At Seven Capital we are convinced that investment management must be active in order to address the basic objective of any investor as closely as possible, i.e., to outperform in all types of market configurations and to protect invested capital during market corrections or crashes.

Seven Capital specialises in momentum-based management processes that take this “absolute return” approach. This strategy used to be reserved for “Qualified” investors but has been accessible since the 2000s through regulated funds governed by European law.

Our fund range meets investors’ needs:

  • Core Portfolio: A flexible diversified fund with an absolute return approach
  • Equities: A European large cap equity fund
  • Absolute return:
    • Equity Market-neutral
    • Multi-Asset Long/Short

The outperformance capacity and robustness of our investment process has been proven in our various funds since 2007 and through two major market shocks (2008/2009 – 2011/2012), in which our range met all its objectives of protecting investor capital.

Seven Capital Management is registered with:

  • The French Financial Markets Authority (AMF)
  • The Financial Sector Supervisory Commission in Luxembourg (CSSF)

Seven Capital Management is a member of:

  • The National Futures Association (NFA) (USA).



Johann Schwimann
Partner - CEO

He founded the management company Seven Capital in 2006 and has been at the helm since its launch. In 1996, he created Rivoli Fund Management, one of the first alternative management companies in France, which he co-directed for ten years. Prior to this, Johann occupied a range of positions within the field of bond trading in Paris and London with SG Warburg and Daiwa Europe.

Renaud LABBÉ
Partner - CEO

Graduated from the ESCP Europe (1986) , Renaud started his career as Interest Rates trader at CCF. From 1988 to 1995, at SG Warburg, he was in charge of the trading desk for the French Mid-Term Government Bonds. From 1995 to 2000, he was in charge of the trading desk for the Italian Government Bonds at BNP - Milano. In 2000 he took over the 10Yrs Government Bonds trading desk at BNP London. In 2003, he moved to Credit Agricole Paris to head the trading activities on Goverment Bonds. In 2008 he joined Seven Capital Management as Partner & CIO. In 2014, he bought a wealth advisory firm and sold his shares in the company in 2018.

Bruno Syrmen
Partner (CIO Alternatif - R&D - IT)

After starting his career as a computer engineer for the French Navy in 1986, Bruno moved to Bank Indosuez in 1989, where he ended up head of the European Interest Rates Options desk. From 1998 Bruno worked in the Commodities derivatives world for Credit Agricole in Paris and then Barclays Capital where he was the London based Global head of Oil Options from 2000 to 2005. In 2006, Bruno set up a London based Commodities Hedge Fund , Tellurian Capital, where he run a couple of Commodities funds: A standard long/short fund & A long only enhanced fund. He sold his stake in Tellurian in the summer of 2016 before relocating to Paris where he acted as a financial advisor.

Sébastien Bauchart
Partner (CIO Gestion Actions)

Sebastien Bauchart started his career in 2003 at Rivoli Fund Management, where he worked during 3 years as a CTA trader & operations analyst. In 2006 he joined FB Futures, a proprietary trading firm member of NYSE Euronext exchange, where he worked during 4 years as an Index Arb Trader. In 2010 he was hired by BDL Capital Management, a Long/Short equity fund manager, to head the equity trading desk and to help the CIO and the co-fund manager to monitor the portfolio. In 2011 he  joined, Seven Capital Management and in 2012 became a co-fund manager of Seven Capital Management's global range of funds. Sebastien is now a Partner and the Equity CIO of Seven Capital Management.

Thibault Clément
(PartnerHead Middle/Back Office)

Graduated with a mathematical license and a Master's degree in Finance, Thibault joined the Banque d’Escompte in 2010 as head of reception / transmission of orders on behalf of the online broker activity. In 2011, he joined Seven Capital Management as assistant manager. At Seven Capital Management, Thibault is now Partner and COO in charge of Middle / Back Office

Valérie Dargaud
(Executive Director and Legal Counsel)

Valérie Dargaud started her career in 2004 as a Barrister in Paris, within the Cabinet Flichy Grangé Avocats where she specialized in social affairs. In the mean time she acted as a social laws trainer for the Wolters Kluwer Group. She joined SEVEN CM in October 2015 where she acts as legal and administrative director. She graduated as Expert in Asset Management in 2017.