CFA Institute honors CFA Society Montreal member and honorary president Jacques Lussier, Ph.D, CFA

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Published 28 September at 02:50PM, inArticles


CFA Institute honors CFA Society Montreal member and honorary president Jacques Lussier, Ph.D, CFA with the Outstanding Contribution to CFA Institute Education Programs Award

Montreal, September 28, 2018 – Against the backdrop of its commitment to the global investment management industry to build a better world for investors, CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, announces the recipients of its annual awards for outstanding contributions to the investment profession. The awards, bestowed by the CFA Institute Board of Governors, recognize individuals in the CFA Institute community for their exemplary leadership, impactful contributions, longstanding service, and commitment to ethics and standards.

This year, Jacques Lussier, Ph.D., CFA – honorary president of CFA Society Montreal and CIO of IPSOL Capital has received the Outstanding Contribution to CFA Institute Education Programs Award, in honor of C. Stewart Sheppard, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the continuing education of CFA Institute members and candidates.

Jacques is responsible for IPSOL Capital’s investment strategies across asset classes and research agenda. Previously, he was chief investment strategist at Desjardins Global Asset Management for 18 years and started his career as an academic at HEC Montreal business school. He was president of CFA Society Montreal from 2013-2015, is a member of the CFA Institute Research Foundation Regional Research Council – Americas, and develops research and educational material for CFA Montreal and CFA Institute. Jacques is also a board member of Retraite Québec, chair of its investment committee, and a member of the audit committee. He is also a member of the advisory board of InvestorLit, author of “Successful Investing Is A Process,” and co-author of “Rational Investing – The Subtleties of Asset Management.”

This year’s other honorees are:

  • Robert B. Hardaway, Jr., CFA - Special Service Award
  • Hareb Masood Al-Darmaki -Award for Professional Excellence
  • Dwight D. Churchill, CFA - Distinguished Service Award, in honor of Alfred C. “Pete” Morley
  • Lynn Stout - Leadership in Professional Ethics and Standards of Investment Award, in honor of Daniel J. Forrestal III

CFA Institute recognizes its award recipients with a monetary contribution to the organization of their choosing. Beneficiaries must support the CFA Institute mission to promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.

“On behalf of CFA Society Montreal members I would like to congratulate Jacques on this award and thank him for his exceptional contribution to our community and industry” said Frederick Chenel, CFA, president of CFA Society Montreal.