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Fixed Income

Frédérick Bérubé, CPA, CMA, CFA

Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Money Market

Frédérick Bérubé is responsible for managing money market portfolios.

Mr. Bérubé has 22 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since its inception. Prior experiences include positions as Portfolio Manager - Money Market, and Trader - Money Market at leading Canadian investment management firms.

Mr. Bérubé graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) majoring in Accounting and Finance. He later obtained the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.

François Bourdon, FCIA, FSA, CFA, PRM

Chief Investment Solutions Officer

François Bourdon is Chief Investment Solutions Officer at Fiera Capital. In this role, Mr. Bourdon supports our business units in the development of new investment strategies, in collaboration with the CIO Office. He is also responsible for communicating Fiera Capital’s views related to the economy and investments and is jointly responsible for asset allocation decisions as well as for the management of the Global Bond, Multi Strategy Income and other non-traditional income strategies.

Mr. Bourdon has 21 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since its inception. Over the course of his career, he has held various positions including Associate Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager - Quantitative Research, Director - Sales Strategies and Product Development as well as a consultant with leading Canadian investment management and life insurance organizations.

Mr. Bourdon graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) with a major in Actuarial Sciences. He later became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA). He also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designations.

Gaétan Dupuis, M.Sc.

Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Gaétan Dupuis is a member of the Active Fixed Income team and is jointly responsible for the management of the Active Fixed Income Universe and Long-Term investment strategies. He also contributes to the management of the Infrastructure Bond strategy.

Mr. Dupuis has 26 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2001. Prior experiences include positions as Portfolio Manager - Fixed Income, Bond Trader and Analyst at major Canadian investment management and life insurance organizations.

Mr. Dupuis graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Economics. He later received a Master in Management degree (M.Sc.) in Finance from the Université de Sherbrooke.

Antoni Forgues, FSA, CFA, ACIA

Vice President, Liability Driven Investment

Antoni Forgues is a member of the Liability-Driven Investments team and is responsible for managing immunized, liability-driven and customized mandates for our current financial institutions and foundations clients.

Mr. Forgues has 14 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since 2014. Prior experiences include a position as LDI Structurer at a major European portfolio management firm, as well as positions in asset/liability management consulting and LDI portfolio management at a major insurance company.

Mr. Forgues graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts (BA), with Honors in Actuarial Mathematics. He also became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

David Frei, CFA

Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure Bonds

David Frei is the lead manager for the Infrastructure Fixed Income strategy and is a member of this strategy’s Investment Committee.

Mr. Frei has 19 years of investment experience and joined the firm in 2011. Prior experiences include positions as Senior Manager - Project Finance and Director - Securitization and Structured Finance with major Canadian infrastructure and investment brokerage organizations.

Mr. Frei graduated from Queen’s University with an Honors Bachelor of Commerce (BComm). He also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Stéphane Jean, FCIA, FSA

Head of Liability Driven Investments

Stéphane Jean is the leader of the Liability Driven Investment team and is responsible for managing immunized and liability driven mandates as well as index, structured equity and bond, and alternative beta strategies for pension plans, financial institutions, and foundations.

Mr. Jean has 22 years of industry experience, including positions as principal and senior actuarial consultant at a leading investment consulting firm.

Mr. Jean graduated from Université Laval with a Bachelor of Science (BSc), majoring in Actuarial Sciences. He later became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA).

Christopher Laurie, MBA, CFA

Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Christopher Laurie is a member of the Tactical Fixed Income team and is the lead portfolio manager of the Tactical Fixed Income Strategy.

Mr. Laurie has 29 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 1994. Prior experiences include positions as Managing Director, as Vice President - Fixed income Strategy.

Mr. Laurie graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BSc), majoring in Electrical Engineering. He later received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Western Ontario and also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Richard Lévesque

Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Money Market and Absolute Return

Richard Lévesque is responsible for managing money market portfolios and the Currency Management and Arbitrage Short-Term Fund.

Mr. Lévesque has 29 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 1993. Prior experiences include Director of Brokerage Services and Accountant positions at a leading Canadian financial institution.

Mr. Lévesque graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) majoring in Marketing. He also holds the Contract Options Manager (COM) and the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers (PDO) designations from the Canadian Securities Institute.

Jean-Guy Mérette

Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Jean-Guy Mérette is a member of the Active Fixed Income team and is also responsible for managing various fixed income portfolios, including indexed and customized mandates.

Mr. Mérette has 29 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since its inception. Prior experiences include positions as Portfolio Manager - Fixed Income, Trader - Fixed income and Vice President - Canadian and International Bonds at leading North American investment management firms.

