Michael Simpson, Senior Vice-President and Executive Portfolio Manager
Senior Vice-President and Executive Portfolio Manager
Michael joined Sentry in 2002 and has more than 20 years of financial
industry experience; he specializes in dividend- and income-paying securities
with a focus on free cash flow to sustain reliable dividends. Michael is the
lead manager of several funds including the company’s flagship fund,
Sentry Canadian Income Fund, and co-manages Sentry Conservative
Balanced Income Fund.
In 2014, he was named Investment Executive’s Mutual Fund Manager of
the Year, which recognizes consistent outperformance over 10 years, on the
basis that while one year of strong returns is not unusual, a long-term track
record of outperformance is exceptional. In 2013, Michael was honoured at
the Lipper Fund Awards with the inaugural Excellence in Fund Management
Award, which recognizes outstanding asset managers who have delivered
consistently strong risk-adjusted returns to investors, and in the opinion of
Lipper’s research analysts, represent the best of the mutual fund industry.
He is also a seven-time winner of a Brendan Wood International Canadian
TopGun Investment Mind Award (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015/16
and 2017), given by the sell-side analyst community to those with the best
grasp of the industries in which they invest and the most influence in the
Canadian market. He has also received Platinum Class recognition for having
received four TopGun awards in a row.
Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, and
has completed both the Canadian Options Course and the Canadian Futures
Course. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and
is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.