We are thrilled to announce that Paul Lamontagne will be joining Steward Redqueen as an Associate Partner. Paul has had a longstanding career in banking, venture capital, development finance and impact investing. Most recently, Paul was the Founder CEO of FinDev Canada – Canada’s development finance institution.
We see a growing demand among Canadian banks, asset owners and asset managers for advice on responsible finance and impact investing. Together, with Paul’s background and presence in Canada, and Steward Redqueen’s reputation as an established boutique firm, we bring a strong proposition for Canadian financial institutions and additional experience to service impact investors.
Paul Lamontagne says about this collaboration: “Since stepping down as CEO of Canada’s DFI in 2020, I have continued to seek progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, around gender equality and climate action. In my view, we are in the early stages of the mainstreaming of impact investing, so we need to bring more energy to impact methodologies and innovative approaches to scaling private capital for people, planet, and profit. I’m thrilled to be partnering with Steward Redqueen, a recognized global leader in this space, at a time when Canadian institutions and companies are ready to act.”
Willem Vosmer says about this collaboration: “Ever since we started working for Canadian clients in 2017, we spoke to so many Canadian banks and investors who wanted to explore new impact opportunities for their business but didn’t know how. We successfully supported quite a few of them. With Paul on board now, we can do so much more. As a proven global leader in impact investing, Paul will bring a lot of value as an advisor to the financial sector in Canada.”
In May, we announced the opening of a new Steward Redqueen office in Washington, D.C. We see a great opportunity for our colleagues in Washington D.C. and Montreal to jointly service our North American clientele.
See the full press release here.