Who we are
We believe, as Alexis de Tocqueville wrote, that “THERE IS MORE INTELLIGENCE AND WISDOM IN A NUMBER OF MEN UNITED THAN A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL“. We may not be a large “number” (although the team is growing), but we are diverse, passionate and open to discussion. This is why our investment decisions are not taken by a single, supposedly talented individual, but result from common WORK, CURIOSITY and CONFRONTATION OF MUTIPLE IDEAS. We are all in this to flourish as individuals, but also to welcome new members to the team as more investors come aboard.
Louis is an investment professional with more than 20 years’ experience, 12 of which in private equity, first in Asia with European and US organizations, then in France with Pléiade Investissement.
From 1995 à 2000, Louis served as an investment executive in Hong Kong with Schroder Asia, then Exor and Capital Z. He examined investment opportunities and was involved in monitoring participations in the media and hospitality sectors. In 2001, he became Associate Director at Pléiade Investissement where he was in charge of sourcing and executing minority and majority acquisitions. Some of his key investments were in Léon de Bruxelles, Générix, Cojean, Ciblex and Divalto. In each of these participations, Louis was the main contact for the management teams, notably when making strategic decisions with implications for the company’s future. Louis has sat on the supervisory board at Léon de Bruxelles and Generix, and as a director at Cojean. He currently sits on the supervisory boards of Pléiade Investissement and Divalto.
Louis is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and holds a Master degree from the University of Paris-Dauphine.
Keith joined ESSEC in 2012, specializing in corporate finance. He left for Tokyo soon after to study cognitive sciences at KEIO UNIVERSITY. Back in France, he joined ACCENTURE where he developed financial models from 2014 to 2016 to improve the performance of several FORTUNE 500 performances. This is where he met Olivier de Saint Louvent, with whom he co-founded POWER USER, a productivity software company. In 2017, he joined Financière de l’Echiquier et became fund manager of SMART ANALYTICS EUROPE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES until June 2018. Under his management, the fund outperformed all its peers. He joined Pléiade Asset Management to take on new challenges.
Graduate from HEC Paris and MIT, Thomas was promoted Associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in M&A within just two years. With a strong transaction exposure, he joined the Pléiade team in February 2019 as Analyst and Portfolio Manager to analyze company fundamentals. Passionate about Tolkien, with a keen interest in History and Geopolitics, he has also been self-learning Japanese.
Graduate from HEC Paris and the National University of Singapore (CEMS), Maxence began his career as an auditor at Deloitte in 2016 where he specialized in commodity trading companies. After acquiring experience in business fundamentals and financial statement analysis, he joined the team in January 2019 as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager.
After he completed his studies at ESSEC, Sciences Po and Sorbonne, Julien worked as an M&A Analyst at Goldman Sachs in London for 1.5 year. As a Financial Institutions Analyst, he focused mainly on EMEA Asset Managers. He joined Pléiade team in October 2019 as Analyst to analyze company fundamentals. As a wine enthusiast interested in philosophy and art history, he is also keen on Chinese language, culture and cuisine.
After studying law, Laura joined Pléiade AM in 2010 as administrative manager in charge of accounting, administrative and legal aspects of the company and its funds. In May 2015, she was appointed Deputy GM assuming the functions of Secretary General. She was also appointed Head of Compliance and Internal Control (RCCI) for Pléiade AM in October 2015.
After obtaining a bachelor in banking in 2010, Delphine spent seven years working in the industry, initially as sales representative in a branch, then as online banking advisor in a customer relations centre. She joined PAM in April 2017 and is currently in charge of the company’s administrative management as well as the back and middle office.