Founded in 1998, Desjardins Global Asset Management (DGAM) is Desjardins Group’s institutional asset management unit. 100% owned by the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec (Desjardins Group), DGAM’s over 70 employees, including 45 investment professionals, are committed to its clients.
With the head office in Montreal and an office in Toronto, DGAM manages over $68 billion1] of assets for life and general insurance companies, pension funds, foundations, trust companies, exchange traded funds, investment funds and public companies, making it one of the largest investment managers in Canada. Since 2017, DGAM has launched 18 ETFs, 8 of which are focused on the responsible investment theme. With more than $53billion in fixed-income assets under management, DGAM is one of the largest fixed income portfolio managers in Canada3].
DGAM is a signatory of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment and is duly registered with the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF) as an exempt market dealer, investment fund manager, portfolio manager and derivatives portfolio manager, and is similarly licenced with the various regulatory authorities in other Canadian provinces and territories. Community support is central to Desjardins’ mission. DGAM supports companies that are socially and economically involved in the community.
The Desjardins Group was founded in 1900 in Lévis, Québec, on the will to create capital and to make it available on reasonable terms and conditions to people who need it. The requirement to meet that need remains just as important today and has grown worldwide. DGAM wishes to reaffirm and continue to live by these principles.