Management Team

Luc Fortin

President and Chief Executive Officer, Montréal Exchange & Global Head of Trading, TMX Group

Luc Fortin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montréal Exchange (MX) and Global Head of Trading, TMX Group. Luc's key responsibilities include leading growth in TMX's equities, derivatives, and fixed income trading businesses, and delivering a world-class experience to our global client base. In 2021, his mandate expanded to include oversight and strategic direction of CDCC and CDS, TMX's post-trade businesses and crucial components of Canada's capital markets infrastructure.

Luc joined MX as Managing Director, Derivatives Trading in June 2016, following a 25-year career in Canada's capital markets industry leading client-facing teams in fixed income and derivatives. Prior to joining MX, he served as Managing Director, Canadian Head of the Institutional Client Group at HSBC Bank Canada.

In this role, Mr. Fortin led HSBC's institutional client-facing businesses in rates and credit, derivatives, foreign exchange and money markets across Canada. Prior to HSBC, he held senior leadership positions at TD Bank and TD Securities.

Mr. Fortin is a graduate of the TD Securities Leadership program at Ivey Business School and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Ottawa. He has served as Board Chair of CANMarket Data and was an Investment Industry Association of Canada board member from 2006-2010.

Jacques Caussignac

Vice President, Derivatives Growth and Innovation

Jacques Caussignac serves as Vice President, Derivatives Growth and Innovation.

Mr. Caussignac joined the Montréal Exchange (MX) in 2016 and has more than 18 years of experience in financial markets. Prior to joining MX, Mr. Caussignac held various positions in Fixed Income and risk management at RBC Capital Markets and Addenda Capital Inc. Mr. Caussignac cofounded AlphaFixe Capital Inc., a Quebec institutional fixed income investment firm.

Mr. Caussignac has a M.Sc. in Finance from HEC Montréal.

Julie Rochette

Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer

Julie Rochette is Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Officer of the Regulatory Division Montréal Exchange.

In October 2015, Ms. Rochette joined the Montréal Exchange as Director, Enforcement and Legal Counsel in the Regulatory Division. She became a member of the Quebec Bar in 1994 and practised civil litigation and family mediation until 2000. Before joining the Montréal Exchange, she held various legal and compliance positions within the financial and the aerospace industries, at Laurentian Bank of Canada, National Bank Financial, the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and Pratt & Whitney Canada. Her main areas of expertise are legal, compliance and regulation.

Ms. Rochette holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Law from the Université du Québec à Montréal and participated to the Civil Law Common Law Exchange Program.

Sabia Chicoine

Vice President, Business Management TMX Markets and MX Operations

Sabia Chicoine joined TMX Group in March of 2015. Lawyer by training, she served as Chief Legal Officer for the Montréal Exchange (MX) and the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation until July of 2019.

As Vice President, Business Management TMX Markets and MX Operations, she has since been responsible for the development and implementation of the overall strategy for TMX Global Trading businesses, including the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, MX and Shorcan. She also heads MX's operations.

Before joining TMX Group, Ms. Chicoine practised law at National Bank Financial for three years and in private practice with BCF LLP for seven years, first with the Mergers and Acquisitions group, and then with the Tax and Penal Litigation group. She holds degrees in both Common Law and Civil Law from McGill University.

Gladys Karam

Director, Equity Derivatives

Gladys Karam serves as Director, Equity Derivatives at the Montreal Exchange.

Ms. Karam joined the Montreal Exchange in 2013 with the responsibility of developing and supporting educational initiatives for investors. She began her career at TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. where she held various positions, including account representative, training officer, options specialist and account manager for Institutional Services.

Ms. Karam has a Masters of Economics from Université de Montréal.

Robert Tasca

Vice-President, Derivatives Trading and Client Solutions

Robert Tasca, Vice-President, Derivatives Trading and Client Solutions with TMX Group, Montréal Exchange, is responsible for managing the derivatives business, specifically fixed income and equity derivatives. Robert's team focuses on business development, account management and strategic initiatives to help drive value to its clients. He joined the Montréal Exchange in 1998, where he began his career in the open outcry pits or "floor" in Montréal, transitioning to the electronic platform in October of 2000. With over 20 years of derivatives experience, Robert brings a full-service perspective to customers of the Montréal Exchange.