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Edouard D'Espalungue

  1. 1. EDOUARD D’ESPALUNGUE D’ARROS The Armstrong, 4600 Burbank Dr., Baton Rouge EDUCATION 2020 Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA, United States (Program ranked 8th nation-wide) Graduate Research Assistant (Pr. Russo). 1st year PhD student in French and Francophone Studies. Master of Arts obtained in 2019 Academic advisor assigned in 2020 regarding my thesis (“Bestiaries and its Philosophical and Political Discourse”) Courses taken: Global Literary Theory | Guillaume de Machaut: Le Voir-Dit | La chanson de Roland | Jeux, masques, feintes : Théâtralité et identité dans la littérature du XVIIIe siècle | Carmen & Bizet | Theories of Emotion | Studies in Belgian Francophone Literature and Culture | French and Francophone Literature: Le Roman Maghrébin | Latin, Intermediate | Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Dialectique du Mal et de la Beauté | Rabelais and Montaigne: Religion and Politics in the French Renaissance | Responses to Colonialism and Decolonization: Teaching Francophone Literatures and Cultures | Studies in 20th Century French Poetry | 2017 Queen’s University, Smith School of Business - Kingston, ON, Canada (Business School ranked 1st nation-wide) Graduated with a Master in International Business (part-time, along my job at KPMG) 2014 Chicago Booth School of Economics, “Why Mergers Often Fail” seminar (Pr. Michael Gibbs, Faculty Director) 2013 Aix-Marseille University - Marseille, PACA, France (Program ranked 9th nation-wide) Graduated with a Bachelor in Programming, Economics & Management 2009 UCLA Summer Institute - Los Angeles, CA, United States International Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs: Model United Nations, development of public-speech skills with a team of 10 students WORK EXPERIENCE 2014-2017 KPMG - Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring (Financial Analyst) - Luxembourg City, LU / London, UK / Kingston, CA Performed Financial Due Diligences in TMT and Banking sectors + managed data rooms and coordinated the information flow with MEA teams Prepared company profiles and successfully pitched to raise funds for 23 start-ups (Fintech industry) Assisted senior managers for the valuation of illiquid assets and return fees in the restructuration of 38 Hedge Funds 2014 Rothschild - Asset Management, European equities (Financial Analyst) - Paris, France Initiated and provided timely updates on European equities (AuM > €10bn). Assisted PMs for bottom-up & top-down analysis Prepared Powerpoints and pitchs for our sales team. Used EDRAM software for funds volatility / Tracking error / Sharpe / Information ratios Used Excel + Bloomberg for the modelling and valuation of funds’ Performance + var EPS and PE / Earnings + EV/ EBITDA multiples for stocks LANGUAGE & IT SKILLS Native French speaker - English (Fluent) - Spanish (good working knowledge) | VBA, HTML, Bloomberg, Office Pack EXTRA CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS & PUBLICATIONS 2020 Board member of Mayor Broome’s Baton Rouge International Relations Committee Hoguet Alexandre Major for the Master Thesis Award Vice-President of the LSU International Cultural Center (ICC) Re-elected as President of the LSU French Club. Awarded 2nd place (w/AJFS) in the France on Campus Award contest by the French Embassy ($1,000) Book: Benoît XVI: l’héritage. Regards croisés sur un pontificat 2019 Founder and Director of the American Journal of French Studies (AJFS). Secured a $40,000 LSU Grant, and funding from the New Orleans Consulate Hoguet Alexandre Major Award for Outstanding Service: I drafted 2 grant proposals and obtained $100,000 for the Department of French Studies Re-elected as LSU SGA Senator representing LSU Graduate Students Elected as Vice President of the LSU French Studies Graduate Student Association Founder of the LSU French Club. Awarded 8th place in the France on Campus Award contest by the French Embassy 2018 Re-elected as LSU SGA Senator representing LSU Graduate Students Adam Shelby Holmes Trappey Award for Outstanding First Year Graduate Student Hoguet Alexandre Major Award for Outstanding Service. Presented at Harvard my research on Château Rouge in the African migrant odyssey 2017 Daily Reveille, Opinion Columnist. Articles about Baton Rouge public policies, LSU, and Cajun Culture Elected as LSU SGA Senator representing LSU Graduate Students PhD student in Francophone Literature

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