HedgeGuard has roots that extend deeply into the Asset Management industry. We were founded in 2006 with the ambition to build a portfolio management solution with a difference.
With backgrounds in both the sell and buy side we have a unique ability to understand funds from all angles. We wanted to create a technology and company that answered all the challenges that we faced. Fresh perspective remains core to who we are today. We are constantly learning, adapting and evolving to meet and preempt unprecedented industry demands.
I am part of the HedgeGuard architecture, and have been with HedgeGuard along the journey from inception. Working across the spectrum, from operations to sales to development, my perspective & experience spans both external & internal. I can appreciate & understand the strength, flexibility and evolvability of the solution as well as the daily problems experienced by hedge funds and asset managers – their process, their needs and expectations.
I’m not a dreamer, I’m a realist & believe that we have managed to advance the state of the art with solutions and services of a higher quality & lower cost.
I have a global outlook, overseeing sales development in France, Benelux and Switzerland.
Restless drive & energy fuels me outside of HedgeGuard where you will often catch me on the rugby pitch.
As a middle office intern at HedgeGuard has given me the opportunity to discover the working environment of a FinTech.
I love the multicultural environment of HedgeGuard and it’s high team spirit. I always work to the best of my ability and as a result our client satisfaction remains at a high standard.
My studies in Finance across 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 the challenges and can adapt myself to all environments.
Azim Fazal Varakhwala
Head of Customer Support
Prior to joining HedgeGuard, I worked in the operations teams at Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux and Bloomberg Tradebook.
The entrepreneurial and human aspect of projects are what I am enjoying the most – I joined HedgeGuard in 2014 to structure and help in the development of the middle office outsourcing service. Over the years, HedgeGuard has allowed me to be involved in various projects such as pre-sales, implementation project management, training, functional support or product enhancement.
Customer satisfaction drives us. Working as one team, with our clients, to help them achieving their goals is very satisfying. HedgeGuard is a fantastic place to learn and create at the same time and I hope this can be the place for more people to develop themselves alongside the products and the company.
“Because great people deliver great service”
Customer Support Specialist
I started my career as a Project Management Officer at Exane BNP Paribas for Operations and Market Infrastructure matters. I have Operations expertise in both Buy Side and Sell Side.
One the most important European brokerage firms is where my four years experience helps me to identify the market needs regarding Trading, Execution, Asset Management and Post-Trade daily issues.
You either evolve or evaporate – Working at Hedgeguard allows me to completely embrace the leitmotiv as the Financial industry is in a permanent need of flexibility.
Christophe de la Celle
Head of UK Office
I started my career within the derivative teams at Societe Generale and Deutsche Bank in London. Although within larger structures, these roles were very much entrepreneurial as we were building franchises.
The entrepreneurial drive caught on and I went on to co-found London quantitative hedge fund IKEN Capital LLP where I was CEO. Most recently I ran a trading team at Millennium in London.
I was keen to join an exciting and fast growing tech firm where I could leverage my experience as a portfolio manager and entrepreneur.
HedgeGuard has a strong buy-side DNA – that gives us an edge in understanding the challenges faced by managers. With experience garnered on the buy-side and having seen the challenges faced, our combined tech and services offering really spoke to me.
We are levelling the playing field by putting new technology at the hands of skilled managers.
“Real intelligence is the capacity to adapt”
I have gathered 17 years of experience in software/technology organizations in different roles around R&D, Support, Project Management & Consulting.
I joined HedgeGuard to drive greater business value through operations and services, both for customers and for HedgeGuard.
“How can I help you?” – As a COO I’m here to simplify and to streamline everyone’s job and to improve the overall experience to be with HedgeGuard.
“Innovate or perish” – Investment industry is at a turning point; Technology is a key differentiator in the market architecture; Be ready!
Head of Middle Office
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.
After more than 12 years of experience as a consultant in financial market activities for banks, I joined HedgeGuard to bring energy, conviction and determination in our shared objectives.
Finance serves a vital function in the real economy providing, for example, corporate funding, project financing, and financial risks hedging. I have a passion for any project attempting to measure and control the financial risks of savers, investors, corporations and the financial institutions themselves.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal. Being differentiated in the market starts form the internal workings of a company & I am proud that embedded in the culture of HedgeGuard is an insatiable desire to keep evolving & developing.
The ambition to reposition finance as a service fully dedicated to real economy by leveraging new technology drives me – especially as part of a company with such strong human values.
Hi, I’m Gabriel and I’m a developer.
With an interest and enjoyment in computer sciences and finance, I found what I was looking for at HedgeGuard Financial Software. Not only am I able to practice my skills in software development but I’ve also been able to extend and grow my financial understanding.
I appreciate the great environment here at HedgeGuard and have the opportunity to contribute to a fantastic team.
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 & inaccessible for both savers and fund managers.
Drive to democratise and simplify fund management compelled me to find a solution. My experience of coding and system architecture enabled me to change the paradigm & HedgeGuard is the result.
Dream big and dare to be part of something much larger than us. This is the mantra that informs everything I do & which underpins the ethos & 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.”
New Technologies and Sciences are some of the subjects I’m interested in.
ENSIMAG is where I received a degree in Engineering degree in Information Systems.
I like to work with open and enthusiastic people.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Joining HedgeGuard, a tech firm in which I can apply my investment banking experience and hedge fund knowledge is the perfect mix for me. I am motivated by dynamic and evolving environments complimented with collaborative and driven colleagues.
The positive energy that HedgeGuard emits is what enables me to continuously develop as I now combine my interest in Alternative Investments with Technology. I’m really looking forward to witnessing HedgeGuard reach it’s full potential and much more.
My academic background in undergraduate Econometrics led on to post-graduate Investment and Finance are both natural paths based on my interests first in Mathematics with a curiosity in Economics and then followed by the Financial Markets.
CFO and Head of Beirut Office
I leverage my financial expertise to drive financial planning and manage financial risks of the business, utilising more than 14 years of experience as an engineer and investment professional, including 7 years in real estate and infrastructure investments at a major Canadian corporate pension fund.
I am motivated to developing HedgeGuard’s Beirut office with full functional capabilities, for the purpose of maximizing our reach in the region and strengthening our client servicing capabilities.
I am a Civil Engineer, holding a master’s degree in Engineering Management, an MBA and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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 success – I 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.
Middle Office Specialist
I started my career by interning as an auditor and also a second internship within broker’s as an assistant which equipped me with key skills including accuracy, attention to detail and being able to investigate financial data. These skills have naturally equipped me to proactively perform to a high standard as a middle office specialist.
Hedgeguard has been the best place to bloom because of its diverse atmosphere and the high level of commitment from the team.
My focus is to work with a variety of teams with a lot of conviction and enthusiasm to make our company the best.