John Valentini has joined the Fiera Capital global team as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.
The firm has also promoted Sylvain Roy to President and Chief Operating Officer of it’s Canadian division, effective 1 October, 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 organisational 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,” says Brosseau (pictured).
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,” says 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, 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,” says 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, 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.