Organization update at Mawer
On May 7, 2018, Mawer announced the appointment of Craig Senyk, CFA, as President, effective January 1st, 2019; this appointment is in anticipation of the upcoming retirement of current President Michael Mezei on December 31, 2018. Mr. Mezei will continue to serve on Mawer's board until the end of 2019. Mr. Senyk has been with Mawer for more than 20 years and has held various positions, including leading institutional and private client segments. Currently, he is Vice-Chairman of the Board, Institutional Portfolio Manager and Co-Manager of the Mawer Balanced Tax Advantage Fund.
Hiring at Global Alpha
On May 10, 2018, Global Alpha informed us of the hiring of two new Analysts, Tracy Li and Anthony Sutton. Ms. Li will support Qing Ji, Portfolio Manager, in Asia-Pacific region research as well as in the consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors. Mr. Sutton will support the Portfolio Manager David Savignac in European equity research, mainly in the industrial and materials sectors.
Hiring at Hexavest
Effective May 22, 2018, Mr. Vincent Delisle, CFA, will join Hexavest as Co-Chief Investment Officer and join the strategy team alongside Vital Proulx, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Jean-Pierre Couture, Chief Economist. Mr. Delisle has more than 20 years of industry experience and has led Scotiabank's Portfolio Strategy team since 2004. His arrival will not result in any changes to the firm's portfolio construction process, or to the responsibilities of managers and analysts already in place.
Hiring at AlphaFixe
On May 28, 2018, AlphaFixe Capital announced the hiring of David Langlois as an Analyst. He will support the members of the investment team in model development, database updating and programming. Prior to this, David was employed by Caisse de Dépôt et de placement du Québec.