Who we are

Inflection Point is a research and data-driven investment advisory boutique, wholly owned by La Française Group, a major European fund manager. Based in London, Inflection Point produces investment research that supports La Française Group’s portfolio managers across equities and fixed income.

Inflection Point was established in 2009 by Matthew Kiernan, previously the founder and chief executive of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, an investment research boutique. Innovest pioneered investment research that used non-traditional environmental, social and governance metrics to identify well-managed companies that were likely to outperform their peers.

Following the acquisition of Innovest by RiskMetrics Group, Inc., in early 2009, Kiernan set up Inflection Point to combine non-traditional investment research capacity with the ability to advise third-party assets. The company combineds fundamental and quantitative analysis with analysis of companies’ capacity for innovation and adaptability.

In 2013, French asset manager La Française Group forged a partnership with Inflection Point, investing in the company and creating a separate jointly-owned investment management subsidiary, La Française Inflection Point. In 2017, Inflection Point became a wholly owned subsidiary of La Française Group.