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About Us

 

Independent and Canadian-owned, CI Financial is a diversified wealth management firm and one of the country's largest investment companies.

Since our beginnings in 1965, CI Financial has consistently anticipated and responded to the changing needs of Canadians. Through a history of growth and strategic alignment, today we operate through subsidiaries offering investors and institutions a comprehensive and innovative selection of investment products and services. CI became a public company in June 1994, listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CIX.

Learn more about our businesses below.

Our Businesses

  • CI Investments is an independent Canadian investment company with 50 years of history. We are passionate about providing exceptional service, strong performance and best-in-class, actively managed investment solutions. CI proudly partners with financial advisors across Canada to help their clients achieve financial success, and today, we have earned the trust of more than two million investors. We are Canada’s Investment Company.

    CI Financial also holds a majority stake in fixed-income asset manager Marret Asset Management Inc., and minority interests in alternative asset manager Lawrence Park Asset Management, Ltd., and global investment manager Altrinsic Global Advisors, LLC of Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • CI Institutional Asset Management, a division of CI Investments, offers investment solutions to leading financial institutions, pension funds, endowments, foundations, and family offices.  We operate as a multi-boutique firm, with a number of portfolio management teams offering a variety of actively managed fixed-income, balanced, equity, target risk, target date and alternative strategies.

  • Assante Wealth Management is one of Canada’s largest independent financial advisory firms. For decades, our professional advisors have been helping Canadian families achieve their financial goals by delivering complete wealth management services and advice. Be well advised is our promise to you.

  • Stonegate Private Counsel provides wealth planning services to high net worth individuals, business owners and families. We take a holistic view of your assets and objectives to provide coordinated strategies aimed at improving your financial well-being.

  • CI First Asset is a leading provider of actively managed and factor-based ETFs in Canada. CI First Asset’s track record of innovation and best-in-class service has resulted in strong partnerships with financial advisors, helping their clients reach their financial goals.

  • GSFM offers investment solutions managed by high-calibre local and international managers to institutional and retail investors in Australia and New Zealand.

  • BBS Securities Inc. provides a wide range of services to retail and institutional investors using a proprietary system that is one of the most technologically advanced and efficient brokerage platforms in the Canadian market. BBS companies include Pario Technology Corp., a financial technology company, and Virtual Brokers, a top-ranked online brokerage.

  • WealthBar is a leading Canadian online wealth management and financial planning platform offering premium online investing portfolios and low-fee ETFs, along with unlimited commission-free advice.

Our Locations

Melbourne

GSFM

Hong Kong

CI Global Investments Asia Limited,
an affiliate of CI Investments Inc.

Brisbane

GSFM

Sydney

GSFM

San Francisco

CI Global Investments Inc.,
an affiliate of CI Investments Inc.

Vancouver

CI Investments Sales Office
Assante Wealth Management
WealthBar

Calgary

CI Investments Sales Office
Assante Wealth Management

Saskatoon

Assante Wealth Management

Winnipeg

Assante Wealth Management

Halifax

Assante Wealth Management

Montreal

CI Investments Sales Office
BBS Securities Inc. 
Assante Wealth Management

Boston

CI Global Investments Inc.,
an affiliate of CI Investments Inc.

Toronto

CI Financial
CI Investments
CI Institutional Asset Management
Assante Wealth Management
Stonegate Private Counsel LP
First Asset
Sentry Investment Management
BBS Securities Inc.

Our History

 

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1965

Began operations under the name Universal Savings

1981

Company enters the international fund arena with one of the first Canadian funds devoted to Asian markets

1993

Company changes name to Canadian International reflecting our expertise in both domestic and global markets

1994

Initial public offering as C.I. Fund Management laying the foundation for decades of future growth

1997

Launch of the Harbour Funds, establishing the roots of CI Investments’ boutique multi manager approach

1998

CI Investments enhances its lineup with launch of the Signature Funds

1999

Acquired BPI Financial, establishing institutional business

2002

Acquired Clarica Diversico and Spectrum Investment Management

2003

Acquired Assante Corp., Synergy Asset Management and Skylon Capital

2005

Name changed to CI Financial

2006

Conversion to an income trust

2007

Acquired Rockwater Capital

2008

Cambridge team founded, adding to CI Investments’ portfolio management expertise

2009

Conversion back to a corporation

2010

Acquired Hartford Investments Canada

2011

Launch of the Black Creek funds, expanding CI Investments’ global lineup

2013

Acquired a majority stake in fixed-income asset manager Marret Asset Management 

2015

Acquired First Asset Investment Management, diversifying investment offering to include actively managed exchange-traded funds 

2016

Acquired a majority stake in Grant Samuel Funds Management (now known as GSFM), expanding global presence into the Australian and New Zealand markets 

2017

Added bench strength by acquiring asset manager Sentry Investments Inc.;
makes significant investment in technology with acquisition of BBS Securities Inc.

