François Poulin, BBA, FCSI®

Investment Advisor

T 418-659-8547

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Languages: French, English


Mr. Poulin, an investment advisor since 1986 and the holder of a bachelor’s degree in  business administration with a major in finance from l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a certificate in computer science from l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, has earned designation as a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, the highest distinction issued by this organization.

Madore Team accréditation excellence

Excellence Accreditation

Excellence accreditation attests that the investment advisor's practice meets the highest standards of quality in order to offer you an unparalleled experience in meeting your financial needs. This distinction is awarded exclusively to Desjardins Securities investment advisors who participate in a continuous development and improvement program.


Advising you astutely at every stage of your professional, personal and financial life to help you grow your assets and preserve your family wealth.

Investment Philosophy

Our priority is to protect capital. We apply a high-income strategy in our portfolios, which consist of companies with solid balance sheets. Analysis of recent events involving leaders in each business sector leads us to select undervalued companies. Through asset allocation suited to your needs, as well as continuous monitoring, your portfolio will pass through various economic periods more easily.

What sets us apart

The reputation of Desjardins, combined with a structured team, enables us to provide highly effective wealth management.


Attentiveness, rigour, trust.

Service Offer

Wealth management — Portfolio management

We provide both discretionary and traditional portfolio management service:

  • Discretionary: Investors wishing to delegate management of their portfolios may do so in complete confidence by opting for our discretionary solution.
  • Traditional: If you like to be informed of each trade and take part in investment decisions, traditional management will suit you perfectly.

Retirement analysis

What are your retirement goals? How best to disburse your savings? When to convert your RRSP to an RRIF? When to request QPP payments?

As financial planners, we will develop a retirement analysis with you. The portfolio strategy should match your retirement vision to ensure that your goals are fulfilled.


We have specialized insurance resources to help you get all the information you need to assess your insurance needs.


Taxation is linked directly to your portfolio’s performance:

  • Special attention is paid to the types of income generated in each of your accounts.
  • Deductibility of your fees is important.
  • We strive to balance your capital gains and losses for each fiscal year.

Training and conferences

You will be invited to attend the annual conferences on discretionary management and the economy.

Estate planning1

Management of your wealth would not be complete without establishing a will and a mandate in case of disability. In addition, we can estimate for you the effect that death would have on your finances and your estate.

Caisse solution

In collaboration with your Caisse, we will offer you the best conditions for mortgage credit, lines of credit or credit cards.


The establishment of an individual pension plan and the sale or transfer of your business are major décisions. This makes it important to have skilled people around you who understand the various aspects of these steps. The professionals at Desjardins, with the collaboration of your advisors, can guide you in these procedures.

  1. Through Desjardins Securities Financial Services or the Caisse network. Return to footnote 1 referrer

Biographies of my colleagues

  • Steve Madore, CIM®, F. Pl

    Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor

    T 418-650-6350 ext. 5025265

    Languages: French


    A financial planner by training, Mr. Madore has worked for many years in the Mouvement Desjardins. He served as coordinator in the asset management division in his last year with the Caisses in 2005. After taking up new challenges, he joined the Desjardins Securities team eight years ago. He holds a diploma in financial planning from Université Laval and is registered with the Canadian Securities Institute as a Chartered Investment Advisor (CIM®).

  • Louis-David Gouin, MBA, Eng.

    Investment Advisor

    T 418-650-6350 ext. 5025276

    Languages: French, English


    The holder of a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montréal, Mr. Gouin also has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Université Laval.

    Mr. Gouin has worked for many years in the financial field with well known financial institutions. In particular, he has held the position of mutual fund sales director for the Greater Quebec City area. He has also worked as a business development consultant.

    Previously, Louis-David worked for a number of years as a consulting engineer for various Quebec manufacturing companies.

  • Pierre Genest, BBA

    Investment Advisor

    T 418-650-6350 ext. 5025248

    Languages: French

    Pierre Genest graduated from Université Laval with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance). He has been an investment advisor since 1998 and boasts over 15 years’ experience in business management. Pierre is also a former president of the Rotary Club of Sainte-Foy.


  • Stéphanie St-Hilaire, BBA, F. Pl

    Investment Advisor

    T 418-650-6350 ext. 5025288

    Languages: French, English


    Stéphanie St-Hilaire has a bachelor’s degree in  business administration from Université du Québec à Montréal.  Stéphanie is a certified financial planner and has been working for Desjardins Securities since 2011.

  • Carole Miller,

    Investment Assistant

    T 418-650-6350


    Ms. Miller has worked at Desjardins for over 27 years. She joined the Madore team in fall 2016. She handles the administrative side of operations and also provides customer service.
  • Sylvie Sauvageau, BBA

    Investment Assistant

    T 418-650-6350 ext. 5025276

    Languages: French

    The holder of a diploma in business administration from Université Laval, Ms. Sauvageau has also completed the  in Canadian Securities Course.

    With a passion for the investment field, she has worked since 1990 for major financial institutions and has held various positions including investment assistant. In 2010, she obtained a position as investment assistant with Desjardins Securities.


Desjardins Securities at Sainte-Foy

Place de la Cité - Tour Cominar
2640, boulevard Laurier, Suite 1400
Québec (Québec) G1V 5C2

418-650-6350 Toll-free : 1-800-361-6006Fax : 418-650-5159

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