Investing Client Capital As We Do Our OwnTM
Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel Inc. is an independent asset management firm focused on customized investment management solutions for families, corporations, trusts and foundations. The partners of Goodman & Company were the first clients of the firm with each having committed a significant portion of their liquid capital alongside that of our clients.
"Here's our offer: Investment Counsel built on proven principles and a personalized approach."
Goodman & Company was built on two fundamental principles: we take an active role in managing our clients’ wealth and our clients come first. The primary motivation for the partners was to create a firm where we could invest our clients’ money the same way we invest our own. Our wealth alongside yours.
As a client of Goodman & Company, you work with a team of professionals to build an investment strategy – one focused on creating long-term value and tailored to your specific needs. Our Investment Management and Client Services team brings the necessary expertise and knowledge to preserve and grow your wealth.
"To a person, we left successful jobs in larger organizations. We did so because we want to do what is right for clients."
Mr. Goodman leads Dundee’s operations globally, serves on its board of directors, and is ultimately responsible for overseeing Goodman & Company. Prior to his return to Dundee in 2014, a Canadian chartered bank’s acquisition of DundeeWealth brought Mr. Goodman to the bank in a new role as the Head of Global Asset Management, leading the newly acquired Dynamic Fund family and Asset Management division.
Mr. Goodman initially joined Dundee in 1994 as Partner, Vice President and Portfolio Manager. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Funds in 2001, and subsequently of Dynamic’s parent company, DundeeWealth, in 2007. It was under Mr. Goodman’s leadership that the firm was recognized as Fund Company of the Year a record 7 times at the Canadian Investment Awards, and experienced growth of assets under management from $5 billion to over $50 billion. Prior to joining Dundee, Mr. Goodman was an experienced litigator. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in 1985 and a Bachelor of Law (Cum Laude) from the University of Ottawa in 1988, where he now serves on the President’s Council. His Chartered Financial Analyst designation was conferred by the University of Virginia in 1996.
Adam brings over two decades of experience in the financial industry to his position as our Chief Investment Officer. This includes his previous role as an investment analyst at Dundee Wealth—one that afforded him the opportunity to be mentored by Ned and David Goodman. It was there Adam learned the proven investment discipline he brings to Goodman & Company. Following five years of working alongside the Goodmans, Adam rose to become Lead Manager of the Blue Chip family of funds. In this role, he managed over $6.5 billion of assets under management (AUM) through the oversight of the Dynamic Blue Chip Funds and discretionary investment counsel for the firm’s high-net-worth and institutional clients. Prior to his return to Dundee in 2016, Adam was Lead Portfolio Manager at 1832 Asset Management (now a division of Scotiabank).
Daymon returned to Goodman & Company in September 2015 as Managing Director & Portfolio Manager. Daymon is responsible for leading the firm’s initiatives in the private client business. This includes managing the firm’s relationships, contributing to the investment management process and overseeing general operations. Before rejoining Goodman & Company, Daymon spent almost two decades with 1832 Asset Management (now a division of Scotiabank), where he held various positions over the years in portfolio management, business development and client services. More recently, he held the post of Vice President & Portfolio Manager at 1832 Asset Management, where he played a key role in building a successful investment counsel business.
Daymon graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1997 and was awarded the Chartered Investment Manager designation in 2005. Balancing his professional passions with his personal ones, Daymon is also the President of the L.W.W. Children’s Foundation, a charitable organization he co-founded to raise money to support children suffering from the effects of cancer and aneurysms.
As Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Lorna works closely with our clients in the development and implementation of personalized investment plans and portfolios. Lorna has two decades of experience in the private client investment industry. She has progressed through increasingly responsible positions in client service, analysis and portfolio management. Prior to returning to Goodman & Company in March 2015, Lorna was Vice President & Portfolio Manager with 1832 Asset Management, having worked in the private client division virtually from its inception. Lorna earned both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Investment Manager designations in 2000. She has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.
Milan’s journey to his current role as our Senior Trader is a long one filled with many successes. Milan held the position of Managing Director, Institutional Sales & Trading with Desjardins Capital Markets. Prior to that, he was the Head of Liability Trading for Credit Suisse in Toronto, where he managed risk and execution on the cash side. Milan came to Credit Suisse from UBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut, where he was a senior liability trader. With his diverse list of accomplishments, Milan has quickly proven to be an essential part of our investment team.
