Biggest investment fund management firms in B.C. in 2016

Ranked by total assets under administration in 2016

Part of the Top 100 money sources in B.C. section, published in BIV on January 26, 2016. Updated on February 9, 2016, to include #4.  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 '16FootnotesCompanyTop local executive(s)SectorsYear foundedB.C. staff headcount 2016Assets '15Assets '16
1 B.C. staff headcount 2016: As of March 31, 2015; BC staff headcount 2015: As of March 31, 2014; Assets Jan. 2016/Dec. 2015: As of March 31, 2015, on net basis; Assets Jan. 2015/Dec. 2014: As of March 31, 2014, based on gross asset values British Columbia Investment Management Corp (bcIMC)
2950 Jutland Rd Suite 300
Victoria, BC V8T 5K6
Phone: 778-410-7100
Fax: 778-410-7321
Gordon J. Fyfe (CEO and CIO) Infrastructure, mortgages, fixed income, public equities, private equity and real estate 1999 222 $114,000,000,000 $123,600,000,000
2 Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd
400 Burrard St Suite 1500
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A6
Phone: 604-683-3391
Fax: 604-683-0323
Jim Gilliland (president and CEO, head of fixed income) Pension plan services, endowments and foundations, aboriginal services 1982 76 $17,000,000,000 $16,000,000,000
3 Nicola Wealth Management
1508 Broadway W Suite 500
Vancouver, BC V6J 1W8
Phone: 604-739-6450
Fax: 604-739-6451
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 132 $3,088,000,000 $3,850,000,000
4 Cypress Capital Management
1055 Georgia St W Suite 1700
Vancouver, BC V6E 3P3
Phone: 604-659-1850
Fax: 604-659-1899
Greg Bay (portfolio manager, president); Tom Dean (portfolio manager, CFO); Dean Alexander (portfolio manager, CCO) 1998 28 $3,199,633,812 $3,033,037,472
5 ACM Advisors Ltd
1140 Homer St Suite 210
Vancouver, BC V6B 2X6
Phone: 604-682-4865
Fax: 604-682-3265
Gordon Allan (co-founder, co-chairman and co-CEO); Allan Collings (co-founder, co-chairman and co-CEO); Chad Mallow (president) Canadian commercial real estate 1993 20 $1,780,000,000 $1,980,000,000

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