Montreal Steering Committee

Meet Our Montreal Steering Committee

We invite you to view upcoming events and initiatives in WCM's Montreal Chapter.

Janick Boudreau

Co-Chair, WCM Montreal Steering Committee

Janick Boudreau

Co-Chair, WCM Montreal Steering Committee

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Why I'm involved with WCM

I strongly believe that greater diversity in our industry will result in undeniable benefits for everyone, from clients to employers. I wish to encourage young women to pursue a career in investment and help women working in the industry achieve their full potential.


Professional Experience

Janick has 20 years of experience in the investment industry. For 12 years, she worked at CDPQ and Otera Capital, mainly as Director, Portfolio Management of the Real Estate Debt Portfolio. As part of her role, she developed portfolio construction and integrated risk management strategies and tools. Prior to joining CDPQ, Janick provided investment consulting services for pension funds, endowment funds, and institutional investors. She was responsible for managers’ searches and investment policies advising.


In addition to her role on the Montreal chapter of WCM, Janick also serves on Board of Directors of Association des diplômés de HEC Montréal as vice-president.  She has served on the Board of Directors of CFA Montreal from 2007 to 2017, where was president for two years. She also served as a member of the Global Society Brand Council of CFA Institute and as Chair of the Oversight Committee of the Canadian Advocacy Council (CFA Canada).


Janick is a CFA Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a B.B.A. in Finance from HEC Montreal and an MBA from McGill University.

Anne-Marie Monette

Co-Chair, WCM Montreal Steering Committee

Vice President, Client Relationships, Triasima

Anne-Marie Monette

Co-Chair, WCM Montreal Steering Committee

Vice President, Client Relationships, Triasima

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Why I'm involved with WCM

I strongly believe in the role of mentorship in fostering career development at all seniority levels. Women in Capital Markets provides this incredible opportunity for hundreds of women nationwide to meet and learn from each other.


Professional Experience

Anne-Marie Monette joined Triasima Portfolio Management as Vice President, Private Wealth, in 2017. She has close to 20 years of investment-related experience, mainly in client servicing roles. During the course of her career, she has held various positions at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase in New York, in addition to having acted as portfolio manager at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. More recently she was Director, Institutional Sales, at RBC Capital Markets, in Montreal. 


At Triasima, Anne-Marie’s role is to provide the highest quality of service to our private clientele.

Anna Baghramyan

Anna Baghramyan

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Why I'm involved with WCM

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”


Professional Experience

Anna Baghramyan is a business lawyer specializing in corporate and commercial law, particularly real estate and mergers and acquisitions. She primarily handles files involving the purchase and sale of real estate, including commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties. She also acts for clients in transactions involving the purchase and sale of assets or shares. She has completed her civil law and common law studies at McGill University.

Candice Bangsund

Candice Bangsund

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Professional Experience

Candice Bangsund is a member of the Fiera Capital Tactical Asset Allocation Committee, focusing on global central banks and fundamental macro analysis. She actively participates in both the development and the communication of the asset allocation strategy. Ms. Bangsund obtained her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2009. She graduated from the University of Regina in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance.

Frédérique Bovet

Analyst, Real Estate Group, RBC Capital Markets

Frédérique Bovet

Analyst, Real Estate Group, RBC Capital Markets

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Rosanna Bruni

High School Liaison & UniConnect

Senior Director, Trading, PSP Investments

Rosanna Bruni

High School Liaison & UniConnect

Senior Director, Trading, PSP Investments

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Why I'm involved with WCM

I am inspired and motivated by WCM’s commitment to invest in, educate and inspire women in capital markets. I am confident that together we can change the misconceptions about what a career in capital markets entails – and encourage the next generation of female leaders!


WCM’s reach across Canada is tremendous, and its continuous support and advocacy for women, at all stages of their careers, truly motivates me give back and help women realize their full potential in this exciting and evolving industry.


