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Clement Perrette
French Financier and Ocean Conservationist

Clement Perrette

Clement Perrette
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Intro French Financier and Ocean Conservationist
Known for Call of the Blue
From England France
Gender male
Residence London
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Clément Perrette is a French financier and ocean conservationist. He spent over 25 years in the European capital markets, working in STRIPS (Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities) trading and eventually became managing director at Barclays Capital. He currently works in asset investment at RAM Active Investments.

Perrette is co-producer of the ocean conservation photo book “Call of the Blue” and executive producer of the conservation film “Ocean Souls.”


Post-secondary school, Perrette studied at the lycée St-Louis in Paris. He received his baccalauréat with a specialty in physics in 1986 after participating in three years of preparatory classes for grandes écoles (CPGE) there.

From 1986 to 1989 he attended the National School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in Grenoble and graduated with a degree in civil engineering specialized in applied mathematics and computer science.

In 1990 he received his master of finance degree from HEC Paris in Jouy-en-Josas.


After receiving his master’s degree Perrette moved to New York City and worked from October 1990 to January 1992 as a financial analyst for Worms & Cie through the Voluntary National Service Company program sponsored by the French state.

In late 1992, he moved back to Paris after being hired by Société Générale to work in their fixed income capital market team. There he set up the STRIPS desk in FRF (francs). In June 1995 he joined Paribas and continued to trade FRF STRIPS and set up STRIPS desks in other European currencies. Perrette’s STRIPS desks were number one in Europe for market share by client volume. In June 2000 he was hired by Deutsche Bank in Paris as head of their EUR (euro) STRIPS desk and to manage government bond trading in long end and European linkers.

Perrette moved to London in July 2002 to join Barclays Capital. From then until December 2007, he was head of EUR long end rates trading, starting as director and being promoted to managing director in 2006. In his time there, he set up STRIPS and long end EUR rates trading desks and combined government bonds aged over ten years and EUR swap trading. During his time in this position, Barclays rose to the number one franchise rates house in STRIPS, EUR long end government bonds, and EUR swaps, holding the position from 2004 to 2011. In January 2008, Perrette was made head of EUR rates trading as managing director, and in February 2011 he was promoted to strategic advisor.

In January 2012 Perrette began the position of head of investment function for Barclays, relocating to their Paris office. He reported directly to the CFO and put together a team to manage Barclay’s long end liquidity buffer and investment portfolios.

In March 2013, Perrette and his family moved to Geneva, Switzerland where he retired from the capital markets, and in February 2016 he joined RAM Active Investments as a senior portfolio manager. In his position, he also co-manages the company’s GBTR (Global Bond Total Return) fund.

Ocean Conservation

Since 2015, Perrette has been heavily involved in ocean conservation efforts. With his friend photographer and ocean conservationist Philip Hamilton, he has co-produced the non-profit 300-page photo book called “Call of the Blue.” In addition to the photos promoting different biodiversity projects such as cetaceans, turtles, mantas and rays, sharks and coastal reef waters, the book narrative consists of 52 biologists and scientists. The book also features contributions from over 20 entrepreneurs, explorers, filmmakers, actors, singers, authors, and athletes promoting ocean conservation.

Perrette is in charge of financing and sponsor relationships. The book’s first edition is currently sold out and a second edition is expected to be released in 2020.

Perrette is currently executive producer for an upcoming film called “Ocean Souls.” Working again with Philip Hamilton and the non-profit The Uproar Fund, the film delves into the lives of whales and dolphins with the intention to show the intelligence, social behaviors, and emotions of the animals in the context of the whaling industry. He is in the process of joining Uproar, the managing company of The Uproar Fund, as a non-executive board member. Production for the film ended in December 2019 and post-production began in January 2020.

Other Philanthropic Efforts

Perrette is involved with 1001 Fontaines, a non-profit focused on innovating solutions to lack of safe drinking water. He has also contributed to Fondation des Monastères, a non-profit providing charitable contributions toward the conservation of the cultural or artistic heritage of the monasteries, and Synchronicity Earth, a research-driven conservation organization.

Personal Life

Perrette enjoys sailing and underwater diving. He has been passionate about oceans and marine life since he was a child.

In September 2011, Perrette rented a 47-foot sailing boat called Cruising Bird and sailed her across

the Atlantic.The trip took four months as he sailed between the Basque Country, Portugal, Madeira Islands, Cabo

Verde and the West Indies.

He is a fan of history books and he prefers print books and magazines to digital content.

Clément Perrette is married and has three children. He lives with his family in Geneva.

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