with underperforming companies. In 2006, Jean joined BDL Capital Management as a financial analyst specializing in the public service, automotive, construction and industrial sectors. He manages the BDL Transition Fund. BDL Transition.
A graduate of ESCP and CFA charter holder, Laurent began his career at Goldman Sachs in London in 1999. He then joined Morgan Stanley in Paris where he met Hughes Beuzelin and Thierry Dupont. In 2009, he moved to Exane to sit as a member of the executive committee and work as Head of Sales for Exane BNP Paribas. He arrived at BDL Capital Management in November 2018, taking responsibility for portfolio construction and development strategy. He is also co-manager of the BDL Transition fund. BDL Transition.
A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Aymeric worked on the media and public real estate investment sectors at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance. He joined BDL Capital Management in 2006 to work alongside Jean Duchein, covering the utilities, automotive, construction and industrial sectors.
Paul de Branche
A graduate of HEC Paris, Paul worked as a strategy consultant at OC&C. He then joined BDL Capital Management in 2016 to cover the Technologies, Media and Telecoms sector.
Vincent is an engineer from Télécom SudParis. He has done a Master in Strategy and Finance at HEC Paris and got the certification (CIIA) from the French financial analyst association (SFAF). He worked as an analyst at ODDO BHF for 14 years, covering Telecoms and IT Hardware, on top of an experience of head of IR with Altice. He joined the Technologies, Media and Telecoms sector team at BDL in 2020.
A graduate of ENSAM, Alexandre completed a Masters degree in Corporate Strategy and Finance at HEC. He worked as an Oil & Gas analyst at Exane for seven years. He joined BDL Capital Management at the beginning of 2014 to follow the oil services industry.
Engineer from Telecom Bretagne, with a "Master of Science" in Financial Mathematics from Oxford University, Maxime worked as a Quantitative Credit Analyst at Crédit Agricole-CIB and structured products sales analyst at Credit Suisse in London. In 2012, he joined BDL Capital Management to take charge of cash management and the development of hedging strategies. He has held the position of manager of an internal fund since June 2013 and has managed the Durandal fund since its creation.
A graduate of HEC Lausanne, Romain completed traineeships in competition analysis at Mobistar and management control at Pentair. He then taught at the University of Lausanne. He joined the BDL Capital Management team in 2015 to help with risk modelling and portfolio optimisation. He is a quantitative analyst and also in charge of development in Switzerland.
A graduate of Supélec, Thibault worked as an equity and fund derivative market maker at Société Générale in Paris and UBS Investment Bank in London. He joined the BDL Capital Management team in 2013 as head of trading and execution.
Holding a degree in Risk Management and Quantitative Finance from ENSAE Dauphine, Thibault also graduated from EISTI as an engineer in IT and mathematics. He joined BDL Capital Management in 2013, working with Thibault on trading and execution.
Investor Relations, Marketing and Communication
A graduate of ESCP (1984) and the European Federation of Financial Analysts, Thierry worked at Pechiney in Singapore, then Elf Atochem in Paris. In 1989, he joined the family trading company Dupont-Denant, later renamed Natexis Capital. He then worked at Morgan Stanley where he met Hughes Beuzelin. He founded BDL Capital Management in 2005. Thierry contributed to MEDEF’s work on hedge funds, and represents BDL Capital Management at the AFII prospects club.
Victorien de Gastines
Victorien holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the Catholic University of Lille, and is a graduate of Audencia Nantes. He joined BDL Capital Management in 2007 to develop funds alongside Thierry Dupont.
Camille de Labeau
Camille holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Management and English from the University of Nanterre Paris X, and is a graduate of Audencia Nantes. She joined the BDL Capital Management development team in 2016.
Flavien Del Pino
A graduate of Neoma Business School, Flavien completed sell-side and fund management internships before joining Exane BNP Paribas in 2012. After spells with the sales team in New York and research department in London, he spent five years selling equities in Paris, looking after clients in France and the Benelux countries. He joined the BDL Capital Management development team in 2019.
Risk control, information systems and middle office
A graduate of Supélec, Stanislas started his career in 2010 as a consultant at Murex. He joined the BDL Capital Management team in 2013 as a risk manager, gaining FRM certification in 2015.
A graduate of Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Jean-Nicolas specialised in knowledge and information systems management. He worked in IT management consulting for five years, mostly at Capgemini Consulting. He joined BDL Capital Management in 2017 as Head of Middle Office. He is also responsible for IT
Administration, Finance, Legal and Compliance
Charles-Antoine de Reynal
A graduate of Neoma Business School, Charles-Antoine began his career at KPMG in 2009. Then, he worked in a French SME to take care of management control before becoming Administrative and Financial Director of the French subsidiary of a Danish multinational. In 2020, he joined the BDL Capital Management teams as CFO.
After a Degree in Accounting and Financial Studies, Tamar gained significant experience at the Degroof management company. She joined BDL Capital Management in July 2012 and looks after financial matters.
A graduate of EM Strasbourg Business School, Nicolas first worked at PwC as a bank and insurance consultant, carrying out regulatory assignments for a large French bank. He joined BDL Capital Management in 2016 to strengthen the compliance and regulatory department.
After many years in interior design and event management, Valérie joined BDL as Office Manager in 2014.
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