MONTREAL, Feb. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chairman of the
Board, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Fiera
Sceptre has been named 2010 Financial Person of the Year by Finance et Investissement, the newspaper of investment professionals.
The jury recognized Jean-Guy Desjardins' audacity and entrepreneurship.
In 2003, he founded Fiera Capital with $5 billion assets under
management. Eight years later, Fiera Sceptre manages $30.8 billion,
making it one of the leading independent money management firms in the
Fiera Sceptre takes its new name from the impressive 2010 acquisition of
Toronto-based Sceptre Investment Counsel.
A tireless visionary, Jean-Guy Desjardins has great plans for his
company: "Our five-year plan aims to double the firm's value. It is a
reasonable goal." In 2011, Fiera Sceptre will open its first
international office in New York.
Occupying the second and third ranks of a particularly stellar group are
Monique F. Leroux, President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Desjardins Group, and Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive
Officer of the National Bank Financial Group.
Last year's Financial Person of the Year, Réjean Robitaille, President
and Chief Executive Officer of the Laurentian Bank, finished fourth,
while Joseph Iannicelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of The
Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada, took fifth place.
A complete list of the 25 winners, featuring short pieces about each of
them, appears in French on our website: www.finance-investissement.com/templedelarenommee
The Top 25 was chosen by a jury made up of financial industry
specialists: editors and publishers of Transcontinental Media and three
independent industry specialists (at time of selection).
Celebrating investment planners!
During the same event, Finance et Investissement, Investment Executive's sister publication, underlined excellence in financial service
industry work and community involvement.
Jacques Maurice, investment advisor at Scotia McLeod, was named Advisor
Emeritus, honouring a career spanning 35 years, during which time he
and his team of 14 associates built a customer-base 3,600 strong. He
manages $3.3 billion in assets, the most of any investment advisor in
Manon Létourneau, investment advisor at National Bank Financial was
named Advisor most involved in her community. Among her many
achievements, the advisor volunteered to climb Mount Kilimanjaro,
Africa's highest peak, and to run a half-marathon on the Great Wall of
China. In 2011, she will cycle 500 kilometres over three days to profit
Free The Children.
All prizes were presented during a special evening held on February 1st 2011 at the Mount Stephen Club in Montreal.
SOURCE FINANCE ET INVESTISSEMENT
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Christian Benoit-Lapointe, Editor-in-Chief, Finance et Investissement, (514) 392-2052, firstname.lastname@example.org.