GLC asset mix committee team

This group of GLC’s in-house, senior portfolio managers make strategic and tactical asset mix decisions for GLC’s balanced portfolios. Each member of the committee is a focused asset class and/or market specialist and brings a unique perspective to the table.  The GLC Asset Mix Committee makes asset mix decisions to maximize opportunity and control risks within the specific investment objectives of each of GLC’s balanced portfolio mandate.

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.

Patricia Nesbitt

Senior Vice-President, Equities


Patricia oversees GWLIM’s equity portfolio management, analyst and research teams. She’s also the lead portfolio manager for the GWLIM Canadian All Cap Growth equity mandate. In addition, she chairs the GLC Asset Mix Committee, which oversees all of GLC’s balanced portfolios.

Patricia joined the GWLIM team in 1986 and has been leading the group since 1991.

Patricia is a CFA charterholder and holds an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. She’s also a former president of the Winnipeg Society of Financial Analysts and past chair of the Winnipeg Humane Society.

Clayton Bittner

Vice-President, Equities


Clayton is the lead portfolio manager for GWLIM’s Canadian and U.S. dividend strategies. He’s also a member of the GLC Asset Mix Committee.

Clayton joined the GWLIM team in 2006 and brings more than 20 years of industry experience to their portfolio management team.

Clayton is a CFA charterholder and a Licensed International Financial Analyst. He also holds an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.

Dylan Fricker

Vice-President, Equities


Dylan is the lead manager of the SRI Canadian Equity portfolio, co-manager of the Canadian Resource mandate, and assists in the portfolio management of GWLIM’s flagship Canadian Equity portfolio. He is also a member of the GLC Asset Mix Committee.

He began his career in investment management and research in 1999 and has worked with the GWLIM portfolio management team since 2007.

Dylan is a CFA charterholder and earned an honours bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Regina.

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. 

Brenda Nicholls

Vice-President, Equities


Brenda is the lead portfolio manager of the London Capital U.S. mid-cap equity portfolio and co-manages the London Capital U.S. equity mandate. She’s also a member of the GLC Asset Mix Committee. Brenda joined GLC’s GWLIM equity team in 1998 and in 2017 joined the London Capital equity team with a continued focus on U.S. equities.

Brenda is a CFA charterholder and earned an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. She also holds a Chartered Market Technician designation.

Janet Salter

Vice-President, Fixed Income


Janet shares leadership responsibility for GLC’s Portico Investment Management division, which oversees more than $17 billion of fixed income assets under management within bond, balanced, mortgage and money market mandates.

Janet is the lead manager for the Canadian Bond mandate and Core Plus Bond mandate and oversees some of Portico's sector-focused and specialized fixed income portfolios. She is also a member of the GLC Asset Mix Committee.

Joining GLC in 1995, Janet has portfolio management expertise in active and passive fixed-income strategies, including customized mandates for pension plans and financial institutions.

Janet is a CFA charterholder and holds an honours bachelor of mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.

Mark Hamlin

Vice-President, Fixed Income


Mark leads the development of derivatives strategies across a number of fixed income investment mandates in addition to contributing to the development of portfolio positioning strategies with respect to the outlook for interest rates and yield curve movements for GLC’s Portico Investment Management division, which oversees more than $17 billion of fixed income assets under management within bond, balanced, mortgage and money market mandates. He also sits on the GLC Strategic Asset Mix Committee providing input into the fixed income strategies of GLC’s balanced funds.

Mark brings over two decades of international fixed income and foreign exchange trading experience with a focus on derivatives. Prior to joining GLC he held senior positions with leading financial companies in London, UK and New York.

Mark is a CFA charterholder, Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and holds an honours bachelor of economics degree from Carleton University.