YCAP Asset Management

Who we are

YCAP AM is an independent asset management boutique with a quantitative, research-driven investment approach.

The portfolio management team consists of about ten highly qualified collaborators who operate risk information for allocation purposes.
Our tools allow us to estimate the trends and bubbles of more than 500 markets. This resource is behind the profiled solutions we design for our customers
YCAP AM works mainly with professional investors through consultancy or asset management.
Approved in 2011 by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, YCAP AM was also approved in 2014 by the AIFM for Alternative Investment Fund Management.

Our values


We are a team united toward a common cap. We have complementary skills with a common denominator of financial markets passion and willingness of client serving at the highest possible standard.


We do not aim at being clever, what matters is the practical success of our solutions, their ability to preserve the capital and expand the return of our clients’ investments.


Resilience is what makes the Reed different from the Oak: it bends but does not break. Our investment strategies are conservative while agile. We stay humble toward the financial markets irrationality and we praise doubts.

Our team

  • Lionel Tangy Malca

    Lionel Tangy-Malca, President, has got more than 15 years’ experience in the implementation and the management of institutional investment solutions. Previously he worked as Head of the investmen...

  • Jean-Jacques Ohana

    Jean-Jacques Ohana, CFA, Managing Director, has got more than 15 years' experience in fund management. He has co-founded et headed Riskelia until September 2016. From 2002 to 2009 he worked as an f...

  • Lionel Melka
    Portfolio manager

    Lionel Melka, portfolio manager. He started his career in 1998 with Lazard Frères, where he undertook numerous M&A advisory engagements for blue chip clients (French State, LVMH, Air France, Sain...

  • Sebastien Dettmar
    Risk Manager

    Sebastien Dettmar, Risk Manager. Before joining Ycap Asset Management, Sebastien managed a hedge fund and was head of R&D at Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co. With more than 15 years of extensive experience ...

  • Roberto Pacault
    Analyst / Fund Manager

    Roberto Pacault, Portfolio manager in the Multi-Asset and institutional solutions team since 2016. He joined YCAP Asset Management in 2011. Building on his previous experiences of Analyst, he has w...

  • Christian Witt
    Analyst / Fund Manager

    Dr. Christian Witt has joined YCAP Asset Management in June 2014 as a risk manager and economist. Before that, he gained professional experience as a junior economist with the European Securities a...

  • Hector Garigues
    Assistant portfolio manager / Middle Office

    Hector Garrigue, Assistant portfolio manager, analyst. Hector has joined YCAP Asset Management in 2015 after having graduated from a Master II Bank, Finance and International Trading at University ...

  • Elliot Bettane
    Middle Office / Risk controller

    Elliot Bettane, Middle Office and Risk Controller, started his career at YCAP Asset Management in 2018 after graduating from BBA at ESSEC Business School. In 2016, he received the specialist certif...

  • Caroline Bendavid
    Investor Relations

    Caroline Bendavid, Head of Investor Relations at YCAP AM since the beginning of 2019, started her career in 2001 with Harris Interactive. First as a quantitative research Director and then Head of ...

  • Carine Ohayon (ext)
    Marketing / Communication

    Carine Ohayon, head of Marketing. She started at BNPPARIBAS, where she participated to the creation and development of the capital markets structured products activity.In 1996, she openned the stra...

  • Laura Attlan
    Executive Assistant