Our International and Global Equity Team offers extensive expertise in international and global markets, as well as trends around the world. And while they may employ different investment strategies based on their specific objectives and areas of focus, they share a common goal of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns.
Our family of International and Global Equity Strategies can help investors with a number of goals from growing and preserving capital to generating income—and many are available in mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, segregated funds, private pools, and institutional mandates.
Jeff Elliott, PhD, CFA, MBA
Jeff has more than 16 years of investment industry experience and specializes in the global healthcare sector. Prior to joining CI Global Asset Management in 2013, Dr. Elliott analyzed global pharmaceutical equities at Sectoral Asset Management and was a senior equity research analyst at UBS Securities in New York and Toronto. Jeff holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Queen’s University, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
John Hadwen, CFA
John joined the investment industry in 1993 and joined CI Global Asset Management in 2007. He is responsible for stock selection in the financial services sector. He began his career in customer service at Mackenzie Financial before moving to mutual fund accounting and money market trading and administration. He joined Infinity Investment Counsel in 1998 as a research analyst. Infinity was acquired by Goodman & Company, where his responsibilities expanded to include portfolio management. In 2006, he joined KBSH Capital Management before joining CI the following year. John holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in administrative studies from Trent University and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Danesh joined CI Global Asset Management in 2013 and began his career in the investment industry in 2012. Prior to joining CI, Danesh worked at BMO Capital Markets in New York as a research associate covering U.S. banks. He also has prior experience as a Research Analyst at Sentry Investment Management. Danesh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Matthew Strauss, CFA
Matthew has more than 20 years of investment experience, specializing in emerging market assets including equities, fixed income and currencies. He joined CI Global Asset Management in 2011 to oversee the emerging market equity mandates. Matthew is also responsible for providing macroeconomic, country and sector strategies and allocations. He has extensive international experience, having worked as Chief Strategist at the largest retail bank in Africa and as Senior Fixed Income and Currency Strategist at RBC Capital Markets. Matthew holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MA in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Robert Swanson, MBA, CFA
Robert joined CI Global Asset Management in 2011 and began his career in the investment industry in 1983. He is the portfolio manager of the CI International Equity Growth Private Pool and is the lead portfolio manager of CI Canadian Asset Allocation and CI Global Equity & Income. Prior to joining CI, Robert was lead manager of several mutual funds at Fidelity Investments with combined assets under management exceeding $20 billion. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northern Illinois University, an MBA from Northwestern University and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Robert is associated with CI Global Investments Inc., a firm registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and an affiliate of CI Global Asset Management.
Malcolm White, CFA
Malcolm specializes in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Starting his career as a software developer, Malcolm has more than 21 years of investment experience. He recently completed a part-time program in artificial intelligence at a local Toronto university, where, for his capstone project he created a machine-learning application that reads financial transcripts and automatically determines investor sentiment. Malcolm holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Jeremy Yeung, CFA
Jeremy specializes in the global technology sector. His responsibilities include security selection and trade execution for the technology stocks in the equity portfolios. Prior to joining CI Global Asset Management in 2007, Jeremy was an investment analyst at Investors Group Investment Management, where he was the technology sector analyst. He began his career at Merrill Lynch in the corporate finance and taxation department. Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Thought leaders and portfolio managers from across the International and Global Equity Team offer insights into the trends, events, policies and politics that are creating investment risks—and opportunities—around the world.