Fiera Capital in-house general counsel wins top international award


MONTREAL, June 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Fiera Capital Corporation (TSX: FSZ) is proud to announce that Violaine Des Roches, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Compliance, has been recognized as one of 2015's top in-house general counsels worldwide during the International General Counsel Awards held in New York, NY, on June 24 hosted by the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards.

Ms. Des Roches was given the 2015 Gold Award for the Best Canadian Legal Department category.

"We wholeheartedly congratulate Violaine for this well-deserved recognition and are proud to have her on our team. Fiera Capital has grown rapidly into a leading asset manager, and throughout this successful growth, Violaine has championed our culture of integrity, accountability and excellence," stated Sylvain Brosseau, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fiera Capital.

"It is an honour for our Canadian legal and compliance department to be recognized by the international legal community. We have a devoted and extremely professional team at Fiera Capital and I share this recognition with them," said Violaine Des Roches during her speech at the ceremony.

Up to 450 high profile participants and actors in the legal profession, coming from North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, attended the event.

Ms. Des Roches is responsible for all legal and compliance aspects of Fiera Capital. A member of the Management Committee, she also acts as Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. She has 30 years of experience in the investment management industry and has been with Fiera Capital since 2006. Ms. Des Roches has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Civil Law from the Faculty of Law at McGill University and was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1986.

The International General Counsel Awards is a yearly event that rewards the Best Legal, Intellectual Property and Tax Departments from around the globe. In its 5th edition, the event took place during the seated lunch of the 8th edition of the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards this past June 24, in New York, NY.

About Fiera Capital Corporation

Fiera Capital Corporation is a leading Canadian publicly-traded, independent investment firm. Fiera Capital is one of only a handful of full service, multi-product investment firms offering clients a proven top tier track record in Canadian and foreign equity and fixed income management as well as depth and expertise in asset allocation and non-traditional investments. In the U.S., asset management services are provided by Fiera Capital's U.S. subsidiaries, Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC and Wilkinson O'Grady & Co., Inc.

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