Grégory Chrispin appointed Vice-President of Investments Desjardins Group

LÉVIS, QC, Jan. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group is pleased to welcome Grégory Chrispin as Vice-President of Investments in the Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance Executive Division. Before his appointment, Mr. Chrispin was President and Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors Canada Ltd. (SSgA).

With some 24 years of experience in the financial sector, Mr. Chrispin will take the reins of the division on February 1. He will, among other responsibilities, take charge of real estate and securities investments, selection and management of portfolio managers and investment strategies for Desjardins Group investment portfolios.

During his time at State Street Global Advisors Canada Ltd., where he has worked since 2000, Chrispin also held the position of Chief Investment Officer, which meant he was responsible for directing the portfolio management team across all asset classes. Previously, he had held the title of Treasury Officer for the Export Development Corporation in Ottawa.

An Associate of Society of actuaries and member of the CFA Institute, Mr. Chrispin sits on the boards of a number of Montreal-based charitable organizations.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and the sixth largest in the world, with overall assets of $163 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario, as well as its subsidiaries, several of which are active throughout Canada, Desjardins offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.8 million individual and business members and clients. Desjardins Group is also home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, venture capital, asset management and secure leading-edge virtual access methods, all part of an integrated offer that is the only one of its kind in Canada. One of the largest employers in the country, Desjardins is backed by the knowledge and skills of its 42,000 employees and the commitment of its 6,300 elected officers. To find out more, consult

SOURCE Desjardins Group

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