Jean de Menton has a wealth of experience in public administration, the private sector, and academia. He is currently Executive Director, Europe at Evans Randall Investors, a London-based investment banking and private equity group. Jean is also Executive Chairman of La Financière Pierre 1er de Serbie Ltd, an advisory firm which specialises in advisory services for investment management and financial structuring of real estate transactions. Previously, he was a Senior Advisor of Henderson Global Investors, a major player in global asset management based in London, and of FrontPoint Partners, an integrated company offering alternative investment strategies, which was subsequently acquired by Morgan Stanley. He was also a Managing Director of SGS Funds, an alternative asset management company.
Before creating La Financière and for the previous nine years, Jean de Menton was ”Chargé de Mission” at the French Ministry for Industry. In that senior position, he specialised in international affairs and particularly in Franco-Japanese industrial, financial and commercial relations. Among other duties, Jean also dealt with European industrial policy. Additionally, for ten years, he taught corporate finance, as a “Maitre de Conférence”, at France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He has also been lecturing on hedge funds at the DESS of Finance at Sciences Politiques in Paris (a post-graduate program). Jean started his career as a lawyer in a Paris-based international law firm and holds a graduate degree from Harvard Business School, an MBA from Group HEC School of Management in Paris and a PhD in law from Paris University.
Rupert Goodwing is Senior Business Development Advisor at R&R. Rupert has a wealth of experience in building successful businesses, brands and teams, combined with broad knowledge of financial markets and investment portfolio management. Over the years, he has developed sales and support teams to deliver complex investment-related products and services and has sold and supported complex analytical systems to investment managers, investment banks and hedge funds. Rupert is currently Director and Chief of Staff of the London Quant Group, a widely respected, not-for-profit organisation that delivers seminars on quantitative risks models attracting large audiences from around the world.
Before joining R&R, Rupert was European marketing director at Northfield Information Services, a product specialist at DLJ (Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette) and previously at Salomon Brothers, a sales consultant at Quantec Investment Technology, an assistant fund manager and system analyst at Lazard Investors. Rupert attended the London Business School, Dundee University, and Eton College .
Nato Balavadze has interned at the United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the National Bank of Georgia and the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. She is part of Bocconi Student Ambassador Team, where she represents Bocconi University during university fairs and info sessions.
Nato holds a BSc in International Economics and Management from Bocconi University in Milan. She participated in Bocconi's Summer School for High School Students as a tutor.
Giovanna Alberta Stefani assists R&R in research and business development. She has interned at an Italian international banking institution, within the Cybersecurity Strategy department. She has been and currently is member of several students’ associations, where she contributes to business development projects and business strategy initiatives.
Giovanna holds a BSc in International Relations and Global Affairs from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan. She is currently enrolled in a MSc in Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance at Bocconi University.
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