GWL Investment Management Team

GWL Investment Management (GWLIM) is GLC’s top-down, all-cap investment management division. GWLIM’s management style blends top-down macro-analysis with bottom-up fundamental stock research. GWLIM identifies industry risks, competitive opportunities and macro trends to influence sector allocations, while fundamental research identifies companies positioned to outperform in the current market cycle.

Patricia Nesbitt

Senior Vice-President, Equities


Patricia oversees GLC’s GWL Investment Management (GWLIM) division, a team of senior equity portfolio managers, analysts and research experts who she’s been leading since 1991. She’s also the lead portfolio manager for the GWLIM Canadian All Cap Growth equity mandate and has been associated with the portfolio since she joined the GWLIM team in 1987.

Patricia brings over three decades of top-down macro-strategy and bottom-up fundamental analysis expertise to her role as co-chair of the GLC Global Multi-Asset Strategy team. As co-chair, Patricia plays a leadership role in setting the strategic and tactical asset mix views for all of GLC’s balanced, target-date and target-risk asset allocation fund solutions.

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, past chair of the Winnipeg Humane Society and recipient of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women award.  

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 GLC’s Global Multi-Asset Strategy team, which oversees all of GLC’s balanced, target-date and target-risk asset allocation fund solutions.

Clayton joined the GWLIM team in 2006 and brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the 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 portfolio management of GWLIM’s flagship Canadian Equity portfolio. He is also a member of the GLC Global Multi-Asset Strategy team, which oversees all of GLC’s balanced, target-date and target-risk asset allocation fund solutions.

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. 

Bryan Shearer

Vice-President, Equities


Bryan is the lead portfolio manager of the GWLIM Mid Cap Canada portfolio.

He became a key member of GWLIM's Canadian equity team in 2001. For over a decade Bryan worked with the Canadian Mid Cap portfolio management team where he developed expertise and in-depth knowledge of this unique sector of the Canadian market.

He’s a CFA charterholder and earned an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.

Deji Aremu

Associate Manager, Equities


Deji joined the company in 2014 and has more than 12 years of industry experience. Deji has focused on the Canadian equity portfolio strategy. 

He has an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. Deji is a CFA charterholder.

Chris Grundy

Manager, Equities


Chris joined the company 13 years ago, and has been with GWLIM since 2007. As part of the GWLIM team, Chris is primarily focused on the Canadian and US dividend mandates.  Chris is a CFA charterholder, and has both an honours bachelor of commerce degree and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Manitoba.

Brent Mahoney

Associate Manager and Trader, Equities


Brent Mahoney is the lead trader for all of GWLIM’s equity portfolios. Brent joined the company in 2001 and has over 30 years of industry experience.  In addition, he assists in the portfolio management of passive investment mandates.

Lindsey Bauer

Senior Analyst, Equities


Lindsey joined the parent company in 2009 and started with GLC in 2011 in the finance and operations area. She moved over to investment strategy as a research assistant in 2014 and transitioned to Canadian equity research in 2016. Lindsey has an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and is a CFA charterholder.

Erik Sjoberg

Manager, Equities


Erik joined the company 10 years ago starting off in the Portfolio Management Training Program. He began working exclusively with the GWLIM team in 2009.

Since 2013 Erik's focus has been on the GWLIM Canadian Mid-Cap mandate. Erik has an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba and is a CFA charterholder.

Catherine Slater

Senior Analyst, Equities


Catherine joined the company in April 2016, bringing with her 5 years of experience as an investment analyst with a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and a Canadian mutual fund company. Catherine is primarily focused on the Canadian and US dividend mandates. Catherine is a CFA charterholder and earned an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.

Rob Wiens

Analyst, Equities


Rob Wiens was introduced to GLC in 2016 as part of the Great-West Life’s Portfolio Management Training program, gaining valuable experience in different areas of GWL’s investment areas. In 2018 Rob joined GLC’s GWLIM equity team, where he provides security analysis and portfolio maintenance.

Rob has an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.