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The story

Amareos was created on a simple observation that today there is simply too much information available. It is impossible to process and analyse manually everything that is said on a topic.
However, technology has reached a point where it is now possible to scour the information on the web constantly.
Amareos convert the volume and variety of millions of news and social media streams into manageable information flows that drive sharper decisions.

The Team

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Philippe El-Asmar

Founding Partner & CEO

Philippe has almost 20 years experience in global financial services. Prior to his current role, Philippe was Global Head of Equities Distribution and Head of Distribution of Asia Pacific at Barclays in Hong Kong managing a team of 800 sales professionals globally and Global Head of Investor Solutions at Barclays in New York. At Barclays, he was also a member of the Equities Executive Committee, Asia Pacific Executive Committee, Global Markets Management Committee and Senior Leadership Committee group. Philippe was a pioneer of the Exchange Traded Notes Industry creating the iPath ETN in 2006. He graduated from ESSEC in France.

Jerome Favresse

Jerome Favresse

Founding Partner & CPO

Jerome has over 15 years experience in global financial services. Prior to his current position, Jerome was head of Asia-Pacific equity-linked strategy at Barclays. Jerome held several senior positions at Societe Generale, Deutsche Bank and Barclays in Europe where he was regularly ranked among the top three derivatives analyts. He was instrumental in the design of three major website for top-tier banks. He graduated from Skema in France

Jacques Labbaci

Jacques Labbaci

CTO

Jacques has more than 20 years experience in developing technology dedicated to front office activities in major financial institutions. In his latest position he was the Development Manager (a team of 40 IT professionalssionals) for all projects on PNL certification and market RISK analysis at Societe General. He graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electrotechnique, d'Electronique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique de Toulouse in France.

Ryan Shea

Ryan Shea

Chief Research Officer

Ryan has been employed in the financial sector for more than two decades. During this time he has held senior positions in several major sell-side and buy-side financial institutions in a variety of roles encompassing macroeconomic research, FX portfolio management and investment strategy. In addition to being partner and Head of Research in Amareos Ltd, Ryan is Managing Director of Black Swan Economics Consultants Ltd (BSEC), a global macro advisory company established in 2013. Prior to this he was Head of Macroeconomic Research for the Fixed Income Department of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in the UAE. Ryan completed his BSc and MSc in Economics at Queen Mary College, University of London.

Federico Bagiotti

Federico Bagiotti

Research Director & Head of Middle East

Federico Bagiotti, CFA, a Bocconi graduate cum laude, has more than 15 years of experience mostly in the Equities and Equity Derivatives markets, both as Equity Sales and as Analyst of major international financial institutions.
Backed by a strong technical and quantitative background, he is focused on the generation of investment ideas on single stocks, pairs and portfolio of stocks, option trading and evaluation, index and benchmark replication and optimization through the creation of analytical and risk measurement tools.

Vienna Chu

Vienna Chu

Business Development Director

Initially based in North America (US and Canada) 10 years ago Vienna decided to further her career in Asia. For the past seven years she has worked in the financial industry in Hong Kong. Working closely with both senior management and front-office sales forces Vienna gained invaluable experience in both fields. During this time Vienna has become a great supporter of Hong Kong's startup ecosystem, especially FinTech and subsequent to leaving Barclays she joined Amareos as Business Development Director. In addition, she is also co-Founder and Executive Director of Central Exchange - a marketplace for private tech equity. Vienna graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Finance and Economics.

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Richard Peterson

Richard Peterson M.D.

Behavioral finance expert

Dr. Peterson is Managing Director at MarketPsych and a behavioral finance expert, investment adviser, psychiatrist, and consultant to the financial industry. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Behavioral Finance, and has published widely in academic journals and textbooks. His book Inside the Investor's Brain (Wiley, 2007) was reviewed as "outstanding" in Barrons.

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Arnaud Lagarde

Risk Manager Expert

Arnaud Lagarde is Chief Risk Officer for Hong Kong based asset management company Mandarin Capital Limited. Prior to his current position, he was a partner at BGC partners for 5 years, where he managed the OTC equity derivatives franchise. He began his career as a convertible bonds trader at BNP-Paribas in London in 2000. In 2006, he moved to Hong Kong to head HSBC convertible bond trading unit for Asia. He holds a master degree in applied mathematics from Ecole Centrale de Paris. A member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, he is a certified Financial Risk Manager.

Janos Barberis

Janos Barberis

Fintech Expert

Janos Barberis is a Millennial in FinTech, recognized as a top-35 global FinTech leader. His expertise is on the new regulatory considerations raised by the development of FinTech. With a passion to drive change, he founded FinTech HK, a thought leadership platform, and the SuperCharger - a FinTech Accelerator that strategically leverages on Hong Kong as a gateway to Asia. He also co-Founded the FinTech Book which ranked on Amazon top 0.01%.

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