Fiera Capital launches its new Fiera Infrastucture Fund I

MONTREAL, March 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Fiera Capital, one of the largest independent investment management firms in Canada, is proud to announce the launch of its new pooled fund, "Fiera Infrastructure Fund I" (the Fund), in collaboration with Fiera Axium Infrastructure.

The Fund invests in limited partnerships managed by Fiera Axium Infrastructure, notably Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada Limited Partnership, a closed-end fund which completed its initial closing on February 19, 2010 with commitments totalling $175 million CAN.

Targeting both brownfield and greenfield investment opportunities, Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada Limited Partnership will seek to invest in core transportation, energy and social infrastructure assets in Canada. Emphasis will be placed on infrastructure assets which generate attractive long-term returns.

The Fund offers access to infrastructure investments to smaller institutional investors and to high net worth individuals. The Fund also distinguishes itself by offering liquidity options to its investors.

"The launch of this new pooled fund is in line with Fiera Capital's objective of offering its clients innovative, alternative solutions, in addition to traditional solutions, in order to help them achieve their investment objectives," explained Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jean-Guy Desjardins.


About Fiera Capital


With $21.2 billion in assets under management, Fiera Capital is a Canadian leader in investment management that is renowned for its excellence in portfolio management and innovative solutions. The company offers complete asset management services including Canadian and foreign equities, fixed-income securities, structured products, global asset allocation, and alternative products to a diverse clientele composed of institutional and private clients, pooled investment funds, and religious and charitable organizations.


About Fiera Axium


Fiera Axium Infrastructure is an independent portfolio management firm dedicated to generating attractive, longterm investment returns through investing in core infrastructure assets. The firm combines the capabilities of a group of professionals with extensive infrastructure development and management backgrounds, with the fund management expertise of one of Canada's leading independent fund managers in Fiera Capital. Its management team comprises infrastructure investment specialists with decades of combined experience acquiring, developing, financing, operating and managing infrastructure assets.

Fiera Capital Inc. and Axium Infrastructure Management jointly control Fiera Axium Infrastructure. Axium Infrastructure Management is a company founded by Mr. Pierre Anctil, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiera Axium Infrastructure.