Finance & Banking

The financial crisis of 2007-2008 and the recent European cris has awaken companies, investors and regulators to the need for corporate accountability to stakeholders and to the importance of liquidity, risk management and capital cushions to solidify the provision of essential intermediation and credit by financial institutions to the real economy.

iFact’s Finance & Banking Practice assists in reviewing and reinforcing risk management frameworks to face volatile markets and comply to rigorous banking regulations adopted since the credit and liquidity crisis. Our clients are typically Chief Risk Officers, Audit Committees and CFO’s/Treasurers.

Our services focus on the measurement and management of financial risks (market, credit, liquidity), on diagnostic reviews of Treasury operations and on operational due diligence mandates as well as corporate governance mandates.

In Canada, our clients are chartered banks, credit unions, asset managers, retirement fund managers, Government financial authorities, Crown Corporations and corporate treasuries.

Internationally, we provide financial consulting services in emerging markets under programs sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) by concentrating on mandates in Eastern European countries, the Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia.


Guy Bérard
Finance & Banking Practice
Montreal, Canada


Guy Bérard, Partner, joined iFact after an impressive career in the financial services industry working in leading positions at the National Bank of Canada, the Paris Stock Exchange and Montreal Stock Exchange.

He is specialized in all matters related to domestic and international financial markets, listed or over the counter derivative instruments, payment systems, hedging and risk management.

Guy holds a MBA from the UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal) and a BAA Finance from HEC Montreal.