On January 4, 2022, Beutel Goodman announced that Jackie Corneil was promoted to General Manager, Finance and Administration as of January 1, 2022, and has joined the Management Committee. These changes follow Michael Gibson’s retirement as General Manager, Operations, on December 31, 2021, as previously announced on March 30, 2021.
On January 5, 2022, Fiera Capital announced that, in accordance with its CEO succession plan, Jean-Guy Desjardins, founder of Fiera Capital, became Executive Chairman of Fiera Capital’s Board of Directors, and Jean-Philippe Lemay became Global President and CEO of Fiera Capital. These appointments took effect January 1, 2022. Jean-Guy Desjardins will continue to play an active role in making key strategic and investment decisions within the firm, including maintaining his commitment to serving the firm's clients.
On January 18, 2022, PH&N announced that Stephen Burke will be stepping down as co-head of the PH&N Fixed Income team on June 30, 2022. Graeme Robertson will also be stepping down as co-head of the same team on December 31, 2022. Stephen and Graeme have already begun transferring their co-head responsibilities to their successors, 2 seasoned members of the PH&N Fixed Income team, Kristian Sawkins and Bryan Mascoe.
On January 19, 2022, Mirova announced that Ladislas Smia will be leaving Mirova to pursue a new career opportunity outside of the asset management industry, and that Mathilde Dufour will step down as the team's Deputy Head/Director of Listed Market Research and become the new Head of Sustainability Research.
On January 26, 2022, Mondrian announced the following changes:
- Promotion of Jonathan Spread to Head of Research, United States. Jonathan has 10 years of experience at Mondrian.
- Promotion of James Francken to Senior Portfolio Manager. James joined the firm in 2009.
- Promotion of Alex Simcox to Head of ESG. Alex has been with Mondrian for 14 years and was part of the International team. He is joining the Global and International Committees.
- Promotion of Steven Dutaut to Head of Research, Europe and Asia. Steven has been with Mondrian for 14 years and is part of the International team.
- Aileen Gan (CIO Global Equities) is joining the International Committee to further align the 2 teams.
On January 26, 2022, AllianceBernstein announced the departure at the end of March 2022 of Jackie Pincus, High Yield Portfolio Manager and member of the Canada Fixed Income team. Jackie will be replaced by Robert Schwartz, who has been with the firm for 10 years and has over 20 years of experience. Most recently, Robert was part of the Credit Research team and has previously managed portfolios.
On January 26, 2022, PGIM announced that effective February 1, 2022, Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson will assume the role of PGIM Global Head of ESG. Eugenia was previously Head of ESG Research at PGIM Fixed Income. John Ploeg and Armelle de Vienne are now co-heads of ESG Research within PGIM Fixed Income and will report to Richard Greenwood, Head of Credit.
On January 26, 2022, DGIA announced the hiring of François Panneton as Director of Quantitative Strategies. François and his team will be primarily responsible for the development and management of systematic mandates, quantitative research and financial modeling/engineering across all asset classes.
There is also the hiring of Christopher Mann as Portfolio Manager in the Global Equities team under Tommy Nguyen. Christopher has nearly 20 years of experience managing North American equity portfolios. His arrival should help structure research efforts in U.S. securities and research support for Canadian equities.