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HedgeGuard team

Never stop learning and do it with passion

2012/2013
2014
2015
2016
2017/2018
2020

2012/2013

  • Released the first versions of the front to middle software
  • Signed and implemented 18 small clients

2014

  • Raised 2.7 MEUR from business angels
  • Opened offices in London

2015

  • Released a cloud ready version of the software
  • Launched a full fledged middle office service
  • Signed the first deals in the UK and Switzerland

2016

  • Raised 4MEUR from a VC and a family office in 2016
  • Opened a new office Beirut
  • Signed the first large clients (AUM > 1bnUSD)

2017/2018

  • Launched our Crypto Offering
  • Signed the first crypto clients

2020

Opened offices in
> Sydney 
> Boston

Why HedgeGuard ?

Our clients at the heart of our process

We have been working for more than 10 years hand in hand with our clients and have grown together. Our customer-centric approach helped us develop a comprehensive portfolio of solutions addressing demanding requirements. Constant interactions between our clients and our middle office team, the latter being our first PMS user, enable us to permanently improve our offering to deliver the best quality of service.

Customer-centric approach
Customer-centric approach

Fund management made easy thanks to our turnkey, configurable and intuitive solution designed by experts for professionals of the finance industry. Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our mission.

Sharing the same DNA
Sharing the same DNA

We have run funds and have in-depth understanding of the challenges. The unique combination of software and services results into a  strategic advantage allowing you to focus on your core activity and added value tasks.

Secure and reliable
Secure and reliable

The assurance of meeting the expectations of a demanding market in terms of risk and compliance, the serenity of being backed by a team of professionals.

A worldwide presence
A worldwide presence

With our offices in Paris, London, Beirut and soon in America and Asia, you can be sure to have a HedgeGuard contact 24 hours a day

Our team

Joël Pinto

COO - General Manager France

Khadija Fourati

Product Manager

Chris Titus

Business Development, USA

Olga Dutote

HR / Administrative Assistant

Jean-Marc Battesti

Head of Product Management

Sarah Amram

Administrative Manager

Sylvie Chevillon

Chief Marketing Officer

Alain Zarouk

Business Development

David Fernandes

Head of Operations

Marwa El Ghali

Senior Software Developer

Michel Saab

Team Leader -Middle Office

Alaa El Hariri

Software Developer

Marc Mehanna

Senior Middle Office Analyst

Kriss Moukarzel

Team Leader - Middle Office

Saymone Um

Infrastructure IT

Shereen Hachem

Middle Office Analyst

Mohamad Walid Zein

Senior Software Developer

Céline Menassa

Middle Office Analyst

Muhamad Khatib

Middle Office Analyst

Jhonny El Helou

Senior Software Developer

Abdo Younes

Middle Office Analyst

Perla Nahlous

HR Manager

Salman El Doueihy

Business Development & Pre-sales

Abed Al Rahman Itani

Senior Software Developer

Yara Sleiman

Middle Office Analyst

Angel Kumul

Product Specialist

Carla Saba

Middle Office Analyst

Youssef Zemmama

Senior Product Specialist

Azim Fazal Varakhwala

Business Development APAC

Imad Warde

CEO


Our Vision

Long immersed in the world of hedge fund risk management, most recently at Rothschild, I spotted a major chasm in the fund management market. The risk systems available were too complex and inaccessible for both institutional investors and fund managers.

Drive to democratize and simplify fund management compelled me to find a solution. My experience in fund management and coding enabled me to try to change the paradigm and HedgeGuard is the result.

Do what is necessary to answer the needs of our clients, but also dream big and dare to be part of something much larger than us: these are the mantras that inform everything we do and which underpin the ethos and the mission of HedgeGuard.

Imad Wardé, CEO

HedgeGuard Board of Directors

Secure and reliable
Hervé Cuvilliez

Started his career in Paris, by creating his first interactive agency and sold it to DDB Worldwide (Omnicom group) in 1999.
In 2009 he confounded Diwanee a leading digital publisher in the Middle East, sold to Webedia in 2014
Early stage investor since 2010 via Id4 ventures

A worldwide presence
Ziad Asseily

ESSEC business school graduate in Finance and Marketing.
worked for a Private Equity Firm then a strategy consulting firm in Paris for several years before creating the LIZA Lebanese restaurant in Paris (2005) then Beirut (2013).
Co-founded HedgeGuard financial software and acted as the CFO of the company, heading the corporate strategy and financing.
Ziad is CEO of LIZA Restaurants and is actively involved in the F&B, Retail and Real Estate industries.

Customer-centric approach
Joël Pinto

Serial entrepreneur and veteran in investments on both sides of the fence as prop trader and hedge fund manager. Founded and managed many profitable companies including three Hedge funds.

