Claude Robillard is the Managing Director of IR at West Face Capital, a leading Canadian-based alternative asset manager, where he engages with Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds, Endowments, FoFs, MFOs/SFOs globally. Prior to joining West Face Capital, Claude was with CIBC World Markets where he oversaw CIBC’s Capital Introduction Group, and contributed to the bank’s cross-asset capabilities while managing key relationships in domestic and international markets. Prior to joining CIBC, Claude was a Managing Director of Artemis Investment Management, a multi-strategy alternative asset manager.
In 2007, Claude co-founded a European-based real estate investment group focused on development and infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe. Formerly, Claude was a founding partner of an asset management company launched in New York that subsequently expanded to Hong Kong and Toronto, and previously held senior roles within HSBC Securities, RBC Royal Bank, and CIBC World Markets, with a focus on alternative asset classes, equity structured products, equity finance and commodity products.
Claude has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from McGill University, and an MBA jointly conferred by the London School of Economics and Political Science, HEC Paris, and NYU Stern. Claude is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a federal Crown corporation mandated to facilitate international trade on behalf of Canadian industry. He is also a Strategy Officer with the World Economic Forum, a frequent guest speaker and lecturer on alternative asset classes, and a member of the Sales Practices Committee at the Alternative Investment Management Association (Canada).