2018

Advanced our digital strategy by acquiring a majority stake in WealthBar, a leading online wealth management and financial planning platform.

Board & Management

CI Financial's executive team is responsible for the management and success of the company, subject to the oversight of the Board of Directors. Our executives are all experienced leaders, who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of CI. CI also benefits from the experience and knowledge of its board members, who have held a variety of senior roles in Canadian business, focusing on financial services.

Peter Anderson
Peter Anderson
Peter W. Anderson
Chief Executive Officer and Director, CI Financial

Mr. Anderson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CI Financial in 2016. He has over 30 years’ experience in senior management positions in the Canadian investment industry. Mr. Anderson first joined CI in 1997 as Executive Vice-President and head of Sales and Marketing after working at ScotiaMcLeod Inc., where he held positions that included Managing Director and Branch Manager.

In 1999, Mr. Anderson became President of CI Investments, a position he held until 2006. From 2003-2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of CI Investments. From 2010-2012, Mr. Anderson was head of CI Institutional Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer, a role in which he focused on development of CI’s portfolio management teams. He was also a member of the Board of Directors from 2010-2011.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2016, Mr. Anderson was Interim Chief Executive Officer of Aston Hill Financial Inc. from August 2015 to February 2016 and a director of the company from 2014-2016. He holds a business degree from the University of New Brunswick.

CI’s Chief Executive Officer may not sit on the board of directors of an outside public company.

Peter W. Anderson
Peter Anderson
Peter W. Anderson
Chief Executive Officer and Director, CI Financial

Mr. Anderson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CI Financial in 2016. He has over 30 years’ experience in senior management positions in the Canadian investment industry. Mr. Anderson first joined CI in 1997 as Executive Vice-President and head of Sales and Marketing after working at ScotiaMcLeod Inc., where he held positions that included Managing Director and Branch Manager.

In 1999, Mr. Anderson became President of CI Investments, a position he held until 2006. From 2003-2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of CI Investments. From 2010-2012, Mr. Anderson was head of CI Institutional Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer, a role in which he focused on development of CI’s portfolio management teams. He was also a member of the Board of Directors from 2010-2011.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2016, Mr. Anderson was Interim Chief Executive Officer of Aston Hill Financial Inc. from August 2015 to February 2016 and a director of the company from 2014-2016. He holds a business degree from the University of New Brunswick.

CI’s Chief Executive Officer may not sit on the board of directors of an outside public company.

Chief Executive Officer and Director, CI Financial
Brigette Chang-Addorisio
Brigette Chang-Addorisio
Brigette Chang-Addorisio
President, Raymond Chang Foundation; Director, CI Financial

Ms. Chang-Addorisio is President of the Raymond Chang Foundation, a charitable foundation established by the late G. Raymond Chang, one of the Corporation’s founders and its CEO from 1996 to 1999. Ms. Chang-Addorisio is Treasurer of G. Raymond Chang Ltd., a privately held investment holding company. From 1999 until 2003 she worked in Ernst & Young’s Audit and Business Advisory group. Ms. Chang-Addorisio holds a B. Comm from Queen’s University and a B. Edu from the University of Toronto.

Ms. Chang-Addorisio is a director of two private companies, Mercatus Technologies Inc. and ColorAd Packaging Ltd.

Brigette Chang-Addorisio
Brigette Chang-Addorisio
Brigette Chang-Addorisio
President, Raymond Chang Foundation; Director, CI Financial

Ms. Chang-Addorisio is President of the Raymond Chang Foundation, a charitable foundation established by the late G. Raymond Chang, one of the Corporation’s founders and its CEO from 1996 to 1999. Ms. Chang-Addorisio is Treasurer of G. Raymond Chang Ltd., a privately held investment holding company. From 1999 until 2003 she worked in Ernst & Young’s Audit and Business Advisory group. Ms. Chang-Addorisio holds a B. Comm from Queen’s University and a B. Edu from the University of Toronto.

Ms. Chang-Addorisio is a director of two private companies, Mercatus Technologies Inc. and ColorAd Packaging Ltd.

