Varenne is a process-driven, global investment manager whose purpose is to deliver superior long-term returns with the minimum necessary risk-taking. We strive to achieve this goal by combining complementary investment frameworks – Long Equity, Short Equity, Merger Arbitrage and Tail Risk Hedging – in a single strategy.

The firm adopts a ‘brokers are not welcome’ policy and relies exclusively on internal origination and proprietary research. Frameworks are the result of years of research and development and comprise original methodologies, formalized processes, dedicated teams of analysts and bespoke information systems. Research is employed as a foundation for managing both AIF and UCITS strategies through several investment vehicles.

Varenne is based in Paris, France, where it was founded by its current management team in 2003. It operated as an advisor to VEGA Finance – private banking unit of the CDC/CE Group – between 2003 and 2006 before establishing itself as an independent investment manager thereafter.

Varenne is authorized and regulated by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, (“AMF”). Varenne has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as an Exempt Reporting Adviser.


3.0 billion dollars AUM


Investment Advisor since 2003


18 investment professionals


Investment committee members with an average of 20+ years of experience in the industry