People: François-Serge Lhabitant

François-Serge Lhabitant

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Kedge Capital (Hedge Funds)

François-Serge Lhabitant is the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Investment Officer of Kedge Capital.

He was formerly a Member of Senior Management at Union Bancaire Privée, where he was in charge of quantitative risk management on the trading side and subsequently, of the quantitative analysis for alternative portfolios. Prior to this, François-Serge was a Director at UBS/Global Asset Management, in charge of building models for portfolio management and hedge funds.

François-Serge specialises in risk management, alternative investments (hedge funds) and emerging markets. He is the author of several books on these subjects and has published numerous research articles. He is currently a Professor of Finance at the EDHEC Business School (France), and a visiting professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

He is a Member of the European Advisory Board of the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE) and has been a Member of the Alternative Investment Management Association's (AIMA) Investor Steering Committee and the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (French regulator) Scientific Advisory Committee. He holds an engineering degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, a B.Sc. in Economics, a M.Sc. in Banking and Finance, a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Lausanne, and a LLM in Tax Law from the University of Geneva.