President, Raymond Chang Foundation; Director, CI Financial
bill holland
bill holland
William T. Holland
Chairman of the Board, CI Financial

Mr. Holland is Chairman of the Board of CI Financial, a position in which he focuses on the firm’s strategic direction and opportunities.

He joined CI in 1989 and worked in progressively senior roles before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1999, a position he held for more than 10 years. Under his leadership, CI significantly expanded its product lineup, diversified its distribution and made a number of acquisitions that contributed strongly to the company’s growth and presence in the Canadian wealth management industry.

Mr. Holland is a major shareholder of CI, and sits on the Boards of Directors of Phononic Inc., Real Matters Inc. and the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

William T. Holland
bill holland
William T. Holland
Chairman of the Board, CI Financial

Mr. Holland is Chairman of the Board of CI Financial, a position in which he focuses on the firm’s strategic direction and opportunities.

He joined CI in 1989 and worked in progressively senior roles before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1999, a position he held for more than 10 years. Under his leadership, CI significantly expanded its product lineup, diversified its distribution and made a number of acquisitions that contributed strongly to the company’s growth and presence in the Canadian wealth management industry.

Mr. Holland is a major shareholder of CI, and sits on the Boards of Directors of Phononic Inc., Real Matters Inc. and the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

Chairman of the Board, CI Financial
David P. Miller
David P. Miller
David P. Miller
Director, CI Financial

Mr. Miller was Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer and Secretary of Rogers Communications Inc. He had been with Rogers for over 25 years in increasingly senior roles, and has extensive experience in acquisitions and public and private financing. Mr. Miller holds a BCL and LLB from McGill University.

Mr. Miller is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Atlantic Packaging Ltd. and is a director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

David P. Miller
David P. Miller
David P. Miller
Director, CI Financial

Mr. Miller was Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer and Secretary of Rogers Communications Inc. He had been with Rogers for over 25 years in increasingly senior roles, and has extensive experience in acquisitions and public and private financing. Mr. Miller holds a BCL and LLB from McGill University.

Mr. Miller is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Atlantic Packaging Ltd. and is a director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

Director, CI Financial
Tom P. Muir
Tom P. Muir
Tom P. Muir
Director, CI Financial

Mr. Muir has over 35 years of experience in various accounting, investment banking and senior executive positions. He was Co-Managing Director of Muir Detlefsen & Associates Limited from September 2007 until March 2016.  His prior positions include Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Co-Head of the Investment Banking Group and Member of the Executive Committee at RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Mr. Muir is a Fellow, Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow, Chartered Business Valuator. Mr. Muir has a BComm from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Muir is a director of Solium Capital Inc., a public company that provides cloud-enabled services for global equity administration, and Brewers Retail Limited in Ontario.  He has been a member of the board of directors of a number of other public companies in the past.

Tom P. Muir
Tom P. Muir
Tom P. Muir
Director, CI Financial

Mr. Muir has over 35 years of experience in various accounting, investment banking and senior executive positions. He was Co-Managing Director of Muir Detlefsen & Associates Limited from September 2007 until March 2016.  His prior positions include Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Co-Head of the Investment Banking Group and Member of the Executive Committee at RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Mr. Muir is a Fellow, Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow, Chartered Business Valuator. Mr. Muir has a BComm from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Muir is a director of Solium Capital Inc., a public company that provides cloud-enabled services for global equity administration, and Brewers Retail Limited in Ontario.  He has been a member of the board of directors of a number of other public companies in the past.

Director, CI Financial
Sheila A. Murray
Sheila A. Murray
Sheila A. Murray
Director, CI Financial

Sheila Murray is the former President of CI Financial Corp., a position she held from 2016-2019. Previously, she had been Executive Vice-President and General Counsel since 2008, following a 25-year career at Blake, Cassel’s and Graydon LLP.

She is Chair of the Dean’s Council at Queen’s University Law School, and has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and has taught Securities Regulation and Corporate Finance at University of Toronto’s Global Professional LLM in Business Law Program for several years.

Ms. Murray is a member of the Board of Directors of Teck Resources Limited, Lendified Holdings Inc., and the SickKids Foundation, a trustee of the Toronto Symphony Foundation and Granite Real Estate Investment Trust, and is a director of several other private and public companies including Granite REIT Inc.

In 2016, Ms. Murray was the recipient of the Canadian General Counsel Award for Business Achievement.  Ms. Murray received her B.Comm. and LLB degrees from Queen’s University.

