As a leading publicly traded asset-management company, Fiera Capital strives to achieve excellence through strong management practices, sound business principles and adherence to the highest level of ethical conduct, with respect for each individual.
2020 Responsible Investment Report
Aligned with our Values
The firm’s approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is closely aligned with its key values of integrity, collaboration and innovation, and with its mission to create sustainable wealth for clients.
Strong corporate governance is both a key element of CSR and a prerequisite for integrating corporate responsibility across Fiera Capital. Responsibility for the development, implementation and oversight of the appropriate policies and practices ultimately rests with the Board of Directors and the global leadership team.
An added advantage of Fiera Capital’s expanding global presence from a governance aspect is that it provides a first-hand perspective on numerous jurisdictions, enabling the firm to gain valuable insights into the changing business landscape and stay abreast of new regulations.
Throughout Fiera Capital, stringent processes, tools and mechanisms are available to clients to address concerns or submit complaints. Furthermore, all Fiera Capital employees are required to abide by a Code of Conduct that focuses on the high level of professional ethics required of them.
Enterprise Risk Management
Enterprise Risk Management is primarily the responsibility of the firm’s Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, working in collaboration with the Global Chief Investment Officer (Global CIO) and the Chief Investment Officers of each division, along with legal and compliance teams.
We have implemented a series of policies that together provide a robust risk-management framework: an Enterprise Risk Management Policy, an Investment Risk Management Policy, an Operations Risk Management Policy and an Information Risk Policy.
Our Information Risk Policy addresses key elements of cybersecurity, an issue which is material to Fiera Capital given the volume and sensitive nature of client data in the firm’s possession.
Human capital is arguably the firm’s single greatest asset. Fiera Capital’s success is rooted in its strong teams unified by a common purpose and shared passion. Accordingly, we place great importance on recruiting and retaining the best talent, and investing in the training and tools that enable employees to grow.
Fiera Capital is committed to providing a stimulating and equitable work environment that enables employees to achieve their true potential, and where their accomplishments are recognized and appropriately rewarded.
Given the nature of the asset-management business, the retention of top-flight talent is a critical success factor. The firm has therefore concluded long-term compensation agreements with a number of key investment professionals in order to mitigate such risks and ensure alignment of interests.
Building Ties with Communities
Fiera Capital’s commitment to communities manifests itself in many forms, ranging from financial contributions to non-profit and community groups, the provision of scholarships and internships for young people who wish to pursue careers in financial services, and a charitable return for foundations and not-for-profit organizations, just to name a few examples.
Fiera Capital is also involved in sponsoring and organizing several events in the investment community aimed at encouraging the advancement of women in leadership roles.