Senior Vice-President, External Portfolio Management - Public Markets, Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec
Mario Therrien oversees the team responsible for investments in external hedge funds and public equity funds, in addition to applying an integrated management approach to the Growth Markets mandate. His mandate consists of adding value by building portfolios with the best external managers, while improving CDPQs in-house management through the sharing of knowledge and expertise. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in finance from Université de Sherbrooke. He has also completed the securities course given by the Canadian Securities Institute, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute. Mr. Therrien is a member of the Montreal CFA Society and a trustee of the Hedge Fund Standard Board (HFSB). The HFSB consists of investors and managers who act as custodians of the best practice standards for the hedge fund industry, as published by the Hedge Fund Working Group in 2008.