Montreal, November 29, 2021 - Desjardins Global Asset Management (“DGAM”) announces the appointment of Christian Felx, an accomplished investment professional with extensive experience, as its Head of Responsible Investment.
Mr. Felx was previously Manager, Research and Responsible Investment at Desjardins Global Asset Management (DGAM).
"The appointment of our first-ever Head of Responsible Investment is a critical step in the transformation of DGAM to officialise our position as leaders in the Responsible Investment space. to an integrated global investment manager", said Nicolas Richard, President & Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Global Asset Management.
Mr. Felx’s will continue his responsibilities in leading the institutional IR strategy and supporting the development of RI solutions for DGAM’s institutional clients. Mr. Felx will also continue his responsible for ensuring that DGAM’s investment management teams adheres to and incorporates DGAM’s ESG criteria into the stock analysis and selection process. He is also responsible for shareholder engagement and is an active member of the Responsible Investing community.
“I am excited and honoured to be officially recognized as the head of responsible investment at DGAM,” said Mr. Felx. “Having represented DGAM during Desjardins Group’s incredible progress in executing on its new responsible investment strategy over the past months, I look forward to contributing to the future of RI at DGAM. I’m eager to put my skills to work on behalf of DGAM’s institutional clients.”
Prior to joining DGAM Christian joined Desjardins in 2007. His career in the investment industry began in 2005 when he worked at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec as a Quantiative Analyst. He later joined DGAM in the capacity of a Portfolio Manager and then Director, Systematic Strategy before his current appointment.
Christian holds a Master of Science (Finance, Economics) from Université de Montréal and is a CFA charterholder.