Nicolas Richard

President and CEO

Nicolas Richard is President and Chief Executive Officer at Desjardins Global Asset Management. He joined Desjardins in 2011 and has over 25 years of industry experience. He started his career with Citigroup, where he worked in portfolio management, research and financial strategy in Europe and the U.S., before becoming Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Prior to his current leadership role, he headed Desjardins Global Asset Management’s investment strategy and asset allocation activities.


Mr. Richard has a Master’s degree in Finance from the London Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and Mathematics from Université de Montréal. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


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Day 1: Dec 2, 2020

Day 2: Dec 3, 2020

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

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Leveraging your ESG Strategy to manage a dynamic portfolio

In recent times approaches to ESG investing have evolved considerably. In the past, investors and asset owners viewed ESG as a constraint to portfolio performance, however, now they see it as a way to provide effective risk management and to seize investment opportunities. As a result of this shift, asset managers are being asked to offer ESG strategies that mimic or improve upon the risk-return profile of a standard portfolio.

Join this session as our discussion explores:

  • ESG integration in active investment
  • Highlight key trends in performance
  • Examine the impact of COVID-19 on ESG strategies and offer insights as to how ESG investment strategies will progress in 2021