Thomas Gagné has been working in market finance for more than 20 years. He currently holds the position of Portfolio Manager, Private Markets, at Desjardins Global Asset Management. In this capacity, he is tasked with selecting and monitoring external fund managers and helping to build multi-management and alternative asset portfolios focusing on the retail market. His duties in his previous position at Desjardins included managing an allocated pool of assets, which required him to identify, assess and track strategic investment opportunities in private funds. Prior to this, he was in charge of fintech partnerships and investments. Mr. Gagné started his career in the Desjardins Group’s Treasury Department, where he contributed to a number of strategic initiatives related to capital management, interest rate and liquidity risk management, and asset restructuring.

He holds an M.Sc, Finance from the University of Sherbrooke, which he completed in 2002. Two years earlier, he graduated from the Université du Québec à Rimouski with a BBA, also specializing in finance. He earned both his CFA® and his FRM® designations in 2006. He is an avid marathon runner and triathlete, and has served as a cycling mentor for the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie since 2015. His involvement with CFA Montréal dates back to 2009.