La Française strikes partnership for Canadian expansion

Paris-headquartered asset manager La Française is expanding its footprint to Canada by partnering with third-party marketer Investeam Canada.

La Française has signed a third-party marketing agreement with Investeam Canada. Through the deal, they will together promote the European real estate expertise of La Française to Canadian institutional investors.

La Française manages over €63bn in assets, €15.3bn of which are in real estate.

Philippe Lecomte, CEO of La Française AM International and head of Global International Business Development, said: “La Française’s international business development strategy is ambitious.

“However, as a group, we are committed to expanding our business to Canada, the fourth largest pension market in the world, and are prepared to make the necessary investments in order to create and cultivate longstanding business relations with Canadian institutional investors. We have handpicked Investeam Canada to assist us along the way. Their track record, as well as the quality of their people, speaks for itself.”

Christophe Vandewiele, managing director of Investeam Canada, commented: “La Française is a newcomer to the Canadian market, and we are certain that the quality of their real estate capabilities, as well as their credentials, will meet with the approval of institutional investors.”

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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