L1 Digital was founded by experienced partners with a proven track record managing alternative investments and building successful companies.


Ray Hindi

Ray is a seasoned investment professional across a number of strategies: hedge funds, fintech, crypto

• CIO of Bellegarde Capital with a focus on fintech

• Former Head Fixed Income at Harcourt responsible for $2bln of investments (rates, macro & distressed)

• Previously interest rate proprietary trader at London based group

• BEng from UCL and MSc in Finance from Imperial College


Dr. Philipp Cottier

Philipp is a Swiss entrepreneur active in fintech, crypto and impact investing

• Chairman of Bellegarde Capital his family office

• responsAbility Investments, $3bln impact investment firm

• Former CEO of Harcourt, an alternative manager with $6bln of AUM; successfully exited to Vontobel Group

• Board Memberships include Crypto Finance, SPK, Siglo, arsago & previously Vontobel


Armand Van Houten

Head Operations

Armand is a seasoned operations professional with deep experience in middle office and due diligence

• Founder of fund restructuring firm Stratus Asset Mgt; advisor to Crypto Fund

• Former Head Alternative Products & Risk at Vontobel AM

• Previously Head of Risk and Operational Due Diligence at Harcourt

• CAIA charterholder


Claus Hilpold

Claus is a seasoned business development professional incl founder of a successful distribution business serving institutional investors

• Managing Partner at POLARIS, which he founded in 2008

• Former Head Business Development for Germany and Austria at Harcourt

• Previously part of Derivatives and Structuring team at Commerzbank

• CFA & CAIA charterholder; co-authored two books on alternative investments