About us

Verrazzano Capital is an independent, boutique asset management firm investing in mid and large cap European equities.  Founded in late 2011 by Guillaume Rambourg and partners, the European equity specialist manages long short and long only 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 worked  from 1995-2010, co-managing long only and long short portfolios.  The current investment process was honed over a fifteen year period and further enhanced and augmented here at Verrazzano.  The strategies managed by Verrazzano are akin to those that Guillaume Rambourg successfully co-managed during his time at Gartmore.

In March 2012 Verrazzano launched two equity hedged strategies, Verrazzano European Opportunities Fund (“ Opportunities”) and Verrazzano European Focus Fund (“Focus”).  In December 2013, a long only fund Verrazzano Advantage European Fund (“Advantage”) was launched in UCITS format and in April 2014, a UCITS compliant version of the Opportunities strategy, Verrazzano European Long Short Fund (“VELS”) was added to the Luxembourg domiciled platform.

More recently, we welcomed portfolio managers Vincent Rennella and Youssef Benhaddouch who respectively manage the Verrazzano Renaissance Fund and the Verrazzano Concentrated Equity Europe Fund, two funds that were launched on our Luxembourg UCITS platform in 2016.

The FIRM takes its name from the bridge in New York that connects Staten Island to Brooklyn and that itself was named after the explorer, Giovanni da Verrazzano, the first European to enter the New York Harbour in the early 1500s.  The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has been the starting point of the New York City Marathon since 1976.  It marks an important spot for Guillaume – the starting point of his favourite marathon in the city where he grew up.  Whilst Guillaume has run several marathons worldwide, the New York City Marathon remains by far his favourite.

Investment Philosophy

Our investment philosophy is informed by a set of ‘Golden Rules’ first established during Guillaume’s time at Gartmore and which underlines our pragmatic approach to investing. Verrazzano employs a fundamental, research driven stock picking approach to investing. Both equity hedged strategies (‘Opportunities’ and ‘Focus’) provide varying degrees of access to our highest conviction medium to long term investment ideas combined with a tactical trading element which helps us to navigate more volatile markets.



EUROPEAN EQUITIES UCITS

Verrazzano runs four UCITS products: VELS, a long short european equity fund based on the Opportunities strategy, that launched in March 2014. VADVE, a long only european equity fund that launched in December 2013. VCEEF, a long only pan-european equity fund that launched in December 2016. VREF, a macro-driven fund that launched in September 2016.

Verrazzano Capital UCITS – by Guillaume Rambourg from Gartmore
UCITS - Verrazzano Capital - by Guillaume Rambourg

Hedge Funds

For regulatory reasons Verrazzano is unable to publicly disclose information surrounding our hedge funds. Please contact investorrelations@verrazzanocap.com for more information.

MEET THE TEAM

With offices in London and Paris, our team draws on a skilled, experienced and ambitious pool of talent.  Investment team members are based in both locations with non-investment functions such as Risk Management, Compliance and Operations based in the Paris office.

Guillaume Rambourg Verrazzano Capital

Guillaume Rambourg
Chief Investment Officer

Prior to founding Verrazzano Capital, the Chief Investment Officer, Guillaume Rambourg, was co-portfolio manager of the AlphaGen Capella, AlphaGen Tucana and AlphaGen Acamar hedge funds at Gartmore Investment Management where he co-ran $5bn in assets under management at the peak across the strategies.  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 totalling $8bn in AUM at the peak.

 

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

 

Contact

ADDRESS
VERRAZZANO CAPITAL SAS
10 rue de Castiglione
75001 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 1 53 57 33 60
Email: investorrelations@verrazzanocap.com
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VERRAZZANO CAPITAL LLP
48 Dover Street
London W1S 4FF
Phone: +44 (0) 203 655 7860
Email: investorrelations@verrazzanocap.com
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CAREER
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