Francois started his career in equity derivatives and equity trading for Flemings and Morgan Stanley. In 2003 he co-founded an asset management business, sold in 2011. Since then, he has been an adviser to a number of asset managers, post-trade businesses and technology companies. He is a co-founder of blockchain company SETL; of Iznes, the French blockchain-powered platform; and ID2S, the French based blockchain CSD delivering full native digitalisation. He has been working with Gimar, the Paris-based investment banking boutique, since 2020. Gimar has been around since 1999, and specialises in advising financial companies, fintech and technology companies.