Stanhope Capital has appointed Bernard Kalfon (pictured) as a partner to further develop the firm’s private and institutional client base outside of the UK, primarily in France and Israel.
With more than 20 years’ experience in financial markets, Kalfon has worked for renowned institutions such as Société Générale Asset Management, Salomon Brothers-Citibank, and Bear Sterns where he ran multi-billion dollar portfolios and developed proficiency in risk management and proprietary trading.
In 2009, he co-founded Nexar Capital Group, an alternative asset manager providing hedge fund-of-funds and proprietary hedge fund products to global institutional and high net worth investors. Union Bancaire Privée UBP SA acquired Nexar Capital Group in 2012, resulting in the Nexar group of companies being wholly owned by and integrated into UBP.
Kalfon holds a postgraduate degree in Finance and Economics from La Sorbonne University in Paris and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics.
Daniel Pinto, CEO and co-founder of Stanhope Capital, says: “Bernard Kalfon is a highly experienced professional who will help take us to the next stage of our international development. He has a proven track record in delivering successful investment solutions to global institutional and high net worth clients. His wealth of experience will bring a unique perspective to our business as we continue to strengthen our international private and institutional client base.
“I am delighted to be joining the highly respected and experienced team at Stanhope Capital. The firm is renowned for delivering truly independent strategic advice and investment solutions in a context where the interests of clients and the partners of the firm are aligned. I’m excited about developing Stanhope’s franchise globally particularly in France and Israel.”