Michael Israel - Partner

Michael Israel began his career in 2000 at Paribas in Paris. In 2001, he joined Rothschild & Co for five years. In 2005, Michael joined Merrill Lynch to head a credit investment team specialized in special situations opportunities offered to private and institutionnal investors. His team covered a broad range of credit products with a specific focus on structured credit, global high yield and emerging market corporate debt with an AUM of $500 millions. Upon leaving Merrill Lynch in 2012, Michael founded IVO Capital Partners with Roland Vigne and Sidney Oury, two long time working and personnal relationships. Michael holds a master degree in Financial market from the Toulouse Business School. Michael co-manages the IVO Fixed Income UCITS fund with Roland Vigne. He is also part of the litigation finance Investment Commitee.


Roland Vigne

Roland Vigne - Partner

Roland Vigne began his Latin America career in 2000 at Scotia Capital in Mexico in the investment banking department. In 2005, he joined Merrill Lynch in Mexico and later transferred to New York to work as a Debt   Prop Trader. At Merrill Lynch, he was part of a team responsible for a portfolio of a $1b of corporate and structured debt portfolio. In 2009 he joined Nomura Securities in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as Executive Director and assisted Oil & Gas companies in their capital raising and especially in the issuance of structured debt. He holds a master degree from the Toulouse Business School and an MBA in Financial Markets from Arizona State University. Roland co-manages the IVO Fixed Income UCITS fund with Michael Israel. He is also part of the litigation finance Investment Commitee.


Sidney Oury

Sidney Oury - Partner

Sidney Oury co-founded IVO Capital Partners in 2012. Sidney is currently in charge of the advisory and discretionary managed portfolio activities and manages the structured debt business development. Previously, he worked at Merrill Lynch, firstly in New York within the Foreign office Asset Management team, then in Geneva and Paris, in the global high yield and emerging market corporate debt advisory team. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris in 2004 within the audit team dedicated to new technologies. Sidney holds a master degree from Neoma Business School and a Bachelor from Lyon II University.


Marion Bougel - Secrétaire Générale

Marion joined IVO Capital Partners in March 2018 as Secretary general. Previously, she spent 7 years at Ricol Lasteyrie Corporate Finance (Ernst & Young) as an expert in corporate finance, financial valuation, damages expertise in the context of litigation and arbitration and regulatory advice and risk management in the context of transactions. Prior to this experience, Marion spent and 8 years in the Accounting and Auditing Division at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) including a three-year secondment to the Secretariat of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (ESMA). At IVO, Marion has a transverse function and she supervises the legal, the financial and the HR department. Because of its experience in litigation valuation damages, Marion is also member of the IVO Litigation Funds Investment Comittee. She is a graduate of ESCP and certified French public accountant. 

Nicolas Cressot

Nicoas Cressot - Trading Desk

Nicolas Cressot holds a Master’s degree (M2) from ESCP Europe with specializations in Financial Engineering and Wealth Management. He began his career in 2011 in the private bank Bordier & Cie in Paris. He also has internship experience in the Wealth Management departments of Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch. Nicolas gained international exposure through semesters abroad in Shanghai, Dublin and Madrid. In November 2013, Nicolas joined IVO Capital as Financial Advisor in charge of portfolio monitoring. Nicolas is part of the investment committee and also supervises trade execution.


Romain Lippe

Romain Lippe - Institutional & Advisory Sales    

Romain Lippe holds a Master’s degree (M2) in Quantitative Finance graduated from the Master 104 of Paris Dauphine University. He began his career in 2009 in the Equity derivatives sales team at Société Générale CIB, before joining in 2011 the Equity and Fixed Income Derivatives Sales and Structuring team at JP Morgan in London. In 2013, he joined the executive office of the UK broker Sunrise Brokers to develop the business of trading exotic products with major investment banks. He joined IVO Capital in 2014 as sales developer for listed and unlisted strategies.


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Charlotte Vermer - Institutional Sales - Europe

Charlotte Vermer graduated from Solvay Business School in Belgium and holds a Master Degree in Real Estate and Wealth Management in France (IMPI at BEM/Kedge Business School). She started her career at the end of the 90’s in the trading rooms of UBS Warburg and Morgan Stanley in London and Paris. At the time, she was selling Credit Flow products (corporate/bank debt and CDS) to clients located in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. She then spent 5 years at Euroclear Bank, in the Account Management department in Brussels. In 2012, back in Paris, she joined METROPOLE Gestion, a French boutique specialized in Value Investing (AuM 6bn), in charge of distributing a range of equities funds to clients in Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Charlotte joined IVO Capital Partners in April 2017 to promote the asset-management capabilities of the firm towards French and international institutional clients.


Romain Lacoste

Romain Lacoste - Analyst / Research

Romain holds an MSc in Management with a major in Finance from ESSEC Business School. After several internships in investment banking, including in Societe Generale CIB’s Trade Finance Department, where he participated in the implementation of discounting agreements for €200 mln, Romain joined IVO Capital Partners in September 2014 as a financial analyst. Romain works full-time on the IVO Fixed Income UCITS fund. He is based in Mexico where he works closely with Roland. Romain’s main focus is corporate credit analysis and meetings with portfolio companies. Romain is also part of the investment committee and is CFA Level III candidate.


Hugo Lestiboudois

Hugo Lestiboudois - Analyst

Hugo holds Master’s degrees from EDHEC Business School with specializations in Financial Economics and Quantitative Finance. He began his career at BlackRock in  London within BlackRock Solutions. In 2015 he joined a UK affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management LP on the distressed debt portfolio management desk, working mainly on European non-performing loan transactions. Before joining IVO, Hugo was working as an investment analyst in structured and distressed credit for AgFe LLP, a private debt fund manager and advisory boutique in London. Hugo joined IVO in the summer of 2017 to focus on structured finance transactions and litigation finance investments.