THE TEAM

A STRONG
AND UNIFIED TEAM

The strength of Mageska team emanates from the distinctive blend of expertise, creativity, and unwavering dedication embodied by each member, culminating in a solid and cohesive unit.

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Roberto Marrocco, CFA

Chief Executive Officer
& Chief Investment Officer

Passionate about finance and new technologies, Roberto has been integrating quantitative management models into his investment strategies for many years. Drawing on his vast experience and determined to further exploit the unique capabilities of AI, he co-founded Mageska Capital with the goal of providing investors and portfolio managers with innovative, agile and efficient strategies.

01. Experience

28 years of experience as a senior portfolio manager for high-net-worth families at RBC Dominion Securities (RBC DS) – 1994 to 2022

02. Recognition

Ranked among the top 20 portfolio managers in Canada with over $1.4 billion in assets under management at RBC DS

03. Education

Bachelor of Finance from the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

04. Designation

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA designation) since 1996

Jacques Larivière, MBA, CPA

President

An experienced entrepreneur, passionate about financial markets and curious about new technologies, Jacques is motivated by the idea of developing innovative tools using AI to add performance, flexibility and agility to traditional investment portfolio models. Interested in this vision, he joins forces with Roberto, co-founds and presides over Mageska Capital and Mageska Technologies.

01. Experience

Co-founder and Vice president of iVascular – LVD Biotech (Barcelona, Spain), a world-class company (present in over 80 countries) in the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of advanced medical devices – 2010 to date

 

Founder and CEO of Demilec, a world leader in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-quality polyurethane foam systems – 1986 to 2018

02. Recognition

Winner of the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship Grand Prize, all categories, Province of Quebec

03. Education

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A. – CPA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA – Finance), École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Université de Montréal

04. Philanthropy

President of the Jacques Larivière Family Foundation, which operates in the fields of health, environment and social inequalities – 2010 to date

Emma Ioana Matei, CIM

Operations &
Communications Manager

A graduate of HEC Montreal in Finance, Emma worked with Roberto for several years at RBC Dominion Securities, where she demonstrated excellent organizational skills and strong leadership. At Mageska Capital, she is responsible for managing the firm’s overall operations, assisting in the implementation of investment strategies and participating in the development of investor relations.

01. Experience

6 years of experience as an Associate at RBC Dominion Securities

02. Education

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A. – Finance), École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Montréal)

03. Designation

Chartered Investment Manager (CIM designation) since 2023

FANNY LAPIERRE

Investment Analyst

Fanny has 11 years of experience in the financial field. Prior to joining Mageska Capital, she worked in corporate finance at Québecor Média. She has developed expertise in evaluating and selecting portfolio managers and making recommendations to institutional clients for externally managed mandates, as well as providing financial services to high-net-worth clients. At Mageska Capital, Fanny assists Roberto in analyzing various investment securities and developing investment strategies.

01. Experience

4 years of experience in corporate finance at Québecor Média

02. Education

Bachelor of Finance from the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

03. Designation

Level I of the CFA Program completed

Natacha Dufresne, CPA

Director of Finance

Drawing on her diverse experience gained from various corporate mandates, including in the financial sector, Natacha joins the Mageska Capital team as Director of Finance. Her dynamism, versatility, and strong sense of ethics and integrity are significant assets that will support the team in managing the firm’s overall operations.

01. Experience

18 years of corporate consulting experience. Fields of expertise include financial analysis & reporting, accounting for complex transactions and integration of new accounting systems.

 

11 years at KPMG, including 5 years as senior manager, audit

 

02. Education

Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Desautels Faculty of management, McGill University

03. Designation

Member of Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec since 1995

04. Philanthropy

President of the Fondation Autisme Laurentides since 2016, which helps autistic people in the greater Laurentians region and their families

Mageska Capital for
all the right reasons.

The expertise. The technology. The possibilities.