Jimmy Jean is Vice-President, Chief Economist and Strategist for the Desjardins Group. He directs research, analysis and forecasting and makes positioning recommendations on a variety of issues, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments and the outlook for interest rates. He acts as Desjardins spokesperson on economic news and major issues affecting the economy and financial markets. He holds a master's degree in applied economics from HEC Montréal and holds the CFA designation. Before joining Desjardins, Jimmy Jean held the position of Senior Strategist at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He also worked as an economist at Moody's, RBC and Statistics Canada.