François, who has over 25 years of investment experience, is chairman, managing director, and head of equity management at Amiral Gestion. He started his financial career in 1986 with Meeschaert-Rouselle, a Paris brokerage firm, and moved on to Exane, where he worked from 1990 to 2001. In 2003 he founded Amiral, an independent asset management firm based in Paris, where he manages the Sextant funds. Founded in 2003, Amiral Gestion has over €3bn of assets under management. Amiral’s single goal is sustained performance with minimum risk based on the firm’s value investing approach.