Sharing the same DNA
Imad Warde

Veteran in the world of hedge fund risk management. Co-founded HedgeGuard and has 20+ years experience in investment funds operations and in building portfolio management software.

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    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Abdo Younes, Middle Office Analyst

    Starting my career as a customer service in a Lebanese bank, made me learn the importance of customer’s satisfaction. Being in an environment where I can combine my love for the Fintech industry and the customer service made me choose Hedgeguard.  At Hedgeguard, I’m having the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in a great environment where the team is a big family. The great atmosphere at work, the feeling that you are more than just an employee motivates me to give my best in order in order to succeed and to overcome challenges! “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” Holding a bachelor in Economics, I recently finished my Master’s degree in Management with a double diploma from ESA Business School and IAE Poitiers France.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Abdo Younes, Middle Office Analyst

    Starting my career as a customer service in a Lebanese bank, made me learn the importance of customer’s satisfaction. Being in an environment where I can combine my love for the Fintech industry and the customer service made me choose Hedgeguard.  At Hedgeguard, I’m having the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in a great environment where the team is a big family. The great atmosphere at work, the feeling that you are more than just an employee motivates me to give my best in order in order to succeed and to overcome challenges! “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” Holding a bachelor in Economics, I recently finished my Master’s degree in Management with a double diploma from ESA Business School and IAE Poitiers France.

    Perla Nahlous, HR Manager

    Experienced human resources with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace. Strong Human Resources professional with a Business Administration Degree in the Human Resources Management.

    My mission at Hedgeguard is to develop an attitude of teamwork and quality in our day-to-day operations. Create an atmosphere that fosters challenges, fun, safety and cleanliness. Seize opportunities that demonstrate excellent execution, a caring attitude and a sense of urgency. Commit to doing and to acting openly, equitably and consistently in our pursuit of uncompromising quality. Respect team member values that may be different from our own. Accept responsibility for promoting ethical and legal conduct in personal and business practices. Communicate in a candid and fair manner with the diverse workforce from whom our company derives its strength. 

    “HR the Unofficial Psychologist Event Planner Peacemaker Lawyer & Teacher” 

    I joined Hedgeguard because I feel it’s amazing. It shows people no matter where you come from, no matter what your lifestyle is, your dreams could still come true if you believe in yourself and push hard to do what you want to do.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Abdo Younes, Middle Office Analyst

    Starting my career as a customer service in a Lebanese bank, made me learn the importance of customer’s satisfaction. Being in an environment where I can combine my love for the Fintech industry and the customer service made me choose Hedgeguard.  At Hedgeguard, I’m having the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in a great environment where the team is a big family. The great atmosphere at work, the feeling that you are more than just an employee motivates me to give my best in order in order to succeed and to overcome challenges! “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” Holding a bachelor in Economics, I recently finished my Master’s degree in Management with a double diploma from ESA Business School and IAE Poitiers France.

    Perla Nahlous, HR Manager

    Experienced human resources with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace. Strong Human Resources professional with a Business Administration Degree in the Human Resources Management.

    My mission at Hedgeguard is to develop an attitude of teamwork and quality in our day-to-day operations. Create an atmosphere that fosters challenges, fun, safety and cleanliness. Seize opportunities that demonstrate excellent execution, a caring attitude and a sense of urgency. Commit to doing and to acting openly, equitably and consistently in our pursuit of uncompromising quality. Respect team member values that may be different from our own. Accept responsibility for promoting ethical and legal conduct in personal and business practices. Communicate in a candid and fair manner with the diverse workforce from whom our company derives its strength. 

    “HR the Unofficial Psychologist Event Planner Peacemaker Lawyer & Teacher” 

    I joined Hedgeguard because I feel it’s amazing. It shows people no matter where you come from, no matter what your lifestyle is, your dreams could still come true if you believe in yourself and push hard to do what you want to do.

    Salman El Doueihy, Business Development & Pre-sales

    I am an engineer with a masters in project management and have two years of experience in the financial solutions world as a product specialist.

    Teamwork is the key to successI love working with a team and have been part of different teams throughout my life.

    At HedgeGuard,teamwork is done at its best between people from many different cultures.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Abdo Younes, Middle Office Analyst

    Starting my career as a customer service in a Lebanese bank, made me learn the importance of customer’s satisfaction. Being in an environment where I can combine my love for the Fintech industry and the customer service made me choose Hedgeguard.  At Hedgeguard, I’m having the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in a great environment where the team is a big family. The great atmosphere at work, the feeling that you are more than just an employee motivates me to give my best in order in order to succeed and to overcome challenges! “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” Holding a bachelor in Economics, I recently finished my Master’s degree in Management with a double diploma from ESA Business School and IAE Poitiers France.

