Fiera Capital Launches an Infrastructure Fund for Investors
MONTREAL, March 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Fiera Capital Corporation (TSX: FSZ) ("Fiera Capital" or "the Firm"), a leading Canadian investment management firm, is pleased to announce the launch of the Fiera Private Infrastructure Fund (the "Fund") providing Canadian accredited investors with access to investments in core infrastructure assets, previously only available to institutional and private wealth investors.
"Broadening Fiera Capital's infrastructure offering further reinforces our presence in the realm of non-traditional investment solutions. We feel strongly that a wider group of investors from the retail channel should have access to and invest in infrastructure projects backed by creditworthy counterparties, opportunities which are typically limited to institutional investors. We are thrilled to further expand our already successful infrastructure strategies to meet the evolving needs of our growing investor base," said François Bourdon, Chief Investment Solutions Officer, at Fiera.
"In addition to providing accredited investors with increased portfolio diversification, the Fund seeks to offer attractive long-term returns generated from cash yield and capital appreciation. The Fund will aim to generate stable and predictable cash flows providing high single-digit return per annum over five-year moving periods," added Mr. Bourdon.
Investment Team with a Proven Track Record
Fiera Capital will be the Fund manager and plans to invest a significant portion of the Fund's assets directly or indirectly in certain funds managed by Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Fiera Axium Infrastructure US Inc. (together, "Fiera Axium"). Fiera Axium is jointly controlled by Fiera Capital and Axium Infrastructure Management Inc. Fiera Axium invests in a diversified portfolio of high-quality infrastructure assets in North America, within the energy, transportation and social infrastructure sub-sectors. With aggregate capital commitments of $971 million and equity interests in over 30 projects, Fiera Axium has assembled a highly qualified team of infrastructure investment specialists with decades of combined experience acquiring, developing, financing, operating and managing infrastructure assets and companies.
About Fiera Capital's Alternative Strategies
Fiera Capital offers numerous alternative strategies with total assets under management of close to $3 billion, which form part of our existing suite of alternative funds available to accredited investors. Our partners, Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc, Fiera Properties Limited and Fiera Quantum Limited Partnership, play key roles in our non‑traditional offerings.
About Fiera Capital
Fiera Capital is a leading publicly traded, independent investment management firm. The Firm is one of only a handful of full service, multi-product investment firms in Canada, offering clients a proven top tier track record in equity and fixed income management as well as depth and expertise in asset allocation and alternative investments.
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SOURCE Fiera Capital CorporationFor further information:
Mélanie Tardif, CPA, CMA
Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Fiera Capital Corporation
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