Professional Experience

Rosanna Bruni is Senior Director, Head of Trading, Public Markets Investment, at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). Rosanna has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. Since joining PSP Investments in 2012, Rosanna oversees the execution in a cross asset and multi market environment.


Prior to joining PSP Investments, Rosanna held several senior positions, including Principle at Genuity Capital Markets where she was responsible for developing the Montréal market from 2005 to 2010. From 2002 to 2005, Rosanna developed the U.S. market for Desjardins Securities and, prior to that, she was Vice President, Sales/Trading, covering domestic and international accounts with Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon, Bunting Warburg and Gordon Securities/HSBC.


She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Buy-Side Investment Management Association (BIMA), Canadian Security Traders Association (CSTA), Montreal Chapter Steering Committee, WCM, For almost 20 years, she has been a Board member and on the Executive Committee of BBB Foundation, a non-profit organization whose primary objective is to identify charities that require start-up assistance, primarily where charities involve children.

Sarine Chitilian

Mentorship

Associate Director, Liquidity, Capital & Infrastructure Management - Financial Markets, National Bank of Canada

Sarine Chitilian

Mentorship

Associate Director, Liquidity, Capital & Infrastructure Management - Financial Markets, National Bank of Canada

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Tamara Close

High School Liaison & UniConnect

Senior Director, Portfolio Analytics and Investment Support, Public Market Investments

Tamara Close

High School Liaison & UniConnect

Senior Director, Portfolio Analytics and Investment Support, Public Market Investments

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Why I'm involved in WCM:

To meet other like-minded women and to work together to highlight the amazing, inspiring women that work in Finance.


Professional Experience

Tamara began her investment management career in 1991. She held various investment management positions for the Bank of Montreal and Credit Lyonnais in the global derivatives and foreign exchange markets. 


In 2000 she was head of quantitative research for a start-up asset management firm in Montreal. In 2008 she joined PSP Investments and held senior management roles within the risk and public markets investment groups. In 2017 she founded an independent investment management strategy and sustainable investing advisory firm, focussing on bridging the gap between the investment industry and the sustainable development industry.


Tamara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from McGill, a Master of Science degree in Finance from the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) as well as the Sustainable Investment Certification from the JMSB. Tamara also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.

Gabrielle Cournoyer

Professional Development

Senior Leader, Transformation, National Bank Financial

Gabrielle Cournoyer

Professional Development

Senior Leader, Transformation, National Bank Financial

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Sabrina Dib

Women in Leadership

Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Management, National Bank Financial

Sabrina Dib

Women in Leadership

Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Management, National Bank Financial

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Mimi Duong

Senior Director, Taxation, PSP

Mimi Duong

Senior Director, Taxation, PSP

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Why I'm Involved with WCM

WCM is a great forum to connect with women in the industry, support initiatives that we care about, and learn from each other.


Professional Experience

Mimi is a Senior Director in the Taxation Group at PSP Investments. She advises on tax matters in private equity and public financial markets. Prior to joining PSP Investments, Mimi worked at KPMG in M&A tax where she advised on a wide range of domestic and international transactions. Mimi has over 15 years of M&A tax experience.

She holds an MTAX from the University of Waterloo, an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa and a B.Comm from McGill University.

Melissa Gasser

Professional Development

Financial Services Analyst, Research and Capital Markets, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Melissa Gasser

Professional Development

Financial Services Analyst, Research and Capital Markets, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

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Stephanie Genois

Director, BlackRock

Stephanie Genois

Director, BlackRock

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Stephanie Krohn

Professional Development

Associate, Derivatives, National Bank Financial Markets

Stephanie Krohn

Professional Development

Associate, Derivatives, National Bank Financial Markets

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Danielle Lavigne

Mentorship

Corporate Access, National Bank Financial Markets

Danielle Lavigne

Mentorship

Corporate Access, National Bank Financial Markets

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Maude LeBlond

Head and Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, Investment Banking, National Bank Financial

Maude LeBlond

Head and Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, Investment Banking, National Bank Financial

