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The Team

Patrick Proulx
President and Portfolio Manager M.Sc. Finance, CFA

Patrick launched his career in 1996 as an actuary at Sobeco Ernst & Young, where he evaluated pension funds. He later honed his skills as a financial analyst at Hydro-Québec with a variety of financial studies on major investment projects and financial products (including derivatives used in brokerage and hedging transactions), accompanied by the energy product brokerage portfolio management. He joined the management team of Desjardins Risk Management Division in 2001, where he served as an advisor and analyst. His primary tasks involved operational and market risk modelling with state-of-the-art financial techniques.

Patrick cofounded Globevest Capital in 2002 in an effort to provide investors with sound, effective and accessible management, focused on balancing risk and return.

As lead manager, Patrick manages the portfolios of the firm’s four funds, his own clientele and oversees those of the representatives and managers.


  • Portfolio management
  • Sector allocation
  • Derivatives
  • Bond market
  • Risk analysis
  • Financial modelling
François Bergeron
Vice President, Finance and Operations Chief Compliance Officer Portfolio Manager CPA, CA,CIM®

François launched his career in 1997 as an Auditor at Ernst & Young. After becoming a Chartered Accountant in 2001, he joined BMO as Director, Corporate Credit Business. His responsibilities included managing a commercial loan portfolio worth several million dollars and forging new business relationships. François joined Globevest Capital in 2012. He is now responsible for communicating the firm’s investment management strategies to investment advisors and portfolio managers. He is a member of the Board of Directors and a shareholder of the company. He is a “Canadian Investment Manager” (CIM®) and has the requirements to advise clients in options and derivatives.

Steve Bernard
Portfolio Manager

Steve worked for several years in property assessment as part of his education. He acquired experience in finance and economics, building solid communications skills over the years.

Steve also developed a strong interest in securities during his studies in financial analysis at UQÀM. In 2000, he took an opportunity to pursue his education while working as an investment adviser at BMO Nesbitt Burns. While there, he completed courses in securities, ethics and financial planning. He then worked for four years building a base of clients, managing their portfolios and dispensing personal financial planning services.

Out of his desire to provide outstanding client service, Steve joined Globevest Capital in January 2004. Since coming on board, he has completed his courses in investment management techniques, portfolio management methods, derivatives and option trading and earned the title of Canadian Investment Manager Specialized in Option Trading. He also participates in the development of strategies involving stocks, options and bonds, ensuring an optimal portfolio tailored to the needs of each client. His priority is investor satisfaction. With an excellent ability to making complex ideas simple, he takes the time needed to set up a financial strategy enabling you to meet your goals.

Please contact Steve for any private management questions.

Richard Payette
Advising Representative

Richard has over 20 years of experience in investment, accompanied by broad expertise in financial planning.

In addition to his Bachelors of Business Administration from HEC Montréal, Richard earned his Financial Planner title from the Institut québécois de planification financière. He also successfully completed the Financial Planning Course on Standards of Conduct and the Course on Security Trading at the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI).

Richard is appreciated for his good listening, his great communication and his professionalism. Dynamic and perseverant, he is committed to client projects and is able to meet all their needs and expectations.

Mathieu Laporte
Financial Analyst
Kevin Gariépy
Financial Analyst