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Philosophy

Philosophy

THE PILLARS OF TRAJECTOIRE PHILOSOPHY

  • > UNDERSTANDING RISK AND BUILDING AN ASYMETRIC RETURN PROFILE
  • > CAPTURING MARKET INEFFICIENCIES
  • > SEEKING REPEATABLE AND RECURRING RETURNS
  • > PROVIDING COMPLEMENTARY RETURN PROFILES FOR INVESTORS
  • > VALIDATING EMPIRICAL STRATEGIES QUANTITATIVELY 
  • > PRESERVING INVESTORS OPTIMISM BY PROVIDING RISK AWARENESS AND COMFORT

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Strategies

Strategies

TRAJECTOIRE CAPITAL INVESTS IN PROJECTS THAT WILL SHAPE AND FUEL THE NEW ACTIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY.

1. Black Tail Hedge
2. Black Tail Arbitrage
3. Crypto Arbitrage
4. All Weather

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team

TEAM & MANAGEMENT

ARIE ASSAYAG

Founder CIO, Head of Volatility Investing

LAURENT CHEVALLIER

Partner Senior Portfolio Manager

CYRIL BERIOT

Partner Head of Business Development

Stephane Salino

Chief Operating Officer

Geoffroy Gridel

Partner Senior Portfolio Manager

Vadim Cissa

Quantitative Research and IT

Arié Assayag is the Global CEO and co-CIO of Trajectoire Capital Group. Before founding the company in 2015, he was the CEO of UBP Alternative Investments based in Geneva, Switzerland (from 2012 to 2015), where he ran $10+bn of assets in funds of hedge funds and thematic funds (real estate, loans, insurance linked securities) in various formats. In 2009, he founded Nexar Capital Group (Paris/NYC) backed by the US Private Equity firm Acquiline. He grew the business to $3bn through both acquisitions (Allianz Alternative Investment & Ermitage) and organic growth before successfully selling the firm to UBP in 2012.
From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Assayag was CEO of the Hedge Funds Unit at Société Générale AM (Paris) where he launched and grew the business to $12.4bn assets (more than $8bn in FoHF) and was awarded “Best Alternative Institutional House” by InvestHedge in 2005.
From 1994 à 1999, he was a founding partner and Head of FX Derivatives at Commerzbank Financial Products, helping the bank become one of the global FX derivatives leaders. From 1985 to 1993, Arié worked for Société Générale where he launched and successfully developed several FX derivatives businesses (Tokyo & Chicago).
Arié Assayag graduated from French top engineering school Ecole Centrale de Paris (ECP).

Laurent Chevallier joined Trajectoire Capital Group in October 2018 as CEO of the Geneva office and co-CIO. Before joining the company, he restructured the Luxembourg SICAV offering of a Private Bank in Geneva. He also intervened as a consultant for Aon to advise them on alternative risk premia. From 2015 to 2017, he was Managing Director at LumX Asset Management responsible for managing their Alternative Risk Premia Fund. From 2011 to end of 2014, Mr. Chevallier was Portfolio Manager of the Vasken Macro Fund, a fund he launched carrying a strong tail risk protection bias. From 2005 to 2008, he successively served as CIO/Head of Hedge Fund Investments & Manager Selection at Unigestion, a well-established Swiss Institutional Asset Manager. Before that, he was Co-Chief Investment Officer at Bucephale Investment Management, a boutique investment manager, also in Geneva. In 2001, Mr. Chevallier co-founded Quest Partners LLC in New York, a systematic shop, where he was Managing Partner. Mr. Chevallier started his career trading a neural network on S&P 500 futures in 1998 for Weston Capital Management, a $1 billion plus alternative boutique where he then became Director of Research and Asset Allocation. Mr. Chevallier is a CFA Charter Holder and holds an MBA from Thunderbird business school. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Global Studies Institute of Université de Genève.

Cyril Beriot is a Partner and Head of Business Development at Trajectoire Capital Group (TCG). Cyril joined TCG in October 2021 after 29 years’ experience in financial markets, trading and selling derivative instruments for large institutions. He started his career in Chicago in 1992 trading currency options on the CME for Société Générale group. After spending four years in Chicago he moved to France to develop the currency options market making operation on the MATIF. Cyril then moved to Société Générale head office to run the European currency options market making desk. After 13 years of trading FX options and futures, Cyril moved to London to become Managing Director and Head of FX European trading and sales for Société Générale. He then moved to Citibank as a Managing Director in its FX department. In 2003 Cyril joined H2O AM as Managing Director and Partner to develop their offshore business, targeting medium to large institutional investors in both US and Europe. Cyril graduated from Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris.

Stephane Salino joined Trajectoire Capital Group SA (TCG) in January 2020 as Chief Operation Officer. Before joining TCG, he was, from 2014 to 2019, member of the Executive Committee and COO at LumX Asset Management, a Swiss stock exchange listed Alternative Asset Manager previously known as Gottex. Before that, from 2004 to 2014, Stephane was Head of Operations at EIM, a $14bn Hedge Fund manager specialised in tailor-made mandates for Institutional clients. Stephane Salino graduated from the Institut Superieur de Gestion (ISG) in Paris.

Geoffroy Gridel joined Trajectoire Capital Group in June 2021 as a portfolio manager and head of crypto investment.
Previously, Geoffroy worked at Union Bancaire Privée since 2011 as a senior portfolio manager in the Cross Asset Solution team, where he was managing funds on different asset classes with a focus on volatility and options to hedge a given risk or generate relative outperformance.
Prior to that, he participated in setting up the Lyxor Asset Management platform in Hong Kong and managed an Asian bucket of global funds. Previously he was with Société Générale Asset Management Alternative Investments (“SGAM AI”), which he joined in 2002 as a Hedge Fund Salesman and Structurer. In 2005, still with SGAM AI, he became a hedge fund manager in the volatility arbitrage programmes, with a focus on directional derivative strategies. Geoffroy is a graduate of French engineering school Grande Ecole Ponts et Chaussées, holds a postgraduate diploma from Sciences Po (IEP) in Applied Economics and is a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst (CAIA).

Vadim Cissa joined Trajectoire Capital Group (TCG) in April 2019 as Quantitative Analyst. Before joining TCG, Vadim was a Quantitative Developer at Yield Solutions SA, a hedge fund company where he was responsible since the founding date for Data Warehouse creation, Options Trading systems, developing algorithm trading models, and other data analysis and quantitative tasks. Before that, from 2013, Vadim was a Data Warehouse Developer at Tinkoff Bank in Moscow. Vadim Cissa graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute and has a Master in Computer Science.

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Careers

Careers

Trajectoire offers a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment for exceptional candidates who aspire to excel.

Our employees enjoy the opportunity of exciting challenges and rewarding career paths within a culture shaped by energy, commitment, innovation, drive and integrity. Trajectoire fosters teamwork and hires employees with outstanding, diverse and supplementary skills, encouraging synergies based on different perspectives, expertise and background and maximizing creativity, excellence and differentiation. It does not allow any form of discrimination while ensuring that equal opportunities are provided to everyone, irrespective of ethnicities, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability.


If you wish to contact Trajectoire to enquire about career opportunities, please contact us with details of the nature of the role you are seeking. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

 

careers@trajectoirecap.com



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contact

Contact us

  • TRAJECTOIRE CAPITAL GROUP SA
78 Rue du Rhône 1204 Geneva - Switzerland

TEL: +41 22 716 01 10
Investor Relations: investors@trajectoirecap.com
General Enquiries: info@trajectoirecap.com

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