The name Verrazzano comes from the bridge in New York that connects Staten Island to Brooklyn and that itself was named after the Italian explorer, Giovanni da Verrazzano, who “discovered” New York Harbour in the early 1500s. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has been the starting point of the New York City Marathon since 1976.

For Guillaume Rambourg our Chief Investment Officer and founder, who grew up in New York and who has been a keen marathon runner from an early age, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge marks an important spot for him; the starting point of his favourite marathon, in the city where he grew up. While Guillaume has run several marathons worldwide, the New York City Marathon remains by far his favourite.

We see many similarities between marathon running and creating a long term performance track record – not least of all, both take a lot of hard work and dedication. For Guillaume and for the whole team here at Verrazzano, our name signifies many things: passion for what we do, a long term commitment to excellence, discipline, hard work, tenacity, dedication, perseverance and conviction. The bridge itself symbolises a strong, solid structure, similar to the infrastructure we have built here at Verrazzano.


About us

Verrazzano Capital
was founded in 2011 by Guillaume Rambourg and his partners.

Verrazzano is a boutique European equity specialist with an institutional set-up that manages Long Short and Long Only equity strategies, in both offshore and UCITS structures. The firm has a strong legacy with its genesis in the European Large Cap team at Gartmore Investment Management (“Gartmore”) where Guillaume was employed from 1995-2010, co-managing both long only funds and equity long short portfolios. The current investment process was honed over a fifteen year period and further enhanced and augmented here at Verrazzano. The strategies that Verrazzano is running are akin to those that Guillaume Rambourg successfully co-managed during his time at Gartmore.

Verrazzano launched the two hedge fund strategies, Verrazzano European Opportunities (“Opportunities”) and Verrazzano European Focus (“Focus”) in March 2012.

The Long Only strategy Verrazzano Advantage European (“Advantage”) was launched in December 2013.




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Verrazzano runs two UCITS products: Verrazzano European Long Short, a long short european equity fund based on the Opportunities strategy, that launched in March 2014 and Verrazzano Advantage European, a long only european equity fund that launched in December 2013

Verrazzano Capital UCITS – by Guillaume Rambourg from Gartmore
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Hedge Funds

Due to regulatory reasons Verrazzano is unable to publicly disclose information surrounding our hedge fund strategies.  Please contact us directly for information.


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Guillaume Rambourg Verrazzano Capital

Guillaume Rambourg
Chief Investment Officer

Chair of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining Verrazzano Capital as a Founding Partner, Guillaume was co-portfolio manager of the AlphaGen Capella, AlphaGen Tucana and AlphaGen Acamar hedge funds at Gartmore Investment Management where he co-ran $5 billion in assets under management (AUM) at the peak across both strategies (peaked in 2008 and again in 2009). Guillaume joined Gartmore in 1995 as an analyst and was co-manager from inception of both the AlphaGen Capella hedge fund (1999–2010) and AlphaGen Tucana (2005–10). In addition, Guillaume co-managed European long-only mandates, including Gartmore European Selected Opportunities Fund and Gartmore SICAV Continental European Fund, totaling AUM $8 billion at the peak.

Guillaume graduated from ESSEC Business School in Paris (1993), majoring in Finance. The funds he co-managed were the recipients on various occasions of awards from Eurohedge for Best European Long Short Fund (Over $500m category): AlphaGen Capella 2001, AlphaGen Tucana 2006, AlphaGen Tucana 2009.

Karim Moussalem - Verrazzano Capital - Guillaume Rambourg

Karim Moussalem
co-Portfolio Manager

Prior to joining Verrazzano Capital as a Founding Partner, Karim spent eleven years at Goldman Sachs International (GSI) in London, where he started as a summer analyst in 2000 in the Equities division. Joining full time in March 2001, Karim joined the pan-European trading desk as a financial analyst trading the French market. In 2002, Karim was promoted to associate and moved on to trade the financials book. He was promoted to vice president a few years later and to managing director in 2007, at the age of 29.

In 2009, Karim was promoted to co-head of One Delta trading in Europe, a role that put him in charge of managing risk across all the non-derivative equity businesses of GSI. The same year, he was put in charge of pricing block trades and other capital market transactions including rights issues, secondary offerings, corporate and institutional blocks. As part of his role he discussed trading ideas with clients, and wrote trading colour and views that were broadly distributed both internally and externally. Karim graduated in 2001 from the MBA ESSEC Business School in Paris with a degree in finance.

Murielle Maman - Verrazzano Capital - Guillaume Rambourg

Murielle Maman
Chief Operating Officer

Executive Committee member and Chair of the Operational Risk Committee. Prior to joining Verrazzano Capital as a Founding Partner, Murielle was head of derivatives product wrapping and structuring for Daiwa Capital Markets (2008–11). Prior to that, she was Head of the Alternative and Structured Fund platform for Merrill Lynch International (2005–08) setting up one of the first UCITS Hedge Fund platforms – MLIS.

Murielle joined Societe Generale (1994–2005) to build the Equity Derivatives middle and back office. In 1998 she became the founder and CEO of Lyxor Asset Management setting up the managed account platform, launching the first European synthetic ETF and managing a whole range of structured funds. Prior to that, she was Senior Manager at Ernst & Young in Paris and London (1985–94). Murielle graduated from EDHEC, (1985) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.


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