    Perla Nahlous, HR Manager

    Experienced human resources with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace. Strong Human Resources professional with a Business Administration Degree in the Human Resources Management.

    My mission at Hedgeguard is to develop an attitude of teamwork and quality in our day-to-day operations. Create an atmosphere that fosters challenges, fun, safety and cleanliness. Seize opportunities that demonstrate excellent execution, a caring attitude and a sense of urgency. Commit to doing and to acting openly, equitably and consistently in our pursuit of uncompromising quality. Respect team member values that may be different from our own. Accept responsibility for promoting ethical and legal conduct in personal and business practices. Communicate in a candid and fair manner with the diverse workforce from whom our company derives its strength. 

    “HR the Unofficial Psychologist Event Planner Peacemaker Lawyer & Teacher” 

    I joined Hedgeguard because I feel it’s amazing. It shows people no matter where you come from, no matter what your lifestyle is, your dreams could still come true if you believe in yourself and push hard to do what you want to do.

    Salman El Doueihy, Business Development & Pre-sales

    I am an engineer with a masters in project management and have two years of experience in the financial solutions world as a product specialist.

    Teamwork is the key to successI love working with a team and have been part of different teams throughout my life.

    At HedgeGuard,teamwork is done at its best between people from many different cultures.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Abdo Younes, Middle Office Analyst

    Starting my career as a customer service in a Lebanese bank, made me learn the importance of customer’s satisfaction. Being in an environment where I can combine my love for the Fintech industry and the customer service made me choose Hedgeguard.  At Hedgeguard, I’m having the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in a great environment where the team is a big family. The great atmosphere at work, the feeling that you are more than just an employee motivates me to give my best in order in order to succeed and to overcome challenges! “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” Holding a bachelor in Economics, I recently finished my Master’s degree in Management with a double diploma from ESA Business School and IAE Poitiers France.

    Perla Nahlous, HR Manager

    Experienced human resources with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace. Strong Human Resources professional with a Business Administration Degree in the Human Resources Management.

    My mission at Hedgeguard is to develop an attitude of teamwork and quality in our day-to-day operations. Create an atmosphere that fosters challenges, fun, safety and cleanliness. Seize opportunities that demonstrate excellent execution, a caring attitude and a sense of urgency. Commit to doing and to acting openly, equitably and consistently in our pursuit of uncompromising quality. Respect team member values that may be different from our own. Accept responsibility for promoting ethical and legal conduct in personal and business practices. Communicate in a candid and fair manner with the diverse workforce from whom our company derives its strength. 

    “HR the Unofficial Psychologist Event Planner Peacemaker Lawyer & Teacher” 

    I joined Hedgeguard because I feel it’s amazing. It shows people no matter where you come from, no matter what your lifestyle is, your dreams could still come true if you believe in yourself and push hard to do what you want to do.

    Salman El Doueihy, Business Development & Pre-sales

    I am an engineer with a masters in project management and have two years of experience in the financial solutions world as a product specialist.

    Teamwork is the key to successI love working with a team and have been part of different teams throughout my life.

    At HedgeGuard,teamwork is done at its best between people from many different cultures.

    Yara Sleiman, Middle Office Analyst

    Coming from an economic bachelor’s degreeand a Master’s in financial corporation, I kicked off my career in accounting in a multinational insurance company where I managed the account of different corporations.

    Hedgeguard gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the financial market and allowed me to explore the vital futuristic part in Fintech. The daily interaction with clients encouraged me to develop my interpersonal as well as my teamwork skills.

    At Hedgeguard, team work is done at its best with members working together towards a common vision.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Abdo Younes, Middle Office Analyst

    Starting my career as a customer service in a Lebanese bank, made me learn the importance of customer’s satisfaction. Being in an environment where I can combine my love for the Fintech industry and the customer service made me choose Hedgeguard.  At Hedgeguard, I’m having the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in a great environment where the team is a big family. The great atmosphere at work, the feeling that you are more than just an employee motivates me to give my best in order in order to succeed and to overcome challenges! “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” Holding a bachelor in Economics, I recently finished my Master’s degree in Management with a double diploma from ESA Business School and IAE Poitiers France.

    Perla Nahlous, HR Manager

    Experienced human resources with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace. Strong Human Resources professional with a Business Administration Degree in the Human Resources Management.

