Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Eber is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LexiFi. He is a regular speaker at financial engineering conferences
and has published numerous papers on financial risk management and on the application of programming language theory to
financial trading and risk management. Prior to founding LexiFi in 2000, Mr. Eber was Global Head of Quantitative Research
in the Capital Markets Division of Société Générale. In this position, he was responsible for the design and implementation
of software tools and mathematical models for trading complex derivative products. Mr. Eber holds an M.S. in econometrics,
an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Strasbourg and a Ph.D. in mathematical economics from the University of
Bonn, where he was an assistant professor.
Chief Technical Officer
Before being appointed Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Frisch was a senior software engineer at LexiFi. Prior to joining the
Company in 2007, Mr. Frisch was a research associate at INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer
Science and Control, where he worked on the development of OCaml, a programming language that LexiFi adopted to develop
its product. Mr. Frisch graduated from Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, was accepted at the "Agrégation de mathématiques",
a competitive examination in mathematics held in France, and completed a post-graduate engineering curriculum at Telecom
ParisTech. Mr. Frisch is a member of the "Corps des Mines" in France and holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Ecole
Head of Sales and Marketing
Mr. des Closières joined LexiFi in 2010 and worked in the sales team for two years before being appointed Head of Marketing
and Sales. He was previously employed at Société Générale Asset Management Alternative Investment (SGAM-AI) in the
Hedge Funds division. He started off in the structuring team in Paris and then joined the sales team in Hong Kong.
Mr. des Closières graduated from Ecole de Management Léonard de Vinci (EMLV) in Paris.
“These workers did not serve, they worked. Their honour was absolute, as is characteristic of honour. It was imperative that
the rung of a chair be well made. That was understood. It was a principle. It did not have to be well made in order
to receive one's salary, or in exchange for a salary. It did not have to be well made for the sake of the boss, or for
the sake of connoisseurs, or for the sake of the boss' clients. It had to be well made in and for itself, in its very
being. A tradition, […] a history, an absolute, an honour wanted that that chair rung be well made. Every part in the
chair, that was not visible, was exactly as perfectly made as the parts that were visible. It is the very principle
of the cathedrals.”
Charles Péguy, L’Argent, 1913.
Translation derived from M.G. Guiney and J. Hellman