About Us

An International Private Investment Office

Delivering Consistency, Continuity, Stability

Eightstone is an international private investment office delivering customised service and solutions based on conservative principles of investment and a multi-generational approach to a select number of wealthy families, charities and endowments. Our global assets size allows us to deliver consistency, continuity and stability and a long-term relationship to our clients with a fee structure based on transparency, directly linked to the growth of our clients’ portfolio and wealth. Our clients access the flexibility of an independent asset manager while conserving the rigor and the security of a banking partner.

Offering You A Different Perspective

Beyond Today and Tomorrow, Beyond the Usual

At the core of Eightstone lies the very simple belief that wealth preservation is about long-term care, meaning and purpose. This is our willingness to go further – to provide a holistic service beyond wealth management, to offer a relationship rather than a service, to look at what you really want rather than a common strategy, to present opportunities and expertise with transparency. Corresponding to the five Chinese elements of nature (fire, metal, wood, earth and water), our value lies in the unique characteristics of all components, providing strength and stability when in harmony to deliver sustainable value and returns.

Statistics

The Belief that Wealth Preservation is about Long-term Care
OFFICES(Singapore & Geneva)
BOOKING CENTERS(Singapore, Geneva, Hong-Kong)
CUSTODIAN
BANKS
$1BIL UNDER
SUPERVISION

A Unique DNA

Our Investment Culture Is Drawn From The Experience Of Our Clients
OUR CORETeam, Clients & Network
OUR CULTUREEthics & Governance
OUR FOCUSLong term value creation

Eightstone Team

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Adrien Tardy
Adrien Tardy
Head of Private Investments

French. Married. Two children.
Before joining Eightstone and its sister company Ambrosia, Adrien was Head of Group Corporate Finance & CFO Europe & Black Sea Region at Louis Dreyfus Commodities. Prior to that, Adrien joined Louis Dreyfus Communication in the Business & Corporate Development department in 2000 before becoming assistant of the CEO at Louis Dreyfus Group Holding. Then he was successively Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Head Group Corporate Finance & Strategy for Louis Dreyfus Commodities. Adrien holds a diploma from Essec Business School.

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Cyril Malapert
Cyril Malapert
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

French/Singapore PR. Married. One child.
Founding partner and CEO, Cyril has spent over 15 years in the private banking industry in Hong Kong, London, Paris and in Singapore. His last position was Managing Director at Credit Agricole Private Bank. He holds a MS degree from ISC Paris, a Master degree in wealth management from University of Montpellier and also graduated from the Instead Advanced Management Program.

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Deborah Tan
Deborah Tan
FAMILY OFFICER

Singaporean. Married. Three children.
Deborah brings over 11 years of private banking support experience. She worked for DBS before joining Credit Agricole Suisse in 2005. Her last position was Assistant Relationship Manager–Senior Manager. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from University of Melbourne and diplomas from WMI Private Banking and Private Banking Advanced Program.

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Doris Tee
Doris Tee
OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Singaporean. Married. Two children.
Doris brings 30 years of experience of Sales and Marketing, Administrative support and Human Resources. Before joining Eightstone her last position was with FJ Benjamin as Assistant Manager where she was handling daily administration and office operations for Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Hakim Naji
Hakim Naji
PORTFOLIO MANAGER

French. Married.
Hakim started his career in 2008 with BNP Paribas Argentina on the Fixed Income & FX Trading Desk before joining the Singapore office in the Equity Research team. In 2010, he joined Indosuez Wealth Management where his last position was Head of Investment Funds for Asia . He holds a MSc in Banking and Financial Markets from Toulouse Business School.

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Olivier Destandau
Olivier Destandau
CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF INVESTMENTS

French/Singapore PR. Married. Two children.
Olivier brings over 15 years of investment banking experience, deep knowledge across asset classes and an excellent global network. He worked for Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland in London and Singapore. He lives in Asia since 2000. His last position was Managing Director, Head of Institutional Client Group Asia Pacific, member of the Group Regional Executive Committee for Royal Bank of Scotland. He holds a MS degree from ISC Paris.

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Pierrick Paindavoine
Pierrick Paindavoine
HEAD OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

French/Swiss PR. Married. Two children.
Before joining Eightstone and its sister company Ambrosia, Pierrick was Director of Special Projects of Louis Dreyfus Company. He began working in the Office of the CEO of the Louis Dreyfus Group in 2005. Subsequently he assumed various roles in mergers & acquisitions, investments, project management and strategic planning. Pierrick spent 7 years of expatriation in Latin America (Argentina and Brazil) during his tenure at Louis Dreyfus Company. He started his career in equity capital markets at HSBC IB and structured financing at Engie (former GDF-Suez). More recently he developed a project of private equity fund specialized in impact investing for agribusiness in Africa as a personal initiative. Pierrick holds a MSc in Management from ESSEC Business School.

