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A team designed to perform

The team of Pure Capital aims to provide an independent, transparent and efficient service exclusively dedicated to asset management through three core businesses: Private Account Management, Asset Management and Institutional Services for Financial Professionals (UCITS / AIFM).

Your key contacts are listed below according to their area of expertise.

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Co-founders and partners

Thierry Léonard – Co-founder & Managing Partner

After earnings a master’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Liège, Belgium (HEC-ULg), Thierry began his career at KBL epb S.A. in 1998. In 2000, he moved to the company’s Private Banking department, where he dealt with a global clientele. A year later he was named Head of Private Banking and managed a team in charge of KBL epb’s most active trading clients. By 2008, this team was managing over one billion euros in assets. In 2009 Thierry left KBL to co-found Pure Capital. Spoken languages: French, English, Portuguese and Dutch.

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Patrick Vander Eecken – Co-founder & Managing Partner

Patrick began his career with KBL epb S.A. in 1993, in the accounting department where he was responsible for management accounting. From 1995 and 1999, he was a French equities analyst at KBL epb’s subsidiary Kredietrust. In 1999, he moved to the company’s Investment Funds division where he set up its Fund Research & Multi-Management department. By 2001 Patrick was in charge of third-party fund selection and fund-of-funds management for all of KBL epb’s European operations. He left KBL ebp in 2010 to become a founding managing partner of Pure Capital. Patrick is a graduate of ICHEC Brussels Management School. Spoken languages: French, English and Dutch.

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Guy Pourveur – Co-founder & Managing Partner

Guy holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp and another in Tax Law from the University of Brussels. In his over 20 years of experience in private banking, Guy has held a variety of managerial positions at several large banks. Before leaving his last employer in 2010 to become a founding managing partner of Pure Capital, he was part of a team responsible for ultra high net worth individuals. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, German and English.

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Frédéric Venditti – Co-founder & Managing Partner

Frederic also began his career with KBL epb S.A., in 2005, after earning an MSc degree in Financial Engineering and Economics from the University of Liège (HEC-ULg). After completing an 18-month People Management Program in KBL epb’s Risk Management and Management Control departments and with various subsidiaries, he joined the Private Banking division, as a member of a global team that handled the most active trading clients. Frederic was soon put in charge of derivatives and in 2009, he was appointed Head of Private Banking and oversaw a team that managed some one billion euros in assets. In 2010 he left KBL epb to become a founding managing partner of Pure Capital. Spoken languages: French, English, Dutch and Italian.

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Bernard Pons – Co-founder & Managing Partner

Bernard began his career in 2001 with KBL epb S.A. where he gained experience in credit and equity analysis, fund management and the organization and management of banking institutions. In late 2003, Bernard joined the Private Equity & Corporate Finance department where he was responsible for KBL epb’s proprietary portfolios. In 2005 Bernard pursued his career as a fund manager and analyst in the bank’s Fund Research & Multi-Management department and in 2010 left KBL epb to become a founding managing partner of Pure Capital. Bernard has an MSc degree in Financial Engineering and Economics from the University of Liège (HEC-ULg). Spoken languages: French, English, Spanish and Dutch.

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Marc Boland – Partner

Marc holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Liège (HEC-ULg), which he completed at the National Westminster Bank, in London. In 1991, Marc joined Banque UCL where he held various positions in corporate investment banking and financial engineering. After being certified as a chartered accountant with the Ordre des Experts Comptables Marc founded Parfinindus in 1996, which he co-managed for almost 20 years. A member of the OEC’s Tax and Practice Review committees, Marc is also a lecturer at several academic institutions and conducts seminars all over the world. Impressed with Pure Capital’s values and dynamic management team, Marc became a partner in the company in 2012. Spoken languages: French, English, Spanish, Luxembourgish and Dutch.

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General Administration

Thierry Léonard – Managing Partner

Chief Executive Officer & Head of Business Development

After earnings a master’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Liège, Belgium (HEC-ULg), Thierry began his career at KBL epb S.A. in 1998. In 2000, he moved to the company’s Private Banking department, where he dealt with a global clientele. A year later he was named Head of Private Banking and managed a team in charge of KBL epb’s most active trading clients. By 2008, this team was managing over one billion euros in assets. In 2009 Thierry left KBL to co-found Pure Capital. Spoken languages: French, English, Portuguese and Dutch.

