Greenchip Financial Corp.


Philosophy and process

Greenchip Financial is a privately-owned mutual fund management company founded in 2007 on the core thesis that demographic changes, resource scarcity and environmental degradation would create a resource efficiency revolution. Based in Toronto, their mission is to find and capitalize on the investment opportunities in the growing environmental sector. In 2008, Greenchip brought these ideas to market, with the launch of the Greenchip Global Equity Fund. The firm also offers fund and investment research exclusively to Canadian high net worth individuals, foundation endowments and pension funds.

Portfolio managers

John A. Cook, CIM

President and Director
Greenchip Financial Corp.

Investment experience since 1991

John has been President of Greenchip Financial Corp. since it was founded in 2007. Prior to Greenchip, John led corporate development at one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs. He has also held a number of executive positions at Canadian mutual fund companies.

John holds a BA in Political Science from Queen's University. He has completed the Canadian Securities Course (1992), The Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course (1993), and the Chartered Investment Manager Designation (2012).

Gregory Payne, PhD, CFA

Vice President of Portfolio Management and Director
Greenchip Financial Corp.

Investment experience since 1999

Greg has more than 18 years of financial industry experience with over a decade focused exclusively on environmental sectors. His experience includes acting as a financial analyst and as a member of the portfolio management team for a large capital management firm where he was involved in the management of over $200 million of retail and institutional client assets.

Greg holds a BSc from the University of Western Ontario. He also holds a Masters and PhD in Economics both from the University of Toronto. He is also a CFA charterholder.



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