Jean-Marie became a senior advisor to the First Eagle Investment Management Global Value team in March 2009 and now serves as board trustee to First Eagle Funds. From 1993–2004, Jean-Marie was the lead portfolio manager for all of First Eagle Investment Management Global Value investment strategies. He left these duties on December 31, 2004 but continued to serve as a senior advisor to the Global Value team, and returned as lead portfolio manager and head of the team in 2007 until Matt McLennan became head of the team in September 2008.
Jean-Marie started his career in 1962 with Société Générale before relocating to the United States in 1968. Two years later, Jean-Marie began as an analyst with the SoGen International Fund. In 1979, he was appointed portfolio manager of the SoGen International Fund, later named the First Eagle Global Fund. Jean-Marie was named Morningstar's International Manager of the Year in 2001, and in 2003 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Morningstar for building one of the most successful long-term records in the investment business.
Jean-Marie is a graduate of Écoles des Hautes Études Commerciales, a French graduate school for economic studies.