Office address: 1981 McGill College Avenue Suite 1500 Montréal, Québec H3A 0H5
Year established: 2003
Company type: investment management
Expertise: Canadian equity, global, international & US equity, Canadian fixed income, asset allocation, and non-traditional investments
Parent company: N.A.
CEO and key people: Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chair of the Board and Global CEO
Financing status: corporation
Fiera Capital is an independent asset management firm with over $164 billion in assets under management (AUM). The company was founded in 2003 with headquarters in Montréal.
Today, Fiera Capital has offices in 10 cities in 6 countries. The company offers a wide range of investment products and services to institutional, financial intermediary, and private wealth clients around the world.
Fiera Capital was formed after the acquisition of Elantis Investment Management, a subsidiary of the Desjardins Group. Fiera Capital has since expanded through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions.
In 2016, Fiera Capital acquired Charlemagne Capital Limited, an asset manager with offices in the UK, the Isle of Man, and Germany. This move gave Fiera a presence in the European markets. Other acquisitions in 2017 and 2018, meanwhile, gained Fiera a foothold in Asia.
Fiera Capital offers a wide range of investment products and services, including:
Fiera Capital aims to be one of the top 100 asset managers in the world. The company is known for its talented workforce, research-driven strategies, and creative investment solutions. The firm’s overall goal is to create sustainable wealth for its clients.
At the core of Fiera’s investment strategy is a devotion to research. Teamwork and an open flow of ideas complement the fruits of this research to help come up with creative solutions for its clients.
Jean-Guy Desjardins founded Fiera Capital in 2003. He is currently the Chair of the Board and Global CEO, returning in 2023 after stepping down in 2021.
This is not the first asset management company that Desjardins built. He also co-founded TAL Global Asset Management in 1972 shortly after graduating from university.
Desjardins has had a distinguished career spanning nearly 50 years. He has received accolades from different organizations in Canada. In 2014, he was appointed to the Order of Canada. In 2015, he received the CFA Institute Award for Excellence - the highest award given by the CFA Institute. And in 2022, he was bestowed the 2022 YMCA Peace Medal by the YMCAs of Quebec Foundation.
Fiera Capital continues to work towards becoming among the top 100 asset managers in the world. Research, teamwork, and an exchange of ideas within the organization will continue to define its culture.
Under the steady and dependable leadership of Jean-Guy Desjardins, Fiera is well-positioned to continue growing its assets under management and expanding its product offerings. Unwavering success is in the future for Fiera Capital.
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