In this podcast, Mackenzie Canadian Equity Fund Portfolio Manager, William Aldridge, talks about where he finds investment opportunities in Canada and how recent global events have impacted Canadian markets.
Mackenzie North American Equity & Income Team
Philosophy and process
The Mackenzie North American Equity & Income Team invests in what they identify as the best value opportunities across North America. We believe that investing in companies with quality characteristics provides a better opportunity to close the value gap while limiting potential downside risk. Our expertise lies in the ability to tactically allocate across the market cap spectrum to potentially realize value from the best opportunities in the marketplace. We are disciplined, bottom-up investors that focus on the price we pay for a security, weighed against the relative risks to the portfolio for including that security. The team looks for companies that are diligent capital allocators with potential to generate sustainable cash flows. We believe in constructing well-diversified portfolios that have balanced exposures to different industries and sectors.
William Aldridge, MBA,CFA
Investment experience since 2002
William Aldridge, Vice President, Investment Management, is a Portfolio Manager on the Mackenzie North American Equity & Income Team.
William’s career in the investment industry began in 2002 when he joined the equity research team at a Canadian investment bank. He joined Howson Tattersall Investment Counsel in 2006, and the company became part of Mackenzie Investments in 2008.
William has a BSc from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.
Patricia Nesbitt, CFA
Patricia joined Mackenzie North American Equity & Income Team in 2021. She oversees a team of senior equity portfolio managers, analysts and research experts who she’s been leading since 1991. She’s also the lead portfolio manager for the Canadian All Cap Growth equity mandate and has been associated with the portfolio since she joined the GLC team in 1987.
Patricia is a CFA charterholder and holds an honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. She’s also a former president of the Winnipeg Society of Financial Analysts, past chair of the Winnipeg Humane Society and recipient of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women award.
Tim Johal, CFA
Investment experience since 2000
Tim Johal, Vice President, Investment Management is a Portfolio Manager on the Mackenzie North American Equity & Income Team.
Tim’s career in the investment management industry began in 2000. Prior to joining Mackenzie Investments, Tim held a Portfolio Manager role at a leading Canadian Financial services company with a focus on North American equity investing. Over his 19 years of experience in the industry, Tim has developed a deep knowledge and understanding of the financial services sector, particularly in Canada.
Tim has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree, with a major in Finance, from the University of Manitoba. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Scott Carscallen, CFA
Investment experience since 1994
Scott Carscallen, Vice President, Investment Management, is a Portfolio Manager on the Mackenzie North American Equities Team.
Scott’s career in the investment industry began in 1994. He joined Howson Tattersall Investment Counsel in 1999, and the company became part of Mackenzie Investments in 2008. His previous work experience included three years as an Equity Research Associate with a Canadian investment dealer, where he conducted fundamental research on a wide range of Canadian publicly listed companies.
Scott has a BBA (Hons.) from Wilfrid Laurier University, and he is a CFA charterholder.
Dongwei Ye, MBA,CFA
Investment experience since 2003
Dongwei Ye, Vice President, Investment Management, is the Portfolio Manager on the Mackenzie Canadian Small Cap Value mandate.
Dongwei’s industry experience started in 2003. She joined Howson Tattersall Investment Counsel in 2006, which became part of Mackenzie Financial Corporation in 2008. Prior to joining this team, Dongwei spent three years at an investment research firm where she was an equity associate covering Canadian special situations.
Dongwei has a BA from Beijing Foreign Studies University, a Graduate diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and holds an MBA from McGill University. She is also a CFA charterholder.
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Mackenzie Canadian Equity Fund Series A was recognized for outstanding fund performance at the 2022 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards in the Canadian Equity category out of a total of 371 funds. Performance for the fund for the period ended December 31, 2022 is as follows: -3.1% (1 year), 8.5% (3 years), 6.3% (5 years), 7.3% (10 years) and 9.0% (since inception- January 2009).