Catherine Dorazio + Jeff Guise + Corey Maceachern
MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT + MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER + MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS, CONNOR, CLARK & LUNN PRIVATE CAPITAL LTD.
Managing almost $7 billion in assets takes more than foresight and careful analysis—it also takes guts. Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital, an investment adviser to high-net-worth individuals, foundations and First Nations, isn't faint of heart.
When other money managers were tiptoeing around the real estate and private infrastructure sectors following the market turbulence of 2007, CC&L Private Capital (a division of $71-billion, Vancouver-based Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group) forged ahead. This year it created a new business consisting of investments in private loans to midmarket Canadian companies. Alternative assets now constitute up to 30 per cent of client portfolios, which total about 15,000. Managing directors Catherine Dorazio, Jeff Guise and Corey Maceachern are the firm's largest individual shareholders, so they've aligned clients' interests with their own.
“We don't go through market downturns skipping down the street,” Guise says. “It's just that we come back to the discipline and process and education and history to ask, `Where are the opportunities that are being created here?'”
Catherine Dorazio, Jeff Guise, Corey Maceachern (right)