EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

We focus on exceeding our clients’ expectations by:

  • Having a unique, modern lineup of investment strategies
  • Offering a range of investment vehicles
  • Focusing on delivering bespoke solutions created to achieve our clients’ objectives
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Institutional investors require a bespoke approach to investment management. That’s why we offer a full suite of solutions and a dedicated team of investment professionals who are focused on client excellence.

 

When you partner with CI GAM, you will be leveraging a global platform of over 100 investment professionals to achieve your objectives.

 

As an active manager, we are focused on having a deep understanding of every security we own as the best way to manage risk and returns.

 

Our portfolio management approach is multi-disciplined, so we can effectively deliver bespoke solutions.

 

INVESTMENT CAPABILITIES

 

Our investment solutions leverage one of the deepest investment platforms in Canada, providing you with access to a range of portfolio management teams offering domestic and global equity, fixed income, listed and private real assets, and multi-asset capabilities.

 

We put our core investment capabilities to work by providing customized solutions which target client-specific outcomes.

 

We offer institutional asset owners a choice of investment vehicles to utilize, from institutional pooled funds to segregated account management.

 

Investment capabilities include:

Equity

Fixed Income

Listed Real Assets

Private Real Assets

Multi-Asset

INSTITUTIONAL TEAM

 

We have a long history of helping institutional investors navigate capital markets to achieve their long-term objectives. Through a broad platform of traditional and alternative capabilities, we draw on our well-resourced investment division that has diversified expertise through multiple market cycles.

 

Today, we are entrusted with managing over $10 billion of client assets, with a client base that spans pension plans, endowments and foundations, First Nations, family offices and financial intermediaries.

Verede Bendavid, ASA, CFA

Verede Bendavid, ASA, CFA

Director, Client Services and Business Development
CI GAM | Institutional

Verede Bendavid joined the Institutional team in 2017 and has over 14 years of experience in the Canadian financial services industry. Verede is responsible for client service and business development for clients across Quebec and Eastern Canada.

 

Prior to joining the Institutional team, Verede worked for 11 years with Mercer Investment Consulting practice where she focused on asset liability management, performance monitoring, investment structure reviews and manager research reports.

 

Verede graduated from the University of Montreal with a Bachelor in Actuarial Science. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA).



William Blanco

William Blanco

Institutional Associate
CI GAM | Institutional

William Blanco joined CI Global Asset Management full-time in 2019 upon completion of an eight-month internship with the Institutional Product & Marketing team.

 

He is responsible for the completion of marketing materials, client reporting and product analysis, along with assisting in client service and business development efforts for existing and prospective institutional clients.

 

William holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.



Sandip Chowdhury

Sandip Chowdhury

Institutional Associate
CI GAM | Institutional

Sandip joined the Institutional team at CI Global Asset Management in 2018.

 

He is responsible for the completion of marketing materials, client reporting and product analysis, along with assisting in client service and business development efforts for existing and prospective institutional clients.

 

Prior to joining CI GAM, Sandip was an associate investment advisor at HollisWealth.

 

Sandip holds a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science from Western University. He has completed the Canadian Securities Course and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 2 candidate.



Bradley R. Hicks

Bradley R. Hicks

Senior Vice-President
CI GAM | Institutional

Brad Hicks leads CI Global Asset Management’s institutional business and oversees a team of professionals responsible for business development, client service, consultant relations and marketing.

 

Prior to joining CI GAM in May 2020, Brad was Managing Director and Co-Head of Distribution for MFS Investment Management in Canada. In that capacity, he led business development and relationship management with strategic distribution platforms, including insurance companies, DC record-keepers and sub-advisory partnerships. Prior to MFS acquiring McLean Budden in 2011, Brad progressed through increasingly senior roles at McLean Budden and maintained a broad institutional client base as a Vice-President and Partner of the firm.

 

Brad holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is registered as an Advising Representative with regulators across Canada.



Bran Kalmar, CFA

Bran Kalmar, CFA

Vice-President
CI GAM | Institutional

As a senior member of the Institutional team, Bran Kalmar is responsible for strategic initiatives, institutional business development and key relationship management across consultants and professional buyers, both in domestic and global markets.

 

Prior to joining CI GAM in October 2020, Bran was Director, Investment Product Specialist for MFS Investment Management, based in Canada. In his role Bran interacted with the institutional market primarily domestically, as well as internationally, covering direct asset owners, professional buyers and sovereign wealth funds.

 

Bran holds an Honours Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree from York University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and is a member of the CFA Society of Toronto.



Terry Krinsky, CIM

Terry Krinsky, CIM

Director, Client Services and Business Development
CI GAM | Institutional

Terry Krinsky joined the Institutional team in 2015 and has over 18 years of experience in the Canadian financial services industry. Terry is responsible for client service and business development for pension, endowment and foundation clients across Canada.

 

Prior to joining the Institutional team, Terry spent four years as an Associate with Aon Hewitt’s Investment Consulting practice, where he focused on performance monitoring, investment option reviews and manager research reports for defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, endowments and foundations.

 

Terry holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation and graduated from the Marketing & Communications program from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.



Sara Loriot, CFA

Sara Loriot, CFA

Director, Consultant Relations
CI GAM | Institutional

Sara Loriot is responsible for servicing and developing relationships with the consultant community across Canada.

 

Her career in the Canadian financial services industry began in 2008 and she joined CI Global Asset Management in 2020.

 

Prior to joining the Institutional team, Sara worked at Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk division) where she provided consulting for financial market data products and solutions to buyside firms in Ontario. Previously, she worked at Fidelity Investments Canada in institutional product development and in relationship management.

 

Sara holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the John-Molson School of Business at Concordia University, the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist certification.



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