    My mission at Hedgeguard is to develop an attitude of teamwork and quality in our day-to-day operations. Create an atmosphere that fosters challenges, fun, safety and cleanliness. Seize opportunities that demonstrate excellent execution, a caring attitude and a sense of urgency. Commit to doing and to acting openly, equitably and consistently in our pursuit of uncompromising quality. Respect team member values that may be different from our own. Accept responsibility for promoting ethical and legal conduct in personal and business practices. Communicate in a candid and fair manner with the diverse workforce from whom our company derives its strength. 

    “HR the Unofficial Psychologist Event Planner Peacemaker Lawyer & Teacher” 

    I joined Hedgeguard because I feel it’s amazing. It shows people no matter where you come from, no matter what your lifestyle is, your dreams could still come true if you believe in yourself and push hard to do what you want to do.

    Salman El Doueihy, Business Development & Pre-sales

    I am an engineer with a masters in project management and have two years of experience in the financial solutions world as a product specialist.

    Teamwork is the key to successI love working with a team and have been part of different teams throughout my life.

    At HedgeGuard,teamwork is done at its best between people from many different cultures.

    Yara Sleiman, Middle Office Analyst

    Coming from an economic bachelor’s degreeand a Master’s in financial corporation, I kicked off my career in accounting in a multinational insurance company where I managed the account of different corporations.

    Hedgeguard gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the financial market and allowed me to explore the vital futuristic part in Fintech. The daily interaction with clients encouraged me to develop my interpersonal as well as my teamwork skills.

    At Hedgeguard, team work is done at its best with members working together towards a common vision.

    Angel Kumul, Product Specialist

    As a middle office intern and apprentice at HedgeGuard I’ve had the opportunity to discover the working environment of a FinTech.

    Actually, I'm a Product Specialist in charge of the onboarding (project management) and support front of our clients; and the testing/upgrade of the Software. My studies in Economics, Banking and Finance in both France and Mexico help me to understand the detailed processes of my role. I am someone who is always motivated to learn new concepts and tasks, I love challenges and can adapt myself to all environments.

    I love the multicultural environment of HedgeGuard and its high team spirit. I always work to the best of my ability and as a result our client satisfaction remains at a high standard.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Abdo Younes, Middle Office Analyst

    Starting my career as a customer service in a Lebanese bank, made me learn the importance of customer’s satisfaction. Being in an environment where I can combine my love for the Fintech industry and the customer service made me choose Hedgeguard.  At Hedgeguard, I’m having the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in a great environment where the team is a big family. The great atmosphere at work, the feeling that you are more than just an employee motivates me to give my best in order in order to succeed and to overcome challenges! “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” Holding a bachelor in Economics, I recently finished my Master’s degree in Management with a double diploma from ESA Business School and IAE Poitiers France.

    Perla Nahlous, HR Manager

    Experienced human resources with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace. Strong Human Resources professional with a Business Administration Degree in the Human Resources Management.

    My mission at Hedgeguard is to develop an attitude of teamwork and quality in our day-to-day operations. Create an atmosphere that fosters challenges, fun, safety and cleanliness. Seize opportunities that demonstrate excellent execution, a caring attitude and a sense of urgency. Commit to doing and to acting openly, equitably and consistently in our pursuit of uncompromising quality. Respect team member values that may be different from our own. Accept responsibility for promoting ethical and legal conduct in personal and business practices. Communicate in a candid and fair manner with the diverse workforce from whom our company derives its strength. 

    “HR the Unofficial Psychologist Event Planner Peacemaker Lawyer & Teacher” 

    I joined Hedgeguard because I feel it’s amazing. It shows people no matter where you come from, no matter what your lifestyle is, your dreams could still come true if you believe in yourself and push hard to do what you want to do.

    Salman El Doueihy, Business Development & Pre-sales

    I am an engineer with a masters in project management and have two years of experience in the financial solutions world as a product specialist.

    Teamwork is the key to successI love working with a team and have been part of different teams throughout my life.

    At HedgeGuard,teamwork is done at its best between people from many different cultures.

    Yara Sleiman, Middle Office Analyst

    Coming from an economic bachelor’s degreeand a Master’s in financial corporation, I kicked off my career in accounting in a multinational insurance company where I managed the account of different corporations.

    Hedgeguard gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the financial market and allowed me to explore the vital futuristic part in Fintech. The daily interaction with clients encouraged me to develop my interpersonal as well as my teamwork skills.

    At Hedgeguard, team work is done at its best with members working together towards a common vision.

    Angel Kumul, Product Specialist

    As a middle office intern and apprentice at HedgeGuard I’ve had the opportunity to discover the working environment of a FinTech.

    Actually, I'm a Product Specialist in charge of the onboarding (project management) and support front of our clients; and the testing/upgrade of the Software. My studies in Economics, Banking and Finance in both France and Mexico help me to understand the detailed processes of my role. I am someone who is always motivated to learn new concepts and tasks, I love challenges and can adapt myself to all environments.

