PRMIA Montreal Career Day 2019

PRMIA Montreal Career Day 2019

PRMIA Montreal organizes panel sessions gathering professionals from the consulting, portfolio management and risk management professions. Junior and senior speakers will discuss their career path, the recent trends in their profession, and advice for graduating students. They will also outline the typical responsibilities involved in their profession. This event is in collaboration with the Canadian Derivatives Institute.


September 11, 2019

1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

EY Offices
900 De Maisonneuve West
23rd Floor
Montreal, QC H3A 0A8


  Time   Event  
  1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
  2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.   Introduction and words of welcome by PRMIA Montreal
  2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  Panel 1 - Consulting Profession
Yannic Blais-Gauthier, Partner, Financial Services Risk Management, EY
Katherine Macpherson, Senior Team Lead, EY
Mario Schlener, Partner, EY, Leader of the PSRM Practice in Canada
  3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.    Panel 2 - Risk Management
Ali Boudhina, Advisory Director Fixed Income, Caisse de de dépôt et placement du
Québec (CDPQ)

Ghenima Djellout Lowenthal, Director, Mortgage Business, Global Funding & Treasury, National Bank Financial Markets

  3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Coffee Break   
  4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.    Panel 3 - TBD
Antonio Cabeda, Senior Product Manager and Content Provider, TMX Group
Guillaume Gfeller, Vice President, Systematic Investment Strategies, Fiera Capital
  4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.    Viewpoint of a Human Resources Specialist 
Skills of the (Near) Future in the Workplace

Benoit Desgroseillers, MBA, CRHA, PPCC, Senior Director, Finance Montréal
  5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.    Networking and Cocktails   

      Panel Moderator  
      Pascal François, Canadian Derivatives Institute

Pascal François is full professor of Finance at HEC Montreal. He is the director of the Canadian Institute of Derivatives (formerly IFSID) since its creation in 2011. Pascal is also co-editor of Finance, the academic journal of the French Finance Association. His research focuses on derivatives, credit risk, and contingent claims analysis applied to corporate finance. Pascal’s scientific contributions have been published in some of the top journals of the field, including the Journal of Business, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. Pascal has also authored three textbooks in Finance. He holds a joint Ph.D. from Sorbonne University and ESSEC Business School.


Ali Boudhina, Ph.D., Advisory Director Fixed Income, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
      Antonio Cabeda, M.Sc., Senior Product Manager and Content Provider at TMX Group

Antonio Cabeda joined MX, TMX Group’s derivative exchange, as Senior Advisor at the Innovation center and he is currently a Senior Product Manager at the Derivatives Equity team. Over the past years, Antonio has worked as a quantitative finance researcher and a part-time lecturer at HEC Montreal business school. Previous to that, he was a quantitative trader at DRW and a quantitative analyst at important local institutions such as Desjardins Global Asset Management and National Bank. He started his career as an option market-maker at XP Investment and has several years of experience as a financial engineering expert. Antonio holds two Master degree in Financial Engineering from the International University of Monaco and from HEC-Montreal.


Benoit Desgroseillers, MBA, CRHA, PPCC, Senior Director, Finance Montréal
Benoit Desgroseillers acts as Senior Director at Finance Montréal. Among other things, he is responsible for all aspects of talent development and human resources issues for the entire Quebec financial services industry. Former Executive director at UQAM’s business school, he holds an EMBA, he’s a member of the CHRP order, he is also a certified professional coach and a mentor. He is a privileged witness of HR trends in the labor market.

      Ghenima Djellout Lowenthal, Director, Mortgage Business, Global Funding & Treasury at National Bank Financial Markets
Ghenima Djellout Lowenthal acts as Director, Mortgage Business, Global Funding & Treasury at National Bank Financial Markets. Ghenima has been part of National Bank Financial’s Mortgage Derivatives trading desk since 2013, providing Mortgage Lenders with funding and risk management solutions. Prior to joining the bank, she worked as a Credit Analyst with Société Générale (SGCIB Paris) where she covered major construction and Telecom Groups in Europe. Ghenima has a bachelor degree (Master 1) in Management from University Paris-Dauphine and a Master of Science in Management (Finance) from HEC Montreal. 

Mario Schlener, Partner, EY
Mario Schlener is a Partner at EY, and leads the FSRM Practice in Canada. He brings over 22 years of experience in risk and capital markets modelling and quantitative risk management. His focus is primarily on the development of models, validation of risk and pricing models for market, credit, liquidity, counterparty credit and operational risk. Mario holds a MA in Banking and Finance from the Applied University BFI Vienna and a MBA in Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a PhD Candidate in Quantitative Finance at EDHEC Risk Institute. He also acts as external lecturer for finance related PhD courses.

      Yannic Blais-Gauthier, Partner, Financial Services Risk Management, EY 

Yannic Blais-Gauthier is a Partner in the Financial Services Risk Management practice of Ernst & Young. He has more than 12 years of experience in Advisory Services and in the Financial Services industry. Yannic has wide-ranging experience in financial risk management with a focus on consistently enhancing risk management practices of financial institutions. He is specialized in Enterprise Risk Management and Capital management. For the past 12 years, Yannic has acquired practical experience within the industry and in consulting on a broad range of topics including the following: Risk governance, Risk appetite, Capital planning, Capital allocation and optimization, Financial performance, Stress testing, Economic capital, ICAAP, RAROC and Recovery plans. He has led and managed numerous projects related to cross-cutting issues of performance & risk management for banks, insurance companies, pension funds and Crown Corporations. Prior to working in Advisory Services, Yannic was Senior Director at Desjardins Group in Enterprise Risk Management. He was in charge of the Risk Strategy department where he coordinated a team of risk professionals. Yannic also worked for National Bank of Canada where he was in charge of the risk management and performance monitoring for various investment and trading portfolios. Yannic holds a M.Sc. in Finance from HEC Montreal, a B.Sc. in Economics from Laval University and received the FRM (Financial Risk Manager) certification.



This event is FREE for members and non-members, although registration is required.  Click "Register Myself" below to reserve your spot. Make sure to click "Continue" to proceed with your registration. (If this is your first time accessing the PRMIA website you will need to create a short user profile to register.)

* Registration for this event is free and drink and food will be provided - space is limited! 
** If you register for the event, attendance is mandatory. Cancellations may be made up to 72 hours prior to the event within PRMIA business hours (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Eastern US Time) by emailing or calling +1 612-605-5370.
*** If you register, are unable to attend and do not cancel within the 72 hour cancellation time you will be invoiced for USD$15.00.

Support chapter events like this by becoming a member

9/11/2019 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
EY Offices 900 De Maisonneuve West 23rd Floor Montreal, QC H3A 0A8 CANADA

Sign In to Register for Event