 

Sheila A. Murray
Sheila A. Murray
Sheila A. Murray
Director, CI Financial

Sheila Murray is the former President of CI Financial Corp., a position she held from 2016-2019. Previously, she had been Executive Vice-President and General Counsel since 2008, following a 25-year career at Blake, Cassel’s and Graydon LLP.

She is Chair of the Dean’s Council at Queen’s University Law School, and has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and has taught Securities Regulation and Corporate Finance at University of Toronto’s Global Professional LLM in Business Law Program for several years.

Ms. Murray is a member of the Board of Directors of Teck Resources Limited, Lendified Holdings Inc., and the SickKids Foundation, a trustee of the Toronto Symphony Foundation and Granite Real Estate Investment Trust, and is a director of several other private and public companies including Granite REIT Inc.

In 2016, Ms. Murray was the recipient of the Canadian General Counsel Award for Business Achievement.  Ms. Murray received her B.Comm. and LLB degrees from Queen’s University.

 

Director, CI Financial
Paul J. Perrow
Paul J. Perrow
Paul J. Perrow
Director, CI Financial

Mr. Perrow has over 25 years of valuable experience in the asset management industry. Mr. Perrow was Senior Vice President, Director of Sales and Marketing with CI Investments Inc. until December 1996. He has held a number of other senior industry positions including Managing Partner of Red Sky Capital, Co-Head and Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Canada, Co-Founder and President of Fairway Capital and President and CEO of BluMont Capital.

Paul J. Perrow
Paul J. Perrow
Paul J. Perrow
Director, CI Financial

Mr. Perrow has over 25 years of valuable experience in the asset management industry. Mr. Perrow was Senior Vice President, Director of Sales and Marketing with CI Investments Inc. until December 1996. He has held a number of other senior industry positions including Managing Partner of Red Sky Capital, Co-Head and Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Canada, Co-Founder and President of Fairway Capital and President and CEO of BluMont Capital.

Director, CI Financial
William Butt
William Butt
William (Bill) Butt
Director, CI Financial

Mr. Butt joined the Board of Directors in 2019.

Mr. Butt spent many years with BMO Financial Group, most recently as Global Head of Investment and Corporate Banking, a role in which he was responsible for BMO’s business with major corporations worldwide encompassing equity and debt financing, corporate lending, mergers and acquisition advisory services, merchant banking, trade finance and global treasury management. Bill sat on BMO's Management Committee and BMO Capital Markets' Executive Operating and Management Committees.

Bill serves on the Boards of Directors of OMERS and chairs its Audit and Pension Committee. He also serves on the Board of Xplornet Communications and chairs its Human Recourses and Governance Committee. Mr. Butt is Chairman of the St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto) President’s Council and a member of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He is Co-Chairperson of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s $60 million “Stand Up For Kids Campaign for Child Welfare” and a member of the Children’s Aid Foundation’s Board of Directors.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor, an MBA from the Ivey Business School, and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

William (Bill) Butt
William Butt
William (Bill) Butt
Director, CI Financial

Mr. Butt joined the Board of Directors in 2019.

Mr. Butt spent many years with BMO Financial Group, most recently as Global Head of Investment and Corporate Banking, a role in which he was responsible for BMO’s business with major corporations worldwide encompassing equity and debt financing, corporate lending, mergers and acquisition advisory services, merchant banking, trade finance and global treasury management. Bill sat on BMO's Management Committee and BMO Capital Markets' Executive Operating and Management Committees.

Bill serves on the Boards of Directors of OMERS and chairs its Audit and Pension Committee. He also serves on the Board of Xplornet Communications and chairs its Human Recourses and Governance Committee. Mr. Butt is Chairman of the St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto) President’s Council and a member of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He is Co-Chairperson of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s $60 million “Stand Up For Kids Campaign for Child Welfare” and a member of the Children’s Aid Foundation’s Board of Directors.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor, an MBA from the Ivey Business School, and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Director, CI Financial
Peter Anderson
Peter Anderson
Peter W. Anderson
Chief Executive Officer and Director, CI Financial

Mr. Anderson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CI Financial in 2016. He has over 30 years’ experience in senior management positions in the Canadian investment industry. Mr. Anderson first joined CI in 1997 as Executive Vice-President and head of Sales and Marketing after working at ScotiaMcLeod Inc., where he held positions that included Managing Director and Branch Manager.

