Institutional Markets

Michael Quigley Executive Vice-President and Head of Institutional Markets

Michael Quigley

CFA, CAIA
Executive Vice President and Global Head of Distribution
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Michael Quigley leads Fiera Capital’s Global Institutional Distribution activities across all investment platforms.

Michael has a deep understanding of the institutional business environment and an extensive knowledge of both traditional and alternative asset classes. He brings more than 30 years of investment management industry experience having achieved great success with asset management firms of varying sizes in Canada, the United States and Europe, and has developed and established a very strong network with pension plans, foundations, endowments and investment consultants. Under his leadership our teams of professionals focus on advancing the evolution of distribution practices while continuing to enhance the depth, value and sophistication of investor interactions.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke and is a holder of the CFA and CAIA designations.

Karl Bourassa Fiera Capital Institutional Markets

Karl Bourassa

MBA, FCSI
Vice President, Institutional Markets
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Karl Bourassa is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for business development and client servicing for institutional clients.

Karl has more than 20 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2017. Prior experiences include positions in relationship management with institutional clients with Canadian as well as International investment management firms.

Karl holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Liverpool. He also holds the titles of Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).

Fiera Capital Jason Carvalho Senior Vice President

Jason Carvalho

CFA, CAIA
Senior Vice President, Institutional Markets, Fixed Income
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Jason Carvalho is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing and business development for institutional clients for fixed income strategies.

Jason has more than 15 years of financial industry experience. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Jason worked for both a major Canadian and global investment management firm where he was responsible for helping to develop fixed income and multi-asset solutions for a broad spectrum of Canadian institutional clients. He was also responsible for servicing fixed income clients with focused discussions on market outlook, portfolio positioning and performance. Jason has also previously held roles in investment risk management and portfolio management operations. 

Jason has a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University with a major in finance. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Frederick Chenel Fiera Capital

Frederick Chenel

CFA
Senior Vice President, Head of Consultant Relations and Business Development, Institutional Markets
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Frederick Chenel is a member of the Institutional Markets team and participates in the marketing effort with various consulting firms and institutional clients. He is also a member of the firm’s Institutional Alternatives team, responsible for the marketing and development of Fiera’s alternative strategies.

Frederick has more than 15 years of industry experience and joined the firm in 2010. Prior experiences include Practice Leader and Research Analyst positions at a leading Canadian investment consulting firm.

Frederick graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), majoring in Finance. He later obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Frederick is also president of CFA Montreal.

Fiera Capital Laura Cohen

Laura Cohen

Vice President, Institutional Markets, Equities
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Laura Cohen is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing and business development activities for institutional clients across equity strategies. 

Laura has more than 10 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Laura worked for major consulting firms in both investment and pension advisory roles. 

Laura has a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from Concordia University. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Alexander J. Comeau

Alexander J. Comeau

CFA
Vice President, Institutional Markets
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Alexander J. Comeau is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing for institutional clients.

Alexander has been with the firm since 2019. Prior experiences include institutional investment advisory positions at a leading Canadian investment management firm. As a multi-asset and liability driven investment specialist, Alexander provided customized investment policy advisory for private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations, First Nations, insurance companies and high net worth individuals.

Alexander graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics and Economics and holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Benoit Desjardins Fiera Capital

Benoit Desjardins

MBA
Vice President, Institutional Markets
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Benoit Desjardins is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing and business development with various institutional clients including charitable and religious organizations.

Benoit has more than 20 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since 2012. Prior experiences include positions as Director, Business Development and Futures Contracts at the Montreal Exchange, and Trader/Analyst, Currency Management and Quantitative Products at a major Canadian investment firm.

Benoit graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance. He later received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Montréal.

Charles Desmeules Fiera Capital

Charles Desmeules

Senior Vice President, Client Service, Institutional Markets
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Charles Desmeules is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing and business development for charitable and religious organizations.

