Veronika HirschPortfolio Manager
A senior Portfolio Manager with Arrow Capital, Veronika Hirsch is a highly regarded Canadian equity manager with over 25 years investment experience. She makes frequent appearances on BNN and other business media outlets. Previously, Ms. Hirsch was Chief Investment officer at BluMont where she was Portfolio Manager of various Exemplar Funds. Previously, Ms. Hirsch co-founded Integrated Asset Management Corp., and served as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at AGF and Fidelity Management. She began her career as a Portfolio Trader at Prudential, later rising to Vice President and Portfolio Manager. Ms. Hirsch holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and is a fellow of the Life Management Institute.
Mark Purdy, CFAChief Investment Officer
Mr. Purdy serves as Chair of the Investment Committee at Arrow Capital Management. With over 20 years of related experience, Mr. Purdy shares responsibility for hedge fund manager selection and asset allocation process. He has served on Arrow Capital’s Investment Committee since its inception. Mr. Purdy held senior roles at BPI Financial Corporation and IBM Canada Ltd. Mr. Purdy graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics degree. Mr. Purdy is active in Varsity Blues alumni fundraising projects at the University of Toronto and is on the Board of the Ireland Park Foundation.
Jim McGovernPortfolio Manager
Mr. McGovern founded Arrow Capital Management in 1999, bringing over 25 years of related experience. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer at BPI Financial Corporation (Canada), a publicly traded company that he co-founded thirteen years prior and which managed or administered over $6bn. Mr. McGovern is a founding and past Chairman of the Canada National Group of the Alternative Investment Management Association. Mr. McGovern graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance degree. He is active in charitable organizations, including Hedge Funds Care Canada and University Health Network. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fraser Institute.
Ted Whitehead, CFASenior Portfolio Manager
Ted Whitehead is a Senior Portfolio Manager with Arrow Capital, bringing over 30 years of experience in the Financial Industry. Prior to joining Arrow, Ted spent 20 years at Manulife Asset Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager managing Small/Mid and All Cap Portfolios. Previously he was a Trader at Credit Suisse and Investment Advisor at both RBC Dominion Securities and Walwyn Stodgell Cochran Murray.
Alex Ruus, CFAPortfolio Manager
Mr. Ruus brings over 20 years investment experience to his role as Portfolio Manager. The Leaders Fund, managed by Mr. Ruus, was awarded the “Alternative Strategies Lipper Award” in 2013. Previously, he worked at Chevron Canada Resources as an Engineer and was later appointed Portfolio Manager. Mr. Ruus has managed portfolios for Perigee Inc, Cumberland Asset Management, Northern Rivers Funds and BluMont Capital Corporation. Mr. Ruus has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Ahson Mirza, CFAPortfolio Manager
Ahson Mirza is a Portfolio Manager at Arrow Capital Management, he joined the firm in 2016. Prior to Arrow Capital, Ahson worked for Timelo Investment Management in Toronto and Formula Growth Limited in Montreal as an investment analyst. Ahson graduated from McGill University in 2010 with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Finance.
Lyn Wang, MScRisk & Investment Analyst
Lyn Wang is a Risk & Investment Analyst at Arrow Capital. Prior to joining Arrow, Lyn had an internship at Raymond James Ltd. as a Product Risk Associate. Lyn graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2017 with Master of Science in Finance. At SFU, Lyn was an Equity Research Analyst for the Materials Sector of Canada’s largest student-run endowment fund called SIAS.
Mike MacBainFounding Partner & Chief Investment Officer, East Coast Fund Management
Mike MacBain has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry in various trading and senior management roles for leading investment dealers. Previously he was the Managing Director, Head of Global Debt Markets, RBC Capital Markets (2008-2009) and President of TD Securities (2002-2006) after holding senior management roles focused on derivatives, fixed income, money markets and foreign exchange globally. In 2004, he was awarded Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40 Business Person.” Mike has completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University and earned his BA, Honours Economics and Finance, from McGill University.
