Fiera Capital announces leadership changes to the Canadian Division

  • Jean-Philippe Lemay appointed President and COO of Fiera Capital's Canadian Division
  • Sylvain Roy to remain as special advisor to the Global Management team

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MONTREAL, June 9, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Fiera Capital Corporation (TSX: FSZ) ("Fiera Capital" or the "Firm"), a leading independent investment management firm, announced today that Jean-Philippe Lemay has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Fiera Capital's Canadian Division, while maintaining his responsibilities as Chief Investment Officer. Sylvain Roy, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian division of Fiera Capital, has elected to leave his position to pursue another professional path as an entrepreneur. He will continue his association with Fiera Capital as Special Advisor to the Global Management team.

"I am pleased to see Jean-Philippe Lemay rise to a new challenge and manage our Canadian Division. His investment knowledge and management experience are key to ensuring a smooth transition and continued growth for our Canadian division. Mr. Lemay has gained the trust of his colleagues, and our clients can rely on his commitment to delivering best-in-class financial services," said Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Jean-Philippe Lemay graduated from Université Laval with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), majoring in Actuarial Sciences. He later received a Master's in Financial Mathematics (M.Sc.) from Stanford University, and also became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA). In addition, he acquired the title of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) in May 2017. He has 14 years of industry experience and has been with the Firm since 2010. Prior to his tenure at Fiera Capital, he held the positions of Specialist - Quantitative Research and Risk Management, along with Index Manager for global mandates at major Canadian investment management firms.

"Fiera Capital is a growing force and I am confident that I can lead our Canadian division with the same level of excellence. Continuity and stability are important to maintaining our growth, and my leadership will be reflective of these values. I have great confidence in our board and our management team, and I am grateful and excited to fulfill this position," said Jean-Philippe Lemay.

"I would also like to thank Sylvain Roy for his contribution to the success of Fiera Capital. I can only be supportive of Sylvain for his decision to pursue his career as an entrepreneur, as Quebec needs new entrepreneurs to create value for our economy,'' declared Jean-Guy Desjardins.

"I felt I was ready to follow a different path as an entrepreneur," said Sylvain Roy. "I am grateful for the opportunities that were given to me at Fiera Capital over the years. I wish to thank Jean-Guy Desjardins and my colleagues for their collaboration and valuable support," he added.

About Fiera Capital Corporation

Fiera Capital is a leading independent asset management firm with more than CAD$116 billion in assets under management as at December 31, 2016. 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. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training. 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. Additional information about Fiera Capital Corporation, including the Firm's annual information form, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 

SOURCE Fiera Capital Corporation

For further information: Daniel Richard, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Fiera Capital Corporation, 514 954-6456, drichard@fieracapital.com

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