Fabienne Lacoste, CFA
President and CEO
Fabienne Lacoste holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance major, from HÉC Montréal (1990) and has the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) professional designation from the Association for Investment Management and Research (1997). In 1990, she started her career at Towers Perrin, a consulting firm, where she held the positions of Specialist, Assistant Advisor, and Asset Management Advisor. As an Asset Management Advisor, her role was to give advice to the pension funds on how to manage their assets by developing strategies, investment structures and policies, as well as conducting research and follow-ups on the plans for the investment managers and administrators. In 1996, she joined Altamira Management as Head of Customer Service for various pension funds and insurance company. One year later, she returns to Towers Perrin as Asset Management Advisor. In 1999, she agreed to take the position of Assistant Vice-President, Marketing for TAL Global Asset Management Inc. (now known as CIBC Global Asset Management) to later be promoted to the position of Vice-President, Marketing and Products Development. Ms. Lacoste was then responsible for all marketing, communications and product development activities for TAL institutional clients in Canada. In September 2004, she became Executive Director of Gestion FÉRIQUE.
In 2016, Ms. Lacoste has been appointed as President and CEO. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Ms. Lacoste is responsible for strategic direction as well as leading all activities of Gestion FÉRIQUE and its subsidiary, Services d’investissement FÉRIQUE. She manages a team of nearly 60 professionals who make up the internal teams in investment management, business development, marketing/communications and accounting/compliance. Ms. Lacoste sits on the Board od Directors and is a member of the Investment Monitoring Committee (IMC) of FÉRIQUE Funds as well as of various other committees created by the Board of Directors. She brings to the organisation over 20 years of experience in asset management, financial product development and financial marketing.