Mackenzie Global Equity Team

We focus on great dividend paying franchises across all countries and industries.

Darren McKiernan

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Philosophy and process

The Mackenzie Global Equity Team aims to provide investors with solid long term returns and miti- gated volatility along with strong dividend yields and dividend growth. The Team seeks to select high quality companies that generate strong returns on equity, pay higher dividend yields, and are run with more robust capi- tal structures than the benchmark. We buy companies that operate at the high end of their value chain when they trade below our estimated intrinsic value. These quality businesses possess predictable economics and generate consistently high returns on invested capital and free cash flow conversion, which supports their ability to sustain dividend payouts over the long run.

Moreover, our companies have tended to demonstrate a strong track record of growing their dividends during varied economic conditions and interest rate cycles. Portfolio investments are diversified across sectors and countries around the world.

Portfolio Managers

Darren McKiernan , CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team

Investment experience since 1995

Darren McKiernan, Senior Vice President, Investment Management, is Head of the Mackenzie Global Equity Team.

Darren’s career in the investment industry began in 1995. Prior to joining Mackenzie Investments, he was Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager of a major global dividend fund at a leading investment management company. Before that, Darren was a co-manager at a global value-based investment firm, where he focused on U.S. equities.

Darren has a BComm (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba and is a CFA charterholder. 

Ome Saidi , MBA, CFA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team

Investment experience since 2007

Ome Saidi, Vice President, Investment Management, is a Portfolio Manager on the Mackenzie Global Equity Team.

Ome’s career in the investment industry began in 2007. He worked as an Investment Analyst at a leading global value-based investment firm, focusing on European equities. He also worked at a U.K.-based firm, specializing in North American equities.

Ome has a BComm (Finance) from the University of Toronto, as well as an MBA from the London Business School. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Mona Zhang, MBA, CFA

Associate Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team

Investment experience since 2004

Mona Zhang is an Associate Portfolio Manager on the Mackenzie Global Equity Team. She is primarily responsible for covering Asian equities.

Mona joined Mackenzie in 2016. Previously, she spent four years as an Investment Analyst at a leading value-based investment firm covering emerging markets and Asian equities.

Mona has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is also a CFA charterholder.

Insights

Bites & Insights Podcast: Darren McKiernan, Pt 1

He speaks about how an arcane computer baseball simulator game lead him to think probabilistically and how he made the move from Brandon Manitoba to Bay Street. 

Insights

Bites & Insights Podcast: Darren McKiernan, Pt 2

 In part 2 of this conversation Darren speaks about how he approaches markets, why he will be spending more time in China and his take on current market conditions.