François Lagarde is in charge of managing the sovereign debt portion of the Fixed Income portfolio, most notably the provincial bond segment, and including growth markets more recently. He joined CDPQ in 2010 and has more than 25 years of experience in fixed income. He worked for 10 years with the firm Montrusco Bolton Investments, where he was Vice-President, Fixed Income Securities and a member of the Asset Allocation Committee, Chief Strategist and Vice-President, Investments. Beforehand, he was a bond trader at CDPQ, National Bank and General Trust. Mr. Lagarde has a Bachelor of Finance from Université du Québec à Montréal and holds the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).