Canadian equity

Our Canadian equity team at a glance

  • Highly qualified portfolio managers with an average of nearly 15 years of industry experience.
  • Detailed fundamental analysis that produces high-conviction stock recommendations before they are introduced into the portfolio.
  • Active management based on systematic processes that are disciplined, uncompromising and conservative.

Investment style and philosophy

No matter what strategy is used, our investment style is centred on three principles:

  • Using a disciplined approach in which risk management is an integral component of the investment process.
  • Creating value using a quantamental strategy that combines fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis..
  • Adopting a transferable investment process that can be repeated over time.

Investment solutions

Canadian equity

An investment approach based on a combination of fundamental, quantitative and trend analysis aimed at increasing the level of conviction.

This solution invests primarily in companies in the S&P/TSX Composite index. It aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation while delivering regular, above-market returns.

Canadian dividend equity

An investment approach based on a combination of fundamental, quantitative and trend analysis aimed at increasing the level of conviction.

This solution invests in companies in the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend index that offer sustainable dividend yields. It aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation while generating stable income.

Canadian high-income equity

An investment approach based on a combination of fundamental, quantitative and trend analysis aimed at increasing the level of conviction.

This solution invests in stocks offering sustainable high dividend yields. It aims to provide high risk-adjusted income that tracks a custom benchmark index.

Marc Provost, CFA, IAS.A

Vice-President and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Public Markets

Marc Provost is head of the investment team for Canadian equity and co-manager of the general portfolio. He is also in charge of our systematic equity strategies, including responsible investment, and works jointly with Christian Duceppe to lead the tactical asset allocation group.

He has worked in the investment industry since 1983. Before joining Desjardins Global Asset Management in 2015, he spent 11 years serving as senior vice-president, managing director and chief investment officer of Intact. Prior to this, he was an executive at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montrusco Bolton and ING Canada.

Mr. Provost has a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) from HEC Montréal.

Marc Provost

Tommy Nguyen, MBA

Director, Canadian Equity

Tommy Nguyen is the co-manager of the general portfolio and is responsible for analyzing securities in the gold and energy sectors. Before joining Desjardins Global Asset Management in 2015, he was Senior Portfolio manager and alternative strategies at Professionals’ Financial and Palos Management. He has worked in the financial industry since 2003.

Mr. Nguyen holds a diploma in software engineering from Concordia University and an EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) from Athabasca University.

Tommy Nguyen

Luc Gibelleau, M.Sc., CFA

Senior Sector Portfolio Manager

Luc Gibelleau is responsible for analyzing and managing securities in the financial services (excluding real estate), telecommunications and utilities sectors. Before joining Desjardins Global Asset Management in 2016, he was a sector portfolio manager at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Montreal Transit Corporation (STM). He has worked in the financial industry since 1999.

Mr. Gibelleau has a Bachelor's degree in Science and a Master's degree in Economics from Université de Montréal.

Luc Gibelleau

Jérôme Lacombe, M.Sc., CFA, FRM

Sector Portfolio Manager

Jérôme Lacombe is responsible for analyzing and managing securities in the industrials, technology and materials (excluding gold) sectors. He is also co-manager of securities in the consumer staples sector. Before joining Desjardins Global Asset Management in 2016, he worked for eight years as a principal analyst (equity strategies) at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Mr. Lacombe has a Master's degree in Applied Finance from Université de Sherbrooke.

Jérôme Lacombe

Anne Perreault, M.Sc., CFA

Sector Portfolio Manager

Anne Perreault is responsible for analyzing and managing securities in the real estate and healthcare sectors. She is also co-manager of securities in the consumer staples sector. She has more than 17 years of experience in financial markets. Before joining Desjardins Global Asset Management in 2016, she worked for Desjardins Securities in various capacities, including as a portfolio manager. She has worked in the financial industry since 1999.

Ms. Perreault has a Master's degree in Finance from Université de Sherbrooke.

Anne Perreault

Charles Raymond, M.Sc.

Sector Portfolio Manager

Charles Raymond is responsible for analyzing and managing securities in the consumer discretionary sector as well as handling quantitative analysis (risk management and securities selection). He interned in investment at Intact Investment Management, then worked as an analyst for the Montreal police pension fund. He joined Desjardins Global Asset Management in 2015.

Mr. Raymond has a Master's degree in Applied Finance from Université de Sherbrooke.

Charles Raymond

Michael Cristofaro, M.Sc., CFA

Trader, Canadian Equity

Michael Cristofaro is responsible for technical analysis, among other things. Before joining Desjardins Global Asset Management in 2015, he worked at Standard Life Investment’s equity trading desk. He has worked in the financial industry since 2010.

Mr. Cristofaro has a Master's degree in Applied Finance from the school of management at Université du Québec à Montréal.

Michael Cristofaro

Mathieu Lussier, M.Sc.

Analyst, Canadian Equity

Mathieu Lussier is responsible for quantitative analysis and machine learning, in addition to being a trader. Before joining Desjardins Global Asset Management in 2018, he worked as an analyst and developer at Crystalline Management.

Mr. Lussier has a Master’s degree in Applied Finance from Université de Sherbrooke.

Mathieu Lussier

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