Meet the team


We all started working together 15 years ago and have developed strong and complementary skills. We have built close relationships with a wide range of high level partners. We have our feet on the ground, we are client driven, and we have a strong sense of service.

Co-Founder, CEO

Xavier focuses on the Partnerships with Independent Asset Managers, Private Wealth Managers and Family Offices.

He is developing the company and the business by always being close to the Market and the Investors, building the best team to increase our level of expertise and service. Xavier was a Partner at Exane where he worked during 10 Years. He grew up in the culture of an independent financial research where fundamental analysis and derivatives solutions were the key factors.

Based in Geneva, Xavier was in charge of the Derivatives Global Sales, Structuring and Marketing teams. He also spent many years developing Structured and Asset Management Solutions dedicated to Independent Asset Managers, Private Wealth Managers and Family Offices in Switzerland, across the Europe and Latin America. He graduated from EDEHC Business School, with a specialization in Financial Markets.

Co-Founder, CIO

Fabrice focuses on developing quantitative tools, portfolio management systems and asset allocation algorithms.

He grew up in an asset management and trading culture with a strong expertise in equity derivatives. He started to develop his trading skills in 1998, managing capital guaranteed funds at Société Générale, using equity derivatives arbitrage (options and convertible bonds) just after being graduated of the Ecole Polytechnique (X) Paris.

Then he joined HSBC Asset Management to customize dedicated and structured funds before founding a Fintech with Frank dedicated to independent pricing. They both joined Oddo et Cie in 2004 to develop proprietary trading solutions. Fabrice, as partner of Oddo & Cie, managed the option trading desk and a volatility arbitrage book.

Head of Research and Development

Frank heads up the team of scientists responsible for SILEX’s Research and Development Center.

Much of the framework and underpinning of SILEX’s technologic tools and algorithms have been designed by Frank and his team. This includes the trading and automated execution, real time risk management and signal computation, asset allocation models, optimal portfolios computations…

Prior to joining SILEX, Frank used to be a Partner at Oddo Options managing the Quantitative team and he was also in charge of automatic trading. Frank holds a PhD and made his post-doc at MIT, before joining the INRIA Research (Control & Robotics).

The Scientists

The Heart of our Business

Over half of our employees are engaged in Research and Development. It is absolutely central to what we do and who we are.
We want to attract the top scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds.
SILEX’s team combines a diverse set of skills with the common denominator being academic excellence and a collegial team spirit.

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