Jean-Frédéric Bérard leads CDPQ’s relationship investing activities which were launched in 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 CDPQ’s Canadian equity investment 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 is also a CFA charterholder.