Senior Vice President, National Sales
Andrew Bayouk is responsible for the development of Fiera Capital’s business with financial advisors throughout Canada. Mr. Bayouk has over 19 years of diversified experience in the investment management industry.
Mr. Bayouk graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom).
Vice President, Retail Markets and Inside Sales
Keith Crone is Vice President, Retail Markets and brings over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Mr. Crone was a partner at Propel Capital Corporation, which was acquired by Fiera Capital in 2014. Prior to 2008, Mr. Crone served as Senior Vice President, Sales at JovFunds Inc., the specialty investment arm of Jovian Capital Corporation, which was subsequently purchased by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. Mr. Crone also served in various sales and marketing capacities at Dynamic Funds, a subsidiary of DundeeWealth Inc., which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scotiabank.
Inside Sales Representative
Marc Drabinsky transitioned to Fiera Capital Corporation in September 2014 as a sales and distribution associate from Propel Capital. Marc brings 10 years of business development experience within the realm of financial products and alternative asset management. From 2007 to 2010, Marc was employed at Jovian Capital Corporation where he was responsible for the distribution of various structured note and emerging manager hedge fund offerings.
Marc holds an MBA in Quantitative Finance from the University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management) as well as an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Marc also holds a futures brokerage license issued by the Canadian Securities Institute and an Exempt Market Dealer license issued by the IFSE Institute.
Executive Vice President, Retail Markets
Raj Lala leads the Retail Markets team and his responsibilities include business and product development. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr Lala has been in the investment industry for over 16 years.
Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Mr. Lala founded Propel Capital Corp – a firm specializing in the creation and distribution of TSX-listed closed end funds. Propel raised over $900 million in closed end funds and became a top 10 issuer of closed end funds in Canada. Prior to that, Mr. Lala worked with Jovian Capital where he oversaw Jovian’s asset management business and helped grow the division to $2.5 billion in AUM. Mr. Lala was responsible for all product development, sales and distribution. Jovian Capital was a TSX-listed diversified financial services firm with over $14 billion in assets under management, which was subsequently purchased by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Lala founded an Ontario-based hedge fund of funds company, which he subsequently sold to Jovian Capital.
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Development
Krista Matheson is our Senior Vice President, Retail Markets and has over 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Ms. Matheson was a partner at Propel Capital Corporation, which was acquired by Fiera Capital in 2014. Prior to that, she served as Strategic Director of Index Products and Services at the Toronto Stock Exchange. Ms. Matheson also held senior roles at a Canadian investment management company as well as at Brookfield Asset Management, where she was primarily responsible for developing Brookfield’s retail fund platform.
Ms. Matheson holds a BBA degree from the University of Prince Edward Island (1996), an MBA degree from Dalhousie University (2000), as well as a degree in Applied Information Technology from the Information Technology Institute (2001).
Sales Manager, Retail Markets
Michelle Moore is a member of the Investor Solutions team and is responsible for regional sales management in collaboration with the Senior Vice President.
Ms. Moore has over 22 years of industry experience and joined the firm in 2010. Prior experiences include several sales management positions, including Arrow Hedge Partners Inc. and ONE Financial Corporation.
Ms. Moore graduated from Seneca College/Ryerson in Broadcast Journalism and has since obtained a Certified Hedge Fund Specialist designation and completed a Business Administration/Successful Selling course.
Christian Rancourt, CFA, MBA, FCSI
Vice-President Sales, Retail Markets
Christian Rancourt has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Before teaming up with Fiera Capital, he worked for Man Investments Canada Corporation, which he joined in 2009 as Executive Vice President for Quebec. In this role, he supervised and implemented business development initiatives in the province and participated in strategic planning across Canada. He also managed client relationships for key accounts.
Beginning in 2002, Christian was a Senior Business Consultant at CIBC. In this position, he was responsible for establishing and maintaining strong relationships between CIBC Asset Management and CIBC Wood Gundy.
Christian brings a solid foundation of commitment to service, knowledge and expertise to the table. He specializes in advising high net worth individuals, recommending specific investment solutions such as tax sheltering, hedge funds and managed account strategies.
He is a graduate of Laval University, where he received a degree in Finance and Accounting, as well as a Certificate in Law. Additionally, Christian is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Edinburgh Graduate Business School. Christian is also a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).
Sales Manager, Retail Markets
Geoff Ward is a member of the Investor Solutions team and is responsible for regional sales management in collaboration with the Senior Vice President.
Geoff has more than 22 years of experience in the investment industry. He was a mutual fund Client Services Representative at Sceptre Investment Counsel for more than ten years and joined Fiera with the merger in 2010. Geoff had also worked as an Inside Wholesaler supporting the western Canada region at Sprott Asset Management.