Economist and Senior Portfolio Manager
Beginning of career
Joined the team in
Arrival at Hexavest
Jean-Pierre Couture is Economist and Senior Portfolio Manager at Desjardins Global Asset Management (DGAM). He is responsible for macroeconomic analysis and assessment of international financial markets. He is also involved in the country and sector allocation of equity portfolios. Jean-Pierre joined DGAM in 2021 as part of the Hexavest integration. Prior to joining Hexavest, he spent nine years at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, where he held several roles, including Director of Macroeconomic Research in which he advised the asset allocation committee. As a Global Macro Senior Analyst, he launched and managed a Global macro multi-asset strategy. His career started at the National Bank of Canada, where he worked as an Economist from 1995 to 2001. Jean-Pierre holds a bachelor’s degree (1993) and a master’s degree (1996) in Economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal.