10 years of expertise

Client profiling

We’ll ask you a few questions to determine your personal investor profile. This allows us to offer you a portfolio that matches both your investment objectives and your risk sensitivity.

Creating portfolios

We create our own portfolios with ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) selected in partnership with an expert company, TrackInsight. These portfolios are developed according to strict rules, based on the Portfolio Modern Theory, which we have been adapted to current markets. They are constantly optimized for the best performance, with a minimum level of risk. You can track their composition and performance at any time on the site, or on the Birdee app.

Risk management

Managing risk is in our DNA. We have developed a specific tool, the seismograph, which allows us to predict financial ‘earthquakes’. We monitor all portfolios on a daily basis so, if necessary, we can make adjustments. We always make sure our adjustments are in line with your risk profile.

Humans behind the robots

Although Birdee is a highly automated platform, the human touch is at the heart of everything we do. 

Our algorithms are steered by an Investment committee. To further refine our algorithms, we use the analyses of a Strategic Committee consisting of experts.

Discover the team

Our strategic committee

Birdee benefits from the insight of three experts in international economic policies, who gather in a strategic committee during which they analyze the evolutions of the major variables that might affect the performances of our portfolios.

Georges Hübner

Georges Hübner, one of the “founding fathers” who created Gambit Financial Solutions in 2007, is finance professor  at the HEC Liège (Université de Liège).  He is also associate professor at the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands) and affiliate professor at the EDHEC (France), the Luxembourg School of Finance (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) and the Solvay Brussels School (Belgium). In addition, he is member of the board of directors, president of the audit committee and member of the risk committee of the Belfius Bank SA/NV. Georges Hubner holds a PhD in Management from Insead and has been president of the Association Française de Finance (AFFI) from 2015 to 2016.

Alfred Steinherr

Until 2005, Alfred Steinherr was Chief Economist at the European Investment Bank. He taught international finance at the Université Catholique de Louvain and the University of Bolzano. He received the title of doctor honoris causa from the Université de Nancy. Alfred Steinherr also carried out missions within some of the world’s leading economic organizations; in this context, he worked for the Research department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, or as economic advisor at the European Commission. Today, he chairs the strategic committee of Birdee.

Geoffroy Linard

Geoffroy Linard holds a degree of the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain-la-Neuve. He is the managing director of Birdee and has as such the overall responsibility for managing the company. He is also the president of Birdee’s investment committee.
Besides his duties at Birdee, he is also member of various boards of directors of some major managing and investment fund companies, among which the groups Edmond de Rothschild, Pictet, Generali, Dalton Strategic Partnership, Capital at Work. During his rewarding career, he has been successively director of the Banque Nagelmackers Luxembourg, member of the executive committee of the bank Edmond de Rothschild Europe and CEO of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management Luxembourg.

Our Investment Committee

The Birdee Investment Committee uses algorithms to set up the Birdee portfolios, decide on the best moments to rebalance the latter and anticipate potential stock market crashes and recoveries. The members of our Investment Committee have over 120 years of combined experience in financial and general management.

Geoffroy de Schrevel

Geoffroy de Schrevel consecrated a big part of his professional life in setting up innovating infrastructures for the financial industry: he participated in the creation of the international Maestro system and was responsible for the Global Payments Infrastructure of the Swift network. He leads the company since 2009. His ambition is to turn Gambit into a major European player in the modernization of investment advice.

Geoffroy Linard

Geoffroy Linard holds a degree of the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain-la-Neuve. He is the managing director of Birdee and has as such the overall responsibility for managing the company. He is also the president of Birdee’s investment committee.
Besides his duties at Birdee, he is also member of various boards of directors of some major managing and investment fund companies, among which the groups Edmond de Rothschild, Pictet, Generali, Dalton Strategic Partnership, Capital at Work.During his rewarding career, he has been successively director of the Banque Nagelmackers Luxembourg, member of the executive committee of the bank Edmond de Rothschild Europe and CEO of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management Luxembourg.

Georges Hübner

Georges Hübner, one of the “founding fathers” who created Gambit Financial Solutions in 2007, is finance professor at the HEC Liège (Université de Liège). He is also associate professor at the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands) and affiliate professor at the EDHEC (France), the Luxembourg School of Finance (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) and the Solvay Brussels School (Belgium). In addition, he is member of the board of directors, president of the audit committee and member of the risk committee of the Belfius Bank SA/NV. Georges Hubner holds a PhD in Management from Insead and has been president of the Association Française de Finance (AFFI) from 2015 to 2016.

Gaël Minon

Gaël worked in many technology companies where he gained valuable digital experience before joining Gambit in 2008. He is responsible for digital design and customer experience for businesses. In 2015, he was also nominated Manager of Birdee, Gambit’s fully automated portfolio management solution launched to embody Gambit’s vision for the future of robo-advisory.

Laurent Bodson

Co-founder of Gambit, Laurent has extensive portfolio management expertise and financial risk management experience, both in practice and in academic research. He leads the operations of Gambit and delivers financial modelling courses at HEC-Liège, where he is Associate Professor.

Youri Clobus

After having lived for some years in Holland and Canada to finish his studies in Economics and market finance, Youri joined the Gambit team as a trainee. He entered the company ‘for real’ in 2014 to prepare the launch of Birdee, and he finally joined the Birdee team in 2017.
Youri has a passion for cooking and mechanics. He even participated in the famous 4L Trophy!

Our board of directors

Alfred Steinherr

Until 2005, Alfred Steinherr was Chief Economist at the European Investment Bank. He taught international finance at the Université Catholique de Louvain and the University of Bolzano. He received the title of doctor honoris causa from the Université de Nancy. Alfred Steinherr also carried out missions within some of the world’s leading economic organizations; in this context, he worked for the Research department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, or as economic advisor at the European Commission. Today, he chairs the strategic committee of Birdee.

Geoffroy de Schrevel

Geoffroy de Schrevel consecrated a big part of his professional life in setting up innovating infrastructures for the financial industry: he participated in the creation of the international Maestro system and was responsible for the Global Payments Infrastructure of the Swift network. He leads the company since 2009. His ambition is to turn Gambit into a major European player in the modernization of investment advice.

Didier Vankeerberghen

After having gained extensive experience in the banking industry, more in specific at BIL Luxembourg and BIS Banking Systems in Paris, Didier becomes in 1995 one of the co-founders of Odyssey Financial Technologies. Under his commercial direction, Odyssey becomes the worldwide leading company with regard to software for private banking. The company reached a turnover of 70 million euros and was represented in 17 of the world’s major financial centers. After the sale of Odyssey to Temenos, Didier becomes the sales and marketing director of the BSB Group, a software editing company specialized in wealth management and life-insurances, which was taken over by Vermeg in 2015. Today, Didier is co-CEO of EMAsphere, a company he co-founded in 2015.

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