    I love the multicultural environment of HedgeGuard and its high team spirit. I always work to the best of my ability and as a result our client satisfaction remains at a high standard.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Abdo Younes, Middle Office Analyst

    Starting my career as a customer service in a Lebanese bank, made me learn the importance of customer’s satisfaction. Being in an environment where I can combine my love for the Fintech industry and the customer service made me choose Hedgeguard.  At Hedgeguard, I’m having the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in a great environment where the team is a big family. The great atmosphere at work, the feeling that you are more than just an employee motivates me to give my best in order in order to succeed and to overcome challenges! “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” Holding a bachelor in Economics, I recently finished my Master’s degree in Management with a double diploma from ESA Business School and IAE Poitiers France.

    Perla Nahlous, HR Manager

    Experienced human resources with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace. Strong Human Resources professional with a Business Administration Degree in the Human Resources Management.

    My mission at Hedgeguard is to develop an attitude of teamwork and quality in our day-to-day operations. Create an atmosphere that fosters challenges, fun, safety and cleanliness. Seize opportunities that demonstrate excellent execution, a caring attitude and a sense of urgency. Commit to doing and to acting openly, equitably and consistently in our pursuit of uncompromising quality. Respect team member values that may be different from our own. Accept responsibility for promoting ethical and legal conduct in personal and business practices. Communicate in a candid and fair manner with the diverse workforce from whom our company derives its strength. 

    “HR the Unofficial Psychologist Event Planner Peacemaker Lawyer & Teacher” 

    I joined Hedgeguard because I feel it’s amazing. It shows people no matter where you come from, no matter what your lifestyle is, your dreams could still come true if you believe in yourself and push hard to do what you want to do.

    Salman El Doueihy, Business Development & Pre-sales

    I am an engineer with a masters in project management and have two years of experience in the financial solutions world as a product specialist.

    Teamwork is the key to successI love working with a team and have been part of different teams throughout my life.

    At HedgeGuard,teamwork is done at its best between people from many different cultures.

    Yara Sleiman, Middle Office Analyst

    Coming from an economic bachelor’s degreeand a Master’s in financial corporation, I kicked off my career in accounting in a multinational insurance company where I managed the account of different corporations.

    Hedgeguard gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the financial market and allowed me to explore the vital futuristic part in Fintech. The daily interaction with clients encouraged me to develop my interpersonal as well as my teamwork skills.

    At Hedgeguard, team work is done at its best with members working together towards a common vision.

    Angel Kumul, Product Specialist

    As a middle office intern and apprentice at HedgeGuard I’ve had the opportunity to discover the working environment of a FinTech.

    Actually, I'm a Product Specialist in charge of the onboarding (project management) and support front of our clients; and the testing/upgrade of the Software. My studies in Economics, Banking and Finance in both France and Mexico help me to understand the detailed processes of my role. I am someone who is always motivated to learn new concepts and tasks, I love challenges and can adapt myself to all environments.

    I love the multicultural environment of HedgeGuard and its high team spirit. I always work to the best of my ability and as a result our client satisfaction remains at a high standard.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Abdo Younes, Middle Office Analyst

    Starting my career as a customer service in a Lebanese bank, made me learn the importance of customer’s satisfaction. Being in an environment where I can combine my love for the Fintech industry and the customer service made me choose Hedgeguard.  At Hedgeguard, I’m having the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in a great environment where the team is a big family. The great atmosphere at work, the feeling that you are more than just an employee motivates me to give my best in order in order to succeed and to overcome challenges! “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” Holding a bachelor in Economics, I recently finished my Master’s degree in Management with a double diploma from ESA Business School and IAE Poitiers France.

    Perla Nahlous, HR Manager

    Experienced human resources with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace. Strong Human Resources professional with a Business Administration Degree in the Human Resources Management.

    My mission at Hedgeguard is to develop an attitude of teamwork and quality in our day-to-day operations. Create an atmosphere that fosters challenges, fun, safety and cleanliness. Seize opportunities that demonstrate excellent execution, a caring attitude and a sense of urgency. Commit to doing and to acting openly, equitably and consistently in our pursuit of uncompromising quality. Respect team member values that may be different from our own. Accept responsibility for promoting ethical and legal conduct in personal and business practices. Communicate in a candid and fair manner with the diverse workforce from whom our company derives its strength. 

    “HR the Unofficial Psychologist Event Planner Peacemaker Lawyer & Teacher” 

    I joined Hedgeguard because I feel it’s amazing. It shows people no matter where you come from, no matter what your lifestyle is, your dreams could still come true if you believe in yourself and push hard to do what you want to do.

