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 and has 18 years of experience in the investment business, with 15 years as portfolio manager. Paul oversees the investment team and co-covers select Healthcare and Real Estate companies globally and is the lead portfolio manager on the Harvest Healthcare Leaders Income ETF, one of Canada’s largest Healthcare ETFs.  He is a frequent media guest commentator on BNN, Globe & Mail, Morningstar, and other leading industry media.   Previously Paul held positions as Vice President and Portfolio Manager at a Canadian asset manager where he was responsible for the investment portfolios, including a Lipper Award winning Fund.

James Learmonth, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

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James joined Harvest in June of 2015 bringing over 14 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 8 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.

Kushal Agarwal, CFA

Investment Associate

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Kushal joined Harvest in 2020 bringing with him over 6 years of investment experience.  Prior to joining Harvest he was on the product management team for a global $18 billion asset management firm and was previously an investment banking analyst covering Energy & Power at Bank of America Continuum. Kushal has a Masters in European Business, an MBA and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Amundi Pioneer Asset Management