Francois started his career Equinox Fund Management in 1999 as a hedge fund analyst.  In 2002 he joined Pioneer Alternative Investments (London) working on their fund of hedge fund portfolios. In 2005 he joined Barclays Capital (UK) as Manager, 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. Francois gained valuable experience overseeing all aspects of the daily fund management of external and international mutual funds, hedge funds and fund of funds. He joined Novare in July 2008 as Portfolio Manager within both the long-only and alternatives product ranges. In 2011 he was appointed as Chief Investments Officer (CIO) of Novare Investments. Francois is a CFA charterholder, CAIA charterholder and has completed the SA and UK Registered Persons Exams. He has 21 years’ experience in the investments industry. Francois is a director and co-founder of 2IP Independent Investment Partners.