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Simon Touchette comes to Cafa with a unique academic background and a solid career start.
A graduate of HEC Montreal with a BBA in Finance, Simon went on to complete an MSc in Advanced Finance graduating with honours from IE Business School in Madrid. Simon also completed the CFA and FRM examinations in the minimal amount of time required.
After an early start as an Investment Specialist at Royal Bank of Canada, Simon developed a penchant for corporate finance and reoriented his interests towards this field.
He then moved on to Export Development Canada where, under the Risk Assessment and Portfolio Management team, he managed two global risk exposure portfolios in the light-manufacturing and information technology sectors.
Simon continued his career at CAE, a global leader in aerospace, healthcare and mining simulation.
As a Structured Finance and M&A Analyst he executed and structured over 40 cross-border deals and investment pitch books (acquisitions, joint ventures and capital investments). He participated in direct negotiations with clients in the US, Europe, South-East Asia and Canada, built complex financial models, and carried out industry research and comparable market analysis.