Natcan Investment Management has announced three appointments to its investment management team.

Martin Delage joins the fixed income team as VP bonds, and Rouxel Charbonneau joins as an analyst. Marc Christopher Lavoie also joins the international equities team as an analyst.

“These professionals have been chosen specifically because they share our investment culture. As we are very committed to our style and our convictions, we wanted to find individuals who would show the same discipline in applying our investment principles,” said Sam Reda, president and COO, in a news release

These three new members bring the number of institutional fund management professionals at Natcan to 40. Natcan has seen its assets under management grow significantly in recent years to over $20 billion.

Delage will assist senior VP, Bruno Bourgeois, who manages the team. Together, they will work to map out strategies with respect to duration, positioning on the interest rate curve, and sector deviations.

Delage holds the CFA designation and an MA from the Universite de Sherbrooke. He began his career in 1990. Before joining Natcan, Delage was VP, fixed income securities, at Optimum Asset Management Inc.

Charbonneau will oversee quantitative analysis (risk and performance breakdown) and development of management systems for the fixed income securities team. Previously, Charbonneau was an analyst, risk management and systems, stock market at the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec. He has an MBA from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales.

Lavoie is a chartered accountant and holds the CFA designation. He will support the international equities team with analysis activities, more specifically, selecting securities for the European region. Lavoie began his career in 2000 as a Business Acquisition Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.