Pascal Riégis was born in Perpignan, France in 1962. He attended the Pau Business School where he gained an MSc degree in economics. Pascal began his career in 1987 as a financial analyst at Paribas and later joined the CIC Group where he worked in equity research. He joined the Oddo Group in 1995 where he was the head of equity research at Oddo Securities. Since 2003, Pascal has worked in the Oddo Asset Management team as a mid cap equity analyst and portfolio manager. Pascal is a member of the SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers) and has been managing funds for over six years. Outside of fund management his interests include tennis, soccer and skiing.
The fund is a European small and mid cap equity fund, invested in companies having their registered office in the European Union or an OECD member state. It aims to be permanently invested in equities, targeting long-term capital growth. It primarily selects some of the best performing cyclical and non-cyclical companies in Europe, which often have an international presence, where the price is considered attractive taking long-term prospects into account.