Our People

We have brought together qualified and committed professionals who draw from their own experience and techniques as well as from analysis and research from our trusted partners. We offer customised training programmes to ensure the continuous improvement of their technical know-how.

AN INDEPENDENT

approach

Independence lies at the heart of our approach allowing us to be impartial in our advice and focussed on you and your interests.

 

Our promise to you is to deliver a humane and different customer experience based on commitment, expertise and trust guided by principles of discipline and rigour to preserve and grow your wealth.

 

Trusted Partners

Over the years, we have built a comprehensive network of international banking, financial research and brokerage partners which provide a secure and efficient platform for the management of our clients’ portfolios. 

Portfolio Managers

A strong and loyal team caring for our clients' financial needs.

  • Renaud Lagesse

    BSc. Agric (Natal, RSA); MBA (INSEAD, France). Renaud is the founder and a Portfolio Manager of Confident since 1997. He worked previously as Head of Private Banking with Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild (OI) Ltée and was an Agri-Business Manager for the Shell Group in Mauritius.

  • Olivier Delos

    Graduat en Sciences Juridiques (HEC, Belgium). Olivier was employed in Luxembourg until 2002 by Groupe Dexia Banque Internationale where he was responsible for compliance duties and private banking. Before joining Confident in 2005 as Portfolio Manager, he was Administration Manager with Premium Asset Management Limited in Mauritius.

  • Laurent Desvaux de Marigny

    Brevet de Technicien Supérieur - Gestion/ Comptabilité (Lycée privé Levavasseur, Ile de la Réunion). Master en Finance - (Inseec Paris, France).  Laurent joined Confident in 2000 as a Portfolio Manager.  He then worked in property development from 2004 to 2013 before joining Confident again in 2014.  

  • Oliver Müller

    Master in International Business Studies (Diplom Betriebswirt), Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany.  Oliver started his career in 1992 and worked in various investment related roles for Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and J.P.Morgan, in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Before relocating to Mauritius in 2014, he was an Executive Director in the Global Equities division of J.P.Morgan Securities in Frankfurt. Prior to joining Confident in 2017 as Portfolio Manager, he worked as International Relationship Manager for a local bank.  Oliver manages institutional portfolios at Confident.

  • Julien d’Hotman de Villiers

    B.Com - Accounting & Finance (Australia), Masters in Marketing (Australia),  Diploma in Financial Planning (Australia) and Banking Operations & Management (Mauritius).  Before joining the Confident team in 2017 as an Investment Officer for private clients’ portfolios, Julien worked in the financial and accounting sectors in Australia and in Mauritius.

  • Sophie Lincoln
    Sophie Lincoln

    Bsc. Maths, Charles Sturt University, Australia.  Master of Applied Finance, Charles Sturt University, Australia.  Sophie joined Confident in 2013 as a Financial Analyst and is an Investment Officer since 2016.

Board of Directors

Our company can rely on a skilled and dynamic Board of Directors whose extensive experience ranges from investment and insurance to private equity.

  • Antoine Delaporte , 55, independent non-executive Director

    Antoine is the founder and Managing Director of Adenia Partners since 2002. Adenia Partners manages €200m of private equity assets in Africa. Antoine has successfully completed his higher business studies at ESCP-Europe in France and earned an M.B.A. from INSEAD, in France. From 1995 to 2001, Antoine has purchased and managed several textile companies in Madagascar and has achieved successful disposals of his businesses. From 1988 to 1994, Antoine was a Manager at Bain & Co. Previously from 1984 to 1987, he was the Deputy Financial Director of the French sugar group Saint Louis. He lives in Mauritius since 2002. 

  • Olivier Lagesse 59, Chairman and independent non-executive Director

    Olivier Lagesse was MD of a General Insurance Company as well as Chairman of a Medical Claims Outsourcing Provider for 20 years. He was also President of The Insurers' Association for 4 years and as such sat on the Joint Economic Council (JEC) and on the council of the Mauritius Employers' Federation (MEF). He now serves on the Board and committees of a number of companies operating mainly in the Financial Services Sector.

  • Renaud Lagesse, 52, Managing Director
    Renaud Lagesse, 52, Managing Director

    BSc. Agric (Natal, RSA); MBA (INSEAD, France). Renaud is the founder and a Portfolio Manager of Confident since 1997. He worked previously as Head of Private Banking with Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild (OI) Ltée and was an Agri-Business Manager for the Shell Group in Mauritius.