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Start-up operation Occitan hires Nomura’s Candillier as CEO

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Occitan Capital Partners, the new London-based hedge fund led by co-CIOs and senior-ex-Goldman Sachs equity derivatives traders Thomas de Garidel-Thoron and Hervé Gallo, has made an important hire ahead of the launch of its flagship equity-focused fund in November.

John Candillier, formerly head of equity distribution for continental Europe at Nomura, is joining the firm as CEO to lead the business development of the firm and the marketing of the Occitan Fund, which is due to launch in November.

He will work closely with Sophie Thieux-Billiard, the COO of Occitan who was previously a director in the prime brokerage