Paul English, MBA, CFA

Senior Vice President, Investments

Paul is responsible for leading the Equitable Asset Management Group. He joined Equitable Life in 2007, and brings over 30 years of experience in the investment industry to his role. Prior to joining Equitable Life, Paul worked for another major Canadian life insurer. Paul holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

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Tara Proper, CFA

Vice President, Capital Markets

 

As lead portfolio manager Tara is responsible for the direction of asset allocation, research and relative value analysis across multiple asset classes, as well as establishing the Asset Management Group's investment strategy. Tara has over 15 years of investment experience, including previous roles as Director, Portfolio Management, Director, Portfolio Risk Management, Senior Portfolio Manager and Portfolio Manager with Equitable Life. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Math and is a CFA and Financial Risk Management (FRM) charterholder.

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Derek Vinke, CFA

Assistant Vice President, Quantitative Investment and Portfolio Risk

 

Derek is responsible for quantitative perspectives to the investment process and portfolio risk management, including Asset/Liability Management. Derek has over 10 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Equitable Life in 2010, he held a quantitative role with Legg Mason Canada where he was involved in the management of the fixed income mandates and asset mix decisions within the balanced accounts. Derek graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Economics and is a CFA charterholder.

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David Irwin, MBA

Director, Portfolio Management and Client Relations

David is responsible for equity portfolio management and client relations. Prior to joining Equitable Life, he held positions in equity research, product management and product marketing with several mutual funds and hedge funds. David holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Toronto and is a 2015 Level II CFA candidate.

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Kevin Osborne, MBA, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Kevin is responsible for money market management, as well as trade execution and relative value trade idea generation for multiple asset classes. He joined Equitable Life in 2012 after working in the Corporate Treasury division of ArcelorMittal Dofasco. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree from the University of Western Ontario, a MBA from the University of Windsor and is a CFA charterholder.

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Ryan Laird, MBA

Senior Credit Analyst

Ryan is responsible for credit research where he tracks corporate developments and industry trends. He joined Equitable Life in 2013, after working for CIBC in a Senior Credit Risk Analyst role. Ryan holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a 2015 Level III CFA candidate.

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