Marc-André Desjardins

Marc-André Desjardins

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New York

Deputy CIO Private Alternatives and Head of Fund Investments Private Debt

Marc-André is the Deputy CIO, Private Alternatives and Head of Fund Investments, Private Debt. In his role as Deputy CIO of Private Alternatives, he is responsible for supporting the investment oversight and product development of all Fiera Private Alternatives, globally. Marc-André is also the Portfolio Manager of the Global Diversified Lending Strategy, where he is responsible for researching, evaluating, advising and establishing global private debt portfolios.

Marc-André began working in the financial industry across various roles in 2001. He has been involved in the private alternative sector since 2008 working for seven years at Fiera Private Debt in Canada, where he helped improve operations, achieve targeted yields for investors, and as a member of the management committee, build a successful platform. Since 2015, Marc-André and his team have looked at over 600 private lenders globally, implementing a robust due diligence process, investing in various private lending funds as well as successfully launching the Global Diversified Lending Strategy in 2018. 

Marc-André holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from HEC Montréal, majoring in Finance/International Management, a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Université du Québec à Montreal, majoring in Biology, along with an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.