Jean-François Bay joins La Financière de l’Echiquier


Paris, May 4, 2017


La Financière de l’Echiquier (LFDE) announces the arrival of Jean-François Bay starting 15 May as Strategy, Development and International Director.

As a member of the executive committee, reporting to Didier Le Menestrel, Chairman and CEO of the company, he will be charged with building a strategic plan to strengthen LFDE’s presence across its customers’ networks in France and in international markets – wealth management advisors, institutional investors, private banks and family offices. Jean-François Bay will spearhead a team of 30, 10 of whom will focus their efforts on developing the company outside of France.


“I am very pleased that a person of his calibre and standing in the industry is joining us. I have known Jean-François for a number of years. I have always been struck by his excellent knowledge of the markets and their players but also his ideas, enthusiasm and ambition, stated Didier Le Menestrel. Our offering of solutions has been significantly enhanced in recent years with diversified global funds and the opening of an alternative management range. Jean-François’ experience and entrepreneurial vision will allow us to support this diversification and further increase our ability to create value for our customers”.



About Jean-François Bay

Jean-François Bay began his career in institutional sales with OFI AM, before joining an international company, Invesco. In 2000, he joined the alternative asset management company, ADI Gestion, as Sales Manager. In 2002 he created Seeds Finance et Multiratings, serving as the chief executive officer until its acquisition in 2010 by MorningStar, one of the leading providers of independent investment research. Jean-François Bay then became the Chief Executive Officer of Morningstar France, which today employs 50 people. Honorary member and Founder of the French association of institutional investors (AF2i), he earned a degree from the ISC Paris Business School with a specialty in finance.


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About La Financière de l’Echiquier –

Created in 1991, La Financière de l’Echiquier is one of France’s leading independent asset management companies with €8 billion in assets under management and a team of one hundred employees. LFDE is wholly-owned by its management and employees. Its business: managing savings and financial investments for retail customers, wealth management advisors and institutional customers. LFDE is also present in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Swiss, Italy and Spain.