Edouard Carmignac
Name: Edouard Carmignac
Real Name: Édouard Carmignac
Occupation: Finance
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 5, 1947
Age: 75
Birth Place: Paris, France, France
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Edouard Carmignac

Edouard Carmignac was born on September 5, 1947 in Paris, France, France (75 years old). Edouard Carmignac is a Finance, zodiac sign: Libra. Nationality: France. Approx. Net Worth: 1.1 billion USD (2020).

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1.1 billion USD (2020)
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Édouard Carmignac was born on 5 September 1947 in Paris to Pierre Carmignac and Simone Pinaud. He grew up in Peru, where his father ran an import-export business, and studied at a British school until the age of 12. He then received a master's degree in economics from the Sorbonne in 1969, followed by an MBA from Columbia University’s Business School in 1972.


After finishing his studies, Edouard Carmignac began his career in finance as a financial analyst at Blyth Eastman Dillon in 1972, a New York-based investment bank, where he “learned the ropes of the investment process” and remained there until 1974. He joined BNP Paribas from 1975 to 1976, working in the international financial operations division. In 1977, Edouard Carmignac moved to the Banque de la Société Financière Européenne, specializing in off-balance sheet financing in the energy and mining sector.


In 1984, he founded Pyramide Gestion, a fund management company, as a subsidiary of stockbroker Georges Hamant (Hamant & Cie). The following year, he was named chief executive of Hamant & Cie, the firm being subsequently renamed Hamant Carmignac.

American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat painted Carmignac in 1984, with "a small C in a circle at the bottom” of the portrait becoming the inspiration for Carmignac’s corporate logo.


In 1989, legal changes concerning the finance sector in France meant that individual stockbrokers were strongly incentivised to sell their firms to their banking clients. He left Hamant Carmignac that year to establish Carmignac together with Éric Helderlé, to take advantage of the fact that less than 10% of savings in France at that time were under independent fund management. Haman Carmignac was subsequently acquired by ING to become ING Bourse. At Carmignac, Edouard Carmignac managed all the funds his firm first offered at the time to French investors. The firm enjoyed its first successes in the 1990s due to its early focus on technology, commodities and emerging markets.


His son Charles Carmignac was the lead guitar of the Franco-American music group Moriarty, founded in 1995. He has also been the director of Fondation Carmignac since 2017.


In 2000, Edouard Carmignac created Fondation Carmignac to promote modern art. The Foundation opened its collection to the public in June 2018 at the Villa Carmignac on the Island of Porquerolles. It has been run by his son Charles Carmignac since January 2017.


Carmignac plays polo as captain of the "Talandracas" team, along with his son Hugues. With Talandracas, Carmignac won the Deauville gold cup in 2002, 2004, 2010, 2013 and 2016, as well as the Queen's Cup in England in 2011.


His daughter Maxime is the only sibling working in the family owned asset management company. Following employment with Morgan Stanley, Lazard Frères and McKinsey, she joined Carmignac in 2006 as a fund manager, before leaving in 2008 to work for a hedge fund in New York. Since 2013, she is managing director of Carmignac’s London office. She is considered to be the primary candidate to eventually succeed Edouard Carmignac.


The Foundation also awards the annual Carmignac Photojournalism Award, which Edouard Carmignac created in 2009. The award is endowed with a grant of €50,000 and aims to support the independence of photojournalists by providing them with the means to carry out in-depth fieldwork for investigative photo reportages.


Edouard Carmignac is known for his outspokenness and candid commentary on political affairs. Upon Jean-Claude Trichet’s departure as president of the European Central Bank in 2011, the French media published an open letter by Carmignac in which he blamed Trichet for having aggravated the financial crisis and having put the Euro at risk through reckless rate hikes.


In 2012, Edouard Carmignac hosted a private Rolling Stones concert at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris. Open to 1600 people, attendees included employees, business associates, financial advisers and journalists. The financial press afterwards dubbed Carmignac the “rock financier”. During the concert, Mick Jagger was quoted as “You're lucky! Monsieur Carmignac is very generous. I didn't know him, but the queen told me great things about him.” The concert’s costs were never publicized but raised eyebrows as the event came amid political calls for austerity. Following the concert, Edouard Carmignac was named "European Personality of the Year 2012" by Funds Europe magazine. Other exclusive concerts organized by Carmignac include ones with Rod Stewart, Lou Reed, Ana Carolina, Neil Young and Simply Red.


In September 2018, Edouard Carmignac handed over the management of the Carmignac Investissement Fund to the firm’s head of equities, David Older.


In January 2019, Edouard Carmignac stepped down from managing the firm’s flagship fund, the Carmignac Patrimoine fund, and handed the fund’s daily operations to the head of fixed income, Rose Ouahba, as well as David Older. Edouard Carmignac, as a member of the Strategic Investment Committee, retains his positions as chief investment officer (CIO), as well as Chairman and CEO of Carmignac.


As of 2020, he is ranked 1990 on Forbes’ list of billionaires with an estimated net worth of $1 billion.

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