Luc Synaeghel is the Chief Investment Officer of Geneva-based private bank Banque Thaler and is one of the founders of Sniper Investments. Luc was also the Founder and Managing Director of Partners At Venture, a Belgian-based venture capital fund active since 1997 with an IRR of more than 20%between 1997 and 2012. Luc was also the CEO of Sniper One, a successful long/short equity fund active on the Belgian stock market. Prior to that, Luc was active as a merchant navy officer and as a financial analyst before becoming general manager of Budget Week and several other financial publications in Europe. Luc holds a degree as Merchant Navy Officer from the Antwerp Nautical College, a Masters Degree in Maritime Sciences from the University of Antwerp and a Masters Degree in Portfolio Management from ICHEC, Brussels.