Cathy Duval

Cathy Duval, B.B.A., CFA 

Portfolio Manager and Senior Wealth Advisor

Phone: 514-871-3474
Fax: 514-879-3873

My fascination with the financial world dates back to my childhood. As a little girl, I used to calculate the value of the interest coupons on my father’s bonds. That’s when I began to track my securities and eventually seriously dive into the world of personal finance and financial markets. I realized the importance of being financially sound, and knew that what I wanted to do is share my knowledge and help people meet their financial goals.

I have been working in the financial sector since 1998, and at the National Bank Financial family since 2004. Before this, I was a stock and option trader on the Toronto, New-York and Chicago exchanges. Those years of expertise, my diploma in financial planning and my CFA* designation are all valuable assets that allow me to provide you with the best possible management for your portfolio.

As a portfolio manager, my priorities are – and will remain – maximizing the performance of your portfolio while protecting it from an accentuated downfall in the marketplace.

My compensation being based on your satisfaction and the return of your investment portfolio, it is in my best interest to keep you accurately updated on the evolution of your portfolio and to give you outstanding service. Our interests are intimately related.

Please do not hesitate to contact me. At National Bank Financial, we manage the world’s most important investments : yours!

Looking forward to meeting you!

* CFA designation – a 3-years post-bachelor degree – is the most sought-after portfolio management designation in the world. It’s rigor and intensity demand a strong commitment and deliver a powerful value. The CFA institute leads the investment industry by setting the highest standards of ethic, education and professional excellence and vigourously advocating fair and transparent capital markets. For more details, please visit http://www.cfainstitute. org.

 Guillaume Mayer-Décarie

Guillaume Mayer-Décarie, B.B.A., CIM®, F. Pl.

Wealth Advisor

Phone: 514-412-4755
Fax: 514-879-3873

Guillaume has been working in the financial services industry for almost 10 years. His passion for personal finance and various financial products led him to study finance at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). He subsequently worked as an Advisor and later as a Manager, Personal Financial Services.

During this professional career, he has improved his knowledge in order to be better equipped to serve customers. He recently completed the CSI training leading to the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation and the Financial Planner training from the Institut Québécois de Planning Financière (IQPF).

« There is no greater joy for me than ensuring that I give you the best possible service. Clients like me due to my professionalism, proactive work ethic, as well as the quality of my advice. I am looking forward to getting to know you and help you achieve your personal goals. »

Inuk Lefebvre-Lafrenière

Inuk Lefebvre-Lafrenière

Wealth Associate

Phone: 514-871-3450
Fax: 514-879-3873

Inuk’s role within the team is to continually raise the customer service bar and provide administrative support. He’s your first point of contact whenever you need to reach us for everything but your portfolio investment strategy.

He can help you navigate your account on our website, or assist you with any queries pertaining to your account statements. He also takes part in preparing proposals and portfolio revisions, and updating retirement plans. In addition, Inuk is in charge of organizing seminars and other events and activities we deem will benefit our customers.

Inuk has been in the financial industry for more than ten years with two major firms. His experience includes trading, investment products, client service and administrative support. He is hence a resource for all your needs in these areas and much more. He is able to offer an entirely bilingual service both verbal and written having worked in translation. He can also provide you with a personalized service having been responsible for the specific needs of sophisticated clients.

In his spare time, he is an avid fan of reading and maple syrup production at his family's maple shack.

Marc-Antoine Desgagnés

Marc-Antoine Desgagnés, B.Com., CIM®

Investment Analyst

Phone: 514-871-4319
Fax: 514-879-3873

Marc-Antoine puts forward his knowledge of investment products to support the team in the realization of your personal goals.

His passion for the financial industry and investments has led him to attend John Molson School of Business. After four years, he graduated with distinction with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, specializing in finance. Furthermore, his five years of experience in the financial services industry allowed him to apply different financial concepts that he had learned throughout his academic pathway.

He strongly believes that in order to serve you to the best of his capabilities, it is important to continuously improve his financial knowledge through professional certification programs and courses. Therefore, he has also completed the “Registered Investment Representative Licence” and obtained the “Chartered Investment Manager” designation (CIM).

His peers recognize him as a diligent professional with great analytical capabilities.

“It will be a pleasure to get to know you and work by your side over the next years. I will do everything in my power to help the team in providing you with the high-quality services that you deserve.”

Lysane Tougas

Lysane Tougas, LL.B, LL.M, Fisc.

Senior Advisor, Estate Planning

Phone: 514-412-3762​

Lysane has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1998. She obtained her Bachelor of Law degree from the Université de Montréal and a Master's degree in taxation in 2004.

Lysane has extensive experience in will and estate planning as well as tax law. She worked at major law and accounting firms for several years.

She helps our team offer committed and high-quality advisory services. Empathetic and open, she puts her expertise to work for our clients and listens attentively to their wishes to draw up an estate plan that achieves their goals

Mona Semaan

Mona Semaan

Financing Solutions Specialist

Phone: 514-809-5424

As a personal banker, Mona Semaan offers a full range of tailor-made banking and financing solutions through the various partnership agreements offered across the sector: Banking services to National Bank Advisors.

Working with National Bank Financial Advisors, she enriches the existing advisory services provided by Advisor Banking Services by ensuring continuity in the execution of wealth management strategies by integrating the banking component into their overall approach.

With nearly 17 years of experience at National Bank, Mona is recognized for her thoroughness and her dedication to her clients.

Thanks to her excellent knowledge of the products offered, clients are definitely in good hands when it comes to planning and exploring options for all of their banking and financing needs.

Marc-Olivier Godbout

Marc-Olivier Godbout

Senior Advisor, Financial Planning

Phone: 514-879-3638

Marc-Olivier holds a bachelor's degree and a graduate diploma in accounting as well as an MBA. He is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA) and the Institut québécois de planification financière (IQPF).

After working for more than 10 years in financial analysis, Marc-Olivier has been a financial planner serving high-net-worth clients for over 5 years. National Bank Financial – Wealth Management clients benefit from his holistic approach to financial planning to help them achieve their life goals. The resulting value-creating recommendations are presented in a simple, clear and professional manner to make implementation easier.

 Eric Harvey

Eric Harvey

Financial Security Advisor

Phone: 514-581-6897
Fax: 450-695-1186

Éric has joined the team to help you with all your insurance needs. A member of the National Bank Insurance Firm since 1999, he is our personal insurance expert (Personal and Commercial), and he will guide you through every step of your insurance planning - from the initial assessment of your situation to selecting the best products and services for you. Always focused on assisting you with your decisions to ensure you achieve financial security and greater prosperity, Éric will meet with you whenever and wherever is most convenient for you.