Meet the Team
Over the years we have been fortunate to attract a group of talented investment professionals to our team. Our people share similar values and philosophies that reinforce our results-oriented and entrepreneurial culture. Importantly, the firm is employee-owned and partners are invested alongside our clients, accounting for over 20% of the firm’s invested capital. Our partner-led team is nimble and dynamic. We are driven by our entrepreneurial drive and aim to provide value and service to our investors and partners
Co-President & Chief Executive Officer
Darcy co-founded Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in June 2011 with John Ewing. The goal has always been to create a firm that they would want to be clients of. This means delivering above-average returns without taking excessive risk while providing first-rate client service. Darcy currently serves on the boards of The Caldwell Partners International Inc (TSX: CWL) and Cedar Realty Trust (NYSE: CDR). In addition, he is Chair of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Foundation and Treasurer of the Toronto Public Library Foundation. Darcy previously served on the board of ZCL Composites Inc. (TSX: ZCL). Prior to co-founding Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners, Darcy was a Portfolio Manager at MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier Inc. where he built a successful investment management business. He previously worked at Burgundy Asset Management. It was during his early work experiences that Darcy developed his beliefs and philosophy towards investing. Darcy received an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies) degree from Queen’s University in 2004 and was awarded the Canadian Investment Manager designation in 2010.
John Ewing, CFA
Co-President & Chief Investment Officer
John co-founded Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in June 2011 with Darcy Morris. He leads our team of talented investment professionals and is always on the hunt for the next compounder. Prior to Ewing Morris, John was Director of Research at Burgundy Asset Management where he also served as lead analyst for Burgundy’s Canadian Small Cap Fund. John graduated with distinction from the University of Guelph in 2005 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree and a Minor in Business Administration. He won the President’s Trophy as Guelph’s top student-athlete in 2005. He has completed the Investment Management Workshop at Harvard Business School. John’s community involvement includes the University of Guelph (Chair of the Investment Committee), Beat The Streets Toronto and Scouts Canada.
Breann Kirincich, LLB
General Counsel, Chief Operating & Compliance Officer
Breann joined Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in July 2018. Breann is responsible for operations, compliance and legal. Prior to her current role, Breann spent five years as Vice President, Legal & Compliance at BlackRock Canada, where she provided legal and regulatory support on a wide variety of matters. Breann began her career as a corporate lawyer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Prior to receiving her LL.B from Dalhousie Law School in 2010, Breann studied Finance at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Breann currently serves on the investment committee for OCAD University.
Randy Steuart, CFA
Randy joined Ewing Morris in 2015 as Portfolio Manager of the Ewing Morris Flexible Fixed Income Fund LP. Prior to his current role, Randy was a Portfolio Manager, at Norrep Capital Management, a boutique Canadian mutual fund company. At Norrep, Randy managed the firm’s $300mm in fixed income assets, which consisted of investments in the high yield corporate bond and senior loan market. Before joining Norrep, Randy was a partner and high yield credit analyst at Marret Asset Management, one of Canada’s leading high yield credit specialists. Randy received a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree in Finance from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia in 2007 and became a CFA Charterholder in 2011. Randy is also a Leslie Wong Fellow, having participated in UBC’s Portfolio Management Foundation during his time at Sauder. If it’s one thing Randy enjoys most, it is producing quality returns from unexpected places such as from under-followed bonds of poorly run, mediocre businesses. Outside of chasing down basis points in the market, Randy can be found pitching his two boys to join him in mountain-based sports and playing music. 60% of the time, it works every time.
Anthony Hammill, CFA
Anthony joined Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in May 2017. Anthony has been in the investment management industry since 1999. He joined Georgian Capital Partners in 1999 as a research analyst upon completing his Commerce degree at Queen’s University. He received his CFA designation in 2002 while working at AIC Investment Services and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2004. He moved to Trapeze Asset Management in early 2007 before leaving to co-found Broadview Capital Management in late 2008.
Will Jones, J.D.
Will is responsible for managing the firm’s relationships. Prior to joining Ewing Morris & Co., Will was a partner in the corporate and securities group at Borden Ladner Gervais, a leading Canadian law firm where he developed a successful transactional and investment management practice. Will received an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) degree from Western University (Huron College) in 2003 and received his Juris Doctorate from Queen’s University in 2006. Will is an engaged member of the community including serving as a Director of the Leacock Foundation.
Joe Rooney, CFA
Joe Rooney joined Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners as a Partner in September 2019. His focus is on Business Development and Client Relationship Management. Joe spent the last few years as the Chief Financial Officer of a machine-learning software company. Prior to this, from 2006 to 2016, he worked at Burgundy Asset Management. During his ten years at Burgundy he held a variety of progressively senior roles. In 2013, he joined Burgundy’s management team as Head of the Private Client Group and later became Head of the U.S. Client Group where he had the opportunity to work with, and advise, some of North America’s leading endowments, foundations and family offices.
Joe is a member of the Board of Governors of Wilfrid Laurier University, a Director of the Crow’s Theatre, a member of the Pension & Benefits Committee for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto and a member of the President’s Council for the St. Michael’s Foundation. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and the Toronto CFA Society.
Perry joined Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in April 2015. Prior to his current role, Perry worked at Delaney Capital Management, Bluewater Investments Management and Leon Frazer and Associates in various operational capacities. Perry attended the University of Wilfred Laurier.
Zhizhong (Bill) Bi, MBA, CFA
Bill is a driven and accomplished professional with extensive experience in investment operations, accounting, and portfolio research and reporting. He joined Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in August 2021, where he leads these functions and supports the company’s mission to deliver exceptional results to clients.
Prior to his current role, Bill served as a Reporting Analyst at Invesco Canada, where he provided crucial support in reviewing financials for mutual funds and ETFs. He also spent five years as a Senior Operation Analyst at Citco (Canada) Inc., where he gained valuable experience in processing complex financial activities. Bill graduated with an MBA degree at the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management in June 2023. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. He also maintains a close relationship with the UofT Rotman associations and serves as the main point of contact between Ewing Morris and the university.
Manager, Client Services
Anureet joined Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in April 2022. Her primary responsibility at the firm is to onboard new clients and ensure a positive and professional experience for them. Before joining the Ewing Morris team, Anureet gained extensive industry experience at The Citco Group Limited. Anureet graduated with honours, from York University.
Michelle-May joined Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in April 2022
Yuki joined Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in June 2022
Advisor, Engagement Fund Investing
Amy was previously CEO of Kingsdale Advisors, a leading shareholder services and advisory firm specializing in strategic and defensive advisory, governance advisory, proxy and voting analytics and investor communications. Prior to Kingsdale, Amy spent over 15 years in capital markets as an investment banker with global firms including Stifel and Morgan Stanley in both Toronto and New York. Amy currently serves as a director of Mandalay Resources Corporation (TSX:MND) and Canaccord Genuity Group, and was previously a director of Park Lawn Corporation (TSX:PLC). Amy holds an MBA and JD from the University of Toronto.
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