    Salman El Doueihy, Business Development & Pre-sales

    I am an engineer with a masters in project management and have two years of experience in the financial solutions world as a product specialist.

    Teamwork is the key to successI love working with a team and have been part of different teams throughout my life.

    At HedgeGuard,teamwork is done at its best between people from many different cultures.

    Yara Sleiman, Middle Office Analyst

    Coming from an economic bachelor’s degreeand a Master’s in financial corporation, I kicked off my career in accounting in a multinational insurance company where I managed the account of different corporations.

    Hedgeguard gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the financial market and allowed me to explore the vital futuristic part in Fintech. The daily interaction with clients encouraged me to develop my interpersonal as well as my teamwork skills.

    At Hedgeguard, team work is done at its best with members working together towards a common vision.

    Angel Kumul, Product Specialist

    As a middle office intern and apprentice at HedgeGuard I’ve had the opportunity to discover the working environment of a FinTech.

    Actually, I'm a Product Specialist in charge of the onboarding (project management) and support front of our clients; and the testing/upgrade of the Software. My studies in Economics, Banking and Finance in both France and Mexico help me to understand the detailed processes of my role. I am someone who is always motivated to learn new concepts and tasks, I love challenges and can adapt myself to all environments.

    I love the multicultural environment of HedgeGuard and its high team spirit. I always work to the best of my ability and as a result our client satisfaction remains at a high standard.

    Azim Fazal Varakhwala, Business Development APAC

    I have been supporting funds since 2010, first at brokerage firms (Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux, Bloomberg Tradebook) and since 2014 at HedgeGuard.

    With a master’s degree in Financial Market Operations and experience in both the Sell-side and Buy-side, I understandthe full scope of the operational process and the entire eco-system relationships of our clients.

    I am currently developing HedgeGuard’s brand and portfolio of clients across Europe as well as being responsible for pre-sales. Prior to that, I joined HedgeGuard to structure and help in the development of the middle office outsourcing service. Over the years, I have been involved in various projects such as implementation project management, training or functional support.

    The dynamism and the entrepreneurial side of a human-size company were some of the main reasons I decided to be part of HedgeGuard’s adventure.

    Jean-Marc Battesti, Head of Product Management

    I am a physicist who embraced the Hedge Fund industry. I used to work as risk manager and consultant for capital markets and asset management. Curiosity is my main driver, as well as the pleasure of achieving and working in team.

    I am in charge of product management making the link between the client’s needs to the development team: we collect the needs, define the priorities, and translate them into functional tasks before handing them to the development team who will turn them into new software functionalities.

    I enjoy working with the HedgeGuard team who is multicultural and based in different time zones; I know Imad for more than ten years and I share his views on the opportunities that come our way.

    David Fernandes, Head of Operations

    I started my career as a Back-Middle Officer at CCI Finance, where I developed skills in the market settlement chain and in the production of performance and risk reports.
    I sought an opportunity to work with people invested with a real sense of purpose and enterprise. I joined HedgeGuard as a Middle Officer. Now, as manager I focus on process optimisation through automation.
    Continuous improvement is my leitmotiv. No matter what you’re getting yourself into, the most important thing is to do it with purpose.

    Team spirit is fundamental to me. At HedgeGuard, we operate as one team, together with clients, partners & the market. This ethos bleeds into my life outside HedgeGuard& may explain my passion for sports.

    Marwa El Ghali, Senior Software Developer

    After receiving my Master’s degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut, I started a career in software development at Consolidated Contractors Company, which lasted for 9 years.

     Having amassed a good deal of experience in product evolution, software architecture, and team management, I wanted to try out a different field, and the financial world was an exciting new frontier.

     The first time I stepped into Hedgeguard offices, I knew I’d found the right place. It embodies the principles of cutting-edge technologies and modern-day startups, and its commitment to teamwork, innovation, and delivery ensure product and personal advancement.

    Michel Saab, Team Leader -Middle Office

    As a solution-driven specialist with a thirst for continuous learning, I began my career as an investment analyst in asset management and as a front-office portfolio advisor. Having an eye for detail and compelled with performance, I strived to recreate and optimize investment strategies.

    Being a part of the middle office team at Hedgeguard, I aim to expand the unique skillset of each team member as I believe that collectively we can bring about favorable outcomes. I enjoy exchanging knowledge and taking initiatives while aiming for efficiency.

    I saw the opportunity at Hedgeguard to deliver optimal solutions to asset managers and to provide them with the tools that enable them to allocate their time to generating alpha. I advocate Hedgeguard’s vision into the future and I look forward to innovating alongside the team.

