About Us

A Talented Partnership

Eleva Capital is a London based investment manager founded in 2014 by Eric Bendahan. Eleva are 100% focused on actively investing in European equities with investment solutions to suit different risk profiles.  

The team currently comprises fifteen experienced professionals; six members in the investment team, five in operations and five in investor relations. 

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Our Team


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Eric Bendahan Founder & Portfolio Manager

Eric Bendahan is the CEO of Eleva Capital LLP, which he founded in September 2014. He is the portfolio manager of the Eleva European Selection Fund. Prior to founding Eleva Capital LLP, Mr. Bendahan worked for Banque Syz & Co from November 2005 to August 2014 where he managed approximately EUR 2.4 billion. Oyster European Opportunities ranked 1st quartile(1) in terms of performance since the beginning of his tenure (31/12/05). Oyster European Selection ranked 1st percentile  since its launch on 29 Nov 2011 with a net outperformance to Stoxx 600 of 24.4 % net of fees. 

Mr. Bendahan previously held the position of European Equity Fund Manager at Axa Investment Managers in Paris, where he gained recognition for his performance, including being named best manager for European equities by Citywire in 2005 for his risk adjusted returns.

Eric is a CFA Charterholder and has a Master’s in Business and Economics at ESSEC.

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Armand Suchet d'Albufera Partner & Deputy Manager

Armand joined Eleva Capital in January 2015 as a partner and deputy portfolio manager. He is responsible for Healthcare and Consumer Discretionary. He is in charge of country intelligence for the Nordics.

Armand began his career with Rothschild & Cie in Paris in their M&A department. After six years, he moved to London to join the leveraged financed department of CIBC. He then joined Banque Syz & Co in London as a buy-side analyst and co-manager of the Oyster Global High Dividend, in charge of the European stock picking. He has been working with Eric for the last seven years as a deputy portfolio manager of its three European equity strategies, assisting in managing the funds and marketing them in Europe and Asia. He graduated from Cesem Reims and holds a Master in finance from EM Lyon.

Armand has 16 years of investment experience.




Pierre-Marie Gerez Analyst

Pierre-Marie joined Eleva Capital in July 2017 as an Analyst. He is responsible for the Banks, Insurance and Utilities sectors. He is also in charge of country intelligence for the United Kingdom.

Pierre-Marie began his career with Credit Lyonnais as a Buy-side Analyst in Paris before moving to Exane where he covered European Insurance and Reinsurance stocks. In 2007, he became a Fund Manager and European Equities Analyst, first with La Banque Postale Asset Management and later with Banque Syz & Co. Since 2014, he was a European equities analyst at Verrazzano Capital.

He graduated with a degree in Actuarial Sciences from Institut de Statistique de l’Université de Paris and holds a Masters in Management from IAE Lille.

Pierre-Marie has 17 years of investment experience.

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Vincent Resillot Analyst

Vincent joined Eleva Capital in March 2016 as an analyst. He is responsible for the Insurance, Real Estate, Consumer Staples and Materials sectors. He is also in charge of country intelligence for France, Benelux, Turkey and Russia.

Vincent began his career as a financial auditor for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in France before becoming internal audit manager at Econocom Group. Having previously worked in sell-side research at Credit Suisse and at NewSmith Capital Partners, Vincent joined Eleva Capital from GLG Partners, specialising in European equities.

He graduated from EM Lyon Management School and holds an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona.

Vincent has 14 years of investment experience.

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Antoine de Catheu Analyst

Antoine joined Eleva Capital in January 2017 as an Analyst. He is responsible for the Industrial, Utilities and Autos sectors. He is also in charge of country intelligence for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

Prior to joining Eleva Capital, Antoine worked at BNP Investment Partners as an Analyst specialising in European Small and Mid-cap equities.

Antoine is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master's degree in Banking and Finance from ESSCA business school. 

Antoine has 6 years of investment experience.

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Richard Pearson Head of Trading

Richard joined Eleva Capital in October 2015 as Head of Trading.

He began his career in 1985 at SBC Savory Milln Ltd in London, before moving to Ducatel Duval in Paris 3 years later, as Junior Sales Trader. He then worked for SG Warburg Bacot-Allain as Sales Trader from 1992 to 1995, when he joined Deutsche Bank, as Director and Head of the Paris Sales Trading Desk until 2004. He then worked for CA Cheuvreux as Senior Sales Trader from 2004 to 2014.

He is a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) charter holder.

Richard has 31 years of industry experience.


