I believe that successful investing is more than just a numbers game. As a leader in both the non-profit and business sectors, I have learnt that building and growing a sustainable enterprise requires the integration of financial & economic considerations with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
My investment career began over 25 years ago after a diverse background of farming, forestry and soldiering. I have worked with boutique investment dealers, a major Canadian bank owned dealer and a Global Investment Bank. I am currently a Managing Director & Portfolio Manager of a multi-family office and Investment Counsel. Previously I have served as a branch manager and associate director responsible for teams of advisors which added to my broad career experience and skills. Nevertheless, the well-being of my clients is, and always will be, my primary focus.
All of my clients benefit from a systematic process that allows me to assess their needs and build a plan that will guide them to their goals. In doing this I take into account their personal values that may affect their investment choices. The investment process is no less rigorous and integrates financial analysis with ESG considerations.
I hold the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) designations from the Canadian Securities Institute. I have also earned the Responsible Investment Specialist (RIS) and Responsible Investment Advisor Certification (RIAC) from the Responsible Investment Association and PRI Academy.
Work aside, my community volunteering keeps me active as chair/director (current & past) of a number of Greater Victoria organizations including Camosun College, Garth Homer Society, Duke of Edinburgh Awards Society, the Saltspring Island Advisory Planning Commission (Islands Trust), and Greater Victoria Public Library. I am also a Rotary Club member.
- Financial planning
- Insurance & risk planning
- Investment management
- Charitable giving
- British Columbia