    Alaa El Hariri, Software Developer

    As an enthusiastic developer, I sought a career in the startup ecosystem in Lebanon. My previous experiences include developing for a hospital and an educational startup, and Hedgeguard provided me the opportunity to experience an entirely different field.

     I strive to help create software that our clients can easily get accustomed to and enjoy using.

     As my ambitions increaseon a daily basis, the teams at Hedgeguard are providing me with the opportunity to improve my development skills and   gain an understanding of a market I previously never thought I would understand.

    Marc Mehanna, Senior Middle Office Analyst

    I started my career in the audit field which taught me to be meticulous and pay close attention to detail. My CFA studies have allowed me to gain a deep understand of the financial world.

    I joined HedgeGuard to position myself amongst team members who are dedicated to bringing the best out of the team benefiting both the client and the company.

    I focus on bringing positive energy at work by emphasizing on high team spirit towards the middle office function and provide support amongst colleagues ultimately providing the best service for the client.

    Kriss Moukarzel, Team Leader - Middle Office

    After finishing my bachelor’s in economics, I pursued my master’s in Finance and strategic management at Paris II which encouraged me to dive deeper in the evolving world of finance. I kicked off my professional life as an external auditor for one of the big4 companies before joining HedgeGuard.

    At the crossroad of the Hedgeguard technology and the client satisfaction, my role as a middle office analyst is to ensure that the full after-process of the trade flows smoothly. It is the intersection where solutions emerge, and contentment is achieved.

    Searching for a continuous growth on the professional as well as the personal level, Hedgeguard offers the perpetuity of my aspirations. It is a journey based on bedrock values such as trust and team spirit where a sense of fulfillment can only be stumbled upon.

    Shereen Hachem, Middle Office Analyst

    Driven by my fascination towards the business world and its functioning, I found myself deeply involved in the financial route ever since I was in college. This led me to pursue my MBA in Banking and Finance at Université La Sagesse, and consequently get enrolled as an Operation’s Executor in the back office at Fidus SAL since September 2014. Years of experience later, I discovered that I had not yet quenched my thirst for knowledge, so I found myself successfully applying as a Middle Office Analyst at HedgeGuard, in search for bigger, more intriguing challenges.

     My passion for teamwork taught me to grow out of my comfort zone and into places I had not imagined being in. After being an active scout member as a child, I took the risk of embarking on a new adventure and becoming a team leader at the "Scouts du Liban" association.  My devotion for being a team player pushed me further to become a safety marshal at the rally championships and races organized by the "Automobile et Touring Club du Liban". Thus, I was reassured that proper growth occurs at the heart of a favorable team, and this is what I found at HedgeGuard.

    Céline Menassa, Middle Office Analyst

    I aimed to pursue my career in the financial industry as I have been always fascinated by its dynamic character, trading mechanisms, volatility and uncertainty of the financial markets.

    I have completed my studies in Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Financial markets. I started then my career in one of the leading wealth management firms in Lebanon where I was primarily responsible for settling trades, reconciling cash and portfolio positions and creating procedures and processes in order to hedge the operational risk.

    With HedgeGuard, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to build on my current skills in a motivating environment and learn how to effectively manage the clients' portfolio and foster positive stakeholders’ relationships through proactive communications.

    Muhamad Khatib, Middle Office Analyst

    After completing my bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in Finance, I pursued my master’s in finance specializing in alternative investment and portfolio management. I kicked off my professional life in the world of private equity where I managed a private equity portfolio and constructed fundamental valuation models to advise on acquisitions and diversification of the portfolio.

     I was encouraged to move into HedgeGuard and the evolving world of Fintech after I realized its vibrant role in the future of Finance. HedgGuard provides the vital tools required for asset management to grow and efficiently use their funds to achieve excess returns in the financial market. The regular interaction with clients and different financial instruments allowed me to increase my knowledge and reach my full potential to help both the client and HedgeGuard succeed in the dynamic world of finance. Being an individual in the big family of HedgeGuard allows me to play an essential role toward the future of finance that HG is targeting.

