About Pathfinder

Pathfinder Asset Management Limited was formed in 2010, evolving from a family office which began 30 years ago. Since the beginning, our focus has been the stewardship of investment portfolios for high-net-worth investors seeking strong performance and risk-managed results.

We believe that we have created a better platform for money management. Our inception as a family office led to the creation of our Equally Invested™ culture, mandating everyone at Pathfinder invests in our own funds. This provides clients with straightforward accountability, an unparalleled sense of trust and, ultimately, peace of mind.

Our uniquely managed funds, fee transparency and exceptional personal service, allows our clients to maximize performance, focus on long-term objectives and have a better understanding of where their money is invested and why.

As a CPA and CA with over 30 years of experience in all areas of public accounting, clients often ask for a reference to a trusted money manager or financial advisor. As a client of Pathfinder, I have the upmost confidence in them to manage my portfolio and introduce them to any of my clients who are looking to make a change. Their level of transparency, communication and their Equally Invested culture provide me with the confidence I need in a money manager.”

Michael G. Seniuk Jr., CPA, CA Managing Partner of Seniuk & Co.

History

Canfund Ventures Corporation was started as the primary operating entity for managing the Johnson Family Office. Canfund created various private and public firms in Canada and Asia, which led to multiple portfolio exits that fully established an asset baseline. With a focus on research, Canfund developed into a complete investment and operations team led by Doug Johnson, Chief Executive Officer and Michael Rudd, CFA, who served as Analyst from 1995 through 1999.

With the desire to create a legacy organization to manage the family office assets, Doug Johnson begins the process of establishing a full investment firm: Pathfinder Asset Management Limited is founded, Canfund purchased a minority interest in Intrynsyc Capital Corporation allowing the family office to enhance independent due diligence, Ken Bancroft, CFA (previous CIO, Alberta Teachers Retirement Fund), joined as President and Mark Ouellette joined as Trader, bringing 25 years of floor and electronic trading experience to the firm. At year-end 2010, Pathfinder’s first fund (Pathfinder Partners’ Fund) is created.

Pathfinder puts the investment team in place to create full service money management firm: Michael Rudd, CFA, joins Pathfinder as Portfolio Manager. Nigel Andison, CIM joins to spearhead client service and business development. Rob Ballard, CFA joins as Analyst to work with Doug Johnson on the Partners’ Fund. Christian Anthony, CFA, joins as Associate Portfolio Manager responsible for managing Pathfinder’s second fund: Pathfinder Real Fund. Fang Zhou, CFA joins as Associate Analyst.

Pathfinder purchases minority ownership in Intrynsyc Capital Corporation from Canfund and expands the operating relationship. Over this period Pathfinder grows from serving just one client (the Johnson Family Office) to over 100 client households.

 

The Pathfinder team continues to develop and expand operations working for 300 client households. Michael Rudd, CFA is promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Christian Anthony, CFA and Rob Ballard, CFA are promoted to Portfolio Managers while Nigel Andison, CIM is promoted to Investment Counsellor. Fang Zhou, CFA is promoted to Associate Portfolio Manager. Doug Johnson has moved to Chairman of the Board and continues to work with Rob on the Partners’ Fund which wins the Alternative IQ “Best 5 Year Return” for all equity focused hedge funds in Canada in 2018.

Community

Union Gospel
Mission

An urban relief organization based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with eight satellite locations throughout Metro Vancouver and the City of Mission. Pathfinder team members regularly help with kitchen duty and our founder assisted with the construction of the new facility on East Hastings.

Canadian
Amateur Athletics

Pathfinder is proud to support Canadian amateur athletes at all levels from grass roots team sports to college varsity programs and our Canadian Olympic Athletes. Sport is an important passion for the members of our team and we endeavor to help amateur athletes at all levels.

Pathfinder
Partners’ Foundation

Administered by the Pathfinder team, The Partners’ Foundation donates to a variety of other worthwhile charities and community service organizations.

Corporate Partners

Intrynsyc Capital Corporation

Intrynsyc Capital Corporation (est. 2009) is an exempt market dealer that provides investment banking services and advisory services to growth-stage companies. Pathfinder became a shareholder of Intrynsyc at the end of 2013 so that we could benefit from working more closely with each other. Pathfinder’s Partners’ Fund team regularly searches for new portfolio companies and our partnership with Intrynsyc significantly enhances deal sourcing, due diligence processes, and financing capabilities.