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MONTREAL, June 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Corporation Fiera Capital (TSX: FSZ) (« Fiera Capital » or the « Firm »), a leading independent investment management firm, is proud to announce the addition of Monique F. Leroux as Vice Chairman and Strategic Advisor to the Firm. In this role, Ms. Leroux will support the senior management of Fiera Capital, as well as its divisions' management teams, in their development, positioning and strategic planning. In this context, Ms. Leroux will also be a member of the Firm's Strategic Development Committee.
"It is big news for Fiera Capital, our employees, our shareholders and our numerous clients and partners", declared Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chairman of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiera Capital. "Monique Leroux is a renowned and respected person in this country's financial sector. She embodies thoroughness and excellence, in addition to having forged an exceptional reputation everywhere she has worked. Her career path has made her an admired person in finance, be it at the head of important Canadian organizations, on boards of directors or within international groupings. Fiera Capital is stronger today with the arrival of Ms. Leroux, as her contribution will give a new push to the second phase of our strategic plan which will lead us to 2020."
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Desjardins Group from 2008 to 2016,
Monique F. Leroux is currently the President of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), in addition to being the founder and Chair of the International Summit of Cooperatives. She is the president of the Board of Directors of Investment Quebec and Chair of the Economic and Innovation Council of the Government of Quebec, created in 2016. She was nominated as a member of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders by the Canadian Prime Minister in 2017. In addition, she is Chair of the Board of Governors of the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal's 375th anniversary and Metropolis World Congress 2017. She sits on the boards of Bell (BCE), Couche-Tard (ATD), Michelin (ML-France) and S&P Global. Ms. Leroux is a Member of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Quebec and a Knight of the Légion d'honneur. She has received honoris causa doctorates from eight Canadian universities.
"Fiera Capital is a Canadian flagship firm that shines thanks to the professionals that work with integrity and share a common mission: insuring the full satisfaction of the clients and reaching results," mentioned Monique Leroux. "I am happy to be able to support Jean-Guy Desjardins and his global management team by assisting a solid and ambitious organization with development objectives in North America and abroad. It is a stimulating challenge that awaits me and I take it on with enthusiasm."
About Fiera Capital Corporation
Fiera Capital is a leading independent asset management firm with more than CAD$116 billion in assets under management as at December 31, 2016. The Firm provides institutional, retail and private wealth clients with access to full-service integrated money management solutions across traditional and alternative asset classes. Clients and their portfolios derive benefit from Fiera Capital's depth of expertise, diversified offerings and outstanding service. Fiera Capital trades under the ticker FSZ on the Toronto Stock Exchange. www.fieracapital.com
In the U.S., asset management services are provided by the Firm's U.S. affiliates, Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC and Fiera Capital Inc., investment advisers that are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Further, Charlemagne Capital (UK) Limited and Charlemagne Capital (IOM) Limited are both registered as investment advisers with the SEC. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Charlemagne Capital (UK) Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom and Charlemagne Capital (IOM) Limited is licenced by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. Additional information about Fiera Capital Corporation, including the Firm's annual information form, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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