Biggest investment fund management firms in B.C. in 2017

Ranked by total assets under administration in 2017

Updated February 6, 2017. Connor, Clark and Lunn Financial Group was incorrectly ranked at #18 in the print edition; also updated to include #20, Lycos Asset Management Inc. This list is part of the Top 100 money sources in B.C. section, published in BIV on January 24, 2017. See also asset-based lenders , banks , credit unions , investment banking firms and mezzanine lenders . Sources: Interviews with firms below and BIV research. Other firms may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '17FootnotesCompanyTop local executive(s)SectorsYear foundedB.C. staff '16B.C. staff '17Assets '16Assets '17
1 Company name: Includes all affiliates under CC&L Financial Group Connor, Clark and Lunn Financial Group
1111 Georgia St W Suite 2300
Vancouver, BC V6E 4M3
Phone: 604-685-2020
Investment management services of traditional assets (fixed income, Canadian and global equity) and alternative assets (real estate, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds) 1982 239 244 $63,856,900,000 $70,869,965,000
2 Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd
400 Burrard St Suite 1500
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A6
Phone: 604-683-3391
Jim Gilliland (president and CEO, head of fixed income) Pension plan services, endowments and foundations, aboriginal services 1982 76 78 $16,000,000,000 $18,000,000,000
3 Nicola Wealth Management
1508 Broadway W Suite 500
Vancouver, BC V6J 1W8
Phone: 604-739-6450
David Sung (president); John Nicola (chairman and CEO ) Alternative strategies, technology, mortgages, REITs, direct-ownership real estate, Canadian and global bonds, Canadian and global equities, high-yield bonds, preferred shares, private equity 1994 128 139 $3,850,000,000 $4,500,000,000
4 Cypress Capital Management
1055 Georgia St W Suite 1700
Vancouver, BC V6E 3P3
Phone: 604-659-1850
Tom Dean (managing director); Dean Alexander (portfolio manager and CCO) 1998 28 $3,033,037,472 $3,337,390,146
5 ACM Advisors Ltd
1140 Homer St Suite 210
Vancouver, BC V6B 2X6
Phone: 604-682-4865
Gordon Allan (co-founder, co-chairman and co-CEO); Allan Collings (co-founder, co-chairman and co-CEO); Chad Mallow (president); Chad Mercer (CFO); Graham Collings (EVP, investments); Ishbel Buchan (SVP, investments) Canadian commercial real estate 1993 20 24 $2,050,000,000 $2,310,000,000

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