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Compass is a swiss-based company focused on the design of market benchmarks and tailor-made quantitative investment strategies.

The company was created in 2017 with our head office in Lausanne, Switzerland. Compass team provides its clients with innovative indices and  accompanies them in each step of their index business development.

Based on the unique experience of our team, we are one of the most innovative and reactive index service providers.

We manage hundreds of financial indices with several billion USD of investment products linked to those indices.

COMPASS Financial Technologies (France) is registered as Benchmarks Administrator by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) under the EU Benchmarks Regulations (EU BMR).

 

 

 

 

Our services

Innovative benchmark design: Our research team is constantly working on new indices with the aim of offering new investment opportunities.  Focused mainly on commodity and real estate we are pioneer in the development of investable benchmarks related to tangible assets.

Index Engineering: As a specialist in Index creation, we assist our clients along the entire value chain of Index business development. Our team will help you to make your investment idea a successful Index by making our strong technical and business experience available to complete successfully your project.

Index Services: Compass provides clients with a range of index calculation services, including but not limited to rule based future indices or iNAV. As an independent index calculation agent, our services include maintenance, calculation and distribution for any systematic index across fixed income instruments, currencies or commodities. Compass is one of the most responsive index calculation agents to manage index computation issue or client request.

Management Team

Guillaume LE FUR

Guillaume LE FUR

Partner - CEO

Guillaume is one of the founders of Compass and is its CEO.  He began his career in 1999 at Societe Generale as a hedge fund manager, later taking over the management of the risk arbitrage and event-driven funds department. Guillaume will later be recruited by the American hedge fund Paloma Partners as fund manager. In 2003, Guillaume co-created the commodity asset manager Diapason Commodities Management and became its CEO. Diapason will become one of the world leaders in its field. Guillaume holds a Master in Mathematics from the University of Rennes and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in France followed by a Master in Finance from the University of Paris Dauphine, France

Edouard MOUTON

Edouard MOUTON

Partner - Head of Research

Edouard is the head of research and quantitative strategy design at Compass. He started his career at Société Générale in Paris on the structured products commodities desk. He then worked at Total Gas & Power in 2004 as Energy business analyst. In 2005, Edouard  joined Diapason Commodities Management as a quantitative analyst. Most recently he was Head of Quantitative and Index team at Diapason supervising all commodity indices and systematic strategies (RICI®, DCI®, DCI® BNP Paribas Enhanced, UBS Biofuel Index). Edouard is a Mathematics Engineer from Ecole Centrale, Marseille, France and holds an MSc in Finance from ESCP-EAP, Paris, France

Philippe TROCELLIER

Philippe TROCELLIER

Index Specialist

Philippe is working on the development and management of the index calculation platform. He started his professional career in 2003 at Société Générale. In 2007, he joined the financial engineering team of the equity department as a structured products engineer. Philippe has participated in numerous platform development projects, index designs, pricing exotic products and implementation of sophisticated investment solutions. In 2016, he joined Deutsche Bank as Pricing Equity Solutions manager. His entire professional career has enabled him to develop a strong expertise in many asset classes (stocks, rates, credit, commodities). Philippe has a scientific background and holds a Master in Finance from ESCP-EAP in Paris.

Thomas STEINMANN

Thomas STEINMANN

Partner - Legal & Compliance Counsel

Thomas is the Legal and Compliance counsel at Compass. He has been a partner with the Geneva based law firm Python since 1995, where he previously worked as an associate since 1987. He specializes in international contracts, financial and corporate law. In 1990 and 1991 he worked as an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in their New York office.  Since 1995, Mr. Steinmann has been a Professor at the Business School of the University of Lausanne (HEC) where he teaches International Legal Strategy. Thomas launched in 1998 one of the first e-banks of Switzerland, Synthesis Bank, which was sold to Saxo Bank to become its Swiss subsidiary in 2005. He was member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the audit committee of Synthesis/Saxo Bank from 1998 to 2007. Thomas holds two master degrees in law and in political sciences from the University of Lausanne (1983) and a PhD in law from the University of Lausanne (1991).

COMPASS Financial Technologies SA

Chemin de Mornex 6

1003 Lausanne, Switzerland

info@compass-ft.com