About CFA Montréal
Finance in action
CFA Montréal is a leader in the investment profession. As a proud partner of key players in Montréal's financial world, our association actively contributes to the growth, health and culture of collaboration in this dynamic ecosystem. CFA Montréal is part of the CFA Institute's global network.
Our association is made up of highly talented men and women. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation is the highest distinction in the financial sector. It is recognized worldwide and attests to the rigorous academic background and career path that prepared these professionals to face the most complex challenges and issues in finance and investment management.
- Tenth largest CFA society in the world
- 3,200 charterholders
- More than 2,500 candidates registered for the exams
- More than 5,000 participants in events each year
- Ten CFA Institute Excellence Awards since 2013
- Seventy years in the local community
Contribute to the development of our members' skills and career progression and promote their expertise, the CFA® designation and its values of ethics and professional excellence.
To be recognized for the expertise and influence of our members in the Montreal finance ecosystem and to represent a community of members committed to their association.
In addition to the values of ethics and professional excellence associated with the CFA® designation, CFA Montréal has adopted complementary values:
CFA Institute sets the standards for the practices of investment professionals and administers the CFA® program, which leads to the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The CFA Institute is made up of more than 170,000 investment experts in 160 markets.
2021-2022 Board of directors
Chair: Thomas Gagné, CFA
Lise Estelle Brault, CFA | Michel Charron, CFA | Ludovic Dumas, CFA | Jean-François Tremblay, CFA
The Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors with its duties and obligations regarding the quality and integrity of the organization’s financial reporting. It also contributes to external audit, internal monitoring, risk management and information security activities.
Chair: Sandy Poiré, CFA
Julie Ducharme, CFA | Odrée Ducharme, CFA | Haig Vanlian, CFA
The Governance Committee supports the Board of Directors in establishing governance based on the principles of efficiency, transparency and accountability. It is responsible for reviewing the structure, composition, mandate, performance and operations of the Board and its committees. Its goal is to ensure the best possible service for members in accordance with the ethical and professional standards of CFA Montréal and the CFA Institute.
Strategic Planning Committee
Chair: Jean-Bastien Auger, CFA
Tamara Close, CFA | Julie-Andrée Côté, CFA | Julie Ducharme, CFA | Odrée Ducharme, CFA | Carl Robert, CFA
This committee contributes to the strategic reflection process that underlies the development of the organization’s strategic plan. Once the direction, objectives and development focuses are identified, the committee works with senior management to implement the strategic plan, defining an annual action plan and KPIs.
Programming and Events Committee
Chair: Nissrine Marouk, CFA | Vice-Chair: Michel Charron, CFA
Frédérick Béland, CFA | Ioana Circo, CFA | Ralph Daghfal, CFA | Maxime Dubé, CFA | Jean-François Fortin, CFA | Stéphane Gagnon, CFA | Yusuke Khan, CFA | Meriem Mehdaoui, CFA | Mathieu Pineau-Pelletier, CFA | Sam Reda, CFA | Miville Tremblay, CFA
This committee is responsible for supporting CFA® charterholders in their networking and ongoing training by offering a calendar of targeted activities based on members’ professional development and training needs. It also stays current on developments in the industry to update members on new trends, best practices and matters related to professional conduct.
Chair: Philippe Masin, CFA | Vice-Chairs: Catherine Lévesque-Roussel, CFA, Ludovic Duquette-Dépatie, CFA and Alexander Comeau, CFA
PAIRING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Jean-Bastien Auger, CFA | Richard Babineau, CFA | Daniel Conti, CFA | Julie-Andrée Côté, CFA | Brian Cyr, CFA | Pierre Czyzowicz, CFA | Patrick Fontaine | Edmund Piro, CFA |
The Mentoring Committee oversees a unique mentorship program. Participants are matched by the Pairing Committee following a rigorous selection process.
University Relations Committee
Chair: Danielle Filistin, CFA
Lédéenne Chapleau, CFA | Guillaume Gagnier, CFA | Mengwei Gao, CFA | Simon Guyard, CFA | Tatiana Hakim, CFA | Melissa La Haye, CFA | Omar Mourad, CFA | Christophe Truong, CFA | Valeria Ursu, CFA | Sukyong Yang, CFA | Clara Lanxu Zhang, CFA
The committee establishes and maintains contact with finance professors and student associations from the various Quebec universities. It encourages meetings between students and professionals and promotes the CFA program.
