Mr. Chénard-Poirier joined Optima in 2011 and serves as Senior Vice President in the Research Department and as Sector Head of Diversified Strategies, which encompasses macro, equity market neutral and international equity mandates. He started his career at Optima as an analyst focusing on long short equity managers, gaining exposure to both international and U.S. domestic hedge funds. In August 2015, Mr. Chénard-Poirier transitioned to the global macro team, covering both discretionary trading and systematic strategies, including equity market neutral managers. In April 2018, while maintaining coverage of equity market neutral strategies, his role was expanded to include U.S.-focused long short equity managers. He became Sector Head of Diversified Strategies in April 2019. Mr. Chénard-Poirier graduated summa cum laude from Babson College where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Mathematics.