Jean-René Adam

Senior Vice-President, Head of Public Equities
iA Global Asset Management Inc.

Jean-René Adam

Jean-René joined iA Global Asset Management (iAGAM) in 2021 and has over 20 years of industry experience. In addition to co-managing several iA Clarington mandates, he leads iAGAM’s Fundamental and Quantitative Equity teams. His role is to create a distinctive investment culture and develop robust processes that will help the firm’s portfolio managers capture opportunities and mitigate risk in today’s challenging markets.

Prior to joining iAGAM, Jean-René held a variety of senior leadership and portfolio management roles at the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and Hexavest. His experience includes managing portfolios of over $20 billion in assets and implementing highly sophisticated investment processes aimed at risk-conscious wealth creation. He began his career as a researcher at Desjardins Capital Markets.

Jean-René holds a Master’s degree in finance from Sherbrooke University and is a CFA charterholder.

"I'm looking for quality businesses with consistently strong earnings and free cash flows – the key ingredients of long-term dividend growth and capital appreciation.”

Jean-René's philosophy

Jean-René’s goal is to provide investors with capital appreciation and attractive income streams using a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches to security selection. He aims to select quality businesses with excellent management teams and strong balance sheets.