Andurand Hedge Fund Takes On Olympic Gold Medalist as Analyst

Andurand Capital Management LLP took on as an intern Clement Lefert, winner of a swimming gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, as the oil and commodities hedge fund expands its team after it began trading Feb. 1.

Lefert will start in May as an analyst with the aim of becoming a trader in the future, Pierre Andurand, founder of the hedge fund and a former member of the French junior national swimming team, said today by e-mail. Andurand started the company after closing the BlueGold energy hedge fund last year following losses in 2011.

Lefert, 25, was part of the French 4x100 meters freestyle relay team that beat U.S. swimmers including 18-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps in London last year. He holds a bachelor of science in economics from the University of Southern California and a master of finance from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord, a French business school.

“The combination of sporting excellence and great academic performance show good potential to be a trader,” Andurand said.