President & Chief Investment Officer, TOBAM
Yves Choueifaty - President and CIO of TOBAM (28 years investment experience)
TOBAM has been multi-awarded over the years, and Yves Choueifaty has notably been recognized as "Chief Investment Officer of the Year" in 2015 (Funds Europe) and "Asset Management Leader of the Year" in France in 2016 (AGEFI).
As one of the pioneers of the smart beta movement, Yves Choueifaty is a frequent speaker at conferences and is a member of The 300 Club (23 members throughout the world), whose mission is to raise awareness about the potential impact of current market thinking and behaviors.
Mr Choueifaty graduated in 1992 from ENSAE (leading French Engineering School) in Statistics, Actuarial studies, Finance, and Artificial Intelligence.
Mathematician and Former CEO of Credit Lyonnais Asset Management ("CLAM", AUM €70B). Having spent over 10 years with CLAM in diverse senior roles (CIO, Head of Financial Engineering and Quantitative Investment Management), Mr Choueifaty left in 2004, went back to Mathematics research and founded the Maximum Diversification® approach and TOBAM in 2005.
Mr Choueifaty is also a committed entrepreneur on human rights and climate change challenges. He has several external commitments: he is the president of the advisory board of WeNow, a "climate neutral now" champion endorsed by the United Nations. He is also a board member of the Saint-Joseph University foundation in Lebanon, a board member of the RDCL (Association of Lebanese businessmen and women united by a common vision for the Lebanese economy), and Yves Choueifaty is a member of the Paris Committee of the NGO Human Rights Watch since 2019.