Bernard Gauthier joined Jarislowsky Fraser in 2008. He has been a key member of Canadian equity team since he joined the firm, and was most recently co-manager of U.S. equities. Mr. Gauthier has extensive experience in Canadian equities, particularly in the banking and financial sector which currently makes up 35% of the S&P/TSX index. With over 29 years of industry experience, including over 6 years managing portfolios, he is a member of the Investment Strategy Committee since December 2012. He is well regarded for his deep industry expertise and continue to cover North American financials for the firm.