Catherine Berjal

Partner, CEO

Ms. Berjal co-founded CIAM in 2010. She is responsible for the fund’s investments.

Ms. Berjal has 24 years of experience in financial markets, including 18 years as a portfolio manager of event driven strategies. Prior to founding CIAM, Ms. Berjal was Head of Merger Arbitrage at BNP Arbitrage, where she managed European and North American portfolios from 2000 to 2009.

She joined BNP Arbitrage from CDC-Marchés where she started her career in 1994, first as a trader in “basket arbitrage”, then from 1998 as portfolio manager in merger arbitrage. She has 23 years experience and enjoys a strong investing reputation in corporate event situations.

Ms. Berjal graduated from Paris-Sorbonne University where she obtained a Master’s degree in Finance in 1994.


Anne-Sophie d’Andlau

Partner, deputy CEO

Ms. D’Andlau co-founded CIAM in 2010. She is responsible for the fund’s strategy and development.

Ms. D’Andlau has 23 years of experience in corporate finance and the event driven sphere. Prior to founding CIAM, Ms. D’Andlau worked at Systeia Capital Management (acquired by Amundi) from 2001 to 2008, first as Head of Research for the Event Driven and M&A strategies, then taking on a portfolio management role from 2003 to 2008.

She joined Systeia Capital Management from PriceWaterhouse Coopers where she acquired a solid corporate finance experience between 1995 and 2001, initially within the audit and due-diligence department, then as an M&A advisor.

Ms. D’Andlau graduated from Rouen Business School (NEOMA) in 1995.


André H. François-Poncet


Mr. François-Poncet is a Partner since 2016.

Mr. François-Poncet has 32 years of experience in banking and finance. He has expertise in a variety of industries and transactions, including M&A, a wide range of contacts in industry, finance and government, a track record in generating capital gains and experience growing financial services businesses.

Previously, he was a Managing Partner at large-cap leverage buyout firm BC Partners for almost 15 years and, before that, a Managing Director and Joint Country Head for France at Morgan Stanley where he opened the Paris office.

Mr. François-Poncet holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris).


Emmanuel Drujon

Risk Manager and COO

Mr. Drujon joined CIAM in 2015 as Head of Operations, Risk and Compliance.

Mr. Drujon has 25 years of international experience in financial markets, mainly in fund management, structuring and managing investment activities.

Prior to joining CIAM he has worked in various capacities within the asset management industry where he started in 2002 as a partner and manager of the CB and Capital Structure Arbitrage funds at Systeia Capital Management. Prior to that, he has headed proprietary trading units at leading investment banks including DLJ, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Drujon graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 1991 with a specialty in economy and finance, and holds a master in business law from Paris-Sorbonne University.


Michael Denoon-Slater

Head of Sales Development

Michael has joined CIAM in 2017 to run investor Sales Development.

He has ten years’ experience with Asian, EMEA and North American investors in both Business Development and Capital Introductions.

He has previously worked in Prime Services at Citigroup, Boyer Allan Investment Management LLP and Clareville hedge funds. Before moving into the Alternative investment sector, Michael worked in Equity research and sales, and run Pan European Equity Sales for Scotland and Ireland at Salomon Smith Barney, Bear Stearns and HSBC.

He is a former Naval officer and a graduate of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.


Mathieu Dubicq

Head of Ucits Development

Mr. Dubicq joined CIAM in 2017 as a business developer for the new UCITS funds.

He has 20 years' experience in marketing, activism consulting and portfolio management in the Event Driven space.

He has previously worked as a portfolio manager at GLG Partners, Mellon Bank and ABC Arbitrage and has held portfolio management and marketing roles at Skylar France.

Mathieu graduated from ESC Bordeaux in Financial Risk Management and holds a BA in mathematics and fluid mechanics.


Vincent Valldecabres

Head of investment research

Mr. Valldecabres joined CIAM in 2011 as a financial analyst. He started his career at Edmond de Rothschild as an analyst for the Event Driven & Merger Arbitrage fund.

He graduated from University Paris-Dauphine with a Master's Degree in Asset Management.


Veronique Bresson

Head of Corporate Governance

Veronique joined CIAM as Head of Corporate Governance in 2019.

Véronique has a professional experience of more than sixteen years in finance. She is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the French Asset Management Association. Prior to joining CIAM, Véronique worked at Amundi Asset Management, mainly as a corporate governance expert. She was in charge of corporate governance issues, including shareholder dialogue and proxy voting.

Prior to that role, she worked as a corporate governance analyst at UBS Asset Management and CCR Asset Management. She initiated the creation of the first SRI fund in France focused on governance issues.

Véronique holds an MBA in Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from ICN Business School & EM Strasbourg Business School.


Hugo Rechter

Financial Analyst

Hugo joined CIAM in 2018 from Skylar France where he was a Corporate Finance analyst. Prior to that, he held an equity analyst role for Skylar’s event-driven and long/short fund as well as covering African equities.

He started his career in 2014 after graduating from ESCP Europe with an Advanced Master in Finance.


Julie Heintz

Financial Analyst

Ms. Heintz joined CIAM in 2011 to oversee Middle-office operations. She later joined the Investment management team as a financial analyst.

She graduated from South Bank University with a Master’s degree in International Finance.


Philippine Assémat-Tessandier

Financial Analyst

Ms. Assémat-Tessandier joined CIAM in 2018 from Morgan Stanley where she started her career in 2015 as an equity research analyst (Banks) and as an investment banking analyst in the Consumer, Retail and Luxury Group.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree form Bocconi University and a Master’s degree from ESSEC Business School.


Rolf Braathu

Junior Financial Analyst

Rolf joined CIAM in 2018 as a junior analyst. He started his career in 2016 undertaking several internships at Oddo and Natixis as part of his Economics and Business studies.

He graduated from Sciences Po Paris.


Romain Bernardini

Middle Office & Operations

Romain joined CIAM in 2019 from La Française Asset Management where he managed middle office operations.

He started his career in 2009 after graduating from University of Paris-Dauphine with a Master’s Degree in Finance.