Team

TCC brings together over 60 seasoned investment professionals with specialized skills and backgrounds in investments, actuarial science and economics. Many of them are CFA charterholders and/or Fellows of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) or the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA).

Having extensive expertise in managing and trading fixed income securities and derivatives, from front to middle to back office, our team has developed an innovative and sophisticated approach to investing that emphasizes portfolio construction and risk management.

Investment Committee
Our Investment Committee (IC) gathers six senior investment professionals with strong, diverse and complementary investment skills and experience.

The IC is central to all investment decisions and oversees strategic asset allocation, trading of tactical active positions, management of fixed income portfolios and construction of traditional equity and alternative strategies.

Vincent Morin, FSA, CFA

Vincent Morin, FSA, CFA

President

Vincent is actively involved in portfolio management and the design of the various investment strategies. He is a longstanding member of the IC. He also oversees risk and asset/liability management, as well as all TCC’s operations.

Prior to joining the team in 2009, Vincent worked at a large consulting firm, providing actuarial and investment consulting services to institutional clients. He brings over 20 years of experience managing pension plans, including portfolio management, risk and asset/liability management and establishing funding and investment policies.

Vincent holds a Bachelor of Actuarial Science from Laval University. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a CFA charterholder.

Vincent has been nominated in 2018 and in 2019 in the Power 100 list of the Chief Investment Officer magazine.

“Teamwork, innovation and sophistication are key elements of our ongoing success in these challenging markets.”
– Vincent Morin

Marc-André Soublière, CFA

Marc-André Soublière, CFA

Senior Vice-President, Fixed Income and Derivatives

Marc-André oversees all fixed income portfolios and tactical asset allocation. He is a longstanding member of the IC.

Prior to joining the team in 2009, Marc-André managed pension assets portfolios for large para-public organizations. He brings over 20 years of experience in direct portfolio management with in-depth knowledge of global macro strategies, derivative instruments, fixed income and portfolio construction.

Marc-André holds both a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Sherbrooke. He is also a CFA charterholder.

“I’m proud of our funds which reflect our deep experience and knowledge and are designed to meet the highest standards.”
– Marc-André Soublière

Nelson Gia Tri Lam, CFA

Nelson Gia Tri Lam, CFA

Senior Vice-President, Equity and Alternative Investments

Nelson oversees all externally managed mandates across public equities and alternative investment strategies, including real estate, infrastructure, private equity, private debt and hedge funds. He is a longstanding member of the IC.

Prior to joining the team in 2009, Nelson worked as a consultant and director of investments for several institutions. He brings over 20 years of experience in establishing investment policies, selecting and monitoring third-party investment managers, as well as making asset allocation decisions.

Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Mathematics from Concordia University. He is also a CFA charterholder.

“Finding the best investment opportunities around the world is our trademark.”
– Nelson Lam

Stéphan Dumais, CFA

Stéphan Dumais, CFA

Vice-President and Head Trader

Stéphan oversees and conducts trading operations to implement the investment decisions made by the IC and contributes to the tactical and strategic decision process. He is also a portfolio manager for various fixed income strategies.

Prior to joining the team in 2011, Stéphan was a senior fixed income trader for large private or para-public organizations. He brings over 20 years of experience in fixed income and derivatives trading.

Stéphan holds both a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Montréal as well as a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Sherbrooke. He is also a CFA charterholder.

“Staying focused on our clients’ needs and adding value to their portfolios is essential.”
– Stéphan Dumais

Vincent Polis, FSA, CFA

Vincent Polis, FSA, CFA

Vice-President, Investments & Risk

Vincent is responsible for managing risk and overseeing the portfolio construction process for TCC’s investment strategies. He also acts as a structured/synthetic credit and liability-driven investment (LDI) specialist for the firm.

Prior to joining the team in 2011, Vincent worked at a large consulting firm, providing actuarial and investment consulting services to institutional clients. He brings over 20 years of experience in the asset/liability management of pension plans, including portfolio management, risk management, monitoring of active risk and liquidity risk, risk budgeting and the establishment of funding and investment policies.

Vincent holds a Bachelor of Actuarial Science from Laval University. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a CFA charterholder.

“A robust risk management framework is at the core of a successful investment process.”
– Vincent Polis

Jean-François Paquin, FSA, FCIA, CFA

Jean-François Paquin, FSA, FCIA, CFA

Vice-President, Asset Allocation

Jean-François is responsible for strategic and tactical asset allocation for Air Canada’s pension plans as well as for TCC’s investment strategies.

Prior to joining the team in 2015, Jean-François was senior investment strategist for one of the largest public pension plans in Canada where he was involved in asset allocation decisions and assessing the macroeconomic outlook. Previously, he also worked as asset allocation advisor for institutional clients of a large para-public organization. He brings close to 20 years of experience in the asset/liability management and macroeconomic analysis.

Jean-François holds a Bachelor of Actuarial Science from Laval University and a Master of Applied Finance from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) as well as a CFA charterholder.

“Structuring complex investment strategies to profit from market inefficiencies is something we excel at.”
– Jean-François Paquin

Operations
TCC has built an industry-leading infrastructure including operations, middle office, legal and information technologies, which ensures the successful implementation of sophisticated strategies within a robust structure.
Julie Pominville, CFA

Julie Pominville, CFA

Chief Operating Officer

Julie is responsible for all of TCC’s middle and back office operations, including administration of complex derivative products and information technology functions. Julie oversees these activities while ensuring process efficiency, data accuracy and the implementation of best-practices.

Prior to joining the team in 2016, Julie has led teams dedicated to data management, middle office functions, and business processes for important organizations in the public or private sectors. In these roles, she was in charge of implementing a rigorous governance and control framework, as well as managing all current operations. She brings over 15 years of experience within operation groups of large financial institutions.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montréal. She is also a CFA charterholder.

“In the end, it’s the quality of our people that matters and can bring us a competitive edge.”
– Julie Pominville