Jean-Christophe Labbe, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
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Jean-Christophe Labbe

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Finance Expert

Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
November 28, 2022

Jean-Christophe ran the second-best performing growth strategy at Goldman Sachs AM, raising $350 million in four years and building 100+ slide packs on the company and industry trends as the sector captain. He was an equity research analyst on TMT for eight years, ranking consistently in the top three teams. JC joined Toptal to share his expertise on forecasting growth companies, fundraising pitches, ESGs, investor relations, and his process for detecting fraud and inflated earnings.

Career Highlights

Executive Director
Goldman Sachs

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
ESCP Business School

Case Studies

Work Experience

Senior Portfolio Manager

2020 - 2022
DECALIA
  • Ran the largest growth strategy of a $4.5 billion family office, focusing on consumer, fintech, and TMT sectors.
  • Achieved the fastest asset raising in the company's history, tripling those under my supervision in the first nine months with mandates from endowments, family offices, and institutional investors.
  • Contributed to the top decile ranking of all growth strategies globally, despite being a part of large asset management and leveraging only our in-depth analysis of companies and trends.
  • Focused on secular trends, such as the generational change from millennials and Generation Z, running five webinars on those themes attended by 200+ investors and family offices. Built thought leadership via thematic papers.
  • Built the company's first ESG and sustainability process with 120+ metrics to evaluate businesses and industries, including multiple engagements with the companies in the portfolio.
  • Created the company's first fraud and earnings inflation detection process for a short book of our growth strategy. The short book delivered 20% performance in the first years with Peloton, Roku, and S4Capital.
Focus areas: Startups, Growth Equity, Growth Analysis, Thematic Research, Forecasting, Excel Expert, SaaS, B2C, Software as a Service (SaaS), Financial Modeling, Family Office, Investments, Fraud Prevention, Cash Flow Analysis, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Media, Investing, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Growth Capital Raising, Investor Relations Consultant, Investor Relations, Modeling, Fraud Investigation, Valuation, Cash Flow Modeling, Excel VBA, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Writing & Editing, Sustainability Reports, Growth, Growth Strategy Consultants, Company Analysis, Technology, Analysis, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Pitch Decks, CIO, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Deal Analysis, Fund Analysis, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Software Equity, Three-statement Modeling, Consumer Electronics, Business Plan Consulting, Business Models, Market Intelligence, Equity Markets, Research, Business Strategy, Investment Funds, Hedge Funds, Portfolio Analysis, Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, Family Office Consultants, Family Office Management, Bloomberg, Finance Blog, Alternative Investments, Content Creation, Content Writing

Executive Director

2016 - 2019
Goldman Sachs
  • Ranked in the second percentile over three years out of 4,000 global funds, the highest rank at Goldman Sachs AM (GSAM) across all public equity strategies.
  • Acted as a deputy portfolio manager (PM) to the CIO of international equity on GSAM's primary global equity strategy with $4 billion of assets under management.
  • Served as the sector captain for Goldman Sachs international equities, focusing on TMT.
  • Delivered the second fastest asset raised in my division, growing assets under management five times over my tenure as the lead portfolio manager. Achieved the third largest inflows of all GSAM in 2019.
  • Performed in-depth coverage of TMT, fintech, and industrial technology sectors, meeting hundreds of managers over the years, from private startups to tech mega caps. I had a one-week trip to Silicon Valley every quarter, meeting dozens of managers.
Focus areas: Technology, Stock Market, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Growth Equity, Equity Valuation, Media, Telecommunications, Investment Banking, Excel Expert, SaaS, B2C, Software as a Service (SaaS), Financial Modeling, Investments, Fraud Prevention, Cash Flow Analysis, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Family Office, Investing, Information Technology, Growth Capital Raising, Investor Relations Consultant, Investor Relations, Modeling, Fraud Investigation, Valuation, Cash Flow Modeling, Excel VBA, Thematic Research, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Writing & Editing, Telecom Equipment & Solutions, Forecasting, Sustainability Reports, Growth, Startups, Growth Strategy Consultants, Growth Analysis, Company Analysis, Analysis, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Pitch Decks, CIO, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Deal Analysis, Fund Analysis, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Revenue & Expense Projections, Software Equity, Three-statement Modeling, Consumer Electronics, Business Plan Consulting, Business Models, Market Intelligence, Equity Markets, Research, United States, Business Strategy, Investment Funds, Hedge Funds, Portfolio Analysis, Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, Family Office Management, Bloomberg

