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  • Our People | bfinance
    markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Our People You are here Home Our People The character of our people dictates how the business

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  • Canadian Team | bfinance
    Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Canadian Team You are here Home Canadian Team Brian Cyr Managing Director bcyr bfinance com In this role Brian oversees the overall business of bfinance Canada Inc a wholly owned subsidiary of bfinance International Ltd Prior to joining bfinance in 2012 Brian was responsible for the relationship management of institutional clients in Eastern Canada for Pyramis Global Advisors a Fidelity Investments company Previously he was Manager Investment Program in Standard Life s Group Savings Retirement division His responsibilities included the selection and monitoring of asset managers as well as investment counselling to DC and DB pension schemes across Canada He began his career in 1998 at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec CDP where he held various analyst roles notably in Private Placements Brian earned a BA in Public Communications and a BBA in International Business from Université Laval in Quebec City He is a CFA charterholder Pierre Caron Senior Consultant pcaron bfinance com Pierre has 36 years of experience in pension and investment consulting Prior to joining bfinance in the spring of 2006 Pierre was a senior consultant with Mercer in their investment consulting practice and the

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  • Industry Specialists | bfinance
    with IPD RREEF the alternatives asset management division of Deutsche Bank and Property Portfolio Research In 2015 he was shortlisted for Outstanding Industry Contribution at the IPE Real Estate Global Awards 2015 Peter has a PhD and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MIRCS Derek Williams Managing Director Private Markets dwilliams bfinance com Derek is Managing Director Private Markets at bfinance Derek was global head of private real estate and infrastructure at Russell Investments a team that managed 1 8bn in AUM across equity and debt strategies Derek s early Russell career was spent in listed real estate where he was fund manager on 2 global REIT funds with c 1 5bn in AUM Derek has over 20 years experience in real estate and infrastructure gained in the UK and US Derek is an alumni of London Business School Cass Business School and Glamorgan University Mathias Neidert CFA Managing Director Head of Public Markets Investment Advisory mneidert bfinance com Mathias joined bfinance as a Senior Research Associate in March 2008 Mathias has more than 8 years experience in the investment fund industry Before joining bfinance he worked for RBC Dexia in Luxembourg most recently as Investment Analytics Product Manager Mathias is a CFA Charterholder and holds a master s degree in business administration from the University of St Gallen Lic Oec HSG in Switzerland Dr Toby Goodworth Managing Director Head of Risk Diversifying Strategies tgoodworth bfinance com Toby Goodworth is Head of Risk Diversifying Strategies at bfinance having managed risk in hedge fund portfolios since 2003 Previously Toby was Head of Risk Management at Key Asset Management one of Europe s oldest fund of hedge funds where he designed and ran the firm s bespoke risk models Prior to that he was a risk analyst focusing on quantitative global equity strategies Toby holds a Ph D in Physics from University College London and a First Class honours degree in Physics also from UCL Witold Witkiewicz Director Private Markets wwitkiewicz bfinance com Witold is Director in Private Markets at bfinance Prior to joining bfinance Witold was Director PM co managing funds of a European real estate debt platform with transactions in excess of EUR 1bn He also managed a discretionary long short account of global REITs equities which ranked in top 10 globally in its category by BarclayHedge Prior to that he was Head of European Credit at a US based hedge fund focused on global real estate securities Witold has 15 years experience in real estate debt and securities markets and has published award winning research on real estate cycles and portfolio allocations in leading academic journals Witold holds a MSc in Economics from Lund University in Sweden Justin Preston Director Head of Equity Public Markets Investment Advisory jpreston bfinance com Justin joined bfinance in 2014 from Buck Consultants where he was UK Head of Manager Research and Selection He brings with him over a decade of equity manager research experience having previously worked at the

