Firm History

Creation of the firm

2003
$5B AUM 50 Employees 1 Location
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Creation of the firm
2003 September
Fiera Capital is created through the acquisition of Elantis Investment Management, a subsidiary of the Desjardins Group, with initial AUM of approximately $5 billion.

A strong growth platform

2005
$10B AUM 60 Employees 2 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
A strong growth platform
2005 October
Acquisition of Senecal Investment Counsel represents a significant first step in the building of a strong growth platform that combines organic growth with strategic acquisitions.

Debut of alternative strategies

2005
$10B AUM 60 Employees 2 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Debut of alternative strategies
2005 January-December
The firm introduces its first alternative investment strategy.

Broadening the client base

2006
$26B AUM 95 Employees 2 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Broadening the client base
2006 February
The firm introduces its first alternative investment strategy.

New infrastructure joint venture

2008
$18B AUM 100 Employees 2 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
New infrastructure joint venture
2008 December
Newly-created Fiera Axium Infrastructure joint venture focuses on investments in core infrastructure assets.

Foreign equities added to mix

2009
$17B AUM 100 Employees 2 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Foreign equities added to mix
2009 January-December
The firm fields its first Foreign Equities team.

Vaulting into the industry's top ranks

2010
$30B AUM 150 Employees 4 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Vaulting into the industry's top ranks
2010 September
Merger with Sceptre Investment Counsel creates the fifth-largest independent asset-management firm in Canada.

The firm goes public

2010
$30B AUM 150 Employees 4 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
The firm goes public
2010 September
Fiera Sceptre shares are listed on the TSX:ticker symbol ‘FSZ’.

U.S. beachhead established

2011
$29B AUM 160 Employees 4 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
U.S. beachhead established
2011 September
The firm’s first U.S. office opens in Boston

AUM tops $50-billion mark

2012
$53B AUM 210 Employees 5 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
AUM tops $50-billion mark
2012 April
With the acquisition of Natcan Investment Management, a subsidiary of National Bank, the firm’s AUM reaches $54 billion, making it the fourth-largest independent asset manager in Canada.

Name change approved

2012
$53B AUM 220 Employees 5 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Name change approved
2012 April
Coincident with the Natcan acquisition, shareholders approved renaming the firm Fiera Capital Corporation.

National real-estate platform

2012
$53B AUM 230 Employees 5 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
National real-estate platform
2012 April
Combination of Fiera Properties and Roycom Inc. creates a new national real estate investment platform.

Increased profile in western canada

2012
$58B AUM 255 Employees 6 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Increased profile in western canada
2012 November
Acquisition of the Calgary-based Canadian Wealth Management Group Inc. boosts AUM by $6 billion and sets the stage for Fiera Capital’s growth in Western Canada.

Purchase of ubs assets fuel growth

2013
$65B AUM 265 Employees 6 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Purchase of ubs assets fuel growth
2013 January
Fiera Capital acquires the Canadian fixed income, Canadian equity and domestic balanced-account businesses of UBS Global Asset Management, representing some $8 billion of AUM.

Fiera quantum established

2013
$65B AUM 300 Employees 6 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Fiera quantum established
2013 May
Newly created Fiera Quantum subsidiary assumes responsibility for managing select alternative asset-management funds acquired from GMP Capital Inc

Key acquisitions bolster u.s. presence

2013
$77B AUM 400 Employees 7 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Key acquisitions bolster u.s. presence
2013 October
Acquisition of Bel Air Investment Advisors, a wealth-management firm based in Los Angeles, and Wilkinson O’Grady, a New York-based global asset manager, expands the firm’s U.S. presence and adds $8.5 billion of AUM.

Closed-end investement funds

2014
$84B AUM 420 Employees 8 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Closed-end investement funds
2014 September
Fiera Capital acquires Toronto-based Propel Capital Corporation, which focuses on closed-end investment funds.

U.S. division gains critical mass with addition of samson capital

2015
$101B AUM 480 Employees 9 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
U.S. division gains critical mass with addition of samson capital
2015 October
The firm continues to grow its U.S. platform with the acquisition of New York-based Samson Capital Advisors LLC, a prominent fixed-income investment manager, increasing total AUM to in excess of $98 billion.

