Adam Vigna has served as Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sagard since 2016. As the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, Adam is actively involved in all investment decisions made across the platform and is responsible for Sagard’s overall investment activities, including investment strategy, governance and portfolio construction. Adam also serves as Chief Investment Officer of Sagard Credit Partners. Adam is a member of the Management Committee and is a Director of Peak Achievement Athletics. He is based in Toronto, Canada.
Prior to Sagard, Adam spent nearly a decade at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”), where he was Managing Director and Global Head of CPPIB’s Principal Credit Investments Group (“PCI”), with approximately CA$20B of AUM. While at CPPIB, Adam was one of the founding members of CPPIB’s Principal Credit Investment Group and led CPPIB’s acquisition of Antares Capital in 2015. Prior to CPPIB, Adam was Vice-President at Goldman Sachs in the Special Situations Group (“SSG”) in New York, U.S.A., and Toronto, Canada. In 2006, he moved to Toronto from New York to become one of the three founding members of the Canadian Special Situations Group (“CSSG”). Before joining SSG, Adam worked in the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division in New York, where he was part of their Financial Institutions Group (“FIG”).
Adam holds a B.Comm. (Honours) degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He served on the boards of Antares Holdings (Chair), Antares Capital, Teine Energy, Laricina Energy and Long Point Energy.