With a master’s degree in economics from Laval University, Clément Gignac has a wealth of experience spanning 30 years in both the private and public sectors and was until very recently a minister in the Quebec government.
Since December 12, 2012, Clément has been Senior Vice-President, Investments and Chief Economist at iA Financial Group. In addition to being the Group’s spokesperson on economic matters, he is also the chair of the asset allocation committee and responsible for managing the company's diversified funds, with assets exceeding $5 billion.
Before joining iA Financial Group, Clément Gignac was economic a well- known economist and strategist for major financial institutions, including National Bank Financial, where he was vice-president and chief economist from 2000 to 2008. During this time, he was recognized as one of the best economic strategists in the country and is frequently contacted by the media, business leaders and governments for his expertise. Thereafter, he began his career in politics.
Clément Gignac is an well-regarded speaker and is often sought after by the media. In 2012, he was asked to chair the prestigious World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness and in 2016, was asked to become a standing member of the Washington, D.C.-based Conference of Business Economists, a global group of distinguished economists.
After having amassed a wealth of experience over 15 years in the public and private sectors, Sébastien Mc Mahon joined iA Financial Group’s diversified funds and economy team in January 2013.
Throughout his career, Mr. Mc Mahon has held various positions in several prominent financial institutions, notably at Quebec’s Ministry of Finance and at Autorité des marchés financiers, Quebec’s regulator to the province’s financial markets.
In addition to his role as senior portfolio manager at iA Financial Group, with assets exceeding $7 billion, Mr. Mc Mahon also acts as a senior economist and is a member of the firm’s asset allocation committee. Since early 2019, Mr. Mc Mahon acts as sole manager of both the Selection and Focus families of funds.
Mr. Mc Mahon holds a Master’s degree as well as doctoral studies in Economics, is a CFA charter holder and is deeply involved in Quebec’s financial scene as a member of the board for Quebec’s association of economists.
Frédéric Gagnon has nearly 5 years of experience in the investment industry. He acts as a senior financial analyst in the Economics and Managed Solutions team. He is involved in the management of several diversified funds of iA Financial Group. Since his arrival, Mr. Gagnon has given a great deal of time to the design and development of quantitative decision support tools in portfolio management. Since 2017, he has been contributing to the development of an "All-Weather" strategy for general funds.
Maxence Dumestre started his career in the investment industry at iA Financial Group in 2018. He is a financial analyst and works in the economist’s team where he supports his peers by creating and analyzing different financial or macroeconomic reports.