In 1999, Mr. Anderson became President of CI Investments, a position he held until 2006. From 2003-2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of CI Investments. From 2010-2012, Mr. Anderson was head of CI Institutional Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer, a role in which he focused on development of CI’s portfolio management teams. He was also a member of the Board of Directors from 2010-2011.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2016, Mr. Anderson was Interim Chief Executive Officer of Aston Hill Financial Inc. from August 2015 to February 2016 and a director of the company from 2014-2016. He holds a business degree from the University of New Brunswick.

CI’s Chief Executive Officer may not sit on the board of directors of an outside public company.

Peter W. Anderson
Peter Anderson
Peter W. Anderson
Chief Executive Officer and Director, CI Financial

Mr. Anderson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CI Financial in 2016. He has over 30 years’ experience in senior management positions in the Canadian investment industry. Mr. Anderson first joined CI in 1997 as Executive Vice-President and head of Sales and Marketing after working at ScotiaMcLeod Inc., where he held positions that included Managing Director and Branch Manager.

In 1999, Mr. Anderson became President of CI Investments, a position he held until 2006. From 2003-2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of CI Investments. From 2010-2012, Mr. Anderson was head of CI Institutional Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer, a role in which he focused on development of CI’s portfolio management teams. He was also a member of the Board of Directors from 2010-2011.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2016, Mr. Anderson was Interim Chief Executive Officer of Aston Hill Financial Inc. from August 2015 to February 2016 and a director of the company from 2014-2016. He holds a business degree from the University of New Brunswick.

CI’s Chief Executive Officer may not sit on the board of directors of an outside public company.

Chief Executive Officer and Director, CI Financial
Darie Urbanky
Darie Urbanky
Darie Urbanky
President and Chief Operating Officer

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Darie Urbanky is responsible for the operational aspects and resources of CI Investments, Assante Wealth Management and other CI Financial companies. 

He has been with CI Investments for over 20 years, serving in progressively more senior roles in Information Technology. His previous position, Chief Technology Officer, included overseeing the technological functions at CI. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles in the financial technology industry at companies such as DST Systems (now IFDS).

Mr. Urbanky holds an MBA from Rotman School of Business and a master’s degree in computer science from University of Toronto, and has attended leadership and management programs at Queen’s School of Business.

Darie Urbanky
Darie Urbanky
Darie Urbanky
President and Chief Operating Officer

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Darie Urbanky is responsible for the operational aspects and resources of CI Investments, Assante Wealth Management and other CI Financial companies. 

He has been with CI Investments for over 20 years, serving in progressively more senior roles in Information Technology. His previous position, Chief Technology Officer, included overseeing the technological functions at CI. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles in the financial technology industry at companies such as DST Systems (now IFDS).

Mr. Urbanky holds an MBA from Rotman School of Business and a master’s degree in computer science from University of Toronto, and has attended leadership and management programs at Queen’s School of Business.

President and Chief Operating Officer
Douglas J. Jamieson
Douglas J. Jamieson
Douglas J. Jamieson
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, CI Financial

Mr. Jamieson has served as Chief Financial Officer of CI Financial Corp. since May 2005, and as Chief Financial Officer of CI Investments Inc. since June 2001.

His experience prior to joining CI in 1995 included a position with BDO Dunwoody.

Mr. Jamieson is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

Douglas J. Jamieson
Douglas J. Jamieson
Douglas J. Jamieson
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, CI Financial

Mr. Jamieson has served as Chief Financial Officer of CI Financial Corp. since May 2005, and as Chief Financial Officer of CI Investments Inc. since June 2001.

His experience prior to joining CI in 1995 included a position with BDO Dunwoody.

Mr. Jamieson is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, CI Financial
Steven J. Donald
Steven J. Donald
Steven J. Donald
Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Donald was appointed Executive Vice-President of CI Financial in 2016. Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice-President of CI Financial, Mr. Donald held increasingly senior roles within the CI Financial organization, including President of Assante Wealth Management from 2005 to 2017 and Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Assante from 2003 to 2005. Before joining Assante, he was Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Synergy Asset Management from its inception in 1998 until it was acquired by CI Financial in 2003.

Prior to Synergy, Mr. Donald was Vice-President of Finance at SHL Systemhouse Co., acting as the senior financial executive supporting two global business units representing sales and consulting, as well as outsourcing operations. He went to Systemhouse from Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked in the financial services group providing audit and consulting services.

Mr. Donald is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Investment Industry Association of Canada. He is a past chair of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association and served as a board member from 2010 to 2016. He is a committed supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, having volunteered as a board member for over 20 years to 2015.

