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Our Team & DNA

The members of Aurora Investment Solutions (AIS), who form a close-knit and passionate team, have already worked together in the main trading division of Natixis CIB, where they handled most of the investments.


They have an average experience of almost 18 years in the financial markets, mainly in third party asset management as hedge fund managers and proprietary traders, within European banks and investment funds.

The latter have acquired a solid cross asset expertise in equity, credit and interest rates on the cash and derivative financial markets.


Today, our team collaborates within Aurora Investment Solutions (AIS) to offer its clients the fruit of this unique expertise. 

Arnaud Amato, CFA

22 years of experience in the financial markets with a real expertise Cross Asset cash and derivatives.


2021: Founder of Aurora Investment Solutions Ltd.


2017: Founder of Aurora Consurgens Capital.


2013-2017: High Yield Credit Trader at Natixis.


2010-2013: Portfolio Manager at Natixis CIB in the Equity Derivative proprietary account department.


2005-2009: Fund Manager - Analyst for Long Short Equity at Alpstar (Alternative Management Company based in Paris then Geneva, Switzerland).


2000-2005: Portfolio Manager at Dexia in the Diversified & Absolute Management department for high-end accounts. (100M AUM). Member of the bank's investment committee.


1999-2000: Equity Trader cash & derivative for own account trading and Dexia Bank clients.


DESS in Banking & Finance with distinction at Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.

Arnaud is also very active with the CFA Institute France & Mauritius where he is a mentor for several French and Mauritian business schools such as ESCP Europe, HEC, Middlesex for the Investment Research Challenge.

Romain Duchenne
Derivatives Portfolio Manager

Romain joined Aurora Investment Solutions in April 2023 and will be in charge of overlooking the Derivative Portfolio as well as generating new ideas and collaborating with the team to ensure our client's satisfaction.


April 2023 Derivatives Portfolio Manager at Aurora Investment Solutions


June 2022: Investment Associate at Axys Investment Partners Ltd


October 2020: Financial Analyst at Axys Investment Partners Ltd


  2020:Obtained Masters Degree in Finance and Management at the University of Kent

 2019:Obtained Bachelors Degree in International Business at the University of Kent

Hugo Poupinel de Valencé
Derivatives Portfolio Analyst

Hugo joined Aurora Investment Solutions in January 2023 as an Intern, he has since been promoted to  Derivatives Portfolio Analyst in April of 2023 and will be in charge of generating new investment ideas as well as structuring them


April 2023: Derivatives Portfolio Analyst at Aurora Investment Solutions


January 2023: Intern at Aurora Investment Solutions


  2022:Obtained Bachelors Degree in Finance and Economics at the University of Western Australia

 2019: Internship in the Investment Team at Grit Real Estate Income Group

Our External Consultant

Guillaume Charras

12 years of experience in the financial markets with expertise in systematic trading & index arbitrage.


2016-2020: Global Head of GSF Market Making Indices at Natixis BGC.


2011: European Head of Market Making Indices at Natixis CIB.


2009-2011: Head of the Index Arbitrage proprietary trading division at Natixis CIB.


Master of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London.

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications.

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