Hugues is responsible for ensuring that all farmland valuations, financial plans and farmland analyses for HAIG clients are performed on a consistent and reliable basis and to a high standard. In addition, Hugues’ new role involves acting as a liaison across a diverse functional groups within HNRG and its team members in preparing, managing or reviewing farmland investment models, property plans and analyses and ensuring that key deliverables are met. Prior to his current role, Hugues was Director of Research with MetLife Investments where he headed agricultural investment research to support the underwriting and analysis for MetLife’s $14B agriculture portfolio. Before joining MetLife in 2005, Hugues was Senior Industry Analyst with SunTrust Bank, a commercial bank with $190B in assets, where he was directly involved in developing a market risk analysis platform for the food and agribusiness portfolios. Hugues is a three-time graduate of McGill University in Canada. He holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics, a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and an associate degree in farm management.