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Sandra Breda

Executive Assistant

After graduating with a CATP diploma, Sandra’s first job was Private Clientele assistant with Cerabank Luxembourg, in 1991. Ten years later she joined Banque Continentale du Luxembourg where she was a management assistant for four years. In 2006, she joined KBL epb S.A. where she worked as chief administrative assistant until early 2014, when she decided to come to Pure Capital. Spoken languages: Portuguese, French, Luxembourgish and German.

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Nele De Schrijder

Executive Assistant

Nele holds a Master Degree in Linguistics and Literature: Romance Language (University of Gent). From 2005 to 2006 she studied at the University of Toulouse. In 2008 Nele was also awarded the Teacher Qualification for Secondary Education (University of Gent). Nele started her professional career in education in 2008 where she held positions as head teacherl, language teacher and project manager. Being fluent in Dutch, French, English and German she decided in 2016 to seize the opportunity to work in a truly international and dynamic environment at Pure Capital. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English, German

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Frédéric Venditti – Managing Partner

Chief Financial Officer & Head of Administration and Operations

Frederic also began his career with KBL epb S.A., in 2005, after earning an MSc degree in Financial Engineering and Economics from the University of Liège (HEC-ULg). After completing an 18-month People Management Program in KBL epb’s Risk Management and Management Control departments and with various subsidiaries, he joined the Private Banking division, as a member of a global team that handled the most active trading clients. Frederic was soon put in charge of derivatives and in 2009, he was appointed Head of Private Banking and oversaw a team that managed some one billion euros in assets. In 2010 he left KBL epb to become a founding managing partner of Pure Capital. Spoken languages: French, English, Dutch and Italian.

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Marie Peter

Finance & HR Officer

Marie, future graduate in Human Resource Management, initiated her career in 2011 at Concept'Eco Energy in Belgium. She was acting as an administrative assistant in charge of green portfolio certificates management and day to day workflow for the company. Two years later she joined the industry Tarkett GDL within the Human Resources department where she was in charge of the recruitment process and the development of training program. Marie decided to join Pure Capital in September 2014. She speaks fluently French and English.

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Véronique Vervoort

Exécutive Assistant

In 2003 Véronique (Dutch-speaking from Antwerp) received a master’s degree in translation (French - Italian), followed by a bachelor in ‘teacher training’. For more than 10 years she taught language classes (Dutch, French, English and Italian) for adolescents and adults, as well as for executives and other professionals, helping them to improve their language skills, management and intercultural understanding.
Véronique’s career took a new direction since she decided to practice her skills and abilities related to organization, communication and team-working in the Pure Capital-team.

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Asset Management

Patrick Vander Eecken – Managing Partner

Chief Investment Officer & Head of research and analysis

Patrick began his career with KBL epb S.A. in 1993, in the accounting department where he was responsible for management accounting. From 1995 and 1999, he was a French equities analyst at KBL epb’s subsidiary Kredietrust. In 1999, he moved to the company’s Investment Funds division where he set up its Fund Research & Multi-Management department. By 2001 Patrick was in charge of third-party fund selection and fund-of-funds management for all of KBL epb’s European operations. He left KBL ebp in 2010 to become a founding managing partner of Pure Capital. Patrick is a graduate of ICHEC Brussels Management School. Spoken languages: French, English and Dutch.

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Jean-Mickaël Dos Santos

Analyst & Fund Manager

After completing internships at BGL BNP Paribas (Luxembourg) and Banque Privée Européenne (Metz, France), Jean-Mickaël joined Pure Capital in April 2011 was soon made an analyst with the asset management team. Jean-Mickaël holds a master’s degree in International Finance from the University of Metz’s ESM IAE business school, and is currently preparing for the CFA Institute charter. Spoken languages: French, English and Spanish.

