Bernard Gauthier, CFA, joined Jarislowsky Fraser in 2008 and is Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities. He is a member of Investment Strategy Committee, which he co-chairs. He has over 31 years of industry experience and has been a North American financial analyst and co-manager of U.S. Equities at the firm. Bernard was previously at CIBC Global Asset Management as portfolio manager within the core Canadian Equity team; Phillips, Hager & North as a member of the International team; TD Securities as a financial services analyst; and the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec as an economist, analyst and sector portfolio manager. Bernard holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics from the Université de Montréal.