Bernard Oppetit - Chairman
Bernard Oppetit (French) (born 1956) is a director of the Fund and director and Chief Investment Officer of Centaurus Capital Limited. Prior to leaving in August 2000, Mr. Oppetit was, from 1995, Global Head of Equity Derivatives at Paribas in London until the Paribas merger with Banque National de Paris in May 2000 following which he was Head of Risk Arbitrage at BNP Paribas in London. He joined Paribas in Paris in 1979 and in 1987 transferred to New York as a risk arbitrage trader before becoming Global Head of Risk Arbitrage in 1990. Mr. Oppetit is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He is a Director at Natixis and a member of the Advisory Board at Ondra Partners
Randel Howard Freeman - Chief Investment Officer
Randel Freeman (American) (born 1966) is a director of Centaurus Capital Limited. Prior to leaving in August 2000, Mr. Freeman was, from 1995, a risk arbitrage investment manager at Paribas in London, prior to its merger with Banque National de Paris in May 2000 and subsequently at BNP Paribas. From 1989 to 1995 he was an Associate at Goldman Sachs in Chicago and New York. Mr. Freeman holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a BBA from Loyola University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Paul Leary - Chief Operating Officer
Paul Leary (British) (born 1962) is a director of Centaurus Capital Limited. Prior to joining Centaurus Capital, Mr. Leary was with JP Morgan Asset Management Services from 1994 to 2000 where he held a number or responsibilities related to the management and administration of various asset management products. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Leary was with Price Waterhouse as Senior Manager where he specialized in financial services, including banks insurance companies, brokers and regulatory reporting to BOE, SFA, DTI, and IMRO. He became a Chartered Accountant (ACA) in 1987, and received a B.A. in Accounting & Finance from the University of West of England.