Over her 25 years of professional experience, Valérie Cecchini has managed North American and global equity funds across market cap and style. She joined Investors Group in 2011 and Mackenzie Investments in 2017, where she currently oversees the Investors Summa SRI fund. She has also been given special responsibility for incorporating the environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach within the management and research team. She has received a number of industry honours, and was nominated to the “Top 25 Financial executive in Quebec” by Investment Executive and was the winner of the “Portfolio Manager of the Year Award” in 2016. Valerie graduated from HEC, University of Montreal business school, with a Master of Science in Finance degree and hold the CFA, and CPA, CGA designations. She is also among the first cohort and is the first portfolio manager in Canada to have received the SASB’s Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Credential (FSA).