Canadian Division

Jean-Philippe Lemay Fiera Capital

Jean-Philippe Lemay

President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Division
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Jean-Philippe Lemay is President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Division. 

He has more than 15 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since 2010.

His past positions at Fiera Capital include: Chief Investment Officer, Canadian Division from 2015 to 2017 and Vice-President & Senior Portfolio Manager of LDI (Liability Driven Investments) from 2010 to 2015.

Prior experiences include positions as Specialist - Quantitative Research and Risk Management and Index Manager for global mandates at major Canadian investment management firms.

Jean-Philippe graduated from Université Laval with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), majoring in Actuarial Sciences. He later received a Master’s in Financial Mathematics (M.Sc.) from Stanford University, and also became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA). In addition, he acquired the title of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) in May 2017.

Nicolas Papageorgiou Fiera Capital

Nicolas Papageorgiou

BSc, MSc, Ph.D.
Chief Investment Officer, Canadian Division
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Nicolas Papageorgiou is Chief Investment Officer, Canadian Division. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Nicolas was Professor of Finance at HEC Montreal since 2002. He also brings twelve years of experience working as a consultant for a variety of financial institutions, including asset management firms, pension plans, consultancy firms and the Montreal Exchange.

Nicolas holds a BSc and MSc in Economics from the University of Montreal, a MSc in Finance from Imperial College London and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Reading. He has published articles in leading academic and practitioner journals and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Martin Dufresne Fiera Capital

Martin Dufresne

Executive Vice President & Head of Institutional Markets
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Martin Dufresne is Head of the Institutional Markets team and is responsible for overseeing all business development and client servicing activities for institutional clients.   

Mr. Dufresne has 21 years of industry experience and has been with the firm since its inception. Prior experiences include Portfolio Manager - Canadian Small Cap Equities at Fiera Capital and Director - Canadian Equities and Analyst positions at major Canadian investment management firms.

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

Julie Lalonde Fiera Capital

Julie Lalonde

Executive Vice President, Retail Markets & Strategic Investment Partnerships
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Julie Lalonde leads both the Retail Markets and Strategic Investment Partnerships teams and her responsibilities include business development and client servicing for retail clients as well as Fiera Capital’s largest strategic partners. She is also a member of Fiera Capital’s Management Committee.

Ms. Lalonde has a near 20-year track record in the investment industry and has been with the firm since 2008. Prior to leading the Strategic Investment Partnerships and Retail teams, she held senior positions within Fiera Capital's Institutional Markets team, where she was responsible for marketing and client servicing for institutional clients, as well as the marketing and development of the firm's alternative strategies. Her experience also includes roles as Director of Investments at two major multinational pension funds.

Ms. Lalonde holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in finance, and has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She later received the ASC designation granted by the Collège des Administrateurs de Sociétés of Laval University.

Ted Ecclestone

Ted Ecclestone

Executive Vice President and Head of Private Wealth, Canadian Division
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Ted Ecclestone leads Fiera Capital’s Canadian Private Wealth team. He joined Fiera Capital in 2018 following its acquisition of CGOV Asset Management, where he was responsible for managing investment portfolios on behalf of private and institutional clients. Mr. Ecclestone joined CGOV in 2006 and has over 20 years of investment experience.

Mr. Ecclestone began his career in 1995 at CIBC Trust and then joined TAL Private Management Ltd. as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining CGOV, he was Vice President with Rockwater Capital Corp. where he was responsible for designing, building and managing the high net worth division.

Mr. Ecclestone earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto. He holds the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation from the CFA Institute and the CIM (Canadian Investment Manager) designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.

Dominic Grimard Fiera Capital

Dominic Grimard

Vice President, Finance
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Dominic Grimard is vice president, Finance for the Canadian division of Fiera Capital. In this capacity, he leads the Finance team and is responsible for all of its activities (general accounting, billing, vendor management, payroll, taxation, etc.). He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Dominic has 15 years of experience in the accounting and finance fields. He joined Fiera Capital in 2011. Prior to leading the finance team of Fiera Capital’s Canadian division, he served as Senior Director, Finance and was involved in the firm’s acquisition projects, in cash management and in the preparation of ongoing disclosure documents.

In his previous positions, Dominic was involved in several acquisitions and dispositions, in public and private financings, and in various accounting, financial disclosure, audit, compliance and tax optimization issues. He worked nearly 10 years in one of the big four accounting firms and was responsible for major audit and consulting mandates. In performing his duties, he lived and worked in Paris, France for two years.

Dominic holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a post-graduate diploma in public accounting from HEC Montréal. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). He also earned a nomination to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ honour role, which saluted the 50 top scores in the Institute’s entrance examination among 2,600 candidates from across Canada.

Nancy Cloutier Fiera Capital

Nancy Cloutier

Vice President, Human Resources
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As Vice President, Human Resources, Nancy Cloutier is responsible for the HR strategy and programs for the Canadian division of Fiera Capital. As a member of the Management Committee, she plays a key role in driving the growth of the firm by ensuring that Fiera Capital attracts and develops the best talent to meet current and future business needs.

Prior to joining the firm in 2015, with 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resources, she held various positions at CitiCards, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Pfizer Canada, and Miranda Technologies.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with a major in Psychology and a concentration in Human Resources from McGill University and is a Chartered Human Resources Professional (CHRP) from the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles du Québec.

Sebastian Blandizzi Fiera Capital

Sebastian Blandizzi

Chief Technology and Operations Officer
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Sebastian Blandizzi is Fiera Capital’s Chief Technology & Operations Officer and has more than 20 years of experience in strategic roles related to IT and operations. As a member of the Management Committee, he is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing initiatives that will ensure the evolution of our operations and achievement of our ambitious business objectives. He also oversees global cybersecurity risk management activities.

Before joining Fiera Capital, Mr. Blandizzi founded a consulting firm specializing in technological change and organizational transformation strategies focused on increasing business efficiency and profitability. In addition to providing consulting services, the firm also developed a prescriptive analytics platform leveraging artificial intelligence technology.

Previously, Mr. Blandizzi was CIO, SVP & Head of Global Solutions Delivery for the Investments and Global Group Divisions at Manulife Financial, having direct accountability for global systems and operations of over 300 applications and platforms supported by a distributed organization of over 800 staff across North America, UK and Asia. One of his noteworthy achievements during his time at Manulife was the creation of LoFT (Lab of Forward Thinking), a globally branded network of development laboratories focused on driving innovation and accelerated solution delivery. Sebastian also directed Manulife Financial’s enterprise data and analytics strategy and was responsible for aligning the company’s divisions to a common framework and technological infrastructure.

Mr. Blandizzi started his career at State Street, spending over 13 years in various roles and was Vice President and Head of Global Technology Services prior to joining Manulife in 2010.