Fund launches & closures

Former Goldman equity derivative duo prep Occitan

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Two senior ex-Goldman Sachs equity derivatives traders are leading the launch of an innovative equity-focused operation called Occitan Capital Partners, which aims to offer investors a unique blend of fundamental and volatility-based European equity strategies.


Thomas de Garidel-Thoron (r), Sophie Thieux-Billiard and Hervé Gallo


The Occitan Fund is due to launch in November with a strong team of 10 experienced people. It is headed by co-CIOs Thomas de Garidel-Thoron and Hervé Gallo, who formerly worked together on the highly profitable Goldman equity derivatives desk in London from 2004.

Garidel-Thoron then went to work at Boussard & Gavaudan,