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Philippe Kalmbach

Founder and Portfolio Manager

CEO of Wine Source, an active merchant on Liv-ex, Philippe is the founder of one of the first pan-European wine sourcing network supporting 5-star hotels and restaurants in Europe and Asia, as well as high end wine collectors worldwide. Philippe holds a Masters Degree in Business from ESC Amiens, as well as Executive Education at INSEAD and Cranfield University. Formerly, Philippe was group EVP Polaroid, European Head Digital Business Kodak, GM Lexmark and Investment banking analyst. Philippe holds a US Wine Professional degree from WSS where he graduated with honors.

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Thomas Lambert

Co-Porftolio Manager

Thomas has an impressive history on the business front. He was the founder and CEO of Selective Origin in Paris. He was also CEO of M. Chapoutier in Australia where he extensively worked on property and land development, securing that the best terroir and matching grapes were planted to optimise the domain. He was the MD of Vranken Estates, a subsidiary of Vranken-Pommery Monople in the UK, covering UK, Canada, and HK, as well as he was the executive vice president of Vranken-Pommery America.

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Simon Lurton

Co-Portfolio Manager

Born and raised into a wine family from Bordeaux, Simon started as negociant in Bordeaux and London before moving to Hong Kong in 2014. He spent 4 years at FICOFI, looking after UHNW. There, he developed a network of winemakers & strong knowledge of the wine investment market . At the same time, Simon was Head of Operation at OPTIM, managing the distribution of Domaine de La Romanée-Conti and Petrus in Hong Kong and Macau.