Valere Capital

Andreas Koutras

Andreas Koutras

Andreas Koutras - Consultant


Andreas is a financial professional with extensive quantitative and investment banking experience across Europe and Middle East. He has started his financial career with Lehman Brothers were he was Fixed Income quantitative and derivatives modeler. He moved in the world of exotic derivatives and structured products producing innovative asset and liability solutions for clients across Europe. In 2001 he spend a year in India developing an equity derivatives platform and trading Indian stock indices and derivatives before moving to the structuring desk of Bank of Montreal in London. In 2006 he became the Head of Interest Rate and Hybrids Structuring for CALYON in London. In 2007 he spearheaded a marketing campaign for Fixed Income products into the Middle East, North and South Africa and Europe ex-France. He also covered Central banks and government debt agencies on liability management. He joined Royal Bank of Canada as derivatives structurer in 2008 responsible for interest rate solutions. At ITC markets he advices on central banks and the peripheral debt crisis. He is also an advisor to Steppenwolf Capital, a Swiss-German based asset manager. Andreas is frequently quoted by Bloomberg, and newspapers with regards to the debt crisis in Europe. He has also given many public presentations and talks on the debt crisis and writes for the “Greek economists for reform”. Andreas studied Astrophysics and advanced Mathematics at London University and Cambridge. He was awarded a scholarship to do a PhD in London on Einstein’s General Theory of relativity and he has written articles in referred scientific journals. Andreas spend two years as a postdoctoral fellow first in Jena, Germany with the Max Planck Gesellschaft and later as a NATO fellow at London University.

Josh Danziger

Josh Danziger (Principal) has worked in derivatives for over 20. Prior to co-founding Valere Capital he was Head of Structured Products for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). He joined RBC in 2000 to set up and manage ... 

Jean Dulude

Jean Dulude (Principal) has 18 years of derivatives experience. Before co-founding Valere Capital in 2008, he was co-head of Global Structured Credit at RBC. He oversaw all structured credit activities at RBC...

Gerald Preidl

Gerald Preidl (Principal) has worked in derivatives for 15 years. Prior to joining Valere Capital he was a Managing Director and Head of Northern Europe Financial Products at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) ...