President and Portfolio Manager
Francois Rochon was educated as an engineer at the École Polytechnique of Montreal. After graduating with his Masters Degree (in Science), he worked as a researcher and network engineer for INRS-Telecom and Teleglobe Canada.
Following his lifelong passion for investing, he decided to focus his career on professional money management. After managing family accounts between 1993 and 1996, he joined Montrusco & Associates as an analyst and was then promoted to Portfolio Manager. At Montrusco, Francois managed US accounts totaling more than $250 million.
In December 1998, Francois founded Giverny Capital in order to offer investment management services to clients based on his investment philosophy of owning outstanding companies for the long term.
Francois has written for many years a regular investment column in the newspaper “The Gazette” and in “Les Affaires”. He has been interviewed by MSN Money and a number of television programs such as “Capital-Actions” on the RDI network . He also had a column on Webfin.com and La Presse’s web site for a few years.
A chapter in Andy Kilpatrick’s book, “Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett” is written about Francois’ career.
He also sits on various boards of directors.