Mr. Xavier Lépine has 37 years’ experience in the asset management industry beginning in 1981 with Société Générale and thereafter in 1983 with Banque de l’Union Européenne (CIC group). In 1989, Xavier Lépine co-founded FP Consult, a leading asset manager specialized in emerging fixed income markets. In 1997, FP Consult merged with Fortis Investissement Management and in 1999 Lépine was promoted Chairman of the Board of FIM France and CIO of alternative investments for Fortis Group. Xavier Lépine was named Chairman of the Board of Multifonds (UFG IM) in 1999 and founded Alteram in 2001. Following the merger of UFG IM, UFG REM, UFG PE and UFG Alteram in 2006, Xavier was appointed Chairman of the Board of Group UFG. The group merged with La Française des Placements in 2009 and today forms La Française, a multi-expertise asset manager with total assets under management in excess of 70 billion euros (as at 30/06/2018). Mr. Lépine holds a DEA in Economics and International Finance from Dauphine University, Paris IX and a Master’s degree in Economics from Paris IX.