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Ashish Chaturvedi Fiera Capital

Ashish Chaturvedi

BArch, MBA, CFA
Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Small Cap
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Ashish Chaturvedi is responsible for the management of the Focused Market Neutral strategy.

Mr. Chaturvedi has 15 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2009. Prior experiences include positions as Vice President, Associate Director and Analyst of Canadian Equities with leading Canadian investment management firms.

Mr. Chaturvedi graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture and also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Richard Ivey School of Business. He also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Alexandre Hocquard Fiera Capital

Alexandre Hocquard

Ph.D.
Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Systematic Investment Strategies
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Alexandre Hocquard is Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager of Fiera Capital’s Systematic Investment Strategies (SIS) team. He oversees the management of several systematic investment and market risk management strategies.

Mr. Hocquard has 11 years of experience in the investment field and joined the Firm in 2016. He previously held positions as Lead Portfolio Manager, Customized Systematic and Quantitative Strategies, with major investment management firms. He also worked as a Portfolio Manager, Alternative Strategies, for a Canadian institution.

Mr. Hocquard holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Quantitative Methods from HEC Montréal and has published several scientific papers in university and institutional journals.

Michael Lavigne Fiera Capital

Michael Lavigne

MSc, FRM, CIM
Portfolio Manager, Systematic Investment Strategies
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Michael Lavigne is a Portfolio Manager for Fiera Capital’s Systematic Investment Strategies (SIS) team. He is involved in the creation and management of customized quantitative and systematic solutions, and in risk management strategies.

M. Lavigne has 6 years of experience in the investment field and joined the Firm in 2016. He previously worked as an Associate Manager for an investment management firm, where he was responsible for the development and management of several quantitative strategies. Mr. Lavigne began his career working as a Quantitative Alternative Fund Analyst.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bishops University, where he majored in finance and economics, and a master’s degree in Financial Economics from HEC Montréal. Mr. Lavigne also holds his Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and his Certified Investment Manager (CIM®) designations.

Nicolas Vaugeois Fiera Capital

Nicolas Vaugeois

M.SC, CFA
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation and Alternative Strategies
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Nicolas Vaugeois is VP and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation and Alternative Strategies at Fiera Capital. In this role, he leads the management of the Fiera Multi-Strategy Income Fund, the Diversified Lending Fund and Global Fixed Income strategies. Mr. Vaugeois also contributes to the Asset Allocation Committee.

Mr. Vaugeois has more than 7 years of experience in the investment management industry and joined the firm in 2013. Prior to his current role, he was Assistant Portfolio Manager, Non-Traditional Income.

Mr. Vaugeois graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) majoring in Finance and holds a Master’s in Finance (M.Sc.) from HEC Montréal. He obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Fiera Capital Marc-André Desjardins

Marc-André Desjardins

EMBA
Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments
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Marc-André is Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments. Marc-Andre is responsible for working closely with the Private Alternative platform leaders and teams to monitor the division’s investment performance, as well as support innovation and strategic planning. Marc-André is a member of several Private Alternatives Investment Committees, and with his team, responsible of the oversight of the different Private Alternatives feeder funds strategies globally.

Marc-André began working in the financial industry across various roles in 2001. He has been involved in the private alternative sector since 2008, spending seven years at Fiera Private Debt, where he was part of all the platform activities, from investment initiatives to operations. As a member of the management team, he helped improve operations, achieve targeted yields for investors and build a successful investment platform. In 2015, Marc-André took that experience to New York and, with his team, started to research the US market and analyzed private lenders across North America with the objective to support the growth of the Fiera Diversified Lending strategy and the launch of Fiera Global Diversified Lending strategy. In 2019, Marc-André became Deputy CIO, Fiera Private Alternative Investments, and in 2020 he moved back to Montreal to take the role of Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments.

Marc-André holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from HEC Montréal, majoring in Finance/International Management, a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Université du Québec à Montreal, majoring in Biology, along with an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.