Alexandre Viau, Vice-President

Alexandre Viau, MBA, CIM, FCSI

Vice-President - Eastern Canada

Prior to his entry into the business world, Alexandre pursued his passion for numbers with his studies actuarial sciences and math.

 

From 2005 to 2010, Alexandre put his expertise to good use in a variety of positions with National Bank Financial (NBF), working as an Investment Advisor, Branch Manager and Portfolio Manager. His energy and diligence earned him NBF's prestigious Rookie of the Year award for all of Canada in 2007.

 

Driven by his desire to expand his horizons, Alexandre made the leap to Natcan Investment Management. Following Fiera Capital's purchase of the company in 2012, he became their Executive Vice-President, Strategic Investment Partnerships. In this role, Alexandre represented National Bank's interests and further sharpened the key management, entrepreneurial and communication skills that would propel his career forward.

 

Today, he manages a team of 200 employees as Vice-President, Eastern Canada, Private Banking 1859.  His mandate is to further develop and ensure the longevity of this growing sector, which manages the wealth of affluent individuals and their families.  According to Alexandre, this objective can only be achieved by focusing one’s actions and tailoring strategies to the client's particular needs. His goal: to help establish Private Banking 1859 as the national – even international – standard in private banking.

 

Alex has gone on to complete his MBA from McGill University and HEC. His thesis, Are You CEO Material?, dealt with the qualities essential for modern-day CEOs, and prepared him well for his high-profile positions in major financial organizations.  Because of his expertise, Alexandre has spoken at over 1,000 speaking engagements across Canada from 2010 to 2015.

 

As a father of three, his main client is his family, with whom he invests as much dedication and passion as he does in his career.

 

 

 

"Having spent a number of years in the compliance area, I developed such an interest in this sector that it always influences my decisions: I need to evolve in an organization that puts ethics first."

Prior to his entry into the business world, Alexandre pursued his passion for numbers with his studies actuarial sciences and math.   From 2005 to 2010, Alexandre put his expertise to good use in a variety of positions with National Bank Financial (NBF), working as an Investment Advisor, Branch Manager and Portfolio Manager. His energy and diligence earned him NBF's prestigious Rookie of the Year award for all of Canada in 2007.   Driven by his desire to expand his horizons, Alexandre made the leap to Natcan Investment Management. Following Fiera Capital's purchase of the company in 2012, he became their Executive Vice-President, Strategic Investment Partnerships. In this role, Alexandre represented National Bank's interests and further sharpened the key management, entrepreneurial and communication skills that would propel his career forward.   Today, he manages a team of 200 employees as Vice-President, Eastern Canada, Private Banking 1859.  His mandate is to further develop and ensure the longevity of this growing sector, which manages the wealth of affluent individuals and their families.  According to Alexandre, this objective can only be achieved by focusing one’s actions and tailoring strategies to the client's particular needs. His goal: to help establish Private Banking 1859 as the national – even international – standard in private banking.   Alex has gone on to complete his MBA from McGill University and HEC. His thesis, Are You CEO Material?, dealt with the qualities essential for modern-day CEOs, and prepared him well for his high-profile positions in major financial organizations.  Because of his expertise, Alexandre has spoken at over 1,000 speaking engagements across Canada from 2010 to 2015.   As a father of three, his main client is his family, with whom he invests as much dedication and passion as he does in his career.       "Having spent a number of years in the compliance area, I developed such an interest in this sector that it always influences my decisions: I need to evolve in an organization that puts ethics first."