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  • Top Toronto Investment Managers Hope to Gene...
  • January 17, 2017

    Top Toronto Investment Managers Hope to Generate a Big ROI for Kids With Disabilities

    (TORONTO, ON) January 18, 2017 – Three Canadian investment managers are banking on their investment skills to help Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

    Launching this month, Brendan Caldwell, President & CEO, Caldwell Investment Management Ltd.; Wesley Roitman, Managing General Partner, Romspen Investment Corporation; and Brandon Snow, Principal & Chief Investment Officer, Cambridge Global Asset Management are managing funds for Holland Bloorview’s 2017 Investor Challenge.

    Each fund manager will start with $25,000 donated by their respective firms and manage that money on behalf of Holland Bloorview Foundation over the course of the calendar year, with all capital and investment gains going to the hospital.

    Additional donations (including online donations) of cash or securities can also be made to Holland Bloorview Foundation, and then directed to each manager’s Investor Challenge fund at hollandbloorview.ca/InvestorChallenge.

    The money raised will be used to develop new technologies that will help kids with disabilities find their voice through speech therapy and communication devices; get active through physiotherapy, mobility devices and prosthetics; and experience self-expression through art and music therapy.

    “We’re grateful to these managers who are keen to invest in the health and well-being of some amazing kids and their families,” said Sandra Hawken, Holland Bloorview Foundation’s President and CEO. “Their investment gains become gains in children’s communication, mobility, self-confidence and self-esteem.”

    Throughout 2017, BNN and The Globe and Mail will report on the progress of each investment manager’s respective portfolio. Progress updates will also be posted regularly at hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca.

    “Holland Bloorview is so important to the lives of thousands of children. The team at Caldwell is committed to partnering with the hospital’s outstanding team to raise funds for their highest priority needs,” said Brendan Caldwell.  

    “Romspen strives to bring the same passion and dedication to its investors that Holland Bloorview brings to its mission of helping kids with disabilities thrive,” said Wesley Roitman.

    “It’s an honour to support this outstanding hospital and help make a difference in the lives of kids with disabilities by providing diversification and strong growth potential to these funds,” added Brandon Snow.

    Now in its third year, the Holland Bloorview Investor Challenge has attracted some of Bay Street’s best investment managers who have raised a total of $250,592 over the past two years, directly supporting Holland Bloorview’s wide spectrum of programs and services.

    Learn more by visiting hollandbloorview.ca/InvestorChallenge.