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Andrea Morrall Partner & COO

Andrea joined Eleva Capital in June 2014 as a founder member with Eric Bendahan. Andrea is a Chartered Certified Accountant.

She began her career with Morley and Scott Chartered Accountants and subsequently worked for Arthur Andersen as a senior manager within both their Audit and Business Process Outsourcing Groups. Andrea joined HBK Investments in London in 2002 and worked there for seven years ultimately as European Controller. She subsequently worked as Finance Director for MCashback UK Limited, a company regulated by the FSA under The Payment Services Directive, before joining OVS Capital in April 2010 as a Partner and COO.

Andrea was a global prize-winner in her final ACCA examinations taken in 1993.

Andrea has 17 years of industry experience.

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James Costello Head of Financing and Operations

James joined Eleva Capital in August 2016 as Head of Financing and Operations.

He began his career with UBS AG London in Prime Brokerage Operations. James joined Merrill Lynch in 2007, working in both the London & New York Hedge Fund Client Service groups. He moved to New York in 2013 to build out the US Account Management team, before returning to London in 2015 as the Head of Operations at Portman Square Capital.

James graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies.

He has 15 years of industry experience.


Antoine Desvignes Head of Compliance and Internal Control

Antoine joined Eleva Capital in May 2017 as Head of Compliance and Internal Control.

He began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Paris working in Fund Audit Services for 3 years, before moving to AGICAM where he became Head of Internal Control. In 2016, Antoine joined D2R CAPSI as an Internal Control Consultant for asset managers.

Antoine graduated from Ecole Centrale de Marseille with a Bachelor’s in Engineering and holds an MBA from INSEEC.

He has 10 years of industry experience.

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Hana Zarubova Operations Analyst

Hana joined Eleva Capital in May 2016 as Operations Analyst.

She began her career with U.S. Bank as a Fund Administrator working with London based Hedge Funds. Hana graduated from the University of Business and Technology, České Budějovice, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and holds a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Newcastle University.

Hana has two years of industry experience.


Edward Duxbury Operations Analyst

Edward joined Eleva Capital in June 2017 as an Operations Analyst. 

He began his career in 2011 working at RBS Investment Bank in Structured Credit Operations spending time in both Manchester and Singapore. In 2014 Edward moved to London to join State Street Global Advisors working predominantly within the Fixed Income middle office. 

Edward has six years of industry experience.

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Axel Plichon Partner & Head of Investor Relations

Axel joined Eleva Capital in October 2014 as Head of Investor Relations.

Axel began his career with Arthur Andersen Business Development in Paris and then moved to UBS Global Asset Management where he worked in Institutional Sales. After four years, he moved to Geneva to promote OYSTER funds on the French Market. In December 2011, he joined METROPOLE Gestion as head of distribution, banks and family offices. He was later promoted to Partner and Head of Sales France, Spain and Monaco.

He graduated from ESCP in Paris and has 14 years of industry experience.

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Andrea Cardone Investor Relations

Andrea joined Eleva Capital in February 2016 as Head of Investor Relations for the Italian-speaking markets.

Andrea began his career in 2002 with Janus Capital in London, where he spent almost four years covering clients based in Southern Europe. After relocating to Milan at the end of 2005, he was appointed as Head of Southern Europe. Andrea was responsible for Janus’ business development through different types of financial channels (Fund Buyers, Private Banking, Retail and Institutional) in a large and multi-country area, including: Italy, Italian-speaking Switzerland (Ticino), Spain, Portugal, San Marino, Andorra and Greece.

He holds a degree in Political Economics from Bocconi University, Milan and an IMC from UKSIP, London. 

Andrea has 14 years of industry experience.


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Adam Donaldson Investor Relations

Adam joined Eleva Capital in August 2015.

He began his career with JP Morgan on the Corporate Analyst Development Programme, working in Currencies & Emerging Markets, Equity Derivatives and Global Credit Regulatory Projects.

Adam graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc (Hons) in Economics, and holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the London School of Economics.

Adam has 3 years of industry experience.

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Pierre-Louis Chandelier Investor Relations

Pierre-Louis joined Eleva Capital in September 2016 as Head of Investor Relations for the French-speaking markets.

Pierre-Louis began his career with Sigmalog Capital in Paris where he spent three years as an asset allocation fund manager. In 2011 he co-founded Karakoram, an asset management company based in Paris, where he was responsible for Fund selection and Multi management.

He holds an MSc in Finance from Paris Dauphine University and a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University Paris II Assas.

Pierre-Louis has 8 years of industry experience.