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MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Fiera Capital Corporation (TSX: FSZ) ("Fiera Capital" or the "Firm"), a leading independent investment management firm, announced today the appointment of Vincent Duhamel as Global President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective November 14, 2017. As a member of the Global Executive Management Committee, he will oversee distribution operations and global corporate functional units such as Legal and Compliance, Risk, Technology, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations as well as Human Resources. He will also play an important role in strategic acquisitions as a Member of the Strategic Development Committee, while specifically overseeing the Firm's development outside of North America. Furthermore, Mr. Duhamel will join the internal boards of directors of Fiera Capital's Canadian, U.S., European and Bel Air Investment Advisors divisions.
"Vincent's leadership skills and global financial experience as a senior executive at major investment firms make him a perfect candidate for our new Global President and Chief Operating Officer," said Jean-Guy Desjardins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiera Capital. "His ambition and overall appetite for growth will undoubtedly help drive Fiera Capital's rapid global expansion. I am proud that Fiera Capital's strong global reputation attracts talent as solid and unique as Vincent Duhamel."
"I am thrilled to join a firm that has such a growing global footprint, an increasingly broad investment strategy offering, and an impeccable reputation. After more than two decades abroad, it feels great to know that I will be coming back to Canada to contribute to the continued success story of Fiera Capital," said Vincent Duhamel.
Mr. Duhamel has lead large global investment management organizations in Asia and Canada. From 2011 until joining Fiera Capital, he held the role of Capital Partner and Chief Executive Asia at Lombard Odier & Co., one of Europe's largest private banks. From 1997 to 2011, he was the CEO of SAIL Advisors Ltd., a privately owned hedge fund sponsor, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and CEO of State Street Global Advisors, also in Hong Kong, where he moved in 1997, after setting up the asset management division of State Street in Canada.
About Fiera Capital Corporation
Fiera Capital is a leading independent asset management firm with more than C$125 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017. 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. 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. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training. 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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