Tristan d’Aboville

Executive Director, Research Analyst

London, United Kingdom +44 20 8158 8979

I am an Executive Director, Research Analyst, at William O'Neil + Company. I manage the European Focus list, a service that offers top-quality European stocks that best fit our proven O'Neil Methodology. I also cover the EMEA region, as well as the cyclicals sector from a global perspective.

I have more than 16 years of experience in equity research and sales. Since joining the firm in 2012, I have applied my client-centric style with analysts and portfolio managers, anticipating and exceeding their needs. I write the daily European commentary (WON Today) and review recommendations by the team and follow-up with clients to discuss findings.

Prior to William O'Neil + Company, I was a top-producing salesperson at Kepler Capital Markets, formerly known as Julius Baer, and at Natixis Bleichroeder, covering European equities for large U.S. institutional clients.

I started my career as an equity analyst at Aurel-BGC, later moving to Natixis Bleichroeder, where I became the lead analyst for the European Hotels, Leisure and Catering Sector. I was recognized as a Top Analyst for Predictability & Recommendations by AQ Publications in 2003. Extel named me one of the top three European analysts covering the business services and hotel & leisure industries.

Prior to the securities industry, I was an auditor with Arthur Anderson. I have a Master of Science in Managerial and Financial Economics from ISC Paris School of Management and I am a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).

My education brings me a sense of accomplishment. Earning things through hard work makes me appreciate them more.

I have travelled to over 30 different countries in my life and have been amazed by every single place I have visited, especially the people. People I meet from these different countries and cultures remind me that my own personal growth can only be sustained if I remain open to learning from others throughout these journeys.

Living abroad has shaped how I view the world. I was born and raised in Paris and lived in New York for six years, where I had the chance to develop business and friendships with people from all over the world.  For the past four years, I've been living in the U.K.

After spending 12 years working with investment banks as an analyst and a salesperson, I felt that the traditional research industry was not adding value to institutional clients anymore. I came up with this brilliant idea that an equity research product should combine fundamental and technical analysis, to be able to better understand market behaviour. What I didn't know at that that time, was that someone named William O'Neil had already created this research 50 years ago!

Even though the equity markets are a reflection of human emotion and behaviour, you should never put sentiments into a stock. Mr. O'Neil said it best, “My philosophy is that all stocks are bad. There are no good stocks unless they go up in price. If they go down instead, you have to cut your losses fast. Letting losses run is the most serious mistake made by most investors. “

My father worked hard his entire life as a designer. His work ethic was instilled in me and that motivates me to work hard every day.

There are no jobs more interesting than others. It is your attitude and how you approach a job that makes it interesting.

At the age of 14, I spent a day at the French stock market in Paris, watching open outcry trading. From that day, I knew I wanted a career in equities.

Family is important to me. My grandmother had seven brothers and sisters, so I was fortunate to grow up with lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins. I was raised with two sisters and one brother. Now, my wife and I have two kids of our own.

When I'm not studying the markets, I enjoy kite surfing, sailing, skiing, tennis, chess, and spending as much of my free time as possible with my wife, young daughter, and son.

Get the big picture before analyzing the details and listen before you speak. My best recommendations are often sparked by the open dialogue I have with my clients.