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Meet the Team


Norddine Bennani (Partner)

From a financial crisis to the next, Norddine has been the Quant lookout on the credit desk, keep the ship afloat through the market storms. Graduated from ENSAE and holding a Master in applied mathematics from the University of Paris 6, specialized in quantitative models applied to finance, he was the Head of quantitative analysis in the credit front-office desk in some of the largest investment banks in Paris and London. He automated the quant analyses of all credit instruments on those desks, implementing risk management and market watch procedures along the way.

As quant moved over from trading to risk management following the sub-primes crises, he realized he wanted to make more of a contribution by offering his expertise to a larger number of management companies. He then became co-founder of BMA in 2013. He renewed with his inner passion for research by putting together, as a packaged solution, the tools used today by most BMA client references for their risk management and risk reporting activities. Within BMA, his solution building endeavors have carried him through challenging the most complex models. Doing so, he never left from the solid ground of effective field work with clients front-offices and trading desks. To Norddine, actual groundwork, integration and back-testing are key to make truly effective risk and pricing models. Today, his main focus is on implementing the solutions that create value for the traders and hedge the specific risks of illiquid assets. For this man of principle who has been on the cutting edge of trading in troubled times, the leading attitude consists in individually heading towards continuous improvement, for the global greater good.

Dominique Marchal (Partner)

Dominique Marchal has more than 20 years experience in risk management and macroeconomic analysis, working in the fund industry, commercial banks  and in the Eurosystem of central banks.

He was Head of Assets and Liabilities Management for a subsidiary of the French Groupe des Caisses d’Epargne, then Head of UCITS III risk management solutions at CACEIS Bank, before joining the Banque centrale du Luxembourg, in charge of Credit Risk analysis.

Dominique Marchal has been in charge of several projects and has developed expertise in a wide range of key risk management areas, from market, credit, liquidity and operational risk to performance analysis and ALM, in both the investment funds and the banking industry.

He has been approved by the CSSF as Conducting Officer in charge of Risk Management and Compliance for several AIFMs managing private market vehicles, incl. two Private Equity AIFMs (> EUR 10 Bn).

He is a lecturer in risk management and econometrics at the Universities of Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Metz. He is a member of ALFI and participates in the working groups on market risk and risk management for Alternative investment Funds.

He graduated as statistician-economist from the ENSAE, holds a Master from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg, and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

 

Marwa Hallat (Senior Risk Analyst)

Graduated with a Master’s degree in mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lorraine, Marwa strongly believes in continuous learning to remain at the very top of her professional skills. Focused on implementing and producing daily or periodic risk reporting for a number of alternative funds investing in illiquid assets, she considers applying her academic qualifications to the concrete fields of the world of finance, and private equity in particular, is fascinating. Undertaking each new project and challenge with a curious mindset and a keen eye for details, Marwa enjoys every moment of her job within BMA. “The team of BMA professionals is amazing, and the company has just the right size and structure to allow for pluri-disciplinary activities and tasks. This is an ever-renewed source of motivation”.  

 

Marc Reitz (Senior Risk Analyst)

Senior Risk Analyst having joined BMA in 2014, Marc had, during the first few years, focused on the development of the risk analytics tools, implementing quants and pricing models in particular, with Norddine. Walking his way out of the paved path of academic mathematics, towards finance, he found within BMA the perfect place to make a contribution using his skills as a Master Graduate in Probabilities and Statistics from the University of Lorraine. As the BMA client base grew over the years, Marc took over more and more client projects, from risk models validation project, to ESMA risk requirements implementation, also touching base on funds risk profiling, risk appetite assessment, compliance monitoring and more, in private equity in particular. Expert in risk management, he also acts as the Risk Manager for a third-party management company. Within BMA, Marc is particularly enthusiastic in seeing the team growing, since “passing on the knowledge and collaborating with a team of such bright minds and motivated people is absolutely thrilling”. For this passionate traveler, always eager to explore new landscapes, “thorough client knowledge, creative thinking and precise analytics are the keys for a robust, adaptive and sound risk management in the world of alternative investment”.

 

Hugo Renvoisé (Senior Risk Analyst)

Dynamic, creative and client-minded, Hugo manages number of client projects within BMA, focused on making a contribution that truly adds value to the end-client’s operations. Graduated with a Master in Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe from the Institute for Political Sciences in Strasbourg, Hugo has demonstrated a strong appetite for applying his skills in risk management to management companies and investment funds. What does he like within BMA? “The fact that we are continuously improving our processes, through thorough knowledge of each individual client’s environment, to apply the best fitting risk management tools to each individual case. Just like in moviemaking, it is only through full mastering of the making-off, that we are able to make the most effective contribution in risk management.”

 

Sonia Ducep (Junior Risk Analyst)