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Officers and Board of Directors

Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.

MAURICE LEVESQUE

Mr. Levesque is a founder, Chairman and CEO of Qwest Investment Management Corp. He is also Chairman, CEO and Chief Compliance Officer of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. and Chairman, President and director of Heritage Bancorp Ltd.; both companies are subsidiaries of Qwest Investment Management Corp.  Mr. Levesque is Chairman, CEO and director of Qwest Funds Corp.

Mr. Levesque has over 35 years of experience in the Canadian financial industry and is recognized for his broad knowledge, skills and experience in the venture capital industry, financial services industry and for his leadership skills in new business formation and development. Mr. Levesque is a founder and/or a director of several private and publicly traded companies which operate in a variety of industries.

Mr. Levesque graduated from The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology with a diploma in Administration Management.

 

  PETER FANG, CFA

Peter is COO, Portfolio Manager and Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd., a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Qwest Investment Management Corp.  Peter is also COO of Qwest Investment Management Corp. and COO of Heritage Bancorp Ltd.  Peter leads Hoovest Wealth Management, the money management division of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. that he co-established, and is also part of the registered firm’s Compliance and Investment Committees.

Peter has more than 10 years of advisory and financial services experience globally.  He has been managing investment assets and advising high net worth clients as a registered advisor since 2013 with investment firms in Canada, most notably Manulife Securities.

Prior to his entry into the investment industry, Peter was an investment banker with J.P. Morgan in London, UK and CITIC Securities in Hong Kong where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, spin-off IPOs, rights issues, and other corporate finance activities.

Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from UBC and a master’s degree in Management and Regulation of Risk from the London School of Economics.  Additionally, Peter is a CFA charterholder.

 

 

Victor Therrien

VICTOR THERRIEN

Victor is Senior Vice-President, Mutual Funds and a Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd., a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Qwest Investment Management Corp.

Victor is also the Chief Executive Officer of AlphaDelta Management Corp., an affiliate partner of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.

Victor has been involved in the financial services industry since 1988 holding executive roles in some of the largest investment management firms in the world. He served as Vice President, Director for AGF / 2020 Group of Funds (Canada’s third largest mutual fund company), Executive Vice-President, Canada and Director Global Institutional Group for Brandes Investment Partners Ltd. (a global investment management firm), President and CEO Therrien Wood & Co. (an investment council portfolio manager and limited market dealer) and Vice President (Ontario) Richardson Partners Financial (Canada’s sixth largest brokerage firm).

Victor has held positions on several executive committees, investment oversight committee and long-term strategic planning and product development committees. During his tenure, Victor has launched over twenty mutual funds and investment unit trusts. In addition, Victor is a board member of AlphaDelta Management Corp., Qwest Investment Funds Management Ltd. and Qwest Funds Corp.

 

Don Short

DON SHORT, CFA

Don is the Chief Investment Officer and a Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. and Director of Qwest Funds Corp.

As Chief Investment Officer and Director, Don is responsible for leading Calgary-based portfolio management efforts in developing investment processes, monitoring existing investments, conducting investment analysis, designing, back testing and implementing quantitative trading systems and performing strategic and financial due diligence across a wide range of industries and investment structures.

In addition to direct investment management activities Don is actively involved in mentoring professionals in the investment management process, identifying new investment strategies, developing investment products that fill a need in an evolving investment landscape and partnering with investment management firms to deliver new products.

Instrumental in originating, evaluating and structuring new business opportunities in the technology, media, resources and renewable sectors, by drawing on over 20 years of experience in the Canadian financial sector and an extensive network of industry relationships.

Don holds two bachelor degrees (with distinction) from the University of Calgary in Commerce and Computer Science, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

 

JACKIE CHEN

Jackie is a Director of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.

Jackie has over 15 years of management experience in investment companies and specializes in the biotech, health science and robotics sectors as well as cross boarder M&A activities.  She previously was a senior consultant at PWC.

Jackie holds masters degree of Business and Innovation Management from Oxford Brookes University.