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François Lagarde

Managing Director, Global Sovereign Debt
CDPQ Fixed Income Inc.

François Lagarde is responsible for the strategies of the sovereign credit sector in the Fixed Income portfolios. His responsibilities extend to all levels of government and include issuers in both developed and growth markets. He has played a key role in developing and implementing growth markets strategies since 2015. He also oversees the strategies for managing rates and terms in the Fixed Income portfolios.

Mr. Lagarde rejoined CDPQ in 2010 with over 30 years of experience in fixed income and financial markets. He worked with Montrusco Bolton Investments for 10 years, where he was Vice-President and Head of Fixed Income Securities, Chief Strategist and a member of the Asset Allocation Committee. Previously, he worked in fixed-income securities as a portfolio manager, market maker and trader at CDPQ, National Bank of Canada and General Trust of Canada.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Finance from Université du Québec à Montréal, completed several Canadian Securities Institute courses and has been a CFA charterholder since 1993.