Jean-Guy Desjardins

Jean-Guy Desjardins

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Jean-Guy Desjardins is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Fiera Capital. He also co-founded TAL Global Asset Management in 1972 and was its principal shareholder until its acquisition in 2001. Desjardins has been in the investment management business since 1969. He has over 40 years of experience working as a financial analyst and portfolio manager. He has also served on a number of company boards, including that of the Bank of Canada.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Société de Services Financiers Fonds FMOQ
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research
  • Member of the Board of Directors of HEC Montréal
  • Member of the Board of Directors of DJM Capital Inc
  • Member of the Council of Governors of Centraide of Greater Montréal
  • Member of the Investment Committee of the Canadian Centre for Architecture 
  • Member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • CFA Charterholder


  • Desjardins was appointed to the Order of Canada in December 2014 for his contributions to the financial sector as a portfolio management entrepreneur.
  • He received the CFA Institute Award for Excellence in 2015, the highest and most prestigious distinction bestowed by the CFA Institute.