Eric Bendahan joined Banque Syz & Co in November 2005, and has been advisor on the OYSTER European Opportunities Fund since December of the same year. Prior to joining Banque Syz & Co, he was European equities manager for six years with AXA Investment Managers. He has over ten years of experience in managing active and non-indexed European equity portfolios. Bendahan has a pure, bottom-up, fundamental stock picking approach to pan-European equity markets. His style is opportunistic, across all market caps, with no specific bias. He focuses on companies having sound historic results, good visible earnings prospects and a good-quality management with clear strategic vision, operating in a sector with high barriers to entry. Direct corporate contact is the predominant part of his analysis process. He is assisted by a team of senior analysts consisting of nine financial analysts and three quantitative-macro analysts. Bendahan is a graduate of ESSEC and a holder of the CFA.