Jean-Frédéric Bérard leads CDPQ’s relationship investing activities which were launched in late 2012. The Relationship Investing group looks to develop a constructive dialogue with portfolio companies and engage with them as partners to maximize value for the benefit of long-term shareholders. Jean-Frédéric joined CDPQ in 2005 and led the firm’s energy and utility equity research. He sits on the CDPQ’s Canadian equity investment committee and is an active member of the firm’s ESG committee. Prior to joining the institution, he was a senior analyst and portfolio manager at Standard Life Investments. He graduated from the University of Ottawa where he earned his Bachelor in Administration and MBA. He also holds the CFA designation.