Jean-François Bernier
(B.A.A., LL. B.,
 LL. M.)

Director, Interactive Brokers Canada Inc. /Timber Hill Canada Co.

Member of the Barreau du Québec since 1990, Mr. Bernier is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). In addition to sitting on the District Council and several Quebec District Committees of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and on the Disciplinary Committee of the Montreal Exchange, he is a lecturer in Business Law and securities at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke since 1993 and in Derivatives Law at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal since 2010.

Ali Boudhina,
(Ph. D.)

Director, Risk Management – Fixed Income, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Mr. Boudhina is responsible for the risk measurement and analysis of CDPQ’s Fixed Income portfolio. He contributes to the improvement of risk measures, trade analysis and support of investment teams. Before joining the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Mr. Boudhina worked for several years in consulting, where he was charged with several modeling mandates for banks and financial institutions.

Katell Burot, CPA, CA

Consultant in financial reporting, IFRS Specialist and business manager

Certified professional accountant by training, Ms. Burot has worked for nearly 15 years in accounting firms, with large-scale companies, public and private. An expert in IFRS standards, she has managed a financial information consulting practice at Richter. She graduated from Science Po (Paris) and holds a master’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Paris-Dauphine. She is also an instructor for the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec and has been a business manager for 3 years.

Julie Chartier,

Director, Services and Operations, Asset Management – Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, Desjardins Group

Ms. Chartier has been Director of Operations at Desjardins – International Asset Management for almost five years for securities, derivatives, private investments and infrastructure activities. During her career, she held various positions at Desjardins and at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, where she contributed to numerous major projects.

Alain Elkaïm, CFA, FRM
(M. Sc.)

Full-Time Lecturer, HEC Montréal

With past experience as a quantitative research portfolio manager at Desjardins Asset Management, Mr. Elkaïm now oversees trading room activities at HEC Montréal and teaches derivatives, financial markets trading and portfolio management.

Guillaume Gfeller,
(M. Sc.)

Vice President, Research and Quantitative Solutions, Fiera Capital

Mr. Gfeller contributes to the management of systematic and quantitative investment strategies. He has 5 years of investment experience and has been with the firm since 2011. Prior to his current role, he was a senior analyst for the active fixed income management team at Fiera Capital.

Franck Y. Goussanou,
(Ph.D., CFA)

Consultant and trainer

Consultant, lecturer and business trainer in the field of finance and investments, Mr. Goussanou holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Paul Sabatier University (France) as well as a Master in Computer Science from Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (France). He is also a CFA Charterholder. For the last 17 years, Mr. Goussanou has acquired a broad experience in the Financial sector covering Portfolio Management, Financial Engineering, Investment Risk Management, Investment Compliance and Performance, Data Management and Investment Operations. Most recently, he held the position of VP and Chief Risk Officer, Global Wealth and Asset Management at Manulife Financial.

Pierre-Éloi Laurin, CFA,
(M. Sc.)

Chief Portfolio Manager,
National Bank Financial, Canada

Mr. Laurin has more than 20 years of experience in derivatives. He was Partner, then Director of exchange options at the National Bank of Canada, and Director of currencies and derivatives at Caisse centrale Desjardins, as well as CEO of FX Capital Management.

Vincent Marquis, CFA

Structured Solutions Group, National Bank

Vincent Marquis, CFA, is COO of Structured solutions at National Bank of Canada. The group is active in the management of structured products and their distribution through several networks across Canada. Since joining the Bank in 2003, Mr. Marquis has held various management positions related to the management and development of various credit and investment products for a diversified customer base composed of institutional investors, portfolio managers, and private investors.

Marie-Chantal Ouellette, CPA,
(M. Sc.)

Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte

Ms. Ouellette has ten years of experience in financial engineering and is a specialist in the valuation of financial instruments and derivatives, complex debt structures, guaranteed financial assets, illiquid investments and quantification of risks. Prior to joining Deloitte, she gained experience in asset and liability management and risk management with Aon Consulting. Her responsibilities also included portfolio optimization, asset allocation and performance attribution.

nicolas papageorgiou,
(M. Sc., Ph.D.)

Full professor at HEC Montréal and Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital.

Mr. Papageorgiou is responsible for the research initiatives at Fiera Capital, aiming to design innovative quantitative and systematic solutions. Full professor at HEC Montréal since 2002, he also has 12 years of experience in consulting with various North American financial institutions, including asset management companies, pension funds, consulting firms and the Montreal Exchange.

Axel Y.G. Siliadin,
(Ph. D.)

Director, Deloitte

Mr. Siliadin is Director of the financial advisory in financial engineering at Deloitte’s Montreal office. He specializes in the pricing of complex financial instruments as well as the development and validation of credit and market risk models. His clients include Canada’s largest banks and insurance companies.

Guylaine Vincent

Business consultant in IT / Finance / Banking / Financial Markets

Ms. Vincent is Senior director with a strong experience in implementing major end-to-end strategic investment systems and TI systems initiatives for major financial institutions, including BCI, PSP Investments, BNP Paribas, CDPQ, Societe Generale and National Bank of Canada. Deep knowledge of business planning / implementation and of the project management lifecycle. Unique blend of IT, financial, staff, project and change management skills. Ability to train, manage and motivate high performance teams that achieve Financial objectives.