Team

NAPOLEON AM is a unique quantitative, crypto-focused asset manager, regulated in France, holding an AIFM license granted by the AMF (number GP-19000015).

In November 2019, we have launched “Napoleon Bitcoin Fund” a French regulated fund giving a crypto exposure. It is a FPS (“Fonds Professionel Spécialisé” or specialised professional funds) reserved to professional and assimilated investors giving access to Bitcoin performance through synthetic replication and a daily liquidity. It is regulated but not authorised by the AMF ; in the case of specialised professional funds, operating rules are laid down in the prospectus. If you are a professional investor, you can ask for its prospectus, its rules, its KIID or more details by asking here.

We ambition to launch other crypto-exposed professionnal investment funds based on our strategies in the future. If you are a professional or assimilated investor, you can ask for more details here.

Our funds are managed by the team described below which gathers several years of experience in traditional market finance, and crypto management experience from 2016. From a research point of view, the team has released a first research paper on Bitcoin, that shall be followed by several others.


Team : the Founders

NAPOLEON AM has been founded by three ex financial executives.

Stéphane Ifrah

Stéphane IFRAH is a 20y experienced asset manager who was heading a team managing several billions euros of AUM at BNPP AM. Specialist of algo trading, he holds an engineer degree from Ecole Polytechnique (X92) and ENPC as well as a MSc of Data Science from Ecole Polytechnique.

Arnaud Dartois

Arnaud DARTOIS has a long-standing experience as a private equity investor for a family office and has conducted LBO in the health and sanitation business. Blockchain enthusiast, Arnaud holds an engineer degree from Ecole Polytechnique (X98) and a PhD in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique.

Jean-Charles Dudek

Jean-Charles DUDEK is an experienced banker with over 15 years in several Tier 1 banks. As a former Head of Active Protected Funds at BNPP AM, he has a long-standing experience on both buy and sell sides (sales, structuring and fund management). He holds a MSc in Finance from Paris Dauphine and Paris Nanterre University.


Team : the asset managers

Our funds are managed by two experienced asset managers: Marc des LIGNERIS and Stefan DUPREY.

Marc des Ligneris

Marc des LIGNERIS is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and main asset manager. He has more than 10 years experience as designer and manager of multi asset algorithmic strategies in absolute return and flexible funds for BNP Paribas Asset Management. He is graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris (2005).

Stefan Duprey

Stefan DUPREY is the second asset manager and crypto expert. Besides having more than ten years in finance and insurance business, Stefan has also a solid expertise in data, AI and blockchain. He is a graduate from Ecole des Mines de Nancy (2003) and holds a PhD in applied mathematics from INRIA.


More information

If you want more information, please send an email to [email protected].