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  • International Management | bfinance
    are here Home International Management David Vafai MBA CFA CAIA Chief Executive Officer dvafai bfinance com David Vafai is founder Chairman and CEO of bfinance International Limited David is responsible for the growth and development of the company and its businesses Prior to founding bfinance in 1999 David worked at Mercer in Toronto Goldman Sachs International in London and Bertelsmann in Paris David holds an HBSc in Actuarial Science from the University of Western Ontario an MBA from INSEAD and is a CFA and CAIA Charterholder Mark Brownlie FCCA Chief Financial Officer mbrownlie bfinance com Mark Brownlie is CFO of bfinance Mark is responsible for finance and internal controls within the bfinance group companies He has extensive experience across a variety of sectors including financial services telecoms manufacturing online media advertising and software development Mark joined bfinance in 2016 from The Foundry a software business with a global footprint where he was also CFO Prior to this Mark was Group Head of Business Support and Internal Control at Lost boys International Mark holds a BA Hons in Accounting from Glasgow Caledonian University and is an ACCA qualified accountant Peter Hobbs Managing Director Private Markets phobbs bfinance com Peter Hobbs is Managing Director of Private Markets based in bfinance s London office Peter covers the Real Estate Infrastructure Private Equity and Private Debt Markets The bfinance Private Markets team provides a series of services including portfolio strategy and design portfolio risk reviews and solutions investment manager search and selection and due diligence Peter has over 25 years of both principal investing and research experience He joined bfinance from MSCI where he was Managing Director for Real Estate Research and Key Global Accounts responsible for benchmarking and portfolio analysis risk services and method development Prior to this Peter held various senior global research and business development roles with IPD RREEF the alternatives asset management division of Deutsche Bank and Property Portfolio Research In 2015 he was shortlisted for Outstanding Industry Contribution at the IPE Real Estate Global Awards 2015 Peter has a PhD and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MIRCS Derek Williams Managing Director Private Markets dwilliams bfinance com Derek is Managing Director Private Markets at bfinance Derek was global head of private real estate and infrastructure at Russell Investments a team that managed 1 8bn in AUM across equity and debt strategies Derek s early Russell career was spent in listed real estate where he was fund manager on 2 global REIT funds with c 1 5bn in AUM Derek has over 20 years experience in real estate and infrastructure gained in the UK and US Derek is an alumni of London Business School Cass Business School and Glamorgan University Mathias Neidert CFA Managing Director Head of Public Markets Investment Advisory mneidert bfinance com Mathias joined bfinance as a Senior Research Associate in March 2008 Mathias has more than 8 years experience in the investment fund industry Before joining bfinance he worked for RBC Dexia in

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  • Performance | bfinance
    clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Performance You are here Home Performance We operate in a results business Our overriding objective is to improve long term risk adjusted returns for our clients We are constantly working to improve our results

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  • Awards | bfinance
    clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Awards You are here Home Awards 2015 Investment Consultant of the Year CIO European Innovation Awards 2014 Excellence Award for Best Investment Consultant 2013 Excellence Award for Best Investment Consultant 2013 Most innovative Manager

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  • What we do | bfinance
    for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French What we do You are here Home What we do The bfinance mix of specialist expertise and global perspective helps our clients develop implement and

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  • Asset classes | bfinance
    funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch Main menu About us Mission and values The bfinance story Structure Locations North America Europe Our People Canadian Team Industry Specialists International Management Performance Awards What we do Asset classes Public markets Private markets Diversifying Strategies Services Investment strategy design development and review Investment Manager research and selection Customised Portfolio Implementation Portfolio analytics and monitoring Portfolio risk solutions Training Issues and Solutions When managers underperform Portfolio risk and resilience Diversifying with hedge funds Fund of hedge fund or direct hedge fund Investing in frontier markets Interest rate risk Fed tapering Infrastructure investing for pension funds Small Cap investing Case studies Our clients Public Pension Funds Corporate Pension Funds Insurance companies Endowments Foundations and Family Offices Financial Institutions Market Intelligence Publications Podcasts News Contact us Contact us Global English French German Italian Dutch English Français French Asset classes You are here Home What we do Asset classes Our in house capabilities span all traditional and alternative asset classes In the public markets arena

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