La Financière de l’Echiquier announces several appointment

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La Financière de l’Echiquier announces several appointments

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La Financière de l’Echiquier (LFDE) announces changes in its management team.

Maroussia Ermeneux, until now Deputy Chief Operating Officer, replaces Sébastien d’Ornano as Chief Operating Officer. Sébastien will be joining in a few weeks an entrepreneurial project in the asset management space.

Bertrand Merveille, until now Head of Compliance and Internal Control, becomes Head of Private Management. He is replaced by Elsa Scoury.

“The quality of a company is based above all on the talent of its people. I am very happy to offer Maroussia, Bertrand and Elsa an environment that will permit them to continue to thrive, and in so doing, contribute to the company’s development. I express my deepest thanks to Sébastien d’Ornano for his enormous contribution to the success of our company over the past 12 years and wish him every success in the next chapter of his professional life”, commented Didier Le Menestrel, La Financière de l’Echiquier’s Chairman.

“The challenges opening up to Maroussia, Bertrand and Elsa are many and of strategic importance to our company. Enhancing our range of solutions, the digitalisation of our processes and customer behaviours, compliance requirements and the internationalization of La Financière de l’Echiquier are just a few of the projects that will profit from their talent and professionalism. I am delighted to be able to support them in this next phase of the company’s development”, concluded Dominique Carrel-Billiard, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

La Financière de l’Echiquier’s Executive Committee
– Didier Le Menestrel, Chairman
– Dominique Carrel-Billiard, Chief Executive Officer
– Christian Gueugnier, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
– Marc Craquelin, Chief Investment Officer
– Bertrand Merveille, Head of Private Client Management
– Maroussia Ermeneux, Chief Operating Officer
– Alix Descroix, Head of Human Resources
– Laurent Sécheret, Head of Marketing and Communications

Bertrand Merveille’s career highlights
Bertrand Merveille began his career in 2003 with the French financial market regulator, the AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers) where he became Deputy Head of Service Providers in 2007, then Director of the Investment Service Provider division. He joined La Financière de l’Echiquier in 2007 as Head of Compliance and Internal Control, and in 2016 was appointed Head of Private Client Management. Bertrand has a Master’s degree in Financial Market Law and Economics from the University of Caen.

Maroussia Ermeneux’ career highlights
Maroussia began her career with Ernst & Young in 1997 first as an M&A analyst, and then as auditor. In 1999, she joined PwC in New York as a senior associate responsible for the financial market sector, then in 2002 headed to Geneva where she pursued her career as auditor. Five years later, she joined the finance department of HSBC Private Bank, also in Geneva, first as Associate Director in charge of asset liability management (until 2007) and then in charge of private clients mandates and performance control. Maroussia joined Acropole AM in 2011, first as manager for internal control, compliance and risk management before being appointed as chief operating officer in 2012. When this company was acquired by La Financière de l’Echiquier in 2013, she was appointed Deputy COO and then COO. Maroussia has a degree from EM Lyon (Major in Finance).

Elsa Scoury’ career highlights
Elsa began her career in 2011 with PwC as auditor for asset management activities. After four years, she joined the internal control department of La Financière de l’Echiquier. She has a Master’s degree from ESC Rouen and an MBA from the University of Ottawa (Canada). She also has a diploma in accounting and management.


Press contacts
– Laurent Sécheret laurent.secheret@lfde.com +33 (0)1 53 23 87 48
– Géraldine Fanara / gfanara@lfde.com / +33 (0)1 47 23 98 12
– Estelle Guillot-Tantay / egt@image7.fr / +33 (0)1 53 70 74 93
– Anne-Charlotte Créac’h / acc@image7.fr / +33 (0)1 53 70 94 21

About LFDE – www.lfde.com
Created in 1991, La Financière de l’Echiquier is one of the leading French independent asset management companies with nearly €8 billion of assets under management and a team of 104 employees. LFDE is wholly-owned by its management and employees. Its business: managing savings and financial investments for retail customers, wealth management advisors and institutional customers.