Desjardins Global Asset Management hires François Panneton as Director of Quantitative Strategies
Montréal, January 24, 2022 - François Panneton joins DGAM as Director of Quantitative Strategies, effective January 24, 2022. Prior to joining DGAM, Mr. Panneton was Chief Quantitative Officer at Manulife Asset Management. He holds a PhD in computer science from Université de Montréal.
Reporting to Guy Lamontagne, Vice-President and Head of Investment Strategy, Mr. Panneton will lead the team of DGAM professionals responsible for the development and management of systematic mandates, quantitative research and financial modeling across all asset classes (equity, fixed income, derivatives).
"I am proud to take on this mandate at the helm of a seasoned team that manages $2.3 billion in assets for DGIA's institutional clients," said François Panneton.
About Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. (DGAM)
Founded in 1998, Desjardins Global Asset Management (DGAM) is one of Canada's leading asset managers, with in-house expertise in equities, fixed income and real assets (infrastructure and real estate) in a variety of investment vehicles. DGIA manages over C$92 billion (as of December 31, 2021) in institutional assets on behalf of insurance companies, pension funds, endowments, not-for-profit organizations and corporations across Canada.
With offices in Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto, our team of over 80 investment professionals uses a collaborative approach and combines innovation, accessibility and discipline to design solutions tailored to the unique needs of our clients. We integrate our cooperative values into our investment process to ensure that we help our partners and clients grow their assets in a sustainable and responsible manner.