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Mario Therrien

Senior Vice-President
Strategic Partnerships – Developed Markets

Mario Therrien leads the Strategic Partnerships – Developed Market team, which is responsible for developing a network of sustainable and high-quality local partnerships in these markets. He also oversees all investment activities in external hedge funds and public equity funds, in addition to applying an integrated management approach to the Growth Markets mandate in the Equity Markets portfolio. His mandate consists of adding value by building portfolios with the best external managers, while improving CDPQ’s in-house management through the sharing of knowledge and expertise. He sits on the Executive Committee.

Mr. Therrien joined CDPQ in 1993 as an Analyst before taking on the role of Portfolio Manager in the group responsible for absolute return activities. Subsequently, he was mandated to develop external management activities in liquid-asset classes.

Mr. Therrien holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance from Université de Sherbrooke. He has also completed the Canadian Securities Course given by the Canadian Securities Institute, and is a CFA charter holder. 


Mr. Therrien is a member of the Montreal CFA Society and a Trustee of the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI). The SBAI consists of investors and managers who act as custodians of the best practice standards for the hedge fund industry, as published by the Hedge Fund Working Group in 2008.