Julien Palardy, CFA

Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Equity

Julien is the Head of Quantitative and Passive Investing. He oversees the team responsible for the modelling, research and management of various Quantitative strategies, including Low Volatility Equities and Systematic Alpha Equities, in addition to the teams responsible for the management of Passive Equities and Passive Fixed Income. He previously headed the Quantitative Equity Team and, before that, was Lead Portfolio Manager for the firm's Systematic Alpha, Low Volatility and Low Volatility Plus funds. He has co-managed the firm’s Institutional Asset Allocation mandates, designed forecasting models for strategic and tactical asset allocation, built quantitative equity strategies for North American and Global long-only and North American market neutral funds, and built quantitative fixed income strategies for Canadian and global bond funds. Julien holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Applied Financial Economics, both from HEC Montréal.

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