Chief Economist and Portfolio Manager
Beginning of career
Joined the team in
Arrival at Hexavest
Jean-Pierre Couture is Chief Economist and Portfolio Manager at Hexavest, which he joined in 2010. He develops the firm’s global macroeconomic outlook. He co-founded the Emerging Markets Strategy and contributes actively to the management of the Emerging Markets Equity and Developed Markets Equity portfolios. Prior to joining Hexavest, Jean-Pierre 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.