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MONTREAL, Oct. 22, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Fiera Capital Corporation (TSX: FSZ) ("Fiera Capital" or the "Firm"), a leading independent investment management company, today announced that Lucas Pontillo joined the Firm as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer, effective October 22, 2018. Mr. Pontillo will lead Fiera Capital's finance function and drive core strategic initiatives to advance the Firm's recently announced 2022 Strategic Plan. Mr. Pontillo takes over from John Valentini, who has served as the Firm's Chief Financial Officer since September 2015. Mr. Valentini will focus on his role of President and Chief Executive Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments where he will continue to drive the growth of the alternative strategies platform, which includes real estate core and value-add, real estate financing, infrastructure, agriculture, private equity and private debt.
"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Pontillo as Fiera Capital's Global CFO," said Vincent Duhamel, Global President and Chief Operating Officer, Fiera Capital. "His deep expertise in the investment management sector and international experience make him a great fit for the Firm. I am confident his broad-based experience in a variety of operational functions will help Fiera Capital develop as a leading global asset manager."
Mr. Pontillo is a highly experienced executive who brings significant knowledge of the investment management sector in addition to global leadership experience in Treasury, Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Risk Management. In his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer for Manulife Asset Management Canada, he was responsible for delivering on the corporate strategy through leadership and collaboration. Most notably, while CFO of Manulife's Global Asset Management business, with over $400 billion in AUM, he played a key role in the acquisition of Standard Life Investments Canada, and its subsequent integration, including being a member of the Manuvie Quebec Executive Leadership Team. He will be working with Fiera Capital's Global Management Committee and global teams to maximize performance and advance the Firm's 2022 Strategic Plan.
"My career has taken me from Montreal, to Toronto, to Hong Kong, and I am thrilled it has brought me back to Montreal again," said Lucas Pontillo. "Fiera Capital's roadmap for growth and development creates a compelling opportunity to both lead and learn from an experienced team of professionals as we work together to achieve the Firm's ambitious goals."
About Fiera Capital Corporation
Fiera Capital is a leading independent asset management firm with approximately C$143.5 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2018. 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 who are investment advisers that are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 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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