Charles has more than 30 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since its inception. Prior experiences include positions as Vice President Client Service and Portfolio Manager at major Canadian investment management firms.

Charles graduated from Université Laval with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance. 

Claude Guèvremont Fiera Capital

Claude Guèvremont

Assistant Vice President, Marketing Communications, Institutional Markets
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Claude Guèvremont is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for Fiera Capital’s institutional business development support team. In this function, Claude is responsible for the development of the Institutional team’s marketing material including the completion of the Requests for Proposal (RFP), presentations and consultant databases. Claude also oversees the Marketing Coordinating Committee for the Canadian division which is tasked with the implementation of various marketing initiatives to promote and enhance Fiera Capital’s visibility.

Claude has more than 10 years of industry experience and joined the firm in 2010.  

Claude graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), majoring in Finance.

Sophie Lemieux Fiera Capital

Sophie Lemieux

MSc
Vice President, Institutional Markets
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Sophie Lemieux is a member of the Institutional Markets team, where she provides customer service for institutional clients.

Sophie has some twenty years of experience in finance and communications. During her career, she has worked as a business relations director for a portfolio manager, a communications consultant for a financial institution and an analyst for a pension fund. From 2004 to 2016, she was a journalist and newsreader for Groupe TVA’s Argent channel, as well as a journalist and anchorperson for LCN and TVA Nouvelles.

Sophie is a graduate of Université Laval. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration specialized in finance as well as a Master’s degree in finance.

Benjamin Luk Fiera Capital

Benjamin Luk

CFA
Vice President, Client Service, Institutional Markets
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Benjamin Luk is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing for institutional clients.

Benjamin has more than 15 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2004.

Benjamin graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) majoring in Finance. He later obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. 

Leslie Macdonald Fiera Capital

Leslie Macdonald

Vice President, Client Service Support, Institutional Markets
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Leslie Macdonald is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for maintaining the high quality of our client servicing by working with clients, custodians and our client servicing team.

Leslie has more than 30 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 1989. Prior experiences include several client service and portfolio administration positions within the firm.

Fiera Capital Andrew Marshall  Senior Vice President, Institutional Markets

Andrew Marshall

MSc, CIM
Senior Vice President, Institutional Markets
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Andrew is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for the servicing and development of one of Fiera’s key segment: multi-employer clients. 

Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry across various roles in investment services.  He has a demonstrated history of working in both public and private markets and is experienced in portfolio management, multi-asset, equity and fixed income investment. Additionally, he has a proven background in real asset sales, particularly real estate and infrastructure.

Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Andrew was Vice President, Investment Services at Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was responsible for increasing assets under management, building relationships with consultants, and servicing clients with best-in-class solutions.  Andrew holds an M.Sc. in Real Estate Investment & Finance from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. 

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Sophie Mayrand

CFA
Senior Vice President, Institutional Markets, Equities
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Sophie Mayrand is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing and business development activities for institutional clients across equity strategies.

Sophie has more than 25 years of industry experience. She previously held roles of portfolio manager and strategist (equity and currencies), as well as business development at large global asset managers. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Sophie was responsible for the due diligence, monitoring and marketing of external managers on a financial platform.

Sophie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from HEC with a major in Finance, and a Masters in Finance (MSc) from the University of Sherbrooke. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

David B. Pennycook Fiera Capital

David B. Pennycook

Executive Vice Chairman
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David is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for business development and client servicing for institutional clients.

David has more than 30 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 1991. Until its merger with Fiera Capital, David was CEO and President of Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited. Prior experiences include marketing and client service positions at major Canadian investment management and insurance firms. He was previously the Co-Chairman of the Canadian Investment Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

David graduated from the University of Manitoba with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and completed the certification requirements to receive the professional ICD.D designation.

 

Fiera Capital Michel Piette

Michel Piette

CFA
Senior Vice-President, Institutional Markets, Private Alternatives
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Michel Piette is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing and business development for institutional clients for private investment strategies.