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Caroline Louat

High School Liaison & UniConnect

Director, Liquidity, Capital and Infrastructure Management, Financial Markets, National Bank of Canada

Caroline Louat

High School Liaison & UniConnect

Director, Liquidity, Capital and Infrastructure Management, Financial Markets, National Bank of Canada

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Why I'm Involved with WCM

After 18 years in this industry I am still as passionate about it as in my early days. I strongly believe that diversity in the workplace will allow this industry to get even more exciting and performing. When I started as a junior, girls needed to work twice as much to get recognition.You needed to be both very tough-skinned and hard-headed not to quit. I feel like things are a lot easier these days for women in this industry. Yet the percentage of women in capital markets is still stubbornly low. The truth is, not many women apply for Capital Market jobs compared to men. And the problem is deeply rooted : actually still very few girls choose to study finance or mathematics in high school, not to mention universities. 


As a mother of 3 kids, among them 2 daughters, I am a close witness of these dynamics. We need to act early. WCM’s actions can definitely make a difference on that regard.


Professional Experience

A seasoned Capital Markets and Investment Banking senior, Caroline has spent the last 18 years holding diversified front office and risk management positions at European and Canadian financial institutions.
Caroline started her career as a CIB junior for 4 years, working as a Corporate Banking Analyst for the High Technology and Defense industry at Credit Agricole in Paris, France, then as a Structured Products and DCM Analyst for BMO Nesbitt Burns in Montreal.


She then opted for a different perspective at Capital Markets and became Audit manager at National Bank of Canada. During her term, she covered all Derivatives business lines, performed due diligence assessments linked to corporate acquisitions, while managing an audit team of quantitative specialists. 


In 2007, Caroline accepted to join Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking (Canada), where she acquired executive experience first as Head of Audit, then as Head of Risk Management and Special Projects, respectively, before returning to National Bank of Canada in 2014 as a Director, Liquidity, Capital and Market Infrastructure in Financial Markets.  


Under that latter position, Caroline acted as chief regulatory strategist for Financial Markets, in particular related to the OTC regulatory reform and to the management of Financial Markets infrastructures. During that term, she developed a wide industry network. 


In 2017, the industry recognized her involvement and elected her as Chair the Canadian Market Infrastructure Committee (CMIC).
Since March 2018, Caroline has been working as a Director, Global Equity Derivatives at National Bank of Canada.

Michelle MacAdam

Professional Development

President, Oak Path Consulting Inc.

Michelle MacAdam

Professional Development

President, Oak Path Consulting Inc.

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Why I'm involved with WCM:

Entering our industry may seem daunting but, for a woman of character, it presents an incomparably rewarding opportunity to define herself while advancing the field. WCM offers me a platform to engage with others on that same path.


Professional Experience

Michelle MacAdam helps leaders fuel growth through strategic execution. She’s spent 18 years in the financial markets; 15 in project governance: public, private, national, and international.


She’s passionate about motivating teams to define and achieve shared vision, with infectious humour. Michelle has run marathons on each of the seven continents. 

Mathilde Mur

Professional Development

Associate, CIBC World Markets

Mathilde Mur

Professional Development

Associate, CIBC World Markets

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Liana Nalbandyan

Executive Vice-President, Alan Rossy Group

Liana Nalbandyan

Executive Vice-President, Alan Rossy Group

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Why I'm Involved with WCM

I have joined WCM to help women who want to work in financial sector and assist them in achieving their goals. I strongly believe that women should cooperate and create opportunities for one another in order to alleviate the existing pressure of multilateral responsibilities that women take on in their lives.


Professional Experience

Liana works as an Executive Vice President at Alan Rossy Group and has been in wealth management for over ten years. She holds a Master’s degree in International Management from HEC.

