MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited is pleased to announce two executive appointments that are effective as of November 23, 2018.
G. Pierre Lapointe was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and continues in his role as Head of Private Wealth Management at Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited. Mr. Lapointe has spent most of his career at Jarislowsky Fraser, after joining the firm in 1985. He has held various senior positions, including more than 15 years as Executive Vice-President and the last six years as President and Chairman of the Executive Committee. In his role as Vice-Chairman, he will continue to play a leadership role in guiding the firm's strategic growth.
Maxime Ménard has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited. Mr. Ménard has been with the firm since 2003 and has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry. He previously held the position of Executive Vice-President, providing strong leadership in building the business, setting the strategic framework and developing partnerships for the business.
"I have worked with Maxime for the last 15 years and have every confidence in his vision and leadership," said Pierre Lapointe. "Both he and I, along with the other senior leaders at Jarislowsky Fraser, are all former partners with long tenures at the firm, and we share a deep belief in our founder Stephen Jarislowsky's long-standing core principles of high quality, lower risk investing. We remain committed to growing Jarislowsky Fraser as an autonomous, research-focused and client-centric investment management firm."
"I am honoured to take on this new role and continue to build on Jarislowsky Fraser's iconic brand and reputation as a trusted investment manager to institutional and high net worth clients. With the support of Pierre and our strong management team, I am excited to lead the next chapter in the firm's history as we further deepen our relationships in Canada and expand our product offering internationally," said Maxime Ménard.
About Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited
Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited is one of Canada's leading investment management firms. Founded in 1955 as a research boutique, Jarislowsky Fraser today manages the portfolios of pension funds, foundations and endowments, corporations and individuals in Canada and internationally — representing nearly $40 billion in assets under management. Its investment philosophy is built on a foundation of time-tested conservative principles and more than 60 years of fundamental research. Jarislowsky Fraser's history and culture are rooted in investment stewardship, which is expressed through an adherence to high quality investing, a long-term investment horizon and the advancement of good governance and sustainable investing. For more information, please visit www.jflglobal.com.
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