- John Valentini as President and CEO of Fiera Capital's private investments
MONTREAL, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Fiera Capital Corporation (TSX: FSZ) ("Fiera Capital" or the "Firm"), a leading independent investment management company, today announced the appointment of Donald LeCavalier to Executive Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer, effective October 1, 2018. Mr. LeCavalier will build on the strong foundation created by John Valentini, who served as Fiera Capital's Chief Financial Officer since September 2015. Mr. Valentini, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Firm's private investments, will be leading the growth of the alternative strategies platform such as real estate core and value-add, real estate financing, infrastructure, agriculture, private equity and private debt, including emerging market debt.
With over 25 years of finance experience, Mr. LeCavalier comes to Fiera Capital with a track record of operating in highly entrepreneurial organizations. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Affairs at TC Transcontinental, where he helped to lead the company's strategic and three-year plan and to drive rapid growth through acquisitions in recent years. Notably, he played a key role in the execution and financing of the US$1.32 billion acquisition of Coveris Americas earlier in 2018. Throughout his career, Mr. LeCavalier also led major strategic projects at Transat, Donohue and SNC-Lavalin Group.
"Mr. LeCavalier brings deep and highly relevant experience as well as an exceptional track record to the role of Global CFO at Fiera Capital," said Vincent Duhamel, Global President and Chief Operating Officer, Fiera Capital. "His reputation, entrepreneurial and results-driven approach will help Fiera Capital achieve its objectives and deliver on our value proposition to clients, investors and employees."
"I am thrilled to join Fiera Capital and share in the Firm's ambitious growth strategy, impeccable reputation and commitment to culture," said Donald LeCavalier. "I am looking forward to working with the executive and global team to drive key strategic initiatives, maximize performance and make Fiera Capital a top global asset manager."
"On behalf of the board and leadership team, I would like to thank John for his contribution to Fiera Capital's success over the past three years as Chief Financial Officer," said Mr. Duhamel. "Mr. Valentini was instrumental in growing Fiera Capital's rapidly expanding presence and reputation as a leading global independent asset management firm. Under Mr. Valentini's tremendous leadership, we look forward to building on the continued success of the growing private investments platform at Fiera Capital."
About Fiera Capital Corporation
Fiera Capital is a leading independent asset management firm with approximately C$139.4 billion in assets under management as of June 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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