Teams

Attracting and retaining top-calibre investment professionals is essential for the continued growth and success of Fiera Private Alternative Investments. Accordingly, Fiera Private Alternative Investments’ senior management and investment teams are staffed with world-class talent whose knowledge and experience is as broad and far reaching as the global markets and clientele we serve.

Management Team

John Valentini

John Valentini

President and Chief Executive Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments

As President and CEO of Fiera Private Alternative Investments, John oversees Fiera Capital's alternative private investments strategies, which include core and value-added real estate, real-estate financing, infrastructure, agriculture, private equity and private debt.

With more than two decades of industry experience, John previously served as Fiera Capital’s Global Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Fiera Capital, he held the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at PSP Investment Inc.; Chief Financial Officer at BCE Emergis; and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cognicase Inc.

Ciaran Henry

Ciaran Henry

Senior Vice President and Head of Distribution, Fiera Private Alternative Investments

Ciaran’s responsibilities include growing Fiera Capital’s overall alternatives business, and leading the marketing of the firm’s alternative-investments platform across Europe and Asia.

He previously worked in business development for a Canadian asset manager, focused on markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Rehan Talib

Rehan Talib

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments

Prior to assuming his present role, Rehan served as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Clearwater Capital. He previously worked at Delphi Corporation, where he held several posts of increasing responsibilities, including Regional Treasurer, Manager of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, Manager of Capital Planning, and Manager of Financial Risk Management.

Eric Blondeau

Eric Blondeau

Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, Fiera Private Alternative Investments

Eric is responsible for the development and oversight of the legal function for the Fiera Private Alternative Investments platform worldwide. A business and legal advisor with extensive investment fund, M&A and corporate-development experience, he previously worked at a leading Canadian business law firm.

François Bourdon

François Bourdon

Global Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital Corporation

François’ role as the firm’s Global Chief Investment Officer includes the oversight of Fiera Private Alternative Investments’ investment activities. He also oversees investment policies and strategies as well as aspects of risk management, operations and governance across all of Fiera Capital’s operations.

Marc-André Desjardins

Marc-André Desjardins

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments

Marc-André oversees Fiera Private Alternative Investments’ investment activities in collaboration with Global CIO François Bourdon and is also responsible for product development. As well, he serves as Head of Fund Investments – Private Debt.

Strategy Leaders

Peter Cuthbert

Peter Cuthbert

President and Global Head of Real Estate, Fiera Real Estate

Peter has been with the firm since its formative years and was named president in November 2007, a role that involves overseeing the global expansion and evolution of the real-estate investment platform across strategies, sectors, regions and countries. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer, with a focus on improving risk management and performance analytics, and was also directly responsible for management of the Fiera Real Estate CORE Real Estate Fund.

Alina Osorio

Alina Osorio

President, Fiera Infrastructure

A seasoned professional in the utility and infrastructure investment sector, Alina is responsible for leading Fiera Infrastructure and overseeing the firm’s investment, asset-management and finance teams. Before joining Fiera Infrastructure she occupied a series of increasingly senior roles, as an equity research analyst covering Canadian utility companies, an investment banker in the infrastructure sector, principal investor, and portfolio strategist for a major Canadian pension fund, OPTrust.

Jean Gamache

Jean Gamache

President, Fiera Private Debt

As President since 2011, Jean has played a key role in the development, growth and diversification of the private-lending platform. Since opening a Toronto office in 2017 to accommodate the expansion of its real estate-financing and interim business-financing teams, Fiera Private Debt has emerged as a vital player in the industry across Canada. Before joining Fiera Private Lending, Jean worked for a major Canadian bank, managing sizeable portfolios in real estate and commercial loans.

Antoine Bisson McLernon

Antoine Bisson McLernon

Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Fiera Comox.

Prior to the formation of Fiera Comox, Antoine was Managing Director and Head of Private Equity, Americas and Asia, for PSP Investments, where he was responsible for both direct and fund investments as well as the oversight of an $11-billion portfolio and a team of 25 people. Previously, he launched and led PSP’s global natural-resources investment group, building a $3-billion portfolio that encompassed over two million acres of timberland and farmland. Earlier in his career, Antoine worked in private equity at CPPIB and investment banking at National Bank of Canada.

Robert Petty

Robert Petty

Co-CEO and Co-CIO, Clearwater Capital Partners

Since launching Clearwater Capital in 2001, Rob and co-founder Amit Gupta have utilized their expertise in credit-oriented strategies and invested profitably across cycles, sectors and geographies to build an Asia-focused business that is one of the largest of its kind. Throughout his career, which has included senior roles at several major global firms, Rob has focused on Asia-dedicated special situations and credit investments, including turnarounds, restructuring and stressed credit. His primary responsibilities at Clearwater include portfolio management, origination and overall management of the firm.

Fiera Private Alternative Investments offers coveted access to a range of private-alternative asset classes designed to provide increased diversification and enhanced returns.
Fiera Alternative Investment’s senior management and investment teams are staffed with world-class professionals who share a passion for ‘alpha’.
Real-world examples of Fiera Capital’s private-alternative strategies in action illustrate how you stand to benefit.
Our unwavering commitment to ESG helps mitigate risk and supports creation of stable long-term value.