Fiera Capital Corp Profile
Fiera Capital Corp is an investment management company that is wholly owned by its employees. The company was founded in 2002 and was formerly known as Fiera Capital Inc. Fiera Capital Corp currently has over 450 employees spread across its offices in Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, New York, and Los Angeles, with its headquarters in Montreal. The firm focuses on research as one of its driving factors, believing that “disciplined, methodical analysis and the consistent application of a rigorous investment approach produce superior performance.” Fiera Capital Corp conducts its top down macroeconomic research in house, utilizing a quantitative analysis with a bottom up stock picking approach to make its investment decisions with its fundamental research being independent of sell side analysis and of credit rating agencies. Its active management model stresses teamwork and the free exchange of ideas amongst its teams of investment professionals, with each of its teams visiting around 300 to 400 companies and conducting management interviews annually. Fiera Capital Corp currently provides its broad line of products and services including equity, fixed income, mutual funds, and income trusts management to its client base, which includes charities, private clients, mutual funds, and institutional investors, among others, measuring its performance against the S&P/TSX and S&P 500 indexes. The company invests in a variety of public equity and fixed income markets on a global scale with its top holdings including the Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank, Manulife Financial Corporation, and Moody’s Corp. Fiera Capital Corp invests most heavily in the financial sector, which alone makes up almost a third of its total asset allocations, and also invests in the services, technology, health care, energy and consumer cyclical sectors, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation. The company’s mutual fund offerings include its Bond, Balanced, High Income, Global Equity, Core Canadian Equity, and Defensive Global Equity funds.