Mr. Mérette graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance and Economics.

Nicolas Normandeau, M.Sc., CFA

Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Nicolas Normandeau is a member of the Integrated Fixed Income team and is a portfolio manager for the Integrated Fixed Income strategies, including the team’s Preferred Shares portfolios.

Mr. Normandeau has 13 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2009. Prior experiences include positions as Wealth Management Analyst for a leading Canadian financial institution and a consulting firm.

Mr. Normandeau graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance. He later received a Master’s in Management degree (MSc) in Finance from the Université de Sherbrooke as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Philippe Ouellette, M.Sc., CFA

Vice-President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Philippe Ouellette is a member of the Integrated Fixed Income team and is a portfolio manager for the Integrated Fixed Income strategies.

Mr. Ouellette has 21 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 1995. Prior experiences include positions as Portfolio Manager and Analyst, Fixed Income at a major investment management firm.

Mr. Ouellette graduated from the University of Moncton with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) majoring in Finance as well as a Master’s in Management degree (M.Sc.) in Finance from Université de Sherbrooke. He later received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Peter G. Osborne, MA, CFA

Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Peter Osborne is a member of the Integrated Fixed Income team and is a portfolio manager for the Integrated Fixed Income strategies.

Mr. Osborne has 29 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 1987. Prior experiences include positions as Economics Analyst and Director, Fixed Income, at a major investment management firm.

Mr. Osborne graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honors Bachelor in Arts (HBA) majoring in Economics. He later received a Master of Arts (MA) in Economics from the University of Toronto as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Jane-Marie Rocca

Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Jane-Marie Rocca is a member of the Tactical Fixed Income (TFI) team and works on the implementation and execution of all TFI mandates. Jane-Marie is also a member of the Liability-Driven Investments team.

Ms. Rocca has 32 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 1984 where she has held number of roles managing fixed income portfolios.

Ms. Rocca graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Commerce and Economics.

Angus Rogers

Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, High Yield Bond

Angus was the head of High Yield Trading and Co-head of Leverage Finance Department at Jeffries Group LLC. in Stamford, Connecticut. During his eight years at Jefferies, Angus oversaw a team of six traders and managed a total book size of US$500 million. Prior to that, he was Head of Trading/Co-Head of High Yield Group for RBC Capital Markets in New York.

Angus has over 26 years’ experience in both U.S. and Canadian high-yield and has been Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets in both New York and Toronto. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Politics, and Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario (1988) and received his CFA designation in 1992.

Ovidiu Sandu

Vice President and Portfolio Manager, High Yield Bond

Ovidiu is a Portfolio Manager in the High Yield team and is involved in managing the long-short and long only mandates.

Before joining the firm  in 2013, Ovidiu was an Associate Portfolio Manager and Senior Quantitative Analyst within a High Yield team at a large Canadian bank where he was involved in managing about USD 2.5 billion in US High Yield mandates. Prior experiences include sell-side Equity research with an European bank.

Ovidiu has over 19 years of investment experience both on the sell side and buy side, in equities and credit, in fundamental and quantitative approaches. He has an MBA from McGill University (1997) and received his CFA designation in 2001.

Hugo Sarkisian, M.Sc.

Portfolio Manager, Liability-Driven Investment

Hugo Sarkisian is a member of the Liability-Driven Investments team and is an Portfolio Manager for immunized and liability-driven mandates, as well as index, structured equity and bond and alternative beta strategies for financial institutions, pension plans and foundations.

Mr. Sarkisian has 13 years of experience in the investment management industry. He has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2008. Prior experiences include positions as Portfolio Manager and Analyst at a major Canadian financial institution and an investment management firm.

Mr. Sarkisian graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal with a Bachelor of Mathematics (B.Sc.) and a Master’s in Financial Mathematics (M.Sc.).

Jeff Seaver, CFA

Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Jeff Seaver is a member of the Integrated Fixed Income team and is a portfolio manager for the Integrated Fixed Income strategies.

Mr. Seaver has 27 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 1991. Prior experiences include positions as Portfolio Manager and Analyst at a major investment management firm.

Mr. Seaver graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Economics. He later received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Art Yeates, MBA, CFA

Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Art Yeates is a member of the Active Fixed Income team and is jointly responsible for the management of the Active Fixed Income Universe and long-term investment strategies. He also contributes to the management of the Infrastructure Bond strategy. Mr. Yeates plays an active role in asset allocation and is also a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Mr. Yeates has 31 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 1993. Prior experiences include positions as Fixed Income, Portfolio Manager and Analyst at major Canadian investment management and life insurance organizations.

Mr. Yeates graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science (BSc). He later received a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from McMaster University and also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.