Our team

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28 staff members

Our recruitment policies endeavour to attract talented professionals who share our key values and whose skills complement the business, enabling us to achieve our objectives. All of our team members, whatever their roles, work together in accordance with our business principles and have a long-term ambition to deliver the forecasted performance to our clients. This commitment is the foundation of our meritocratic approach to talent management. Created in 2010 by 5 professionals with various financial backgrounds, Rivage Investment constantly supports its growth by recruiting and integrating those who are adapted to the company's development objectives.

Hervé

Hervé Besnard,
CEO

Hervé manages Rivage Investment, which he founded in 2010. Previously, Hervé was Managing Director at BNP Paribas where he spent his career within the project finance and credit derivative teams.

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Claire

Claire Gobert,
General manager

Claire is in charge of administrative, legal, financial and control processes within Rivage Investment. She previously spent most of her career working at the AMF ("Autorité des Marchés Financiers"), but also as a legal auditor, and as an independent consultant for the creation and management of asset management companies.

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Patrick

Patrick Raffard,
Head of business development

After spending the first years of his career as an interest rate swaps trader for BNP and Commerz Financial Products, Patrick has moved into commercial roles within Groupe Edmond de Rothschild. He is currently in charge of the business development at Rivage Investment.

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Hervé

Hervé Gayte,
Head of origination

Hervé is in charge of deal sourcing and the direct origination of new financing from corporate and project sponsors in infrastructure and in charge of the coverage of public sector borrowers. He was previously responsible for corporate and institutional investor coverage at BNP Paribas.

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Pierre

Pierre le Pape,
Head of equity investment

Pierre is head of equities and structured equity activities at Rivage Investment with over 15 years of experience. He previously was resonsible for financial engineering on equity derivatives at Société Générale.

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Violaine

Violaine Chassaing,
Head of public sector debt funds

Violaine joined Rivage Investment in 2014. She previously spent most of her career as a credit structurer at RBS, Natixis and Commerz Financial Products. She began as a lawyer, focused on tax issues. She launched and is in charge of the public sector debt portfolio management activity.

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Arnaud

Arnaud Sérougne,
Co-head of infrastructure debt

Arnaud joined Rivage Investment in 2014 and is co-head of infrastucture debt. He spent the previous years of his career in DCM syndication and in project finance for Credit Lyonnais and West LB.

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Séverin

Séverin Hiller,
Co-head of infrastructure debt

Severin Hiller is a co-head of infrastructure debt, having joined Rivage Investment in October 2014. Previously, he was an investment officer for an infrastructure fund (Hadrian's Wall) and a credit enhancer (MBIA)

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Thierry

Thierry Seng,
Deputy CEO, senior manager

Thierry is in charge of the quantitative strategies for all of the bussiness lines, the R&D department (modeling and pricing models) and the information systems.

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Hervé

Hervé Besnard,
CEO

Hervé manages Rivage Investment, which he founded in 2010. Previously, Hervé was Managing Director at BNP Paribas where he spent his career within the project finance and credit derivative teams.

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Arnaud

Arnaud Sérougne,
Co-head of infrastructure debt

Arnaud joined Rivage Investment in 2014 and is co-head of infrastucture debt. He spent the previous years of his career in DCM syndication and in project finance for Credit Lyonnais and West LB.

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Séverin

Séverin Hiller,
Co-head of infrastructure debt

Severin Hiller is a co-head of infrastructure debt, having joined Rivage Investment in October 2014. Previously, he was an investment officer for an infrastructure fund (Hadrian's Wall) and a credit enhancer (MBIA)

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Violaine

Violaine Chassaing,
Head of public sector debt funds

Violaine joined Rivage Investment in 2014. She previously spent most of her career as a credit structurer at RBS, Natixis and Commerz Financial Products. She began as a lawyer, focused on tax issues. She launched and is in charge of the public sector debt portfolio management activity.

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Hervé

Hervé Gayte,
Head of origination

Hervé is in charge of deal sourcing and the direct origination of new financing from corporate and project sponsors in infrastructure and in charge of the coverage of public sector borrowers. He was previously responsible for corporate and institutional investor coverage at BNP Paribas.

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Gaétane

Gaétane Tracz,
Infrastructure debt investment director

Gaetane joined Rivage Investment in December 2017, from KMPG where she was an infrastructure advisor. Previously, she worked in project finance at the World Bank.

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Alix

Alix Mithouard,
Analyst

Alix joined Rivage Investment in 2016 as a credit analyst on infrastructure projects. She previously worked for corporates in the energy sector in France, Kuwait and Chile.

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John

John Keeper,
Analyst

After spending some years as a fund accountant and in charge of business development for asset managers in the UK, John decided to join Rivage Investment as an analyst on infrastructure projects in 2015.

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Maxime

Maxime Le Joncour,
Analyst

Maxime started his career at BPI France as a credit analyst within the project finance team. He joined Rivage Investment in 2017 as an analyst in the Infrastructure Debt team.

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Idir

Idir Azikiou,
Analyst

Idir joined Rivage Investment in March 2018 as a credit analyst focused on public sector borrowers. He previously worked as a public sector analyst at SFIL, the French publicly owned bank financing local authorities. He started his career at Bank of Algeria.

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Amal

Amal Baina,
Analyst

Amal joined Rivage in 2014 as an analyst on infrastructure projects. She has four years of experience in the energy sector both in France and Morocco.

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Pierre

Pierre le Pape,
Head of equity investment

Pierre is head of equities and structured equity activities at Rivage Investment with over 15 years of experience. He previously was resonsible for financial engineering on equity derivatives at Société Générale.

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Thierry

Thierry Seng,
Deputy CEO, senior manager

Thierry is in charge of the quantitative strategies for all of the bussiness lines, the R&D department (modeling and pricing models) and the information systems.

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Martial

Martial Ngoune,
Junior portfolio manager

Martial started his career at SmartMetrics, in charge of development of modeling and valuation tools. He joined Rivage Investment in 2016 as a junior portfolio manager on equity funds.

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Thibaut

Thibaut Dufour,
IT quantitative analyst

Thibaut started his career in 2015 at Rivage Investment. He is in charge of the development of the trading systems & quantitative models.

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