Francois is a director and co-founder of 2IP Independent Investment Partners which was founded in 2014. Prior to this Francois has worked within the investments industry both locally and abroad for the last 23 years within a variety of investment management and fund due diligence related roles, both in the hedge fund and long-only segments of the market. He began his career at Equinox Fund Management in 1999 as a hedge fund analyst and in 2002 joined Pioneer Alternative Investments in London doing fund due diligence and portfolio management on their fund of hedge fund portfolios. In 2005 Francois joined Barclays Capital in the UK where he was responsible for the risk management and due diligence of Barclays Capital’s global fund of hedge funds’ portfolios within their fund-linked derivatives division. In 2008 he joined Novare as Portfolio Manager within both the long-only and alternatives product ranges and in 2011 he was appointed as Chief Investments Officer of Novare Investments. Francois is a CFA charterholder, CAIA charterholder and completed his Masters at the School of Management, University of Bath (UK) in the field of Responsibility in Business Practice.