Adam M. France, CFA


Adam has more than 20 years of experience as a small cap buyside analyst/portfolio manager.  Prior to joining 1492 Capital Management, he was the co-portfolio manager for the Keen Vision Fund, a small cap long/short fund focused on contrarian and undiscovered investment opportunities.

Adam’s investment career began in 1992 as an equity research analyst for the independent oil and gas boutique John S. Herold.  While at Herold, he analyzed small cap exploration and production companies in both the U.S. and Canada.  Following graduate school in 1997, Adam joined small cap specialist Heartland Advisors as a vice-president of equity research following the energy, retail, and paper and forest product sectors.  Three years later he joined institutional money manager Charlotte Capital as an associate portfolio manager for their small cap value and small/mid value products.  In 2001, both products achieved top quartile rankings among their institutional peers.  In 2005, Adam joined the hedge fund firm Keane Capital as the co-portfolio manager for the Keen Vision Fund.

Adam is a cum laude graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in Economics and English.  He also holds an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Michigan where he was awarded the Dean’s Fellowship.