Mario Therrien manages the team responsible for investments in external hedge funds and funds in public markets. He joined the Caisse’s Alternative Tactical Investments team in 1992 as a financial analyst and was successively promoted to Assistant Manager and Manager. He was then assigned to the position of Vice-President of Varan Tactical Asset Management, a fund specializing in global tactical investments, until 2002. Prior to his latest appointment, he served successively as Vice-President, Fund of Hedge Funds, Absolute Return, and as Senior Vice-President, Fund Management, Private Equity, in charge of investing in venture capital, information technology and life science funds, leveraged buyout funds and hedge funds.
Mario has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in finance from Université de Sherbrooke. He has also completed the securities course given by the Canadian Securities Institute and holds the chartered financial analyst designation from the CFA Institute. He is a member of the Montréal CFA Society.