Geoffrey G. Briant, LL.B. - President & CEO
An experienced Canadian institutional investment management executive with over 25 years of experience in the Canadian financial services industry including the development of hedge fund, structured product and derivatives expertise combined with Canadian income tax expertise.
With responsibility for institutional sales in Eastern Canada, he establishes and maintains professional relationships with the leading pension funds, endowments and foundations in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes as well as in Western Canada.
Most recently, his institutional sales responsibilities included business development for a leading Canadian alternative investments management company by expanding its $2B+ high net worth business into the institutional market in Canada.
By combining his experience practising Canadian income tax law with his investment management, structured product and derivatives expertise acquired in establishing the Canadian subsidiary of AllianceBernstein (then Alliance Capital) as its President, he has developed unique tax-efficient structured products and investment strategies to increase the retirement savings of institutional and individual investors. His achievements at AllianceBernstein included developing and introducing index-linked swaps enhanced by market neutral U.S. equity strategies to the Top 100 pension funds across Canada.
Mr. Briant holds a B.A.(Hon. Econ.) and LL.B. from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.