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Mar 1, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors: Gerri Sinclair

Gerri Sinclair says there was a clear moment when she decided to become a mentor to other women. In 2001, Sinclair sold NCompass Labs Inc., a Vancouver-based web content management software firm she founded and led, to Microsoft Corp. “I...

Feb 14, 2017
B.C.'s most influential brands 2017

Want to make friends and influence people? Don’t just stand there—be engaging. The same goes for the frontrunners in our fourth annual ranking of B.C.’s top brands, which sees a few names surge and others take a tumble. In its...

Jan 21, 2017
Six philanthropists who devote time and money to uncommon causes

The Vancouver property developer champions beauty and the beasts. Since 1997 the Audain Foundation has given more than $100 million to the visual arts; the Audain Art Museum, home to a permanent collection of nearly 200 B.C. works, opened last...

May 1, 2014
Inside London Drugs: B.C.'s Most Loved Brand

Walking into one of the 78 London Drugs stores that dot the landscape from Vancouver to Winnipeg can be a jarring experience. Arranged with care on its tall shelves are hundreds of staples you expect from your local drugstore: toothbrushes, cough syrup, shampoo. Turn a corner by the pharmacy, though...

Jan 6, 2014
Hanif Mamdani, RBC Global Asset Management

Head of Alternative Investment, RBC Global Asset Management Inc. A hedge fund combining multiple asset classes Finding undervalued assets in the absence of cheap money One-year return, PH&N Absolute Return Fund: 13.86% Hanif Mamdani’s long-term track record speaks for itself. He is lead manager of the PH&N Absolute Return Fund, an $860-million multi-strategy hedge fund...

Jan 6, 2014
David Barr, PenderFund Capital Management Ltd.

Chief Investment Officer, PenderFund Capital Management Ltd. Small-cap equity Look for Canadian small-cap value, think long-term One-year return, Pender Small Cap Opportunities Fund: 27.12% Value investor David Barr focuses on bottom-up stock analysis with his $43-million Pender Small Cap Opportunities Fund; his research involves meeting with company management and understanding the economics behind the...

Jan 6, 2014
Jim Gilliland, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.

President, CEO and Head of Fixed Income, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. Income-generating investments Shorter-term bonds and stocks with dividend-growth potential One-year return, Leith Wheeler Canadian Equity Fund B: 21.27% Although Jim Gilliland is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead in 2014, he thinks it’s a stock-picker’s market that calls for deep fundamental...

Jan 6, 2014
Jeff Guise, Connor, Clark and Lunn Private Capital

Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd. Balanced portfolios Shift asset allocation from fixed income to international equities, small-cap stocks and infrastructure One-year return, CC&L Market Neutral Fund: 27.47% As head of the high-net-worth investor platform at $46-billion Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group, Jeff Guise keeps a close...

Jan 6, 2014
Murray Leith, Odlum Brown

Vice-President and Director, Investment Research, Odlum Brown Ltd. Large-cap stocks Look to the U.S. to capitalize on its improving economy One-year return, Odlum Brown Model Portfolio: 28.23% Murray Leith is known for worrying about downside risk, but he didn’t spend much time following last fall’s budget battle in Washington. “The really important thing is...

Feb 4, 2013
Vancouver's Biggest Money Managers

As a Vancouver investment manager, Wayne Deans works in the import business. “There’s not much money here,” says the chair and CEO of Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd. from across the blond-wood table of his 15th-floor downtown boardroom, which offers floor-to-ceiling views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains.

Jun 6, 2011
BC Ferries: Out at Sea

Fifty years after its creation, 
has BC Ferries lost its way? In keeping with its mission to get people onboard, British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. has a come-hither slogan: “Experience the difference.” There’s no doubt the organization popularly known as BC Ferries isn’t what it used to be, but whether or not that’s a good thing is up for debate. 

Oct 8, 2010
New Casino Planned for Downtown Vancouver

In his black jacket and open-
necked shirt, Scott Menke looks ready to play a little roulette, or maybe some Texas hold’em. One morning in late June, the president and co-founder of Las Vegas-based casino developer 
Paragon Gaming is sitting in the boardroom of his company’s downtown Vancouver office at Plaza...

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