Mr. Talpins founded the Investment Manager in February 2007 while managing the Element Capital Group at Proxima Alfa. Mr. Talpins is the Chief Investment Officer of the Investment Manager and Chairman of the Investment Committee.Prior to joining Proxima Alfa in February 2005, Mr. Talpins was the Head Trader of Citigroup's Fixed Income Options franchise, which managed one of the largest proprietary risk exposures within the company's Capital Markets business. Mr. Talpins positioned and managed proprietary relative value volatility risk aswell as a distinct macro volatility-based proprietary trading effort. He was also responsible for making markets in options for some of Citigroup's largest clients, including bank portfolios, mortgage agencies & servicers, central banks, and hedge funds.
Mr Gimonet is a Managing Director at Element Capital Management. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Mr Gimonet worked at Credit Suisse and Merill Lynch.
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