Investment Strategy Team

GLC’s Investment Strategy Team is responsible for developing GLC’s economic and capital market outlook, as well as timely and insightful market research to our clients.

Ron Hanson

President and Chief Investment Officer

Ron was named President of GLC in 2018 and he is responsible for all of GLC’s investment management and business operations, making him ultimately responsible for the strategic direction of GLC and ensuring GLC’s investment performance remains strong.  He will continue as the Chief Investment Officer of GLC, a role he assumed in 2014.

As CIO, Ron oversaw GLC’s growth of assets under management from $38 billion to over $55 billion today. Prior to 2014, Ron held the role of Chief Investment Strategist at GLC, building on his direct portfolio management experience in equity and balanced portfolios, including specialty portfolio strategies.

Ron is known for taking decisive action and a collaborative leadership style. He has led many large-scale initiatives for GLC, including signing on to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing, the development of several new and specialty mandates, and the strategic positioning and mandate alignment of each of GLC’s distinct investment teams. 

Ron is a CFA charterholder and earned an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.

Brent Joyce

Chief Investment Strategist, GLC

As Chief Investment Strategist, Brent is responsible for forming and communicating GLC’s investment outlook. Brent provides insight into current market and economic conditions for our clients and investment partners across Canada.

As a member of GLC's Asset Mix Committee, Brent contributes to asset mix allocation decisions across a wide variety of GLC’s balanced mandates.   

Brent has more than 20 years of financial services and investment management industry experience. He has been with GLC and its predecessor companies since 2008.

Brent is a CFA charterholder, holds the Personal Financial Planner designation from the Institute of Canadian Bankers, and a bachelor of science degree (economics-quantitative methods) from the University of Toronto. 

Andrew O’Brien

Manager, Investment Strategy

Andrew joined the company in 2012 and has worked in the investment industry since 2007. Andrew supports GLC's Chief Investment Strategist and monitors economic and market developments, manages investment databases, and contributes to various market commentary publications.

Working with the Laketon investment team, Andrew conducts bottom-up fundamental research of Canadian equities and provides analytical support to the portfolio manager.

Andrew holds an honours bachelor of commerce degree from University College Dublin, an honours master of business degree (finance) from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School, and is a CFA charterholder.