As Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Vincent is Co-Manager of our Emerging Markets Equity investment strategy, is Senior Manager of our Ethical Equity strategy and of our Alternative Emerging Markets strategy, is responsible for macroeconomic research and leads our team’s operations.
Vincent spent the first five years of his career at Ernst & Young as an auditor and subsequently as senior analyst in the Transaction Advisory Services group. During those years, he was also a lecturer in financial analysis at McGill University in Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Public Accounting Diploma courses, and later in the MBA Program. In 2005, Vincent obtained a Master’s in Finance at the London Business School, where he was awarded the Merrill Lynch Scholarship.
Vincent subsequently fulfilled roles as an equity research associate for Merrill Lynch in London and RBC Capital Markets in Montréal. At the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec from 2005 to 2009, he managed profitably long/short equity macro funds totaling more than $1B under management, generating significant alpha with low risk during the crisis years. He then held significant responsibilities as associate director of Capital Markets at Bell, as director of business development in a startup hedge fund with a well-known New York strategist, as portfolio manager in an emerging alternative asset manager investing in options-based strategies, as well as vice president of investments in a multi-family office managing portfolios across asset classes for ultra high net worth clients. These roles have provided him with hands-on experience and valuable insights on fundamental research, alternative asset management, active risk control, a corporation’s perspective, understanding investors’ objectives, and the more subtle aspects of establishing an investment firm.
Active in his community, Vincent has been involved in various non-profit organizations over the years and is now treasurer of Mission inclusion (also known as the Léger Foundation) and president of its investment committee.