Contact: Chad Van Norman
Location: Calgary, AB
Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited
A Trusted Investment Manager since 1955
Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited is one of Canada's leading investment firms with more than $40 billion in assets under management. Founded in 1955 as a research boutique, Jarislowsky Fraser today manages the portfolios of First Nations, pension funds, foundations, corporations and individuals in Canada and globally. We serve our clients across Canada through our four offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
As a proud partner of the First Nations community since 1999, we manage approximately $150 million on behalf of our Aboriginal clients. This ongoing relationship is built on a mutual understanding that the responsible stewardship of their capital is paramount to ensuring the long-term health of their communities. As such, Jarislowsky Fraser is committed to working with First Nations to build segregated portfolios based on our time-tested, low risk approach to generating growth.
Our Commitment to Sustainable Investing
At its core, we believe that sustainable investing is about widening the analysis beyond short-term profit, to favor factors that support long-term value creation. We believe a company's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policies and track record are likely to be a helpful lens through which to gauge quality. Integration of ESG considerations is a component to our assessment of quality across all of our mandates.
Throughout our history, Jarislowsky Fraser has been a leader in advancing corporate governance by holding management and boards to a higher standard. We're committed to being a voice for minority shareholders, seeking to improve corporate governance for the benefit of all stakeholders. We are a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investing and have contributed to the founding of the Coalition for Good Governance in Canada, the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR). We’re also an Alliance Member of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
Our primary goal is to grow our clients' capital in a low risk manner
We strive to build diversified, high-quality portfolios designed to preserve capital and generate the income or long-term capital growth our clients seek.
Our investment model has produced above-average risk-adjusted returns through changing economic conditions, and has been particularly effective in minimizing the volatility prevalent in today's markets.