Canadian investment firm Fiera Capital Corp has appointed John Valentini as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Also, the company has promoted Sylvain Roy to president and chief operating officer of its Canadian division. Roy’s appointment becomes effective October 1. And, Fiera has added David Stréliski to its team as senior vice president and chief risk officer.
MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fiera Capital Corporation (TSX:FSZ) (“Fiera Capital”), a leading independent Canadian investment firm, is pleased to announce that John Valentini will be joining the Fiera Capital global team as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, effective as of today. Fiera Capital is also pleased to announce that Sylvain Roy has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of our Canadian division, effective October 1, 2015. Both will be reporting directly to Sylvain Brosseau, Fiera Capital’s global President and Chief Operating Officer.
“As Fiera Capital continues to pursue its growth plans in Canada and the US, our organizational structure has been adapted to best support our growing and geographically diverse operations. We are pleased to be able to count on seasoned leaders with extensive industry and market know-how as well as relevant expertise to help build a leading asset manager on a North American scale,” said Mr. Brosseau.
Mr. Valentini is an industry veteran with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in corporate finance and investment management. At Fiera Capital, he will spearhead the finance, operations and information technology, legal and compliance, and enterprise risk management functions as well as play a key role in strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, he was executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. Before he joined PSP investments as chief financial officer in 2005, he held a series of key executive roles in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring for public companies.
“Fiera Capital is an entrepreneurial and innovative investment firm with a solid track record and ambitious growth objectives. I am both honoured and excited to join the global team and contribute to Fiera Capital’s continued success,” said Mr. Valentini.
With the firm since 2004, Sylvain Roy has more than 18 years of industry experience. He was appointed chief investment officer in December 2013, and his prior experience also includes positions as senior portfolio manager – quantitative strategies and financial engineering, vice president – global asset allocation, as well as quantitative analyst roles at major Canadian investment management firms. In his new position, Mr. Roy will lead Fiera Capital’s Canadian operating division and related activities including the Canadian chief investment officer function.
“Investment performance has and will always be Fiera Capital’s top priority. I am very excited to take on these new responsibilities and to successfully bring our Canadian operations to the next stage of their growth,” said Mr. Roy.
Fiera Capital also recently appointed David Stréliski to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer. In this newly created position, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Stréliski is responsible for overseeing company-wide risk management. Most recently vice president – performance and evaluation with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, he has over 20 years of experience in this field.
About Fiera Capital Corporation
Fiera Capital Corporation is a leading Canadian publicly traded, independent asset management firm. It is one of only a handful of full service, multi-product investment firms in Canada offering clients Canadian and foreign equity and fixed income management as well as depth and expertise in asset allocation and non-traditional investments. As at June 30, 2015, the firm had assets under management of approximately CAD$90 billion. In Canada, Fiera Capital offers a full array of traditional and alternative investment solutions for institutional, private wealth and retail clients, as well as a proactive and tactical asset allocation process. In the U.S., asset management services are provided by its U.S. affiliates, which are investment advisers registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, visit www.fieracapital.com.