Perennium SA was founded in October 2013 by Arnaud Apffel.
Arnaud has sat on the Board and/or chaired Boards and Investment Committees of various Pension Funds.
Arnaud holds a Master in Management from HEC Paris and a Master of Science from ENSEIRB. He is an adjunct professor at HEC Paris (and formerly at EPFL in Lausanne), in charge of courses on investing, portfolio management and sustainability, topics on which he also regularly gives conferences.
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Arnaud is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School in London, where he co-launched their Master of Financial Engineering and Risk Management programme in 2005.
Arnaud holds a PhD in Financial Economics from the Sorbonne University, an MSc in Quantitative Finance (DEA) from Dauphine University, and a Civil Engineering MSc from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées in Paris.
Currently, Arnaud runs Bramham Gardens, a Research Lab focused on the nexus between artificial intelligence and portfolio management. He assists Perennium on strategic matters (in the capacity of Advisory Board member).
In 2015, Linda obtained a sustainable finance degree from HES-SO Geneva. Convinced of the need to integrate environmental and social criteria into traditional financial analysis, she continues her training through MOOCs and has obtained the “Ecosystem services: a method for sustainable development” certification.
Clara brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector acquired in Paris, Zürich, New York, London and Geneva, in Investment Banking and then in Asset Management. After starting as a management consultant in the financial services with PwC in Paris, she held various positions within UBS in the fixed income and currency divisions, before expanding her expertise to equities and commodities while at Goldman Sachs. Clara moved to Geneva in 2006, in charge of business development for Helvetica Wealth Management, then senior product specialist at Pictet Asset Management and RAM Active Investments.
A graduate of the ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris), Clara has also followed a specialization in Sustainable Finance with HES-SO Geneva.
Franck holds an M.Sc. degree in Economics and Econometrics from University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm), a DEA in Finance from University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, and a specialized Master in Finance from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP-Europe).
Maryline started her career in M&A at BNP Paribas in the Media & Telecoms industry. In 2000, she moved to Galileo Partners, a leading French Venture Capital fund, where she was a Principal in charge of investing in the Tech sector. In 2003, she co-founded Elaia Partners, a VC fund dedicated to early stage investments in the digital space. In parallel, during 10 years, she served as a board member for Bloom, a nonprofit association dedicated to the protection of the oceans. She helped Bloom develop from a small scale association into one of the main lobbyist players in that field.
Maryline holds a Master in Management from HEC Business school (Paris) and a LLM in private law from the University of Panthéon – Sorbonne.
Currently, Maryline is the Managing Partner of a private multi-strategies family office. In her capacity as Advisory Board member, she assists Perennium on the private equity and impact investing field.
Franklin holds a double degree in electrical engineering and history from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (PA). Over the past 25 years, he has worked in the Media and Tech sectors in New-York, in cultural philanthropy in Tokyo, in the sport area in Lausanne, and launched a start-up in Paris. Some of his notable previous positions include Communication Director for the IOC and then for the Race for Water Foundation (a Swiss-based charity dedicated to water preservation and to preventing the plastic pollution of our oceans and waterways), as well as advisor to the president of the World Economic Forum.
Franklin brings to Perennium his great knowledge of the philanthropic world and his global vision (in the capacity of Advisory Board member).
After getting her Bachelor in Earth and Environmental Sciences from University Aix-Marseille, Julie decided to shift her studies to the field of science popularization, with a Master in Communication and Scientific Journalism (IMST) from University Bordeaux-Montaigne.
Her passion for the environment led her to work for Race for Water, a Swiss-based foundation aiming to preserve water from plastic pollution.
Currently freelance journalist for the science column of the Swiss daily newspaper “Le Temps”, Julie assists Perennium since July 2017 on matters related to digital communication and acts as editor.
Anne Waldburger Berthenet
A lawyer with a degree in Business Administration (HEC), Anne Waldburger Berthenet was head of the Compliance Department at a renowned private bank in Geneva for which she worked for fifteen years.
Since 2014, she has been advising financial intermediaries on regulatory, compliance, governance, adequate organization and risk management matters, first as a director of a financial advisory company, then through the company. Compliance Angels Sàrl which she founded in 2016 with two partners.
Anne specializes in outsourcing the compliance function and setting up or reorganizing compliance structures and processes. It is in this context that Perennium SA commissioned Compliance Angels Sàrl, in May 2018, for the outsourcing of the compliance function.
Christophe holds a BSc in Computer Science from the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland and an MBA from the University of Rochester, USA.
In his capacity of Advisory Board member, Christophe helps Perennium on matters related to IT architecture and financial data processing.