Jean-François has been engaged in the business of international equities since 1988. He started his career on the sell side as an equity analyst at Paris-based European broker Cheuvreux, covering multiple sectors during his tenure there, including industrials, consumer goods, and utilities.
From 1995 to 2001, he was a Senior Vice President and Principal of Cheuvreux' U.S. operations, serving institutions investing in European equities.
In 2002, Jean-Francois became part of the Northern Cross group as an analyst. In 2003, he became a founding partner of and portfolio manager for Northern Cross, LLC.
He is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France and a Trustee of the French Cultural Center (Boston).