Investment Management

Paul MacDonald, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

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Paul serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for Harvest. Paul joined Harvest in January 2013 as Vice President of Investments and previously had over 13 years experience in the investment business. Paul was Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Creststreet Asset Management where he was responsible for the management of portfolios with a focus on the Canadian and resource markets and was involved in developing several closed end and tax efficient fund structures. Paul also spent five years at a Canadian investment management firm where he focused on specialty tax investments and was the lead manager of an award winning Canadian natural resource fund. Paul spent three years as an investment associate with a major North American investment firm. Paul obtained a Bachelor of International Finance degree from Griffith University in Australia and holds a CFA charter.

Bassel Agie, CFA

Investment Analyst

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Bassel joined Harvest in January of 2017 bringing over 6 years of investment industry experience to the firm. Prior to joining Harvest, he was a Senior Hedge Fund Accountant at one of the top Hedge Fund Administrators globally, where he conducted oversight and preparation of financial reports for a portfolio of international hedge funds, also reviewed and analyzed hedge funds performance and valuation. He completed his Master of Finance degree at Saint Mary’s University Sobey Business School and also obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Aleppo and is a CFA Charter holder.

James Learmonth, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

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James joined Harvest in June of 2015 bringing over 13 years of experience in the asset management industry to the firm.  Prior to joining Harvest James spent the majority of his career as a member of the U.S. Equity team at a major Canadian asset management firm where he developed a disciplined approach to identifying attractive investment opportunities.  He served as a Portfolio Manager for over 6 years, specializing in U.S. equities with investment responsibilities related to a variety of diversified and sector-focused mandates.  His main areas of focus included the Utilities, Information Technology and Health Care sectors as well as broadly diversified Socially Responsible Investing themes.  James also held progressive investment analyst roles during his tenure, with an emphasis on evaluating opportunities in the U.S. Information Technology sector.   James graduated with honours from Brock University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the Finance concentration and is a CFA Charterholder.

Mike Dragosits, CFA

Portfolio Manager

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Mike joined Harvest in March of 2017 bringing over 7 years of broad investment industry experience to the firm. Immediately prior to joining Harvest, he was a Senior Commodity Strategist and part of the Global Macro Strategy team at a major Canadian investment bank, where he conducted in-depth fundamental and technical research and prepared detailed investment recommendations for internal and external clients globally. Mike previously served as an Analyst and Trader on the Fixed Income team at a leading Canadian asset management firm and as an Investment Analyst at a Canadian multi-strategy hedge fund. He completed his Master of Business Administration (major in Finance & Funds Management) at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and also obtained his Bachelor of Commerce with honours from the University of Guelph. Mike is also a CFA Charterholder.