Chair: Tamara Close, CFA | Vice-Chair: Ann-Marie Monette
Vincent Beaulieu, CFA | Gary Berdowski, CFA | Michel Charron, CFA | Ralph Daghfal, CFA | Charles Fortier, CFA | Julien Laberge | Isabelle Laprise, CFA | Maria Maisuradze, CFA | Réjean Nguyen, CFA | Kenny Tang, CFA | Clara Lanxu Zhang, CFA
The ESG Committee monitors relevant industry news and issues with regards to environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration and sustainable investing. They develop training sessions and educational content for members to acquire and broaden ESG-related knowledge and skills. Occasionally, committee members are invited to contribute to the development of positions on specific ESG issues or initiatives within the investment industry. Members also provide advisory support and knowledge to CFA Montreal with respect to the implementation of internal practices related to environmental, social and governance criteria.
Chair: Frédéric Béland, CFA
Mariane Bastien, CFA | Francis Belhumeur, CFA | Jonathan Bérubé, CFA | Diane Dusabimana, CFA | Christian Lachaussée, CFA | Jonathan Lépine, CFA | Georges Moraitis, CFA | Philippe Schingh-Massé, CFA | Irena Stefanovska, CFA
This committee monitors the industry for developments in financial technology and organizes training to help members gain fintech knowledge and skills.
OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS
CFA Montreal has set itself ambitious strategic objectives to benefit members, employers, investors and the Montreal financial community. However, it would not be possible for us to achieve our growth and training objectives without the invaluable support of our partners in the Montreal finance industry and business community.
CFA Montreal is grateful for the support of the following partners. We thank them for their vital contribution to the realization of our mission, ambitions and activities.
Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in being part of our strategic partners.
CAISSE DE DÉPÔT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans. As of December 31, 2018, it held CA309.5 billion in net assets. As one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, CDPQ invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt.
In finance, talent is a key ingredient for success. The professionals who hold the CFA ® designation are without question among the most talented in the Montreal financial services industry. They are exemplary ambassadors of our financial market and contribute greatly to the international stature of the city.
When Finance Montréal, Quebec’s financial hub, was created in 2010 by the major local financial institutions with the support of the Quebec government, the leaders who joined together to form it put the promotion of Quebec talent at the heart of its objectives. The partnership between Finance Montréal and CFA Montreal was a natural alliance, and it has continued to grow and flourish ever since. With its 24 Governor Members, 13 Associate Members and almost 100 volunteer professionals, many of whom hold the CFA ® designation, Finance Montréal fosters cooperation among a vast range of financial sector players to oversee the industry’s common interests and raise awareness of the financial specializations found in Montreal.
Finance Montréal and CFA Montreal are part of the same extended family. Together, we will continue to strengthen the financial services industry in Montreal and across Quebec by generating growth in high-value-added activities that are strategic to the sector’s development. To learn more about Finance Montréal, please visit www.finance-montreal.com.
BMO Asset Management
BMO Asset Management is focused on helping our clients across Canada meet their investment goals, while also building a more sustainable and secure future for us all. Our clients include institutional investors stewarding large pools of capital, advisors who help clients plan and save for their future and individuals managing their own personal assets. Investing well, in a fast moving and interconnected world, requires both a global perspective and an appreciation of local circumstances. These are strengths you can find at BMO Asset Management. We provide a spectrum of both active and passive capabilities across equities, fixed income, and alternatives. Alongside stand-alone asset class capabilities actively aiming to deliver outperformance, we offer a range of exchange traded funds featuring major benchmark indices, segmented fixed income, factor or rule-based beta, ESG, as well as innovative and active solutions. BMO Asset Management's Exchange Traded Funds (“ETF”) business was launched in 2009 and quickly became the top ETF asset gatherer in Canada, providing over 140 listings and managing over $87.6 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2021.
Fiera Capital is a leading independent global asset management firm with approximately C$171.0 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2020. The Company provides institutional, retail and private wealth clients with access to full-service integrated money management solutions across traditional and alternative asset classes. Fiera Capital’s depth of expertise, diversified investment platform and commitment to delivering outstanding service are core to its mission of being at the forefront of investment management science to create sustainable wealth for clients. Fiera Capital trades under the ticker FSZ on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Triasima Portfolio Management
Triasima Portfolio Management is a Canadian investment management firm. It is wholly owned by its employees and directors, and is completely independent from any other company or organization. Triasima serves a select group of institutional and individual clients. The firm is known for its unique Three-Pillar Approach™, which combines fundamental, quantitative, and trend analyses in a rigorous, yet innovative, investment process.