Jean-François Courville

Desautels Global Expert; Managing Partner, Purpose Advisor Solutions
Jean-François Courville



J-F Courville is responsible for business development, partnerships, and investments and trading, at Purpose Advisor Solutions, serving as Managing Partner. Prior to this, he was CEO at Wealthsimple for Advisors.

From 2013 to 2017, J-F was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at RBC Wealth Management’s global support groups, responsible for continuing and evolving the focus on supporting all geographic businesses with investment advisory and fee-based solutions, credit and cash management, brand and marketing, as well as operations and technology. In addition, he was responsible for their overall strategy and oversight of the group’s strategic growth initiatives.

He joined RBC Wealth Management from Manulife Financial Corporation, where he was President and CEO of Manulife Asset Management. Prior to that, J-F was President and CEO of State Street Canada.

J-F is very active in the community, notably as Past Chair of the Board of Habitat for Humanity Toronto and as a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. He is also a founding member and director of Toronto-based cycling philanthropy club, Les Domestiques, which has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for various charities across North America since 2009.

Specialization by geographical area: 
Desautels Global Experts
Investment Management


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Manager, Alumni Programs

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