Varabott Ho

Varabott Ho
Senior Trainer and Principal Consultant
Varabott has more than 20 years’ work experience (mostly in Credit Suisse) in Financial Services across Europe and Asia with extensive international exposure to large scale Investment Management, Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Bancassurance and Corporate Advisory missions. He also completed several missions in 24 countries (of which 7 in Asia, 15 in Europe).   He graduated from Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA'12 (Finance, Private Equity, Strategy), CEFA'98 (Chartered European Financial Analyst, SFAF/EFFAS/CIIA) and Master in Finance '94 (Master’s degree in Tax, Legal & Wealth Management).   Lecturing and Training Experiences at Universities and Business Schools He has lectured and trained at universities & professional training centers in  Cambodia since Jan.2014, lecturing at CamEd Business School  (CamEd), Phnom Penh Business School, Zaman University, Royal University of Law & Economics  (RULE) , Paññ?s?stra University of Cambodia (PUC), Royal School of Administration/Ecole Royale d ‘Administration (RSA/ERA) and CAMFEBA (Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations).   His corporate experiences include: Frontier Markets Investment Specialist - Cambodia. Since Aug.2012 Market research, Financial Advisory, Corporate Finance focusing on emerging Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam)   Consultant at VDB Loi & BNG Legal (leading legal & tax firms). Assigned in multiple corporate missions (market research, corporate finance, strategy) in industries such as seafood, biomass, healthcare, technology, and in corporate advisory for CEOs   LEOPARD CAPITAL ASIA - Cambodia/Myanmar. Feb.2012/Aug.2012 Investment Consultant & Business Development Advisor. Leopard Private Equity Funds is specialized in frontier markets (Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia). Assigned in multiple projects management (premium beer, mineral water bottling company, agribusiness, micro-finance, seafood) and Investors conferences in Yangon and Phnom Penh (May'12). New funds Business Development advisor (West Indochina, Myanmar)   AXA - Nanterre. May.2010/May.2011 Business Development Manager, Emerging Markets, Credit Life Business (AXA Entreprises) Developing comprehensive and customized services for global credit professionals (EMEA & South East Asia): retailers, car manufacturers, utilities, bancassurance, credit cards, insurance brokers and online financial services. Designing B2B insurance & reinsurance solutions (Lifestyle Protection for credit/payment products, mortgage, reverse mortgage, leasing, affinity), from pricing negotiation to marketing plans and innovative servicing platform implementation   CREDIT SUISSE - Paris/London/Zurich. Dec.1997/May.2010 Credit Suisse Asset Management, 1997-2009 & Aberdeen Asset Management, 2009-2010 Director, Senior Investment Manager Global Sector and Pan-European Equities Funds/  MACS Mandates/  Hedge Funds
  • Senior Portfolio Manager on Pan-European Equities Funds and Hedge Fund: Sep.1999/May.2010.
Equities fund management mainly based on sector neutral/ alpha generation process (based on buy side analysts’ stock conviction, in partnership with CS Prime Brokerage). Member of the European Equity Strategy Team since 2000 and Head of European Equities of Paris desk since 2002. Major contributions: regular outperformance and asset growth (AUM> 300n MnE, notably with 3 pension funds mandates won between 2003-2006) and 2007-2009 creation and launch of the single Hedge Fund (long-short equity market neutral).  
  • Senior Portfolio Manager and Product Specialist on Global Luxury Funds: Sep.2005/May.2010.
International road shows in Europe (UK, Continental & Eastern Europe) and Asia (Japan, Singapore, HK, Mainland China with ICBC), Global Luxury fund launch in South Korea with Woori Bank in 2007 (100 Mn USD target reached after 10 months). Large public presentations to clients to promote the managed products (total AUM>250 MnE). Business development and Product management in liaison with legal&compliance, operational, risk, financial, marketing.  
  • Head of Global Technology Team: Dec.2008/Jun.2009.
Managing Global Technology team (3 PMs, London/Zurich) and funds (AUM>150 Mn CHF, RFPs). Responsible of strategy, sector/stock allocation (hardware, it&software, telecoms, media, internet), marketing, client-facing.  
  • Economist & Junior European Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager: Sep.1997/Dec.1998
  BANQUE HOTTINGUER- Paris. Apr.1994/Dec.1997 Financial Analyst and Portfolio Manager for private banking mandates. Investment Funds are respectively focused on Asian, Swiss, and European equities. Acquired by Credit Suisse in 1997   UFFB (BANQUE INDOSUEZ) - Paris. Dec.1992/Sep.1999 Wealth Management Advisor. Investment advisory including mutual funds, tax&financial planning, life insurance, corporate savings, retirement solutions and real estate investments.    
ID Course name Duration Timeline
FM017 Finance for Entrepreneurs and Senior Managers 2 days 05/11/2018 -  05/12/2018
FA007 Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Analysis and Strategy 2 days 03/21/2020 -  03/22/2020