Matilde Espregueira, Head of Marketing
Validus Risk Management (‘Validus’), the leading independent financial risk advisory and technology firm, today announces the appointment of Julie Lalonde, Managing Partner at Walter Global Asset Management (‘Walter GAM’) to its Board of Directors (‘Board’).
Julie joined Walter GAM in early 2020, having previously held a number of senior executive management positions, including more than 10 years at Fiera Capital, and a previous decade in management roles with the pension funds of the multinational corporations Abitibi Consolidated and Bombardier Inc. At Walter GAM, Julie leans on her experience to identify potential investments and support the growth of portfolio companies.
Commenting on the appointment, Julie Lalonde said: “Having worked closely with Validus for a number of years, Walter GAM is thrilled to be further strengthening its relationship with the firm. In Validus, we see a firm creating real value for its clients across the breadth of its service offering. We are also pleased to have the opportunity to increase our investment and to continue supporting a high potential and talented team.”
Kevin Lester, Chief Executive Officer at Validus, added: “We are delighted to welcome Julie to the Board. With over two decades of experience in the investment industry, engaging with pension funds and asset managers, Julie provides us with invaluable expertise and knowledge to help us develop Validus’ business and offering. We look forward to working closely with her and continuing to develop our relationship with Walter GAM.”
In addition to Julie Lalonde, Validus’ Board comprises Chairman Philip Robson, Validus CEO Kevin Lester, Validus CCO Haakon Blakstad, as well as Sylvain Brosseau and Florin Vasvari.
Validus specialises in providing financial risk management, fund finance advisory and technology solutions to some of the largest institutional investors, fund managers and corporations across the globe. With industry-leading analytical tools, strategic expertise and market insight, Validus delivers practical and valuable solutions to institutional investors, fund managers and portfolio companies globally.
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