Head of Equities
Mike joined Canada Life Investments in October 1999. He became Head of International Equities in March 2010 and was most recently appointed Head of Equities in May 2018.
Mike's investment experience stretches back to 1986 when he worked as a fund manager at Kleinwort Benson. After five years at Manulife, Mike went to Lazards as Head of Japanese Equities in 1995, moving to NPI before joining Canada Life Investments.
Senior Fund Manager, Asia Pacific ex-Japan Equities
Kim joined Canada Life Investments in April 2006 from Shell Pensions Management where she had spent 18 years primarily managing Asia Pacific ex-Japan funds.
Prior to that, Kim worked as a management trainee at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Kim holds a BSc in Management Science and an MSc in Computation from University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology. She has a MBA from Manchester Business School.
Fund Manager, Japanese Equities
Duncan joined Canada Life Investments’ international equities team in November 2010.
He is now manager of the LF Canlife Japan fund, with the support of Mike Willans as Head of Equities, who has overseen the fund since 1999. Previous experience includes roles at Principal Investment Management and AEGON Asset Management where he focused on international and European equities. Duncan holds an MA in Economics and Finance from the University of Aberdeen and is a CFA charterholder.
Senior Fund Manager, UK Equities
Nigel joined Canada Life Investments in September 2013 as a Senior Fund Manager. He has 24 years of investment experience.
Nigel was previously at Nomura International where he managed an equity long/short strategy. Prior to that, he worked at Gartmore Investment Management for over 10 years and managed an equity long/short fund. His past experience also includes managing UK and Pan-European equities at Royal & Sun Alliance Investment Management. Nigel has a BSc in Economics & Business Economics from the University of Hull and he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Fund Manager, Global Equities
Bimal joined Canada Life Investments' international equities team in September 2013.
He is now co-manager of the LF Canlife Global Equity fund and LF Canlife North American Fund. Bimal holds a BSc in Mathematics with Economics from the London School of Economics and is a CFA Charterholder.
Senior Fund Manager, UK Equities
Stuart joined Canada Life Investments’ equities team in March 2019. He has 12 years of investment management experience, which includes long-only and long/short strategies.
He previously spent 9 years at RWC Partners, where he worked on a concentrated portfolio of UK equities. Prior to that, he worked at Insight Investment as a UK Consumer Analyst. Stuart is a CFA charterholder.
Senior Research and Strategy Manager
Daniel joined Canada Life in March 2019. He started his career as a credit analyst for Barclays in 1992 based in Paris. 2 years later Daniel began a 15 year career in Asset Management by joining Paribas Asset Management as an Equity analyst.
Further experience was gained by moving back to the UK and working for HSBC, Newton, Dresdner RCM and finishing as a Pan-European Equity Fund Manager at New Star. In 2010 there followed 9 years in the Equity brokerage industry working for Natixis and ending as Head of the Strategy team at Mirabaud Securities.