François D. Sicart is Founder and Chairman of Tocqueville Management Corporation, the general partner of Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. Prior to founding Tocqueville Asset Management in 1985, Mr. Sicart was associated with Tucker Anthony, a New York investment firm. During his seventeen years with Tucker Anthony, he held various positions including General Partner, Vice President of Tucker Anthony, Inc., and Vice Chairman of Tucker Anthony Management Company. Prior to that, Mr. Sicart served in the French Air Force and taught accounting and finance for two years. Mr. Sicart earned an M.B.A. from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (H.E.C.), the leading business school in France. He is also a director of Lepercq Amcur SICAV FIS and a member of the strategy committee of Banque Quilvest.