Lombard Odier chairman, Vincent Duhamel, is set to join independent asset management firm Fiera Capital as global president and chief operating officer.
Duhamel, who was named chairman of the Asia board on in May, will join the firm, which manages C$125 billion ($102 billion) globally, on 14 November.
As a member of the global executive management committee, he will oversee distribution operations and global corporate functional units such as legal and compliance, risk, technology, corporate communications and investor relations as well as human resources.
He will participate in strategic acquisitions as a member of the strategic development committee, while specifically overseeing the firm’s development outside of North America.
Furthermore, he will join the internal boards of directors of Fiera Capital’s Canadian, U.S., European and Bel Air investment advisors divisions.
Prior to being named chairman, Duhamel held the role of capital partner and chief executive Asia at Lombard Odier & Co. since 2011, providing stewardship for the growth of the private banking business and technology services.
'After more than two decades abroad, it feels great to know that I will be coming back to Canada to contribute to the continued success story of Fiera Capital,' the Canadian executive said in a release. He will be relocating from Hong Kong to Montreal for the role.
From 1997 to 2011, he was the CEO of SAIL Advisors Ltd., a privately owned hedge fund sponsor, managing director at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and CEO of State Street Global Advisors, also in Hong Kong, where he moved in 1997, after setting up the asset management division of State Street in Canada.