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Sandra Nicaud
Sandra Nicaud
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

French/Singapore PR. Married. Two children.
Sandra brings more than 15 years of experience in investment banking operations in Paris, London and Singapore. Before joining EightStone, she held various operational and management positions at Societe Generale, Royal Bank of Scotland and ING. She holds a degree in Banking, Finance and Accounting from the French Banking Authority.

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Verónica López
Verónica López
Operations, Administration & Finances

Spanish-Swiss. Married. Two children.
Verónica brings over 8 years of experience of support in Administrative support, Operations and Corporate Accounting.
She started her career in 2011 at the insurance company Gras Savoye in Switzerland.
Verónica holds a Degree in Accounting.

Advisory Board

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Jean Bourlot
Jean Bourlot
ADVISOR, COMMODITIES

Jean started his career at BZW Barclays in 1995 as a junior oil options trader. He then spent 13 years at Morgan Stanley, serving as the Head of Agricultural products in London from 2006 until 2009 and co-managing the Oil and Refined product options book from 2002 until 2006 following 4 years as an options trader. Jean joined UBS Investment Bank in 2010 as Global Head of Commodities before co-founding Higgs Capital where he was Chief Investment Officer. Jean is now Global Head of Oil Derivatives at Glencore.

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Lucien-Charles Nicolet
Lucien-Charles Nicolet
ADVISOR, PRIVATE EQUITY

Lucien-Charles was Senior Partner of BC Partners, one of the largest pan-European private equity firms from 1999 to 2007. Prior to this, he was a partner at Bain & Company in Paris and Brussels (private equity practice). Lucien-Charles started his career at Andersen Consulting and then founded in 1989 Twocan, a strategic consulting firm, later sold to Deloitte & Touche in 1996. He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris.

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Olivier Jolivet
Olivier Jolivet
ADVISOR, REAL ESTATE, HOTELS & PROPERTIES

Olivier was educated in France, Germany, and London and began his professional career in management consulting at McKinsey and Co. He joined Club Med in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer for Asia. Olivier was then promoted to Chief Development & Asset Management Officer for the group in Paris. In 2008 Olivier joined Aman where he was responsible for strategic planning, supporting the board and shareholders in their asset light strategy and finding new opportunities for the Aman brand. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2014. Olivier then joined Como Holdings as Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Olivier is also a board member of Remy Cointreau.

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Saab Dash
Saab Dash
ADVISOR, CORPORATE DEALS

With 16 years experience in the global capital markets, most of it in debt syndication and credit, Saab had been working for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Deutsche Bank, Newedge and RBS. He left his position of Head of Asia Pacific Credit Sales in order to co-found BB Capital Partners, a firm providing capital raising and corporate finance consultancy services. Saab provides alternative and efficient capital solutions for companies given the limited market access to traditional equity and debt capital markets today.

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Serge Schoen
Serge Schoen
FOUNDING PARTNER / CHAIRMAN

Serge joined Cofco International board in May 2017 and heads a risk management committee within the Chinese-owned trading group. Serge was Deputy Chairman of Louis Dreyfus Commodities since 1st Oct 2015. Prior to this, he became Chief Executive Officer of LDCom (Louis Dreyfus Communication) in 1999 and transformed this SME into the #2 Telecom company in France. LDCom became Neuf Cegetel and was sold to Vivendi. Serge then was promoted Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Commodities, then Executive Chairman (2005-2013). Prior to that, he was with the Boston Consulting Group in Paris from 1992 to 1999. Serge holds a Master of Science degree from ENST in Paris (Sup Telecom) and a master’s degree in business administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Yvon Choi
Yvon Choi
ADVISOR, MACRO HEDGING & ASSET ALLOCATION

Yvon was last Global Head for Convertible Bond Trading at Standard Chartered Bank from 2010 to 2015. Prior to joining SCB, Yvon managed the EIP high yield fund from 2009 to 2010. He also launched in 2007 Middle Island Capital, a Pan Asia Equity Derivatives Multi Strategy fund that outperformed the market as well as its peers. Prior to that, he worked at Banque Paribas, ran the Asian CB and volatility portfolio at Nomura’s internal hedge fund and was head of trading for Asia at Elliott advisors. He holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and speaks Korean, Thai, French and English.

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