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Christophe Roccabruna

Head of Back & Middle Office

After obtaining an accounting degree from the Higher School Léon Eli Troclet of Jemeppe (Eseg) in 2006, Christophe began his career with Fastnet (Luxembourg), a fund administration company. He quickly evolved to the position of Assistant Team Manager. In April 2011, he transferred to BNP Paribas Securities Services. In 2014, Christopher became head of Middle and Back Office at Pure Capital. Spoken languages: French and English.

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Dominique Marchese

Asset Manager & Head of Equity

After earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve, in 1992, Dominique completed his studies with courses in actuarial science. He then found a job with Paribas, first as a controller of market operations and subsequently as an options trader. In 1996, he joined Banque Dewaay where he managed equity and bond funds. Two years later he moved on to CBC Banque, where he was put in charge of discretionary management and was made a member of the Investment Committee. In 2002, he joined Capital@Work Group S.A. to manage European equity funds and was named to co-manage the Asset Management department in 2006, when he was also appointed to sit on the group’s board. In 2012 he brought his experience and expertise in value investing to Pure Capital. Spoken languages: French and English.

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Eric Dewaelheyns

HNWI Director & Asset Manager

Eric, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Liège (HEC-ULg) and a European diploma in financial analysis, began his career as a financial analyst with Banque Nagelmackers. In 2001, he was put in charge of asset management at Banque Nagelmackers Luxembourg, which was absorbed by Banque Degroof Luxembourg, where Eric continued his career and oversaw the integration of the acquisitions of Nagelmackers, Bearbull and DCL and among other things developed a portfolio of private clients. Eric has also published articles in various financial magazines. Impressed by Pure Capital’s values, Eric came on board in late 2013. Spoken languages: French and English.

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Jean-Philippe Vanderborght

Fund Manager

Jean-Philippe joined Kredietrust Luxembourg - KBL epb’s Asset Management Company - in 1994 as a portfolio manager. From 1999, he continued his career in the "Investment Strategy" department, where he was in charge of macroeconomic forecasting as well as fixed-income and FX strategy. He became Head of Investment Strategy in 2010 and Conducting Officer of the Management Company in 2011. Jean Philippe is a graduate of Solvay Business School, Université Libre de Bruxelles. Spoken languages : French, English and Dutch.

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Florian D’Agostini

Analyst

After having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Economics in 2014, Florian joined the IAE of Metz to continue his studies. Holding now a master’s degree in International Finance, Florian carried out his end-of-studies internship at Pure Capital before joining the company permanently as a Junior Analyst in October 2016.

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Institutional and Management Company Services

Bernard Pons – Managing Partner

Chief Risk Officer & Head of Institutional Services

Bernard began his career in 2001 with KBL epb S.A. where he gained experience in credit and equity analysis, fund management and the organization and management of banking institutions. In late 2003, Bernard joined the Private Equity & Corporate Finance department where he was responsible for KBL epb’s proprietary portfolios. In 2005 Bernard pursued his career as a fund manager and analyst in the bank’s Fund Research & Multi-Management department and in 2010 left KBL epb to become a founding managing partner of Pure Capital. Bernard has an MSc degree in Financial Engineering and Economics from the University of Liège (HEC-ULg). Spoken languages: French, English, Spanish and Dutch.

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Aline Beckers

Institutional Sales

Holding a Master degree in Business engineering -major in finance- from the Brussels Management School (ICHEC), Aline started her career in Luxembourg in 2014 in the energy production sector. She developed a client-focused approach while providing financial support for the funding of energy projects. However, Aline already wished to enter the asset management area. Attracted by the dynamism and experience of its team in the customer's best interest, she integrates Pure Capital in December 2015 for the promotion of its funds among institutional investors. She also takes care of the marketing department of the company. Spoken languages: French and English

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Laurent Kools

Risk Manager

Laurent, who holds a master degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Liège (HEC-ULg), carried out his end-of-studies internship at Pure Capital before joining permanently the company as Risk Manager in August 2015. Laurent is currently preparing for the FRM (GARP): the global reputed certification of Financial Risk Manager (Global Association of Risk Professionals). Spoken languages: French, English and Dutch.