Mr. Donald is a Chartered Accountant (Fellow) and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Steven J. Donald
Steven J. Donald
Steven J. Donald
Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Donald was appointed Executive Vice-President of CI Financial in 2016. Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice-President of CI Financial, Mr. Donald held increasingly senior roles within the CI Financial organization, including President of Assante Wealth Management from 2005 to 2017 and Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Assante from 2003 to 2005. Before joining Assante, he was Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Synergy Asset Management from its inception in 1998 until it was acquired by CI Financial in 2003.

Prior to Synergy, Mr. Donald was Vice-President of Finance at SHL Systemhouse Co., acting as the senior financial executive supporting two global business units representing sales and consulting, as well as outsourcing operations. He went to Systemhouse from Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked in the financial services group providing audit and consulting services.

Mr. Donald is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Investment Industry Association of Canada. He is a past chair of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association and served as a board member from 2010 to 2016. He is a committed supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, having volunteered as a board member for over 20 years to 2015.

Mr. Donald is a Chartered Accountant (Fellow) and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer
Roy Ratnavel
Roy Ratnavel
Roy Ratnavel
Executive Vice-President, National Sales Manager, CI Investments

Mr. Ratnavel is Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing and National Sales Manager of CI Investments. He directs CI’s retail sales team across Canada as well as the development of sales strategies and initiatives that make use of CI’s diverse lineup of investment products. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Mr. Ratnavel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto. He has completed level I of the CFA program, and is enrolled in the MBA program in Global Asset and Wealth Management at Simon Fraser University.

Roy Ratnavel
Roy Ratnavel
Roy Ratnavel
Executive Vice-President, National Sales Manager, CI Investments

Mr. Ratnavel is Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing and National Sales Manager of CI Investments. He directs CI’s retail sales team across Canada as well as the development of sales strategies and initiatives that make use of CI’s diverse lineup of investment products. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Mr. Ratnavel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto. He has completed level I of the CFA program, and is enrolled in the MBA program in Global Asset and Wealth Management at Simon Fraser University.

Executive Vice-President, National Sales Manager, CI Investments
Rohit D. Mehta
Rohit D. Mehta
Rohit D. Mehta
Executive Vice-President, CI Financial; President, First Asset ETFs

Rohit Mehta is Executive Vice-President of CI Financial and leads the marketing, product development and data analytics functions for CI Financial companies.

He is also President of First Asset ETFs, one of Canada’s leading ETF providers. First Asset ETFs was acquired by CI Financial in 2015.

A 20-year industry veteran, Mr. Mehta created and managed a national sales team for a boutique asset manager, which was acquired by First Asset in 2009. He played an instrumental role in building First Asset’s ETF business and became President of the firm in 2017.

Mr. Mehta holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from Western University.

Rohit D. Mehta
Rohit D. Mehta
Rohit D. Mehta
Executive Vice-President, CI Financial; President, First Asset ETFs

Rohit Mehta is Executive Vice-President of CI Financial and leads the marketing, product development and data analytics functions for CI Financial companies.

He is also President of First Asset ETFs, one of Canada’s leading ETF providers. First Asset ETFs was acquired by CI Financial in 2015.

A 20-year industry veteran, Mr. Mehta created and managed a national sales team for a boutique asset manager, which was acquired by First Asset in 2009. He played an instrumental role in building First Asset’s ETF business and became President of the firm in 2017.

Mr. Mehta holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from Western University.

Executive Vice-President, CI Financial; President, First Asset ETFs
Lorraine Blair
Lorraine Blair
Lorraine Blair
Executive Vice-President and Chief Talent Officer, CI Financial

Ms. Blair joined CI in 1985, holding a number of operational positions before creating the Human Resources department when the company went public in June 1994. She has been a key member of CI’s senior management team as both the company and its human resources department have expanded, helping to integrate 18 corporate acquisitions during that time. 

Ms. Blair attended Ryerson University, and has studied Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the University of Toronto. Lorraine is a CHRE designated Human Resources professional, and holds the Birkman Certification. She is actively involved in fundraising activities for local charities. 
 

Lorraine Blair
Lorraine Blair
Lorraine Blair
Executive Vice-President and Chief Talent Officer, CI Financial

Ms. Blair joined CI in 1985, holding a number of operational positions before creating the Human Resources department when the company went public in June 1994. She has been a key member of CI’s senior management team as both the company and its human resources department have expanded, helping to integrate 18 corporate acquisitions during that time. 