Firm extends reach to asia-pacific

2015
$101B AUM 490 Employees 9 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Firm extends reach to asia-pacific
2015 November
Fiera Capital extends its distribution reach to the Asia-Pacific market, through a partnership with Nissay Asset Management, the investment-management arm of Nippon Life Insurance.

Addition of apex capital helps push aum past $100-billion milestone

2016
$109B AUM 500 Employees 10 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Addition of apex capital helps push aum past $100-billion milestone
2016 June
The addition of Dayton, Ohio-based Apex Capital Management Inc., a prominent growth-equity manager, more than doubles the firm’s presence in the U.S. institutional and sub-advisory retail markets while increasing AUM to over $107 billion.

Fiera infrastructure brings further diversity

2016
$112B AUM 515 Employees 10 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Fiera infrastructure brings further diversity
2016 July
Newly-formed Fiera Infrastructure joint venture provides access to a sought-after global asset class. Its portfolio includes regulated utilities, power-generation and transportation infrastructure in North America and Europe

Larch lane offers u.s. clients range of options

2016
$112B AUM 515 Employees 10 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Larch lane offers u.s. clients range of options
2016 September
The acquisition of Larch Lane Advisors LLC enables Fiera Capital's U.S. Division to offer clients a range of alternative investment solutions, including a liquid alternatives mutual fund, traditional funds of hedge funds and hedge fund seeding.

Fiera comox launch underscores leadership in alternatives

2016
$112B AUM 520 Employees 10 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Fiera comox launch underscores leadership in alternatives
2016 September
Creation of Fiera Comox Partners, which offers agriculture and private-equity strategies, reflects the firm’s drive to continue growing its alternatives platform and provide clients with diversification opportunities not readily

New private-lending platform

2016
$116B AUM 560 Employees 10 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
New private-lending platform
2016 November
Fiera Private Lending, formed with the acquisition of non-bank lender Centria Commerce, manages a portfolio of funds that provide bridge financing for construction projects, financing for real-estate investments and short-term business loans.

U.K. acquisition an excellent strategic fit

2016
$116B AUM 620 Employees 13 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
U.K. acquisition an excellent strategic fit
2016 December
Acquisition of Charlemagne Capital Limited, a European asset manager operating in the UK, Isle of Man and Germany specializing in frontier and emerging markets, further strengthens the firm’s global offering in equities and gives Fiera Capital a solid foothold in the European market.

Emerging markets capabilities extended

2017
$123B AUM 620 Employees 13 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Emerging markets capabilities extended
2017 December
Fiera Capital acquires the management of City National Rochdale Emerging Markets Fund, a mutual fund investing primarily in Asian emerging markets, complementing the firm’s offer for equity strategies

The firm expands its presence in asia

2018
$128B AUM 730 Employees 17 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
The firm expands its presence in asia
2018 March
Fiera Capital expands its presence in Asia with the acquisition of Clearwater Capital Partners, a leading Asia-focused credit and special situations investment firm, complementing the firm's existing suite of private alternative

An enhanced private wealth platform in canada

2018
$128B AUM 750 Employees 17 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
An enhanced private wealth platform in canada
2018 March
Fiera Capital acquires CGOV, an Ontario-based investment management firm focused on high-net-worth and institutional investors, enhancing the firm’s leading Canadian high-net-worth platform and strengthening its institutional investment management capabilities.

Growing Fiera Private Alternative Investments

2019
$137B AUM 765 Employees 17 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Growing Fiera Private Alternative Investments
2019 March
Fiera Capital announces an agreement to acquire Integrated Asset Management. The transaction complements Fiera Private Lending and Fiera Properties’ existing private alternative investment strategies, adding over $3 billion in AUM and committed capital.

Long-Term Partnership Established with Global Player

2019
$145B AUM 765 Employees 17 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Long-Term Partnership Established with Global Player
2019 May
Fiera Capital and Natixis Investment Managers enter into a strategic partnership that establishes Fiera Capital as Natixis' preferred Canadian distribution platform. Natixis acquires an 11.0% stake in Fiera Capital.

Growing Liability-Driven Investment Strategies

2019
$145B AUM 765 Employees 17 Locations
All figures in Canadian dollars.
Growing Liability-Driven Investment Strategies
2019 May
Fiera Capital announces the acquisition of Foresters Asset Management Inc., an Ontario-based investment management firm focused on institutional and insurance liability-driven investment with approximately $10.5 billion in AUM (April 30, 2019).