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Tony Buche

Head of Third Party Manco

Tony obtained a Master’s degree in Business and Administration from HEC-EAA Liège in 1992. He started his career in various FINTECH companies and worked afterwards in the Investment Fund department of Clearstream and Société Général Bank & Trust as a Strategic Project Manager and Head of Custody Services. He spent the last five years as a business developper for Asset Managers in Europe and the United States. Tony joined Pure Capital in August 2016 in charge of the business development of the Third Party ManCo. Tony speaks English and French.

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Private Clientele

Guy Pourveur – Managing Partner

Chief Advisor Officer & Head of Client Relations

Guy holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp and another in Tax Law from the University of Brussels. In his over 20 years of experience in private banking, Guy has held a variety of managerial positions at several large banks. Before leaving his last employer in 2010 to become a founding managing partner of Pure Capital, he was part of a team responsible for ultra high net worth individuals. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, German and English.

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René Rossignon

HNWI Director

After graduating from the Technical and Commercial Institute of Arlon, René began his career in 1986 with BIL (Luxembourg) within the department "Organization for Collective Investment." He was responsible for Accounting, Customers Relations and Administration for institutional clients within the Custodian Bank. In 1997, he switched his career towards the Private Banking arm of Dexia BIL (Luxembourg). In 2005 he was appointed Assistant Director to serve a high-end clientele. In 2007, he decided to join CBP Quilvest as Vice President to manage and gain HNWI customers. In 2014, he joined the staff of Pure Capital for its values and ethics in order to offer a fully independent quality service in line with his ideas and convictions. Spoken languages: French and English.

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Tom De Backer

Senior Advisor

After obtaining an MBA in Banking & Finance from the University of Gand in 2003, Tom began his career at Capital@Work Group S.A. as a buy-side analyst of global public companies. In 2005, he was made a partner and fund manager with responsibility for all Asian investments, and in 2008 was also put in charge of a mixed bond fund and investment mandates for several institutional investors. He joined Pure Capital in 2012 to contribute his experience and special expertise in the analysis and selection of emerging country securities. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English and German.

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Thomas Crucifix

Senior Advisor

After graduating from the University of Liège (HEC-ULg) with a Msc degree in Financial Engineering & Economics in 1999, Thomas’ first job was with a wealth management company in Luxembourg , where he was in charge of the Iberian market and played a part in expanding our Spanish client base. From 2004 to 2011, he worked for a large Belgian bank where he headed Private Banking operations for the ten branches he co-managed. In 2011 he decided to come to Pure Capital, where he could offer his clients high-quality service in complete independence. Spoken languages: French, English, Spanish and Dutch.

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Thibaud Altenhoven

Senior Advisor

After earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Engineering from Brussels Management School (ICHEC), Thibaud joined a leading multinational firm where he was marketing manager for the Benelux market. In 2000, he moved to KBL epb S.A., where he was a private banker for over 12 years. In August 2013 he joined Pure Capital. Spoken languages: French, Dutch and English.

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Philippe Dumont de Waleffe

HNWI Director

After graduating from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) and obtaining a DESS graduate degree in Tax Lax from the University of Liège (HEC-UL), Philippe began his career in 2004 with Dexia Private Banking, Luxembourg, as an advisor to Belgian clients. In 2006, he joined UBS Wealth Management in Luxembourg as an advisor to private clients and in 2008 was hired by Banque Degroof Luxembourg where he served as Executive Assistant and was in charge of business development for the bank’s Audit, Consultancy and Legal Services subsidiaries. Impressed by its high-quality services, transparency, wealth consolidation and focus on pension systems, Philippe joined Pure Capital in 2013. Spoken languages: French and English.

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Frédéric Vierset

Senior Advisor

After obtaining his degree in economics from the University of Liège (HEC-ULg), Frédéric started his career in 2000 as private banker in a brokerage firm. In 2002, he joined the bank Van Breda as relationship manager before being appointed, in 2006, as Director then District Manager. In 2015, Frédéric decided to join Pure Capital for the quality and the professionalism of the company. Spoken languages: French.

