Frank is head of the European Investment Advisory Hub, a pan European advisory service managed by EIB on behalf of the European Commission, and part of the “Juncker Plan” for economic recovery launched in 2015. He is also head of Financial Instruments Advisory division, which manages the fi-compass advisory platform, and also funded by the European Commission. His team also advises public sector authorities on the design, set up and implementation of financial instruments and investment platforms that utilize EIB financing and/or EU funding sources, including the Cohesion Funds and European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI).
Frank has been involved in EU-funded financial instruments since 2007, contributing to the launch of the “JESSICA” initiative, undertaking financial instrument feasibility studies across Europe, and eventually establishing the Bank’s fund management activities in this regard. Prior to joining the advisory department of the EIB, Frank was responsible for managing (as a fund of fund manager) and/or lending to investment funds across Western and Northern Europe.
Frank is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.