Walk into Sionna Investment Managers’ downtown Toronto office, and you’ll notice how diverse its investment team is. At Sionna, gender, race and religion are no barrier to career opportunities. What matters to this successful firm – now in its 15th year – is finding the most talented and capable investment professionals to grow its clients’ portfolios.
Kim Shannon joins a roundtable to discuss trends in today’s market and where investors can find value opportunities.
Sionna's Kim Shannon remembers Black Monday on its 30th anniversary.
For Marian Hoffmann, inspiration struck when she was still in university studying economics. There she found herself drawn to the ideas of Yale University's legendary money manager David Swensen, who was teaching a course in portfolio management. Mr. Swensen runs Yale's successful $25-billion-plus endowment fund.
At a luncheon organized by Sionna Investment Managers and held in Toronto on Tuesday, three portfolio managers from the institutional investment firm were asked what steps they had taken to protect Sionna’s assets against the disruptors, those companies with new business models that threaten the established order.
By almost any standard, the Canadian fund business has a huge gender imbalance. Compared to other professions, and even compared to mutual funds globally, female fund managers in Canada are vastly outnumbered by men, according to new Morningstar research reinforcing long-standing trends.