     At HG you can really understand the meaning of: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

    Jhonny El Helou, Senior Software Developer

    I started my career as an intern at Microsoft Lebanon where I developed using Microsoft products. After my internship, I got a position at Murex Systems where I started working in web technologies. During my 4 years stay at Murex, the experience revolved around automating infrastructure operations, as well as business processes. My first financial experience was at PinPay for 8 months, where we developed web and mobile applications that target banks and regular consumers. Although my experience in the finance world is limited to a short period, I like to help my teammates and coworkers with the experience I gained at the technical level.
    I studied computer and communication engineering, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field.
    I like working in coworking environments to solve challenging tasks and provide solutions that make customer’s lives easier. I chose Hedgeguard because of the diversity of the team

    Abdo Younes, Middle Office Analyst

    Starting my career as a customer service in a Lebanese bank, made me learn the importance of customer’s satisfaction. Being in an environment where I can combine my love for the Fintech industry and the customer service made me choose Hedgeguard.  At Hedgeguard, I’m having the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in a great environment where the team is a big family. The great atmosphere at work, the feeling that you are more than just an employee motivates me to give my best in order in order to succeed and to overcome challenges! “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” Holding a bachelor in Economics, I recently finished my Master’s degree in Management with a double diploma from ESA Business School and IAE Poitiers France.

    Perla Nahlous, HR Manager

    Experienced human resources with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace. Strong Human Resources professional with a Business Administration Degree in the Human Resources Management.

    My mission at Hedgeguard is to develop an attitude of teamwork and quality in our day-to-day operations. Create an atmosphere that fosters challenges, fun, safety and cleanliness. Seize opportunities that demonstrate excellent execution, a caring attitude and a sense of urgency. Commit to doing and to acting openly, equitably and consistently in our pursuit of uncompromising quality. Respect team member values that may be different from our own. Accept responsibility for promoting ethical and legal conduct in personal and business practices. Communicate in a candid and fair manner with the diverse workforce from whom our company derives its strength. 

    “HR the Unofficial Psychologist Event Planner Peacemaker Lawyer & Teacher” 

    I joined Hedgeguard because I feel it’s amazing. It shows people no matter where you come from, no matter what your lifestyle is, your dreams could still come true if you believe in yourself and push hard to do what you want to do.

    Salman El Doueihy, Business Development & Pre-sales

    I am an engineer with a masters in project management and have two years of experience in the financial solutions world as a product specialist.

    Teamwork is the key to successI love working with a team and have been part of different teams throughout my life.

    At HedgeGuard,teamwork is done at its best between people from many different cultures.

    Yara Sleiman, Middle Office Analyst

    Coming from an economic bachelor’s degreeand a Master’s in financial corporation, I kicked off my career in accounting in a multinational insurance company where I managed the account of different corporations.

    Hedgeguard gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the financial market and allowed me to explore the vital futuristic part in Fintech. The daily interaction with clients encouraged me to develop my interpersonal as well as my teamwork skills.

    At Hedgeguard, team work is done at its best with members working together towards a common vision.

    Angel Kumul, Product Specialist

    As a middle office intern and apprentice at HedgeGuard I’ve had the opportunity to discover the working environment of a FinTech.

    Actually, I'm a Product Specialist in charge of the onboarding (project management) and support front of our clients; and the testing/upgrade of the Software. My studies in Economics, Banking and Finance in both France and Mexico help me to understand the detailed processes of my role. I am someone who is always motivated to learn new concepts and tasks, I love challenges and can adapt myself to all environments.

    I love the multicultural environment of HedgeGuard and its high team spirit. I always work to the best of my ability and as a result our client satisfaction remains at a high standard.

    Azim Fazal Varakhwala, Business Development APAC

    I have been supporting funds since 2010, first at brokerage firms (Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux, Bloomberg Tradebook) and since 2014 at HedgeGuard.

    With a master’s degree in Financial Market Operations and experience in both the Sell-side and Buy-side, I understandthe full scope of the operational process and the entire eco-system relationships of our clients.

    I am currently developing HedgeGuard’s brand and portfolio of clients across Europe as well as being responsible for pre-sales. Prior to that, I joined HedgeGuard to structure and help in the development of the middle office outsourcing service. Over the years, I have been involved in various projects such as implementation project management, training or functional support.

    The dynamism and the entrepreneurial side of a human-size company were some of the main reasons I decided to be part of HedgeGuard’s adventure.

    Imad Warde, CEO

    Long immersed in the world of hedge fund risk management, most recently at Rothschild, I spotted a major chasm in the fund management market. The risk systems available were too complex and inaccessible for both institutional investors and fund managers.

    Drive to democratize and simplify fund management compelled me to find a solution. My experience in fund management and coding enabled me to try to change the paradigm and HedgeGuard is the result.

    Do what is necessary to answer the needs of our clients, but also dream big and dare to be part of something much larger than us: these are the mantras that inform everything we do and which underpin the ethos and the mission of HedgeGuard.

    Meditation enables me to see the bigger picture. It brings the focus & energy needed to create technology & Middle Office that truly levels the playing field in the world of hedge fund management.

    “As stars shine in darkness, so do human beings. It is from the womb of difficulties and hardships that teams with great cultures are born.”