Roland AustrupChairman & Chief Investment Officer, WaveFront Global Asset Management
Mr. Austrup brings over 25 years of experience in the investment industry to his roles as Chairman & Chief Investment Officer of WaveFront Global Asset Management. Responsible for strategic planning, development and enhancement of the trading programs, Mr. Austrup is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the United States and with the OSC. Mr. Austrup is an Associate Member of the National Futures Association and a member of the Managed Funds Association. He is Director of the Master of Quantitative Finance program at the University of Waterloo. Mr. Austrup graduated with honours with a BA from the University of Western Ontario.
John Graham, CAIAManaging Director, Sales
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Managing Director of Sales in our Toronto office, Mr. Graham is responsible for the marketing and distribution of Arrow Capital Funds in Ontario. With over 15 years experience, Mr. Graham was previously Associate Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for a Canadian hedge fund. He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s degree.
Pierre LalondeManaging Director, Sales
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Pierre Lalonde has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. He joined Arrow Capital as Managing Director, Sales after spending 22 years at CI Investments, where he worked in a variety sales and marketing roles. His pri-mary responsibilities include supporting the sales effort of advisors in his territory, covering the province of Ontario. Pierre graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Busi¬ness Administration from UQAM (University of Quebec in Montreal).
Scott TrimmManaging Director, Sales
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Scott Trimm brings over 30 years experience to his role as Managing Director, Sales at Arrow Capital. He is responsible for the marketing and distribution of Arrow Capital funds covering southwest and northern Ontario. Scott has been active in a sales and relationship manager capacity for almost 20 years, most recently with Sentry Investments. Prior to Sentry, he spent 10 years at Franklin Templeton primarily as Regional Sales Manager. Scott is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.
Scott GordonRegional Manager, Sales
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Mr. Gordon brings over 10 years of experience to his role as Regional Manager, Sales in Arrow’s Toronto office. Mr. Gordon came to Arrow from Sentry Investments as an Internal Wholesaler working with IIROC & MFDA advisors. Prior to joining Sentry, Mr. Gordon was VP of Sales for an investment research firm in Manhattan, NY serving financial advisors, family offices, hedge funds and portfolio managers.
Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada
Brian KremerManaging Director, Sales
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Managing Director of Sales in our Toronto office, Mr. Kremer is responsible for the marketing and distribution of Arrow Capital Funds in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Mr. Kremer has been working in the investment fund industry as a senior sales and relationship manager for over 17 years, bringing extensive experience in developing and distributing structured products and hedge funds to high net worth clients. Recent positions include Regional Vice-President for Invesco Trimark, Vice-President and National Sales Manager for the Canadian arm of Tremont Capital Management and Vice-President of Sales at Skylon Capital. Mr. Kremer earned his Bachelor’s degree from York University.
Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia
Kara DowneyRegional Manager, Sales
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Aaron DubnicoffManaging Director, Sales
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Robin FinlayManaging Director, Sales - Alberta/Manitoba
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Managing Director of Sales in our Calgary office, Mr. Finlay is responsible for the marketing and distribution of Arrow Capital Funds in the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba. He began his career nearly 30 years ago at Richardson Greenshields, working in various roles in both Winnipeg and Toronto. Since then, he managed Rice Financial Group’s mutual fund division in Winnipeg, followed by time at Dynamic Mutual Funds, initially as Regional Sales Manager for the Prairies and promoted to Vice President of Sales for Western Canada. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics at the University of Manitoba.
Nigel StewartManaging Director, Sales - Saskatchewan/BC
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Mr. Stewart brings over 23 years of experience to his role as Managing Director of Sales in Arrow's Vancouver office. Responsible for the marketing and distribution of Arrow Capital Funds in the province of British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Mr. Stewart came to Arrow from Scudder Maxxum where he was Vice-President of Sales. Before that, he worked for BPI Financial Corporation, holding progressively more senior positions until eventually becoming Vice-President of Sales in British Columbia. He started his career at Deloitte and Touche working within the restructuring and advisory services department. Mr. Stewart graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor’s degree.