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Frank Zwarts Fiera Capital

Frank Zwarts

BEng, MBA, CFA
Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Strategies
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Frank Zwarts is the Lead Portfolio Manager of the Market Neutral and Long/Short Equity funds. He is also responsible for the management of a Precious Metals Fund, a Resource Fund and an Energy Fund.

He has 16 years of investment experience and has been with the firm since 2011. Prior experiences include Director and Analyst positions at leading Canadian and American investment management firms.

Mr. Zwarts graduated from the Université Laval with a Bachelor of Science (BSc), majoring in Forestry Engineering. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Montréal and also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation

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.

Angus Rogers Fiera Capital

Angus Rogers

CFA
Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, High Yield Bond
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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 29 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.

François Bourdon Fiera Capital

François Bourdon

FCIA, FSA, CFA, PRM
Global Chief Investment Officer
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François Bourdon is Global Chief Investment Officer. In this role, Mr. Bourdon oversees the firm’s investment policies and strategies as well as aspects of risk management, operations and governance across all of Fiera Capital’s investment activities. He manages, for the Canadian division, private financing strategies, global bonds and income funds, while also focusing on infrastructure funds, real estate, and private investments. François serves as an expert spokesperson relating to economic and investment matters.

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 and Director - Sales Strategies and Product Development.

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.

Jean-François Gagnon Fiera Capital

Jean-François Gagnon

BBA, CFA
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Alternative Strategies
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Jean-François Gagnon is a member of the Market Neutral and Long/Short Equity team and contributes to the management of the Market Neutral and Long/Short equity funds.

Mr. Gagnon has 23 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since 2009. Prior experiences include Portfolio Manager and Analyst positions at major Canadian investment management firms, including Fiera Capital from 2004 to 2006.

Mr. Gagnon graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance. He later received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. 

Ovidiu Sandu Fiera Capital

Ovidiu Sandu

MBA, CFA
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, High Yield Bond
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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 a 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.

Craig Salway Fiera Capital

Craig Salway

BCom, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Asset Allocation and Absolute Return
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Craig Salway contributes to the Asset Allocation committee, and as Portfolio Manager, he is involved in the management of the Active Trading, Multi-Strategy Income and Global Bonds Funds.

Mr. Salway has 15 years of experience in the investment management industry. He has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2010. Prior experiences include positions as Trader, Analyst as well as Portfolio Manager at various investment firms.

Mr. Salway graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Finance and also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

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
Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation
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Nicolas Vaugeois is Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation at Fiera Capital. In this role, he is involved in the management of the Fiera Multi-Strategy Income Funds, Global Bonds and Non-traditional Income strategies. Mr. Vaugeois also contributes to the Asset Allocation Committee.

Mr. Vaugeois has more than 5 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.

Marc-André Desjardins  Deputy CIO Private Alternatives and Head of Fund Investments Private Debt

Marc-André Desjardins

EMBA
Deputy CIO Private Alternatives and Head of Fund Investments Private Debt
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Marc-André is the Deputy CIO, Private Alternatives and Head of Fund Investments, Private Debt. In his role as Deputy CIO of Private Alternatives, he is responsible for supporting the investment oversight and product development of all Fiera Private Alternatives, globally. Marc-André is also the Portfolio Manager of the Global Diversified Lending Strategy, where he is responsible for researching, evaluating, advising and establishing global private debt portfolios.

Marc-André began working in the financial industry across various roles in 2001. He has been involved in the private alternative sector since 2008 working for seven years at Fiera Private Debt in Canada, where he helped improve operations, achieve targeted yields for investors, and as a member of the management committee, build a successful platform. Since 2015, Marc-André and his team have looked at over 600 private lenders globally, implementing a robust due diligence process, investing in various private lending funds as well as successfully launching the Global Diversified Lending Strategy in 2018. 

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.