In an environment strongly influenced by short-term demands, Finalpha believes that the willingness and capacity to take a long-term approach is a distinct competitive advantage.
Since our founding in 2001, this philosophy has led Finalpha to develop deep relationships with prestigious institutional investors across Europe.
We are cognizant that the funds we serve represent the lives, dreams, and futures on which investors and their families depend. Because of this realization, we, and the organizations with whom we work must all commit ourselves to adhering to the fundamental principles of integrity, fairness, transparency and trust.
After over two decades of sales and marketing development within major European and Global Investment Management groups (Amundi, ODDO BHF and La Française), Stephen founded Princeps Advisors, an independent advisory venture, in 2019.
In early 2020, Stephen joined Finalpha’s Supervisory Board and subsequently undertook the role of Business Development Director for the Company.
Stephen is a seasoned sales and marketing professional in the Investment Management business. He has notably grown top-class skills in opening new markets and designing tailor-made solutions for demanding investors.
Stephen is a postgraduate in Finance from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) as well as a postgraduate (DEA) in Applied Mathematics with Economics from La Sorbonne University. Stephen is also a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).
David co-founded Finalpha (originally Finenza) in 2008 after working as Director of Sales for the firm IT Asset Management. David has accumulated 14 years of sales and marketing experience during which he collaborated closely with French and Italian investors in the fund industry.
Before 2001, he was a Senior Forex Trader at Crédit Agricole Group. Outside of investment, David assumed roles as the treasurer of the Institut Andre Neher, the president of a local NGO, and as a board member of two Microfinance institutions, Chamroeun (Cambodia) and MicroFinance Solidaire (France).
David graduated from both L’Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris) and Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Paris). Additionally, he spends his free time skiing, running and reading history. David is married and has four children.