Duly registered with the authorities
Rivemont is registered with the Autorité des marchés financiers (Quebec) and the Ontario Securities Commission as a portfolio manager. Also, Martin Lalonde and Jean Lamontagne are registered as Advising Representative and Mr. Lalonde is also registered as Chief Compliance Officer. You can confirm this information by clicking on this link : http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/en/registre-entreprise-individu-en-corpo.html
Protection of your assets
The client portfolios are managed by Rivemont but held in accounts at National Bank of Canada, more specifically with a divison called the National Bank Correspondant Network (NBCN).
NBCN is a financial institution that administers assets of more than $400 billion and is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. That fund protects your assets to a maximum $1,000,000 (and more in certain cases) in the very unlikely possibility of an insolvency of the financial institution.
By virtue of its mandate, Rivemont transmit instructions to NBCN to buy and sell securities within your account, but in no circumstances those Rivemont have access to the assets held in your account.