TOBAM

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Philosophy and process

TOBAM is an independent, employee-owned asset manager with offices in New York, Zurich, Hong Kong and Paris. It was founded in 2005 by Yves Choueifaty, TOBAM’s President and Chief Investment Officer and a former CEO of Credit Lyonnais Asset Management. TOBAM manages money primarily for sophisticated institutional investors in Europe, Asia and the U.S., including CalPERS.

Portfolio managers

Guillaume Toison

Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management

TOBAM

Investment experience since 2004

Guillaume Toison is a Portfolio Manager for TOBAM, which he joined in 2006 as an equity portfolio manager. Previously, Guillaume was a quantitative analyst for Credit Agricole Asset Management in Paris and part of the team that pioneered the development of the company’s statistical arbitrage strategies.

In 2004, Guillaume graduated from Télécom ParisTech (ENST Paris) in Mathematics, Computer Science and Telecommunications.

Ayaaz Allymun

Managing Director, Deputy Head of Portfolio Management

TOBAM

Investment experience since 2003

Ayaaz Allymun is Head of Portfolio Trading at TOBAM, which he joined in 2008 as a portfolio manager and researcher. Prior to his TOBAM appointment, Ayaaz was a portfolio manager at Credit Agricole Asset Management in Paris from 2004-08, where he managed index funds, enhanced index funds and multi-strategy funds based on a core/satellite approach. He also has experience as a quantitative analyst in the Financial Engineering team at Credit Lyonnais Asset Management. In that role, he had responsibility for developing systems solutions for equity portfolio managers.

Ayaaz has a Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) of Applied Mathematics with Honours from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.

Maylis L’Hotellier

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

TOBAM

Investment experience since 2002

Maylis L’Hotellier joined TOBAM in 2008 as Head of Compliance. In 2017, Maylis transitioned to the Portfolio Management team at TOBAM. Prior to joining TOBAM, she worked at Natixis Asset Management as Risk Manager. She began her career at the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers, the French Financial Regulator) in 2002 where she was a senior manager.

Maylis holds a Master of Financial Management degree from Bordeaux School of Management, and a Master of Law degree from Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.

Mara Maccagnan

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

TOBAM

Investment experience since 2011

Mara Maccagnan joined TOBAM in 2018 as a portfolio manager on the equity team. Prior to joining TOBAM, Mara was a portfolio manager on the Smart Volatility flexible absolute return funds group at ANIMA Asset Management. Prior to this role, she was on ANIMA’s structured fund team. She started her career in 2011 at Banca IMI in the structuring department.

Mara holds a degree in Economics from the University of Udine and obtained a post-MSc diploma in Mathematical Finance in 2011 from the University of Bologna.

Tarik Allouache

Associate, Portfolio Manager

TOBAM

Investment experience since 2016

Tarik Allouache joined TOBAM in December 2016 as Risk Manager. Tarik joined the Portfolio Management team at TOBAM in 2018. Prior to TOBAM, he was a quantitative analyst at Société Générale where he was responsible for valuations and risk analysis of structured products and derivatives. He worked with the trading desk and portfolio managers to build models to optimize and manage portfolio risk.

He holds an Engineering degree from ESILV Paris in Mathematics and Computer Science, and Master of Quantitative Finance degree from UTS Sydney.