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.
As a middle office intern at HedgeGuard I’ve had the opportunity to discover the working environment of a FinTech.
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.
My studies in 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.
Azim Fazal Varakhwala
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”
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”
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.
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.”
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.
Middle Office Analyst
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.