Prior to founding Juno Investment Partners in 2007 with Lennart, Frans (1969) had gained seventeen years of international experience in the financial world. He started his career in London in 1990, after which he moved to New York to work as a financial analyst at W.P. Stewart (‘WPS’). Subsequently, he accepted a position as portfolio manager in European Equities at Comgest in Paris. In 1995 Frans moved to Zurich, to work at Arthur Andersen. Three years later however, he returned to WPS to set up their new European office in London. Frans was responsible for the successful flagship fund, the WPS European Equity Fund.
As of 2006, Frans dedicated himself to setting up and managing a new European small and mid cap fund (Midlin) for Teslin. He left Teslin in 2007 to found Juno.
Frans has been a CFA charterholder since 1998. Next to his work for Juno, Frans is an active board member of several charitable foundations with activities in the field of ‘venture philanthrophy’.
Lennart (1978) is one of the founders of Juno Investment Partners. After his Economics studies in Groningen in the Netherlands, he started to work for Teslin Capital Management in 2005. At Teslin, he was responsible for the fundamental financial analysis of small to mid-sized Dutch listed and non-listed companies.
In early 2006, Lennart joined the team that would manage the new European Midlin fund. Here he worked closely together with Frans Jurgens. Together they shared the responsibility for the analysis and selection of the European companies in the fund. During this time it became clear that Frans and Lennart were very complementary to each other and they formed a successful team. When Lennart started thinking about setting up a new fund, it was a matter of course that he would do so together with Frans.
Lennart received his Msc in Economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, with a specialization in ‘Value Creation’.
Cécile (1977) started working for Juno Investment Partners in 2011. Her responsibilities lie with relationship management and especially maintaining contact with existing clients. In addition, she engages in Juno’s marketing efforts. After studying Psychology at the University of Utrecht and receiving her BA in Business Economics at the Institute for Economic Studies (HES) in Amsterdam, she started to work in the investment world. She has years of experience in client relationship management and marketing. Cécile worked for Greenfield Capital Partners where she maintained contact with shareholders.
In 2003, Cécile started to work for ATC Corporate Services as Account Manager only to return to Private Equity two years later as Director of Investor Relations for 747 Capital. In that capacity, she was the first contact for all of the organization’s European (prospective) clients, with responsibility for marketing, client relationship management and fundraising. In 2008, Cécile started to work for Wilshire Private Markets where she focused on client relations and European business development until she joined Juno in 2011.
Karen (1967) joined Juno in 2017. She provides support in portfolio administration and is responsible for Juno’s financial administration. Prior to joining Juno, she spent close to ten years as Business Controller at Unit4 Financial Intermediaries, where she was responsible for financial and management reporting, budget planning and process optimization. In addition, she has affinity with IT and has extensive experience in introducing and managing multiple systems and applications.
Karen graduated from the University of Amsterdam in Applied Econometrics.