Carax cofounders Stéphane Krief and Jean-Louis Didier share a strong belief in transparency and performance. “Increasingly, institutional investors are being held accountable for their decisions. Transparent execution is what won over our early clients,” said Stéphane Krief, who left the Paris Stock Exchange trading floor when it closed in 1999 to found Carax with Jean-Louis Didier, a former Dynabourse top executive.
Carax traders wield the latest technology with ease and know the macro trends, financial markets, and their clients’ objectives inside and out. “We have been pioneer in algorithmic trading since 1999. Today technology frees our experts—some of the most talented and experienced in the industry—to hand-manage every trade, intervening as needed and finding solutions immediately,” said Jean-Louis Didier. The result is fast, secure execution with minimal market impact, backed by Carax’s signature performance-driven service.
Carax has come a long way since its cash equity days, diversifying into bonds and derivatives in the early 2010s. Today the founder-held independent financial services firm continues to anticipate its clients’ needs, staying one step ahead of a shifting regulatory environment and expanding into new products and services. Despite the changes, several common denominators remain: the founders’ broad, deep market knowledge, their commitment to building a solid, seniors-only team, and their constant quest for performance.