Prior to co-founding EHP Funds, Jason Mann was Managing Director, Co-Head of the Absolute Return/Arbitrage Group at Scotia Capital. The Absolute Return Group is responsible for developing and delivering cross-platform “alpha” generating ideas for the hedge fund community, and for the executing of trading for these clients. Jason also managed Scotia’s merger-arbitrage, event-driven and quantitative proprietary trading strategies, and had responsibility for trading and overseeing a proprietary trading book – a group that generated profits in each year of operation. Prior to this role, Jason was Head of Agency Trading at Scotia overseeing eighteen trading professionals covering fundamental and hedge fund clients. Jason holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and a CFA designation.
Prior to co-founding EHP Funds, Ian Fairbrother was Managing Director, Institutional Equity Sales at Scotia Capital. Ian has well over a decade in experience at various firms and has covered all investment styles (growth, sector specific, quant, macro, etc.) and types of investor (hedge, long only, pension, mutual fund) for North America accounts. Ian has proven his ability to generate returns through his active participation with a high profile alpha capture client, where he was consistently ranked as a top performer. Ian also had responsibility for managing a proprietary long/short equity book at Scotia Capital. During his tenure at Scotia, Ian worked very closely with Scotia's proprietary desk and facilitation group and was considered to be a key resource in Scotia's equity allocation decisions. Prior to joining Scotia, Ian worked at Morgan Stanley for 4 years, CT Securities for 2 years and Deutsche Bank for 2 years in a similar capacity. Ian holds a B.A from McMaster University (Psychology) and a CFA designation.
Darryl DeMers joined EHP Funds in March of 2016. Prior to joining EHP, Darryl held various roles over his 20 years of experience in the securities industry, encompassing a broad range of positions including roles as CFO, fund accounting, operations and compliance. Darryl has worked with hedge fund administrators, investment fund managers and investments advisors, including Tacita Capital, Blavin & Company, Butterfield Fulcrum, and Citco Fund Services. Darryl holds an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Degree from Brock University, and is a member in good standing of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
Prior to joining EHP Funds, James Park was Director, Head of Canadian Index Arbitrage at Scotia Capital. The Index Arbitrage desk ran a number of hedged, automated quantitative trading strategies using the bank’s capital to generate proprietary returns. James was part of the team that started the group in 2008 and started with trading responsibilities for a hedged book as large as $1.3B. During James’ 10 years at Scotia, he also spent 2 years on the Liability desk trading energy, forestry and industrial stocks as well as 2 years on the Portfolio Trading desk researching and building new algorithms as well as optimizing existing ones. James holds a BASc in Computer Engineering and a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo, a Masters of Math Finance from the University of Toronto, and is a CFA charterholder.
Brad has spent over a decade in his role as a portfolio manager with a strong focus on macro and micro fundamental analysis. Brad uses a combination of “Top-Down” and “Bottom-up” approaches to investing across a variety of asset classes, which helped achieve top decile global returns for a number of funds managed and co-managed. During his tenure at a prior Canadian asset manager, firm AUM grew from under $50 million to over $1 billion dollars. Prior to this role, Brad was a Vice President, Senior Energy analyst at Morgan Stanley Canada. He was responsible for covering the Canadian large-cap oil and gas producers. Prior, Brad was in similar equity research roles at TD Securities, Nesbitt Burns and Burns Fry. Brad holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a CFA designation.
Darryl DeMers joined EdgeHill Partners in March of 2016. Prior to joining EdgeHill, Darryl held various roles over his 20 years of experience in the securities industry, encompassing a broad range of positions including roles as CFO, fund accounting, operations and compliance. Darryl has worked with hedge fund administrators, investment fund managers and investments advisors, including Tacita Capital, Blavin & Company, Butterfield Fulcrum, and Citco Fund Services. Darryl holds an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Degree from Brock University, and is a member in good standing of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.