Claude Perron is President and Founder of FIAM and President Emeritus of Gestion Cristallin, a company specializing in arbitrage strategies for fixed-income securities, convertible bonds and market events, mainly mergers and acquisitions.
His professional career has been concentrated in three sectors – academic: head of the administration department/faculty at Université du Québec à Montréal, co-founder of CIREM (now CIREM-HEC), corporate: CN Express (CEO) Dominion Textile (Sr. VP Development) and capital markets: Co-Head of Institutional Sales at Marleau Lemire Securities (Dundee), Senior VP. Investment Banking at Midland / Merrill Lynch and for 25 years at Gestion Cristallin. A well-known figure in the Quebec asset management community, he is actively involved in Cristallin’s business development and strategic initiatives.
The creation of FIAM is a natural extension of Claude’s legacy, encompassing over 15 years of orchestrating noteworthy events. His impact has been keenly felt as the Vice-Chairman of AIMA Canada, where he led the organization of its flagship event fondly known as the Méchoui. Additionally, Claude’s commitment reverberates in FIAM’s mission at the crossroads of data science, AI/ML technology, and finance, particularly in the dynamic realm of asset management.