Stéphane Farouze


Stéphane Farouze
8F Investment Partner – Founder & Chairman

Stephane Farouze has more than 25 years of investment experience. Prior to founding 8F, Stephane was Chairman of Alternatives for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM). Before moving into that role, he was the Global Head of Alternatives and Fund Solutions and Member of the DeAWM Executive Committee. Stephane Farouze spent three years as a member of the Management Executive Committee for both Deutsche Asset Management and the Private Bank. As Head of Alternatives and Fund Solutions, Stephane’s team comproised of more than 200 professionals globally and were directly responsible for a total of US$50 billion of assets in Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Retirement Solutions.

Prior to that, Stephane Farouze served as the Global Head of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Fund Derivatives and Hybrids Group within the Corporate Bank & Securities division, during which time the team was awarded the Risk Magazine award for 'Hedge Fund Derivatives House of the Year' 6 times in a row, the HFM award for 'Best Overall Investment Platform' and 'Best Managed Account Platform' twice, as well as various UCITS Platform and Product awards. Stephane was also recognized as the 'Best Active Manager' by Risk Magazine in 2002.

Before joining Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Stephane Farouze was a Partner at Paradigm Global Advisors. He was also the Global Head of Sales and Structuring at Societe Generale Asset Management. Stephane has also worked at other global financial institutions such as BNP, Commerz- bank, Smith Barney and Paine Webber. Until 2009, Stephane Farouze was also a Director of Tarrant Apparel Group, a company listed on the Nasdaq since 2003.

Stephane Farouze holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Sciences and a Business Administration Degree in Finance from the San Diego State University.

Stephane Farouze is the founder of Pure Salmon company. Ïod Traiteur de la Mer is a brand of Pure Salmon Limited.

More about Pure Salmon


Pure Salmon is taking action for a brighter future, for our oceans, and for our planet by producing healthy, sustainable, high-quality, and locally produced protein. Pure Salmon is an innovative protein producer that grows salmon sustainably in land-based facilities by using proprietary Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) technology provided by Pure Salmon Kaldnes.

Pure Salmon sells its products under the following brands: La Petite Fabrique Du Saumon Fumé, La Petite Smokehouse, Iod Traiteur De La Mer and Cuisine d’Aromes.

Pure Salmon is an exceptional salmon smoker, with its center of excellence located in Boulogne Sur Mer, France, the leading fish processing center in Europe. Our know-how along with the highest quality of the raw material we select, allows us to perpetuate ancestral and traditional methods to achieve excellence in taste and quality.

To optimize the reuse of the offcuts from processing and in line with its circular economy philosophy, Pure Salmon has developed and already launched its Pet Treats business, with an effective go-to market strategy and brands:

Marly & Dan fulfils two missions:
• Provide healthy and sustainable protein to dogs and cats
• Reuse all our high-quality protein by following our zero-waste vision

Pure Salmon has a global vision with a local approach and is developing its activity in the United States of America with a farm in Virginia, in France with a farm in Verdon Sur Mer and a factory in Boulogne Sur Mer, in Japan with a farm in Mie prefecture as well as in Brunei Darussalam.

While Pure Salmon is already distributing its products in France, Japan and in the United Arab Emirates, it is rapidly expanding into other countries and such as the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Poland, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, and other territories.