Jean-Guy Desjardins to become Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fiera Capital
Jean-Philippe Lemay appointed Global President and CEO
MONTREAL, January 5, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Fiera Capital (“Fiera Capital” or the “Company”) (TSX: FSZ), a leading independent asset management firm, today announced that as part of its succession plan for CEO, Mr. Jean-Guy Desjardins, founder of Fiera Capital, will become Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fiera Capital and Jean-Philippe Lemay President and Global Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Fiera Capital, effective from January 1, 2022. Jean-Guy Desjardins will remain active in key strategic and investment decisions within the organization, including an ongoing commitment to serving the company’s clients.
“I have had the privilege of fulfilling the dream of creating a leading global asset management company with a strong team of leaders and portfolio managers who contribute every day to our success and our sustainable and continued growth. We have a clear strategy and vision for the future, and there has never been a better time to move on to the next phase of our leadership transition, ”said Jean-Guy Desjardins.
“Since joining Fiera Capital, Jean-Philippe has built a solid reputation as a respected leader and an impressive track record, particularly in the successful implementation of Fiera Capital’s global vision over the past few years. . His in-depth knowledge of the investment industry and of our firm, both from a distribution and operational point of view, confirms my choice and makes him particularly qualified to assume the role of Global President and CEO.He embodies our core values and I have full confidence in his ability to drive our growth in the years to come, with the talented management team in place, ”added Mr. Desjardins.
“I would like to sincerely thank Jean-Guy and the Council for the confidence they have placed in me”, declared Jean-Philippe Lemay. “I have had the privilege of working closely with Jean-Guy over the past decade and benefiting from his vast experience and invaluable knowledge. I look forward to continuing to work with him, the management team. and our employees around the world on the exciting opportunities ahead for Fiera Capital, ”he added.
“The Board of Directors is very pleased to be able to continue to benefit from the leadership of Jean-Guy and has full confidence in Jean-Philippe, a highly respected leader who has proven his ability to produce ambitious results,” said David R. Shaw, lead director of the board of directors of Fiera Capital.
Jean-Philippe Lemay has over 20 years of leadership and investment experience. He joined Fiera Capital in 2012 where he has since held various management positions of increasing responsibility, including that of Global President and Chief Operating Officer since march 2020, during which he successfully led the Public Procurement and Global Distribution activities, while managing the operational side of the company. He was previously responsible for the Canadian division of Fiera Capital since 2017. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FICA) and holder of the CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst) charter.
About Fiera Capital Corporation
Fiera Capital is a leading independent asset management company with a growing global presence and approximately C $ 180.8 billion in assets under management at September 30, 2021. The Company offers personalized and multi-asset solutions across the asset classes of the public and private markets to institutional, financial and private intermediary clients through North America, Europe and the key markets of Asia. Fiera Capital’s in-depth expertise, diverse investment platform and commitment to providing exceptional service are at the heart of our mission to be at the forefront of the science of investment management in order to build wealth. sustainable for customers. Fiera Capital trades under the symbol FSZ on the Toronto Stock Exchange. www.fieracapital.com
Based at Montreal, Fiera Capital, with its subsidiaries in various jurisdictions, has offices in more than a dozen cities around the world, including New York (WE), London (United Kingdom) and Hong Kong (SAR).
In the United States, asset management services are provided by affiliates of the Company which are investment advisers registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or exempt from registration. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training. For more details on the particular registration or exemptions invoked by any entity of Fiera Capital, please refer to this Web page.
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