CFA Society selects new board members

CFA Society selects new board members

CFA Society selects new board members The prestigious CFA Society Toronto has welcomed four new board members, following the appointment of a 15-year veteran at TD to board chair.

Alain Bergeron, M.Sc., CFA , senior vice president, investment management and head of asset allocation at Mackenzie Investments was among the four who have joined the board, who include, Vadim Gracie, FCSI, CFA, Pamela Steer, CPA, CA, CFA and Marcus Turner, CFA.

"On behalf of the board of directors, volunteers and management office I would like to welcome our new board members,” said incoming Chair Anish Chopra, the managing director and portfolio manager of TD Asset Management Inc.

“In the coming year we will be implementing a new strategic plan that will focus on improving member services and enhancing brand awareness of the CFA designation for CFA Society Toronto members.”

Bergeron served as vice-president and head of Global Tactical Asset Allocation at CPP Investment Board, traded derivatives at TD Securities, and taught undergraduate courses at HEC Montréal.  He is a recipient of the HEC 2009 Relève d' Excellence award which recognizes leadership excellence under 35.

He also holds a BBA and M.Sc. both from HEC Montréal, and holds the Chartered Market Technician and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Bergeron is on the Rotman Financial Services Advisory Board, the University of Waterloo Master of Quantitative Finance Advisory Board, has served as a committee member with The Toronto Financial Services Alliance and was a founding director of artsScene.

“In over six years of volunteerism with CFA Society Toronto there are many people that I have had the pleasure of working alongside and learning from,” said past chair, Chris Polson, CPA, CMA, CBV, CFA. “I would particularly like to express my gratitude to our departing board members - Sara Alvarado, Josephine Marks, Ron Schwarz, Andrew Turnbull and Markus Tyler - for their support, mentorship and inspiration during my term as board chair.”