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Peter van Veen

HNWI Director

Peter studied Law & International Economics at Leiden University. After graduating in 1984 he completed an extensive 3-year all-round banking training at ABN and worked as a manager in the Institutional Asset Management department in Amsterdam. Peter continued his career in Luxembourg at Bank of America as Investment Advisor, ABN AMRO as manager in Private Banking and Chairman of the Portfolio Management Group, and at Credit Suisse where he was manager of the Dutch desk. He was also first Vice-President at EFG and Executive director Benelux at UBS. Spoken languages: English, German, Dutch, French, Croatian and Spanish.

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Jean-Michel Willemaers

General Advisor

After earning his bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Liège (ULg) in 1986, Jean Michel began his career in portfolio management with Pitti & Cie in Liège. While working there he continued his studies and obtained a broker’s certificate from the Brussels stock exchange and a financial analyst certificate from ABAF-ICHEC. In 1993, he joined Petercam as a member of the portfolio management and wealth planning teams in Liège and Luxembourg. In 1999, Jean-Michel was made a partner and put in charge of managing and developing Foyer Patrimonium. After this experience Jean-Michel founded SMART Private Managers in 2006. Impressed by Pure Capital’s values and dynamic management team, Jean-Michel joined the company in 2013. Spoken languages: French, English and Dutch.

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Natacha Daoust

Senior Advisor

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Legal Sciences, Natacha began her career in 1989 with a Belgian lawyers association. In 1992, she got interested in private banking and joined Dexia in Belgium as an investment advisor. In 1997, she left this position for Dexia BIL Private Banking in Luxembourg, where she advised private clients. In 2011, Natacha decided to join the Pure Capital team. Spoken languages: French and English.

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Carine Dupont

Senior Advisor

After studying marketing in Montpellier, France, Carine began her career in consumer credit, with Cetelem. In 1993 she joined BNP Paribas subsidiary Cortal Consors in Paris, where she held various sales positions, in wealth management and other departments. In 2000 she was put in charge of the Publications Department. She returned to Belgium in 2006, where she was a private client advisor for Capital@Work Group S.A. for five years. Impressed by Pure Capital’s values, Carine came on board in 2011. Spoken languages: French and English.

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Katrien Debode

Senior Advisor

Katrien graduated from the University of Antwerp with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and went on to obtain a diploma in European Studies from the Catholic University of Lisbon. She then joined KBL epb S.A. where she was soon put in charge of institutional and private client accounts. In 2004 she became an advisor to private clients. After over 20 years of experience in private banking, in 2013 she decided to come to Pure Capital where she felt she would be free to provide her clients with high-quality service in complete independence. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Luc Tassigny

HNWI Director

After graduating from the Technical and Commercial Institute of Arlon, Luc began his career with BIL (Luxembourg) within the department « Organization for Collective Investment ». He was responsible for Customers Relations for institutional clients. In 1996, he switched his career towards the Private Banking Department of the BIL where, he was appointed as Director in charge of the Belgian and French clientele in 2000. In 2007, he decided to join the CBP Ouilvest in Luxemburg and continued to develop and manage the HNWI customers. In 2014, convinced by the professionalism, dynamism and values promoted by the company, Luc joined the staff of Pure Capital. Spoken languages: French and English.

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Virginie Klels

Senior Advisor

After graduating with Executive Assistant diploma, Virginie began her career as Executive Assistant at KBL epb S.A. in 1999. A few years later she pursued her career as Private Banker within the same institution. In 2015, after the major changes in the financial world, Virginie decided to join Pure Capital, convinced by the complete, independent, and competitive offer, which was completely appropriated to her client’s network from Belgium, France and Luxembourg. Spoken languages: French, Dutch, English

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Chris Mulders

Senior Advisor

Chris started his career in 1985 at KBC in a variety of functions, including as the Manager of various bank agencies. In 1999 he joined VITIS LIFE Luxembourg where he specialized in “private bancassurance”: estate and wealth planning through life-insurance distribution channel together with a private-banking approach. He was first “Life Insurance Consultant”, and from 2007 Country Manager Belgium, as the responsible person for the team active on the Belgian market. Driven and convinced by the importance of a fair, accurate and transparent private banking service, Chris became part of Pure Capital’s team in 2016. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Master in Financial Planning. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English and German.

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