Carl Hoyt, CFA – President
Carl Hoyt founded Seymour Investment Management in 2010 with the goal of creating an investment management firm that prioritizes the interests of clients and utilizes best practices learned from more than 30 years of experience in the investment industry. Carl began his investment career in equity research with Pemberton Securities, a Canadian investment dealer, in 1985. In 1989, Carl joined Goepel Shields & Partners as an equity research analyst and became a director of the firm. Carl co-founded Cypress Capital Management in 1998, and as Chief Investment Officer, he was instrumental in the firm’s growth and success from the time of its inception to over $4 billion in assets under management.

Kelly Woodall, CFA – Managing Partner
Kelly Woodall began her career in high net worth private client investment management in 1997. Beginning in 2000, Kelly spent seven years working as a sell-side equity research analyst, providing research coverage of a number of different stocks and industries. In 2006, Kelly left the sell side and returned to investment management. In recent years, Kelly has been a lead portfolio manager on a variety of Canadian equity, equity-income, and small-capitalization mandates.

 

Kyle Harrison

Kyle Harrison, CFA – Managing Partner
Kyle Harrison began his career in the investment industry in 1992 with a boutique investment dealer. In 1996, Kyle joined CIBC World Markets and attained the position of Managing Director with responsibility for institutional equity sales in Western Canada and the United States. As a certified Family Enterprise Advisor, Kyle is also part of a multidisciplinary team providing independent advice to help family businesses with succession planning and wealth transfer. Kyle has an MBA, FEA, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Anthony Werry, CFA – Managing Partner
Anthony Werry has worked in the investment industry for over 30 years. His career began in 1987 at Pemberton Securities in Vancouver. He then moved to Toronto to work as an analyst with RBC Dominion Securities. In 1993 he moved back to Vancouver with Royal Bank Investment Management as a portfolio manager for high net worth clients. In 1999, Anthony became one of the founders of Cypress Capital Management, where he remained as a managing partner until 2014. In addition to managing money for high net worth clients, Anthony’s key roles at Cypress were to provide leadership in equity strategy and managing a high yield fund.

Dennis Chan, CFA – Portfolio Manager
Dennis Chan began his career in 2005 in equity research with Phillips, Hager & North, covering a variety of industry sectors and companies.  Since 2010, Dennis has been a portfolio manager, directly managing $4B of Canadian Equity assets including Small-Cap, Dividend Income and SRI mandates.

Samantha Tennant, CFA, CPA, CA – Portfolio Manager
As Portfolio Manager at Seymour Investment Management, Samantha provides discretionary investment management to individuals and families. Since joining Seymour in 2017, she has gained valuable experience working as a member of the Investment Counselling team and brings an accounting and financial background to help clients meet their long-term financial goals. Prior to joining Seymour, Samantha worked at PwC, providing assurance services to private and public corporations in the Financial Services sector.

Brenda Hoy – Private Client Operations & Administration
Brenda Hoy brings over 20 years of experience in portfolio administration. Brenda is the primary point of contact for new account openings and also prepares and distributes client portfolio statements. Brenda has a proven history of client service and is a regular point of contact for client inquiries and requests for information.

Natasha Koval – Private Client Administration
Natasha Koval brings a broad range of investment experience to Seymour including several years as operations manager and more recently as private client administrator where she also assisted clients with their financial planning. Natasha is responsible for new account openings, transfers and administration. Please contact her for account related requests and inquiries.

Sarah Staddon – Operations & Institutional Administration
Sarah Staddon brings over 25 years of experience in portfolio administration. She is the primary point of contact for our internal pooled funds and institutional clients. Along with Cynthia, she looks after the day to day operations of Seymour that include maintaining the portfolio management system and administrative procedures. Sarah began her career in the investment management industry in 1985 with M.K. Wong & Associates which later became HSBC Asset Management (Canada) Ltd. In 2002 she joined Cypress Capital Management Ltd. where she had many responsibilities the latest of which were the administration of the Institutional accounts; private client performance and corporate actions.

Cynthia Hawley – Compliance & Operations
Cynthia Hawley manages the compliance and operations at Seymour where she develops and implements the policies and procedures and carries out the regulatory reporting. Along with Sarah, she looks after the day to day operations of Seymour that include maintaining the portfolio management system and administrative procedures. Cynthia began her career in the investment management industry in 1993 with M.K.Wong & Associates which later became HSBC Asset Management (Canada) Ltd. In 1998, she joined Cypress Capital Management Ltd. where she helped to develop and implement their policies and procedures as well as establish and maintain their operations.

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