Bart Fransis holds a Master’s degree in commercial engineering and an MBA postgraduate from the University of Hasselt. After three years in audit at KPMG, he has worked since 1997 as a macro-economist and market strategist at BACOB, a proprietary equity trader at Artesia and an equity portfolio manager at Dexia Bank (following the merger with Artesia) and later Dexia/BIL (Banque Internationale à Luxembourg). Since 2009, Bart has held various positions at the insurance arm of the current Belfius. Since the end of 2013, he is responsible for management of the equities and equity-related investment portfolio at Belfius Insurance and subsidiaries. He is also a director of several (listed) companies.