Ms. Blair attended Ryerson University, and has studied Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the University of Toronto. Lorraine is a CHRE designated Human Resources professional, and holds the Birkman Certification. She is actively involved in fundraising activities for local charities. 
 

Executive Vice-President and Chief Talent Officer, CI Financial
Sean Etherington
Sean Etherington
Sean Etherington, MSM, CIM
President, Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Limited

Sean Etherington is President of Assante Wealth Management, a CI Financial company, where he is responsible for the wealth management firm’s vision and overall strategic plan for the organization, working to support both Assante advisors and the continued growth of the company.

He has 20 years of investment industry experience, most recently as Senior Vice-President, Sales & Wealth Services at Assante Private Client and Stonegate Private Counsel, where he managed the company’s national team of sales, wealth planning and insurance professionals.

Mr. Etherington is a graduate of Queen’s University. He completed the Chartered Investment Manager designation in 2009 and received the Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from The Smith School of Business, Queen's University in 2016.

Mr. Etherington is a Director of the MFDA’s Investor Protection Fund and is a board member and co-founder of motionball for Special Olympics, a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to raise national awareness and funding for Special Olympics through integrated social and sporting events.

Sean Etherington, MSM, CIM
Sean Etherington
Sean Etherington, MSM, CIM
President, Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Limited

Sean Etherington is President of Assante Wealth Management, a CI Financial company, where he is responsible for the wealth management firm’s vision and overall strategic plan for the organization, working to support both Assante advisors and the continued growth of the company.

He has 20 years of investment industry experience, most recently as Senior Vice-President, Sales & Wealth Services at Assante Private Client and Stonegate Private Counsel, where he managed the company’s national team of sales, wealth planning and insurance professionals.

Mr. Etherington is a graduate of Queen’s University. He completed the Chartered Investment Manager designation in 2009 and received the Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from The Smith School of Business, Queen's University in 2016.

Mr. Etherington is a Director of the MFDA’s Investor Protection Fund and is a board member and co-founder of motionball for Special Olympics, a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to raise national awareness and funding for Special Olympics through integrated social and sporting events.

President, Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Limited
James E. Ross, B.A., LL.B.
James E. Ross, B.A., LL.B.
Jaime Ross, B.A., LL.B.
President, CI Private Counsel and Head of CI Institutional Asset Management

Mr. Ross is President of CI Private Counsel and its operating divisions, Stonegate Private Counsel and Assante Private Client. He is also Head of CI Institutional Asset Management, a division of CI Investments Inc.

A securities lawyer by training, Mr. Ross began his career at the Ontario Securities Commission after being called to the Ontario bar in 1990. In 1997, Mr. Ross joined Synergy Asset Management, a start-up mutual fund company, which was acquired by CI Financial in 2003.

Since joining CI, Mr. Ross has worked in a number of senior leadership roles including Senior Vice-President, Risk Management; and Senior Vice-President, Wealth and Estate Planning at Assante Wealth Management. He has been President of Stonegate Private Counsel since 2007, President of CI Private Counsel since May 2017, and was named Head of CI Institutional Asset Management in May 2019.

Mr. Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University.

Jaime Ross, B.A., LL.B.
James E. Ross, B.A., LL.B.
Jaime Ross, B.A., LL.B.
President, CI Private Counsel and Head of CI Institutional Asset Management

Mr. Ross is President of CI Private Counsel and its operating divisions, Stonegate Private Counsel and Assante Private Client. He is also Head of CI Institutional Asset Management, a division of CI Investments Inc.

A securities lawyer by training, Mr. Ross began his career at the Ontario Securities Commission after being called to the Ontario bar in 1990. In 1997, Mr. Ross joined Synergy Asset Management, a start-up mutual fund company, which was acquired by CI Financial in 2003.

Since joining CI, Mr. Ross has worked in a number of senior leadership roles including Senior Vice-President, Risk Management; and Senior Vice-President, Wealth and Estate Planning at Assante Wealth Management. He has been President of Stonegate Private Counsel since 2007, President of CI Private Counsel since May 2017, and was named Head of CI Institutional Asset Management in May 2019.

Mr. Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University.

President, CI Private Counsel and Head of CI Institutional Asset Management
Kambiz Vatan-Abadi
Kambiz Vatan-Abadi
Kambiz Vatan-Abadi
Chief Innovation Officer, CI Investments; Chief Executive Officer & President, BBS Securities

Kambiz Vatan-Abadi has over 25 years of experience navigating financial technology, securities, brokerage and large-scale organizations. As Chief Innovation Officer at CI Investments, he analyzes and engages with disruptive technologies to develop new lines of business, digitize existing core businesses, participate in digital ecosystems, manage and launch new IT and web initiatives, conduct data governance and reporting, and implement and sustain innovative strategies on existing value networks and core businesses.