Bianca Pettinicchio

Professional Development, High School Liaison & UniConnect

Institutional Sales and Trading, RBC Capital Markets

Bianca Pettinicchio

Professional Development, High School Liaison & UniConnect

Institutional Sales and Trading, RBC Capital Markets

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Why I'm Involved with WCM

I’m grateful to be a part of WCM because of the support they offer women in capital markets, along with the opportunity to networking with others in the industry, and I hope to create change in workplace diversity so that it becomes a norm in organizations.

Sandy Poiré

Sandy Poiré

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Why I'm Involved with WCM

To build a stronger marketplace by having the opportunity to network with talented and driven women and to promote employment within the financial services industry to the younger generation. 


Professional Experience

Sandy Poiré is an Investment Officer at the CN Investment Division. Mrs. Poiré joined the CN Investment Division in 2011. She is currently responsible for the industrials sector for the Divisions’ European, Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets equity portfolios. Prior to joining CN, Sandy was an Analyst at Jarislowsky Fraser working with the Canadian equity team. 


Sandy Poiré is a CFA charterholder and graduated from the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and was the Valedictorian of her graduating class. She also received the Calvin Potter Fellowship from Concordia’s Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program. In 2017, she completed a Master in Business Administration at Queen’s University. Sandy Poiré is on the board of Women in Investment Management of the CFA Montreal and the communication committee of Women in Capital Markets. She is also an ambassador for Fillactive, an organization aiming to promote physical activities to young women.

Marina Spevak

Professional Development

Fixed Income Trader, National Bank Financial

Marina Spevak

Professional Development

Fixed Income Trader, National Bank Financial

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Yifan Song

High School Liaison & UniConnect

Analyst, Global Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets

Yifan Song

High School Liaison & UniConnect

Analyst, Global Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets

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Why I'm Involved in WCM:

Reach as many young women as possible with the help of the network of women at WCM and meet other professionals women working in the industry.

Sonia Struthers

Sonia Struthers

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Corinne Surur

Managing Director, Business Intelligence for Financial Markets, National Bank Financial

Corinne Surur

Managing Director, Business Intelligence for Financial Markets, National Bank Financial

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Professional Experience

Corinne has over 23 years of experience in the financial and hospitality industries. She has held various leadership roles within Goldman Sachs' Finance Division and National Bank Financial's Capital Markets Division. Corinne has enjoyed creating synergy and executing strategies for the benefit of each organization. 


Corinne has a Bachelor's of Science in Hospitality Management and an MBA in Finance. As a Managing Director in Business Intelligence Corinne is currently responsible for driving efficiencies in business processes for Financial Markets, beginning with the implementation of the Client Relationship Management (CRM) platform. 


With a firm belief in the value of diversity in the Capital Markets industry, Corinne founded the Montreal chapter of Women in Capital Markets (WCM). Corinne is also a mother of 3 young children.

Cindy Veilleux

Women in Leadership

Associate Director, Risk Management Solutions Group, National Bank Financial Markets

Cindy Veilleux

Women in Leadership

Associate Director, Risk Management Solutions Group, National Bank Financial Markets

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Why I'm Involved with WCM

To meet skilled and talented women working within the Canadian capital markets and its affiliated industries, but also to encourage and promote women in leadership roles within the industry. Being part of such inspiring initiatives to promote women to become leaders is not only rewarding on a personal level, but is also a step forward towards new opportunities for the industry.


Professional Experience

Cindy Veilleux joined the Risk Management Solutions Group of National Bank 6 years ago. The group offers customized risk management solutions using derivative instruments across all asset classes (interest rate, foreign exchange, commodity and equity) to both corporate and institutional clients. As an associate director, Cindy provides tailored risk management solutions based on the highest levels of risk management advisory, diligent analysis of risk exposure and a client-centric focus to build lasting relationships.

Vivian Yang

High School Liaison & UniConnect

Associate Director, Vice President, National Bank Financial

Vivian Yang

High School Liaison & UniConnect

Associate Director, Vice President, National Bank Financial

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Why I'm Involved with WCM

I'm happy to be a part of WCM because it offers me an opportunity to meet women in Capital Markets who share similar interests and experience.

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