President and Chief Executive Officer
Luc Fortin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montréal Exchange (MX). His key responsibilities include leading the growth and overall operations of TMX Group's commodities businesses. As well as MX, Mr. Fortin oversees NGX, a leading North American energy exchange and central clearing counterparty (CCP) as well as Shorcan Brokers Limited, a TMX fixed income interdealer broker.
Mr. Fortin 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.
President and Chief Clearing Officer
Mr. Goucher joined the Montréal Exchange in November 2001 and is now acting as President and Chief Clearing Officer of the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation. Prior to this position, he was Senior Vice-President, Financial Markets. Mr. Goucher was responsible for market operations, business development and marketing activities for MX in multiple derivative market segments. He also serves as Director for the Montréal Climate Exchange and CanDeal.
Before joining MX, Mr. Goucher held different responsibilities with a Canadian investment dealer, including Director for equity derivative marketing and Manager of exchange-traded derivatives. He played an active role as Portfolio Manager for a Canadian pension fund, responsible for the day-to-day management of several bond portfolios as well as overseeing the implementation of G7 derivative strategies. He has also lectured undergraduate finance and business policy courses on a part-time basis. Mr. Goucher has held the title of Chartered Financial Analyst since 1997, and holds both an MBA and a BSc Eng. from the University of New Brunswick.
Vice-President, Research and Development
Mr. Bitton presently serves as Vice-President, Research and Development at the Montréal Exchange. Mr. Bitton has led the research and development effort related to most of MX currently listed derivatives products. He was also the driving force behind the establishment of the first regulated carbon market in Canada: the Montréal Climate Exchange (MCeX). He holds a master's degree from the University of Québec in Montréal with a collaboration from the Florida International University.
Mr. Bitton formerly was a member of the Board of the research center CIRANO, of the Board of the Association des MBA du Québec, and of the Board of MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems). He also regularly acts as a speaker and derivative products advisor to various associations and organizations in the financial and environmental sectors.
Vice-President, Market Operations, Services and Connectivity
Mr. Bertrand presently serves as Vice-President, Market Operations, Services and Connectivity at the Montréal Exchange. Mr. Bertrand is responsible for the overall development, management and support of market structure, connectivity, trading operations and technical support, and for the development and delivery of services and products related to trading.
Mr. Bertrand has 17 years' experience in exchanges, clearing houses and market surveillance environments. He worked for TMX Group Information Technology, where he last was Director, Architecture, in which capacity he led the business and software architecture teams. He participated in the development of the SOLA technological platform and in the commercialization and implementation efforts of that technology for the Boston Options Exchange and the derivatives markets of the London Stock Exchange Group. Before joining the Montréal Exchange, he was active in the consulting business, first for DMR Conseil, then for Fujitsu.
Mr. Bertrand holds a joint MBA from McGill University and HEC Montreal as well as a MSc from Université de Montréal.
Vice-President, Technologies, Software Product Development
Jean Guilbault joined the Montréal Exchange in 1990 and currently acts as Vice-President, Software Product Development.
Mr. Guilbault, an engineering graduate of Polytechnique Montréal, is responsible for the technology, development and architecture teams that designed SOLA trading, clearing and surveillance technology solutions. These different systems, recognized as among the most rapid and efficient in their field, are presently deployed in Montreal, Boston, London and Milan. In addition, Mr. Guilbault was involved in the creation of Montréal Exchange's first automated trading system, as well as various electronic access platforms.