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The TopGun Club Celebrates New and Renewing Members of Distinction in 2017

March 7th, 2017 by TopGun Press

RBC Global Asset Management & Connor, Clark & Lunn Top the Polls. Intact Investment Management and Mawer Investment Management Lead Amongst Mid-Sized Managers.

For Immediate Release – TORONTO, Canada, March 7th, 2017 (TopGun Press) – Each year, the sell-side community of the investment industry takes its measure of the buy-side, nominating those portfolio managers and buy-side analysts whom they see as the leading minds in the business.

Just under 400 nomination discussions over the last year with the best of the sell-side led to the selection of the top decile of portfolio managers and buy-side analysts. The sell-side Panelists are limited to only a few nominations and must explain their reasons for their selection. This discipline ensures that each candidate for TopGun recognition is supported not only most frequently but also by a diversity of panelists who know them and their work.

“The portfolio managers in the TopGun Class, year over year, truly stand out genuinely amongst an elite field of investment professionals. Quality thinking is the actual product of the investment industry. The designation TopGun Investment Mind is more than apt in describing the particular discipline of the leaders in this profession”, said Jordan Novak, Managing Director, Brendan Wood International.

Common reasons for nominations include:

  • Asks the Right, Tough Questions
  • Critical and Forward Thinking
  • Diligent Approach and Analytical Process
  • Disciplined Investor
  • Does Not Listen to Market “Noise”
  • Global Thinker
  • Open to Idea Generation

Stuart Kedwell, veteran portfolio manager at RBC Global Asset Management, earned the title of TopGun Investment Mind of the Year. In all, RBC Global Asset Management fielded eight TopGuns, the largest number fielded by any firm.

TopGun Investment Teams of the Year

Sell-Side Poll  – Based on votes from Canada’s Sell-side professionals:
1. RBC Global Asset Management
2. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management
3. 1832 Asset Management
4. CI Investments
5.= Fiera Capital
5.= Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management
7.= Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec
7.= Sentry Investments

Intact Investment Management and Mawer Investment Management led the Mid-Sized investment managers by number of total nominations. Intact Investment Management and Mawer Investment Management each had 6 different individuals voted for by the sell-side.

This year, 30 TopGun Investment Minds were designated Platinum Class based on being selected as TopGuns for four consecutive years.

The Canadian TopGun Investment Minds Class of 2017

(In alphabetical order by last name):

Gary Baker; Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management (Platinum Class)
Peleg Bartfeld; Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management
Christopher Beer; RBC Global Asset Management (Platinum Class)
Oscar Belaiche; 1832 Asset Management (Platinum Class)
Gabriel Bouchard-Phillips; Van Berkom and Associates
Claude Boulos; Selexia Investment Management
Mark Bridges; Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management (Platinum Class)
Nicolas Caron; State Street Global Advisors
Stephane Champagne; CI Investments (Platinum Class)
Dennis Chan; Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management (Platinum Class)
Michael Chan; Fiera Capital (Platinum Class)
Marc-Andre Chartier; Financiere des professionnels
Ashish Chaturvedi; Fiera Capital
Samba Chunduri; Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management (Platinum Class)
Robert Cohen; 1832 Asset Management (Platinum Class)
Ian Cooke; QV Investors
Christian Cyr; Fiera Capital
Greg Dean; CI Investments (Platinum Class)
Tom Dicker; 1832 Asset Management
Martin Downie; Investors Group
Philippe Dumont; Caisse de Depot et placement du Quebec
Ryan Elliott; Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management
Dylan Fricker; GWL Investment Management
Jason Gibbs; 1832 Asset Management
Elan Gore; Picton Mahoney
Manash Goswami; First Asset Management Inc. (Platinum Class)
Mason Granger; Sentry Investments
Stephen Groff; CI Investments
Greg Guichon; Barometer Capital Management
Tyler Hewlett; BMO Global Asset Management
Hoa Hong; CI Investments
Andreas Hoppe; CIBC Asset Management
Stephen Hui; Pembroke Management
Jean-Francois Jolicoeur; Caisse de Depot et placement du Quebec (Platinum Class)
Zahid Kassam; MFS Investment Management
Stuart Kedwell; RBC Global Asset Management (Platinum Class)
Jason Landau; Waratah Capital Advisors
Alex Lane; 1832 Asset Management (Platinum Class)
Patrice Langlois; Caisse de Depot et placement du Quebec (Platinum Class)
Jennifer Law; CIBC Asset Management
Jeannine LiChong; Gluskin Sheff & Associates (Platinum Class)
Scott Lysakowski; Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management (Platinum Class)
Norman MacDonald; Invesco AIM
Bill MacKenzie; CPP Investment Board
Kevin MacLean; Sentry Investments (Platinum Class)
Ani Markova; AGF Management
Jennifer McClelland; RBC Global Asset Management (Platinum Class)
Sean McCurley; RBC Global Asset Management
Michael McPhillips; Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management
Jeff Mo; Mawer Investment Management
Marcello Montanari; RBC Global Asset Management (Platinum Class)
Jayson Moss; Bissett Investment Management
Sarah Neilson; RBC Global Asset Management
John Novak; Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management (Platinum Class)
Eric Nuttall; Sprott Asset Management
Joe Overdevest; Fidelity Investments (Platinum Class)
Vincent Paquet; Intact Investment Management Inc. (Platinum Class)
Doug Raymond; RBC Global Asset Management (Platinum Class)
Onno Rutten; Mackenzie Investment Management (Platinum Class)
Jason Senensky; Fidelity Investments
Michael Simpson; Sentry Investments (Platinum Class)
Brahm Spilfogel; RBC Global Asset Management (Platinum Class)
Doug Stadelman; Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management
Nick Szucs; Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel (Platinum Class)
David Szybunka; Canoe Financial
David Taylor; BMO Global Asset Management
Vim Thasan; 1832 Asset Management
Terry Thib; IA Clarington Investments Inc.
Steven Vertes; Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management (Platinum Class)
Malcolm White; CI Investments (Platinum Class)
Frank Zwarts; Fiera Capital

About Brendan Wood International:

Established in 1970, Brendan Wood International is a global advisor basing its strategic and operational advice on granular intelligence which measures current and forthcoming transactional market share and confidence in the performance of all sizes of public companies, banks, broker dealers and investment managers worldwide. The firm is also the managing sponsor of the exclusive TopGun Club, which recognizes and supports individual executive and professional members whose ‘game changer’ performance is rated in the top decile globally by their constituent counter parties, shareholders and customers.

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Contacts:
Jordan Novak
Managing Director
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110
jnovak@brendanwood.com

Amanda Knott
Manager – BWI Panel
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110
aknott@brendanwood.com​

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