Linda Palin is the Managing Director and Founder of Pangaea Asset Management Inc. Prior to founding Pangaea, Linda served as VP, Private Capital Management at Laketon Investment Management; Senior Portfolio Manager for RBC Private Counsel; Director, North American Equities, responsible for Canada Trust’s mutual fund and trust offerings; and Principal and PM at Perigee Investment Counsel.
Linda is a CFA Charterholder, Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, a Certified Management Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant. She received an MBA in Finance and a BA in Economics from York University and a D.C.S. from Mc Gill. She is an active volunteer and Past President of the CFA Society Toronto.
Jay Bryant, BA, Ced., CIM is a Portfolio Manager and the Chief Investment Officer at Pangaea. He also leads our Private Client Service team.
Jay is a volunteer Director on the Board of Directors of Wildlife Preservation Canada. Prior to starting his career in the investment industry, Jay taught at the secondary school level at two independent schools in the Toronto area. Jay holds a BA from Dalhousie University, later adding his Teachers Certification and his Certified Investment Manager designation.
Mary Lou McKeever
Mary Lou McKeever, our Operations Director, has more than 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Pangaea, Mary Lou served for 8 years as Vice-President, Operations at another well-respected independent investment management firm and spent more than a decade as Executive Director of the CFA Society Toronto.
David Smith, Director Client Relationships, has 20 years if experience working with individual investors, investment advisors and Portfolio Managers. Prior to joining Pangaea, David was responsible for building and supporting client new relationships with investors and financial advisors at an independent portfolio management firm. He has had various roles at independent mutual fund companies, including the head of Investor Education, Regional Sales Director and was also Vice-President at an Exempt Market Dealer overseeing product due diligence.