Marquest Asset Management Inc. Wednesday announced three new hires as part of its continuing growth plans.

Toronto-based Marquest has appointed Sean Rogister as managing director of Marquest Fixed Income Inc., the firm’s fixed income and credit strategies focused subsidiary. In addition Marquest has hired Andrew Bentley as executive vice president, and Alice Tsang as portfolio manager.

Rogister has over 20 years of experience building and leading fixed income and investment management related businesses in the financial services industry. He brings an unparalleled leadership background to Marquest, including 10 years at Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, one of Canada’s largest pension funds, where he led the fixed income department through a diversification strategy in the global debt markets during his tenure. Previously Rogister was vice president, fixed income illiquid/arbitrage trading, at Deutsche Bank, Canada; vice president — manager of the fixed income exchange-traded derivatives business with BMO Nesbitt Burns; and risk management consultant for Anistics, Inc.

Bentley has significant experience in the development, distribution and management of investment products and services to retail and high net worth investors in Canada. Prior to joining Marquest, Bentley was president of Navina Asset Management Inc., a specialized investment funds firm which he co-founded in 2006.

Tsang has over fifteen years of experience in the investment industry. She returning to Marquest after a year, where prior to her departure in 2009, she managed two large capitalization, income focused funds, both first quartile funds ranked by Globefund.

“We expect the introduction of such capable professionals with a diverse and complementary range of skill-sets will augment the strong investment capabilities already established at Marquest and contribute significantly to the growth of our firm over the coming years,” said Gerry Brocklesby, the CEO of Marquest.