CFA Society Victoria

A Member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies

 4th Annual Forecast Dinner

 Dinner Panelists:

BRYAN THOMSON, CFA, CAIA

Vice President, Equity Investments

BC Investment Management Corporation

  

Mr. Thomson is responsible for bcIMC’s internally managed equity funds including trading, corporate governance, and portfolio management as well as overseeing bcIMC’s external equity manager relationships. He has been with bcIMC since it was founded in 1999.  He holds a bachelor degree in political science, a bachelor of Laws and Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria. Bryan holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.

 

 

PAUL KEDROSKY, Ph.D

Editor, “Infectious Greed”

Contributing Editor, Bloomberg

  

Paul Kedrosky is an investor, a CNBC regular, and the editor of Infectious Greed, one of the most popular financial blogs in the world. He’s an authoritative voice at the nexus of finance, technology and energy. With a Ph.D. in the economics of technology and a Masters

in finance, Paul was one of the first technology equity analysts at a major brokerage firm. A brilliant economist armed with a frank disposition and an ability to both entertain and enlighten, Paul appears regularly in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

 

 

John Di Tomasso

President

Di Tomasso Group 

 

John is the sole shareholder and founder of Di Tomasso Group. Prior to founding Di Tomasso Group, John was responsible for managing over $400 million of equity investments at the Royal Insurance Company of Canada. John received a Philosophy degree from the University of Guelph, and has spent several years lecturing on the topic of Value Investing at York University and the University of Victoria.  John has always been a disciple of Benjamin Graham, and Warren Buffett’s long-term, value approach to investing.

 

 

DUNNERY BEST, CFA

Managing Director & Portfolio Manager

CIBC Wood Gundy

  

For more than three decades, Dunnery Best has been involved in Canada’s capital markets, working as a financial analyst, strategist, portfolio manager, writer and media commentator. Dunnery was the head of Private Client Investing, as well as Chief Portfolio Manager (CPM) with CIBC Wood Gundy in Toronto and is a Managing Director of CIBC Wood Gundy in Victoria. Prior to that, Dunnery served as Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Inc.