Brett has served as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Goodman & Company since 2011. Prior to being a portfolio manager, he was an investment banker at Clarus Securities Inc. and Dundee Securities Corporation. As President and CEO of Goodman GP Ltd., Brett is in charge of the CMP group of companies. He has been actively involved in a wide range of public and private financings, and merger and acquisition assignments in the mining, consumer products and renewable power sectors. Along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University, Brett holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Prior to returning to Goodman & Company, Izet was Co-manager of the Scotia Canadian Blue Chip Fund at 1832 Asset Management (now a division of Scotiabank). Working closely with Adam Donsky, he was responsible for over $6.5 billion in AUM under the Dynamic Blue Chip family of funds. Before joining Dynamic, Izet worked as an equity research associate at TD Newcrest, covering the software and information technology sectors. He began his career in public accounting in 1998 in Arthur Andersen’s Assurance & Business Advisory practice. Izet is a CFA charter holder and has his CPA and CA designations. Since 2015, he has been a member of the Account Standards Board’s User Advisory Council.
As our Operations Manager, Carol promotes re-engineering methods that improve processes, reduce risks and increase controls while supporting client services to the firm’s clientele. Carol holds a diploma in Accounting & Finance from Seneca College, has completed her Canadian Securities Certificate (CSC) with the Canadian Securities Institute and is currently obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Information Technology with the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Before joining Goodman & Company, Carol spent 15 years with a tactical exchange-traded fund (ETF) global investment strategy firm. Carol is also the Digital Marketing Leader & Marketing and Communications Co-head of the Canadian Chapter of Women in ETFs, an organization that encourages and supports women in the ETF industry.
With Goodman & Company since 2012, Tim is responsible for the development and maintenance of the compliance program that identifies, measures, and monitors compliance with applicable laws and regulations that govern the firm. With his thorough knowledge of the investment industry and securities legislation, Tim works closely with the Legal, Accounting, Trading and Portfolio Management groups to ensure investment activities are conducted in accordance with investment objectives and applicable legislation. Tim has extensive experience developing strong partnerships with all stakeholders. This includes the business and leadership team, interfacing with Portfolio Management, Operations, Product Management, Business Development, Marketing as well as the Legal and Audit departments to provide expertise on regulatory compliance matters, assess and measure compliance and related risks, and monitor and test the adequacy of the firm’s compliance control environment. Prior to joining the team, he worked for both the largest investment fund company in Canada and the securities regulator. Along with a degree in Finance and Economics from Dalhousie University, Tim holds a Chartered Investment Manager designation.
"Making money begins with not losing it."
We construct portfolios around two simple objectives: to preserve and grow our clients’ capital. We believe the management of risk, not the management of returns, is the best way to meet our clients’ investment objectives. We aim to achieve this by investing in superior risk-reward opportunities across credit and equity markets. Specifically, we look for financially strong companies with sustainable competitive advantages and the ability to grow and reinvest capital at high rates of return. We also seek to partner with management teams that behave like owners. Our research intensive approach is unique in that we place as much emphasis on valuation and protection of capital as we do on the growth potential of a company. Our discipline demands a substantial mispricing opportunity to warrant investment, therefore, we execute upon only a handful of great ideas rather than volumes of mediocre ideas. This process is not constrained by geography, industry or index considerations, resulting in a highly concentrated portfolio built from the bottom up and based on the best opportunities available.
"We construct portfolios around clear objectives: The preservation and enhancement of the purchasing power of capital entrusted to our care."
We have developed an exclusive suite of Goodman & Company investment solutions. Upon identifying the goals of your investment plan, we can then implement the strategy that aligns with those goals.
We build customized portfolios tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. This requires our Portfolio Management Team to work closely with each client to establish and monitor a personalized asset allocation strategy reflecting the following key criteria:
The Fund's objective is to protect capital and generate equity-like returns over the long term by investing in a concentrated portfolio of publicly traded equities.
The Fund’s objective is to generate absolute returns over the long term. A long/short strategy is used to invest across asset classes, market capitalizations, industries and geographies.
"If you’re looking to invest in businesses built for success, it’s important to think and act like a business owner. So that’s what we do."
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