Francis joined Brandywine Global in 2006 and drives the global macroeconomic research which supports the fixed-income group's investment process, provides investment ideas and strategic asset allocation recommendations. From 1984 until 2005, Francis was a principal of the BCA Research Group, head of global investment strategy and led the firm’s new product development. He spent several years in the policy departments of the Bank of Canada in the early 1980s working in the areas of monetary, economic, and financial analysis. Francis has a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada and an Honors BA in Economics from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. He has lectured at a variety of economic, financial and investment conferences/seminars across North America, Asia and Europe and has contributed editorials and essays for a range of financial publications including the Financial Times of London.