Michel has 19 years of industry experience. Prior experiences include various positions as analyst and portfolio manager within investment management firms in the United Kingdom. Additionally, he held various business development roles within a global investment bank based in London (UK). Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Michel was in charge of business development for Mercer’s Outsourced Chief Investment Officer and alternatives solutions in Montreal.

Michel graduated from University Laval with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Julien Ronsin Fiera Capital

Julien Ronsin

Vice President, Institutional Markets
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Julien Ronsin is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing for institutional clients. He is also a member of the firm’s Institutional Alternatives team, responsible for the marketing and development of Fiera’s alternative strategies.

Julien has more than 10 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2007. Prior experiences include Analyst positions at a leading Canadian investment firm.

Julien graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance.

Roland Sakha Fiera Capital

Roland Sakha

BCom, MBA, CIM
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Managing Director, Fiera Investments
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Roland Sakha is a member of our Strategic Investment Partnerships team and plays an active role in business development and client relationship management with Fiera Capital’s largest strategic partners.

Roland worked for two major financial institutions before joining Fiera Capital giving him over 15 years of experience in financial services. His experience includes leadership positions in the design and management of investment solutions. Roland’s responsibilities included guiding initiatives in product innovation, manager selection and portfolio optimization, and developing exclusive large-scale strategic partnerships. His experience also includes operations management for investment and insurance products.

Roland earned a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from McGill University as well as the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation.

Barbara Sheehan Fiera Capital Institutional Markets

Barbara Sheehan

MBA
Vice President, Institutional Markets
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Barbara Sheehan is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for business development and client servicing for institutional clients.

Barbara has more than 30 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2018.  Prior experiences include various senior business development and client relationship positions with leading Canadian investment management firms.

Barbara graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts (BA), followed by a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from York University.

Yan Shterev Fiera Capital

Yan Shterev

CPA, CMA, CFA
Senior Vice President, Client Service, Institutional Markets
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Yan Shterev is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing and business development for institutional clients.

Yan has more than 20 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since 2006. Prior experiences include Portfolio Analyst, Pooled Fund Accountant and Senior Administrator positions at leading Canadian investment management firms.

Yan graduated from Université du Québec à Montréal with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) majoring in Management Accounting. He also holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.

Nicolas Trottier Fiera Capital

Nicolas Trottier

CFA, CAIA
Vice President, Client Service, Institutional Markets
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Nicolas Trottier is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing for institutional clients.

Nicolas has more than 15 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since 2015. Prior experiences include sales and product analysis positions at a leading Canadian financial services firm.

Nicolas graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BAH), majoring in Economics, as well as a Master of Finance (MFin) from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Fiera Capital Angela Vidakovich

Angela Vidakovich

CIM
Senior Vice President, Institutional Markets, Private Alternatives
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Angela Vidakovich is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing and business development for institutional clients for private alternative investments.

Angela has more than 30 years of financial industry experience focused primarily on real asset investing business development in both private and public markets. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Angela worked for a major global alternative investment firm where she was responsible for business development for its Canadian public securities group covering both institutional and wealth management channels.  She has experience providing client service to large institutional investors, complex financial services organizations and advisor channels. Angela is also experienced in financial operations from working for a global leader in asset servicing securing several of Canada's premier pension plans as clients.  

Angela has a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto. She also holds the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation.

Fiera Capital Grace Xiang

Grace Xiang

CFA
Vice President, Institutional Markets
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Grace Xiang is a member of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for client servicing for institutional clients.

Grace has more than 10 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Grace worked for a portfolio manager developing new business partnerships and servicing clients in the Ontario and Western Canada institutional markets. Grace also spent a number of years at major consulting firms conducting investment manager searches and advising clients on a multitude of investment and governance issues in the management of their defined benefit pension plans.

Grace has a Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree from York University, with a concentration in Finance. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.