Senior Investment Analyst

2010 - 2016
ING Investment Management
  • Ran a long-short strategy focused on global TMT. Delivered the second-best performance of all sectors globally over the six years working at ING Investment Management.
  • Served as the lead analyst on the firm's global telecoms and co-lead on global technology. Both performances have ranked globally in the top decile of their respective categories over three years.
  • Built an extensive set of company models and delivered regular updates on my sector to all stakeholders on the debt and equity side.
Focus areas: Analysis, Forecasting, Excel Expert, Financial Modeling, Investments, Fraud Prevention, Cash Flow Analysis, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Media, Investing, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Investor Relations Consultant, Investor Relations, Modeling, Fraud Investigation, Valuation, Cash Flow Modeling, Excel VBA, Thematic Research, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Writing & Editing, Telecom Equipment & Solutions, Sustainability Reports, Growth, Startups, Growth Strategy Consultants, Growth Analysis, Company Analysis, Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Pitch Decks, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Deal Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Software Equity, Three-statement Modeling, Consumer Electronics, Market Intelligence, Equity Markets, Research, United States, Business Strategy, Investment Funds, Portfolio Analysis, Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, Bloomberg, Investment Research

Vice President

2006 - 2009
Merrill
  • Ranked as the second-best stock picker in Europe by the Financial Times and StarMine for 2018.
  • Covered one-quarter of the TMT sector, servicing the 40 largest hedge funds and institutional investors. Ranked among the top 20 analysts in Europe for client coverage as voted in an investor survey.
  • Involved in two of the largest initial public offerings of 2017 and 2018.
Focus areas: Equity Research, Growth Analysis, Growth Equity, Equity Research Analysis, Investments, Investor Relations, Investing, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Excel Expert, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Growth Capital Raising, Investor Relations Consultant, Modeling, Fraud Investigation, Valuation, Cash Flow Modeling, Excel VBA, Thematic Research, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Writing & Editing, Telecom Equipment & Solutions, Forecasting, Sustainability Reports, Growth, Startups, Media, Growth Strategy Consultants, Company Analysis, Technology, Analysis, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Pitch Decks, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Deal Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three-statement Modeling, Business Plan Consulting, Business Models, Market Intelligence, Equity Markets, Research, United States, Investment Funds, Portfolio Analysis, Investment Analysis, Investment Research

Associate

2004 - 2006
Citibank
  • Covered large, complex telecoms, media, and industrial conglomerates, accounting for one-quarter of the industry's market capitalization.
  • Performed report analysis, modeled consolidation in the telecoms and media industries, and built scenarios of future consolidation. Earned Report of the Month.
  • Upgraded a stock that resulted in a performance for which I earned Call of the Month.
Focus areas: Equity Research, Equity Research Analysis, Growth, Investing, Excel Expert, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Investor Relations Consultant, Investor Relations, Modeling, Valuation, Cash Flow Modeling, Excel VBA, Financial Analysis, Writing & Editing, Telecom Equipment & Solutions, Forecasting, Investments, Media, Growth Analysis, Company Analysis, Technology, Analysis, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Revenue & Expense Projections, Three-statement Modeling, Market Intelligence, Equity Markets, Research, Investment Analysis, Investment Research

Associate

2001 - 2004
Morgan Stanley
  • Initiated coverage of complex companies spanning the telecommunications industries.
  • Contributed to a team ranked second in Europe in an institutional investor survey.
  • Participated in industry-leading sector coverage as part of a global team based in the US, Japan, China, and Europe.
Focus areas: Equity Research, Equity Research Analysis, Excel Expert, Telecommunications, Investor Relations Consultant, Investor Relations, Modeling, Valuation, Cash Flow Modeling, Excel VBA, Financial Analysis, Writing & Editing, Telecom Equipment & Solutions, Forecasting, Investments, Growth, Media, Growth Strategy Consultants, Growth Analysis, Company Analysis, Analysis, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three-statement Modeling, Market Intelligence, Equity Markets, Research, Investment Analysis, Investment Research
1996 - 1998

Master's Degree in Accounting and Finance

ESCP Business School - Paris, France

1994 - 1996

Bachelor's Degree in History

Paris Nanterre University - Nanterre, France

Finance

Forecasting, Equity Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Stock Price Analysis, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Stock Trading, Financial Modeling, Equity Research, Equity Research Analysis, Deal Analysis, Fund Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three-statement Modeling, Portfolio Analysis, Valuation, Growth Capital Raising, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Growth Equity, Accounting, Cash Flow Modeling, Fraud Investigation

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Industry Expertise

Technology, Telecommunications, Real Estate

Geographic Expertise

Europe, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, United States

Data & Analysis Software

Bloomberg

Other

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Industry Analysis, Stock Market, Cash Flow Analysis, Competition Research, Thematic Research, Excel VBA, Investor Relations, Investor Relations Consultant, Growth, Excel Expert, Family Office, Investments, CIO, Consumer Electronics, Business Plan Consulting, Market Intelligence, Equity Markets, Research, Business Strategy, Investment Funds, Hedge Funds, Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, Family Office Consultants, Family Office Management, Stock Market Techinical Analysis, Investment Research, Content Creation, Content Writing, Telecom Equipment & Solutions, Fraud Prevention, Sustainability Reports, Growth Strategy Consultants, Growth Analysis, Startups, SaaS, B2C, Software as a Service (SaaS), Pitch Decks, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Software Equity, Business Models, Investment Banking, Finance Blog, Alternative Investments, Company Analysis, Financial Analysis, Writing & Editing, Analysis, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Modeling, Information Technology, Media, Investing, Quantitative Research

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