Perpetua Investment Group Names Gilles Aupin as Chief Operating Officer


Newly created role will help Perpetua accelerate integration, growth

Aupin has deep financial services industry experience, previously SEO at BGC Partners

Gilles Aupin

Dubai, UAE: Perpetua Investment Group, an alternative investment company headquartered in Dubai, announced that Gilles Aupin has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new position, Mr. Aupin will be responsible for implementing efficient and robust operating structures across the company’s four separate divisions to ensure alignment and coordination.

Mr. Aupin brings over 30 years of experience to his new role, having advised and managed leading global brokerage companies throughout his career. Prior to joining Perpetua, he served as Senior Executive Officer (SEO) of brokerage and financial services leader BGC Partners from 2020-2021. Before this, Mr. Aupin was Chief Executive Officer of Harmattan African Development, a Moroccan subsidiary of Tradition Group based in Casablanca, and prior to this served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Paris-based financial services company TSAF and TSAF OTC. In 1999, Mr. Aupin launched business services company ETC Pollak Prebon, which was acquired by BGC partners in 2006.

Commenting on the appointment, Mehdi El Jazouli, Perpetua Investment Group’s Co-Founder and CEO, said: “Gilles has a proven track record in delivering tangible results for some of the world’s leading brokerage and financial services companies. We recognize that a fresh approach to the investment industry is required, one that delivers real, immediate impact and creates long-term value. And as we accelerate our growth plans, Gilles’s deep operational and investment expertise will be of enormous benefit to our business, and ultimately to our investment partners as well.”

Mr. Aupin added: “I am excited by this opportunity to join Perpetua at such a pivotal time in the company’s growth journey. It’s clear that the entire Perpetua team share a common mindset, that of an entrepreneur, which makes the firm stand out from its peers. I also believe Perpetua is uniquely positioned to build long-term wealth and prosperity for its investment partners by unlocking potential and enabling growth. I look forward to working with all my new colleagues in helping deliver this vision.”

Created in 2018 with offices in Dubai, Paris and Luxembourg, Perpetua Investment Group offers financing, investments, and asset management services.

About Perpetua Investment Group:

Founded in 2018, Perpetua Investment Group is an alternative investment firm headquartered in Dubai, with offices in Paris and Luxembourg. Our ambitious and diverse teams strive to build win-win, value driven partnerships through our four core divisions: financing through Park Partners GP, investing through Perpetua Growth, wealth management & advisory through Perpetua Wealth, and trading through Polaris SPC.

We aim to build long-term prosperity for our investment partners by unlocking potential and enabling growth. In less than three years, we have initiated over €500 million in financing and grown our Assets under Advisory (AuA) significantly. Perpetua Investment Group’s success is based on a rigorous investment approach driven by intellectual curiosity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a flexible financing model. As the company continues to evolve, it seeks partners who will disrupt the markets they operate in to help them scale and grow.