Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer
After receiving his bachelor's degree from Duke University and studying Mandarin at Nanjing University, Louis joined the French Army where he served as a second lieutenant in a mountain infantry battalion. A couple of years later, he left the army and joined Paribas as a financial analyst—first in Paris, then in Hong Kong.
In 1999, Louis launched Gavekal with Charles Gave and Anatole Kaletsky. The idea at the time was that Asia was set to become an ever more important factor in global growth and that, consequently, Gavekal needed to offer its clients more information, and more ideas, relating to Asia.
Louis has written seven books. The latest, Avoiding the Punch, was published in August, 2021.
He is the non-executive chairman of ROBO Global LLC (the manager of the ROBO.US ETF, one of the largest robotics dedicated ETFs). He is also a non-executive director at Evergreen Gavekal, a Bellevue, Washington-based private wealth manager. Louis also sits on the visiting board of Trinity College of Duke University.
In his spare time, Louis likes to spend time on the rugby pitch, whether in Hong Kong (where he plays for Valley RFC), or in France where he is owner and Chairman of the Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque, one of the historically more successful clubs in French rugby.
Louis speaks English and French. He spent many hours studying Mandarin and Spanish, which he once spoke decently. He is married with two sons and two daughters.
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