Fiera Capital’s highly experienced team combines investment and actuarial expertise with sophisticated risk management systems to attain client objectives while identifying, quantifying and appropriately managing client specific risks.
A shared characteristic of our structured fixed income strategies is that they do not adhere to a “one size fits all” approach. Fiera Capital’s investment professionals work closely with prospective and existing clients to fully explore various options and ensure that long-term value is added through the design of personalized mandates that best capture our clients’ risk and return objectives.
Caroline Grandoit holds a dual role working on Multi-Asset Class Solutions (MACS) and Liability Driven Investment (LDI). She is responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring risk targeted and immunized liability driven portfolios as well as structured multi-asset mandates. Furthermore, she is in charge of the research and development supporting Fiera’s Multi-asset class solutions and proprietary risk factor-based asset allocation model.
Ms. Grandoit joined the firm in 2017. Her career in the financial industry spans over 14 years working both in the United States and Canada, helping institutional clients in her actuarial, financial strategy and portfolio management roles. She specializes in asset-liability modeling, portfolio projections and customized strategic asset allocation optimization.
Ms. Grandoit is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal where she studied Actuarial Mathematics and Finance. She is also a CFA charterholder (CFA), a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Certified Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA).
Tommy Ouellet is a member of the Active and Strategic Fixed Income team where he is responsible for the creation of various mathematical models, simulation techniques and market analyses used as part of the portfolio management process for the team’s clients. He also provides quantitative and actuarial support in a practical asset/liability portfolio management context for numerous sophisticated clients such as pension plans, insurance companies and foundations.
Mr. Ouellet has nine years of investment industry experience and has been with the firm since 2015. Earlier in his career, he also worked for a pension consulting firm, where he advised numerous plan sponsors about the financing and risk management of their pension plans.
In 2009, Mr. Ouellet obtained his Bachelor of Actuarial Science (B.Sc.) from Université Laval. He became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) later that year and earned the FCIA (Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries) designation in 2012. He was awarded his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credentials by the CFA Institute in 2013. In 2017, Tommy Ouellet obtained a Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) from the CQF Institute.
Hugo Sarkisian is a member of the Fixed Income Solutions team and is a Portfolio Manager for immunized and liability-driven mandates, as well as index, structured equity and bond and alternative beta strategies for financial institutions, pension plans, and foundations.
Mr. Sarkisian has 13 years of experience in the investment management industry. He has been with the firm and a predecessor since 2008. Prior experiences include positions as Portfolio Manager and Analyst at a major Canadian financial institution and an investment management firm.
Mr. Sarkisian graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal with a Bachelor of Mathematics (B.Sc.) and a Master’s in Financial Mathematics (M.Sc.).
Martin Dionne is a member of the Fixed Income Solutions team and develops customized portfolio solutions to achieve the risk management and liability-driven objectives of pension funds, insurance companies and structured debt funds.
Mr. Dionne joined the industry in 2004 and has been with the firm since 2018. Before joining Fiera Capital, he was a Director and Senior Adviser at a global consulting service company in the pension fund sector.
Mr. Dionne has a BSc in Actuarial Science from the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 2008, he became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FICA).
They are supported by three analysts. The team combines expertise and experience in actuarial mathematics, financial engineering and trading and execution to deliver superior client outcomes and service. The team works with and benefits from the expertise of our entire fixed income team, which boasts two distinct trading desks in Montreal and Toronto.