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.

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 equity mandate and co-manager of the resources portfolio strategy. In addition, she leads the GLC Asset Mix Committee, which oversees all of GLC’s balanced portfolios.

Patricia joined the GWLIM team in 1987 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.

Ron Hanson

Chief Investment Officer


Ron is responsible for all GLC's investment teams, investment performance and portfolio development. He also leads GLC’s investment strategy team.

He is responsible for the oversight and direction of investment policies and portfolio management. He ensures each mandate’s portfolio construction and overall investment strategy aligns with its strategic objectives and risk parameters, and is ultimately responsible for ensuring GLC’s investment performance remains strong. Ron’s responsibilities include taking a measured and proactive approach to managing investment risks and the strategic development of GLC’s investment offering.

A key member of GLC's Asset Mix Committee, Ron brings direct portfolio management experience in equity and balanced portfolios, including specialty portfolio strategies (e.g. Canadian Mid Cap, Science and Technology).

Ron has led many large-scale initiatives for GLC, including signing on to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing and co-developing proprietary portfolio management tools with industry-leading service providers such as Bloomberg.

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. 

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. She joined the GWLIM equity team in 1998.

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 $18 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.

With more than 20 years of investment experience, 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.