In addition to his role at CI, Mr. Vatan-Abadi is Chief Executive Officer and President of BBS Securities Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CI Financial, and its highly ranked Canadian online broker Virtual Brokers and financial technology company Pario Technology Corp. He has worked in a variety of senior management roles with the company since its inception and was one of the main architects of BBS’s proprietary Broker Management Systems and its technologically disruptive practices. Prior to joining BBS, he was in charge of engineering/research and development at Butane Industrial Co., one of the largest household appliance manufacturers in the world.

Mr. Vatan-Abadi holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Sharif University of Technology. He is a Registered Investment Advisor with IIROC, Certified Lead Auditor for Quality & Management Systems from SGS Switzerland, and Certified EFQM (European Federation for Quality Management) Auditor from Belgium. Mr. Vatan-Abadi is also an active member of IIROC Ontario District Council.

Kambiz Vatan-Abadi
Kambiz Vatan-Abadi
Kambiz Vatan-Abadi
Chief Innovation Officer, CI Investments; Chief Executive Officer & President, BBS Securities

Kambiz Vatan-Abadi has over 25 years of experience navigating financial technology, securities, brokerage and large-scale organizations. As Chief Innovation Officer at CI Investments, he analyzes and engages with disruptive technologies to develop new lines of business, digitize existing core businesses, participate in digital ecosystems, manage and launch new IT and web initiatives, conduct data governance and reporting, and implement and sustain innovative strategies on existing value networks and core businesses.

In addition to his role at CI, Mr. Vatan-Abadi is Chief Executive Officer and President of BBS Securities Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CI Financial, and its highly ranked Canadian online broker Virtual Brokers and financial technology company Pario Technology Corp. He has worked in a variety of senior management roles with the company since its inception and was one of the main architects of BBS’s proprietary Broker Management Systems and its technologically disruptive practices. Prior to joining BBS, he was in charge of engineering/research and development at Butane Industrial Co., one of the largest household appliance manufacturers in the world.

Mr. Vatan-Abadi holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Sharif University of Technology. He is a Registered Investment Advisor with IIROC, Certified Lead Auditor for Quality & Management Systems from SGS Switzerland, and Certified EFQM (European Federation for Quality Management) Auditor from Belgium. Mr. Vatan-Abadi is also an active member of IIROC Ontario District Council.

Chief Innovation Officer, CI Investments; Chief Executive Officer & President, BBS Securities
Ted Kelterborn
Ted Kelterborn
Ted Kelterborn
Chief Legal Officer, CI Financial

Mr. Kelterborn is Chief Legal Officer of CI Financial and leads the team responsible for all legal affairs of the corporation and its subsidiaries. He is also Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of CI Investments Inc., having joined in 2016 from First Asset Investment Management Inc. where he served as Senior Vice-President, Legal and Operations. Prior to joining First Asset, Mr. Kelterborn was Vice-President and General Counsel of Claymore Investments Inc. (now part of Blackrock Inc.). Previous to that, he was a lawyer with law firms in Toronto and Bermuda, and served as Associate General Counsel-Corporate at Nortel Networks. Prior to Nortel, Mr. Kelterborn was a partner at McMillan Binch (now McMillan LLP), practicing in the corporate/commercial and securities law groups.

Mr. Kelterborn holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992.

Ted Kelterborn
Ted Kelterborn
Ted Kelterborn
Chief Legal Officer, CI Financial

Mr. Kelterborn is Chief Legal Officer of CI Financial and leads the team responsible for all legal affairs of the corporation and its subsidiaries. He is also Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of CI Investments Inc., having joined in 2016 from First Asset Investment Management Inc. where he served as Senior Vice-President, Legal and Operations. Prior to joining First Asset, Mr. Kelterborn was Vice-President and General Counsel of Claymore Investments Inc. (now part of Blackrock Inc.). Previous to that, he was a lawyer with law firms in Toronto and Bermuda, and served as Associate General Counsel-Corporate at Nortel Networks. Prior to Nortel, Mr. Kelterborn was a partner at McMillan Binch (now McMillan LLP), practicing in the corporate/commercial and securities law groups.

Mr. Kelterborn holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992.

Chief Legal Officer, CI Financial