Our Objective

Our aim is to safeguard and responsibly grow the assets that our clients have entrusted to us. We are committed to acting ethically, always serving clients’ best interests.

 

 

Our client’s best interest always comes first. We strive to exceed their investment objectives and provide excellence in everything we do. Investment management is our only activity.

 

This exclusive focus helps to ensure that all of our relationships are completely open and transparent.

 

 

Our Story

Letko Brosseau is an independent investment manager founded in 1987. The firm manages over $30 billion in assets for more than 450 institutional investors and several thousand private clients and has offices in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary. Our results over the last 30 years have been remarkable. Not only have we kept pace with the markets during this time but we have added more than $13 billion in additional value to our clients' portfolios.
We have been ranked the #1 balanced fund manager over 20 years amongst a Canadian pension universe of $650 billion of asset under management. But results are only part of the story. Wishing for good returns says little on how to achieve them. The true story is in the purpose, the values and the discipline we bring to the investment process.

Board of Directors

Thomas M. Birks is the President of Birinco Inc. a merchant bank with investment portfolios ranging from private equity to passive investments.

Mr. Birks previously served as the President of Henry Birks and Sons Ltd. from 1985 to 1989 and has extensive global experience having worked in various countries including Australia, Japan and South Africa for Coles-Myer, Mitsubishi Bank, and Van Zwam, Vladykin and Douglas, respectively.

Mr. Birks has served as Chair of the board of directors of Viterra Inc. as well as Chair and board member of numerous corporations (including Prenor Inc., Télécité Inc., Société Générale de Financement and Air Canada), educational institutions, hospitals and foundations.

Mr. Birks graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He has studied at the University of Lausanne, the University of Fribourg and the University of Paris. Mr. Birks has also attended programs in corporate governance at the Harvard Business School.
Graduate of both the engineering (B.Sc. Industrial Eng.) and business schools (MBA) of the Université de Montreal, Mr. Brosseau joined the CN Investment Division in 1978 and was involved in virtually all areas of activity of the Division. He reported to the President and, in his last year with the Division, he combined the functions of Manager, Oil and Gas, Manager, Private Placements, and Manager, International Investments. As a senior manager of the Division since 1981, he was actively involved throughout in setting overall investment policy for the CN Pension Fund. From 1981 to 1987, he was particularly active in the oil-and-gas industry and set up the pension fund’s wholly owned oil-and-gas subsidiary. He founded Letko Brosseau with Mr. Letko in 1987.
Mr. Élie has served on the boards of public and private companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., serving since 1999. He is also a member of the board of directors of Loto-Québec.

Previously, he served on the boards and audit committees of various entities such Hydro-Québec, Industry Canada, and Office of the Comptroller General under the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. He was also a director of IIROC, the Canadian investment industry’s regulatory body.

After 12 years at Rolland Inc., one of Canada’s important producers and distributors of fine paper, where he held the position of Vice-President, he pursued his career as an investment banker at Burns Fry (today BMO Nesbitt Burns) from 1981 to 1995, where he acted as VP and Director of Government and Corporate Services. He subsequently served as General Manager for a Canadian bank owned by Société Générale (France) from 1998 to 2002.

Mr. Élie has a BA from the University of Montreal, a law degree B.C.L. from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Graduate of McGill University (B.Com.), Mr. Letko is also a CFA® charterholder. He joined the CN Investment Division in 1972 and was involved in virtually all areas of the CN Pension Fund’s activities. He reported to the President as Manager, Investments. As a senior member of the Pension Fund’s staff, he had responsibilities in the determination of investment policy for the Fund, as well as specific responsibilities for the management of portions of both private and publicly traded equities. He also represented the Pension Fund as a director on the boards of companies in diverse industries including leasing, real estate, oil and gas, and venture capital. He founded Letko Brosseau with Mr. Brosseau in 1987.
Dr. Marien is an orthopedic surgeon. He has been practicing medicine for 38 years in various Montreal hospitals including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal General Hospital and LaSalle General Hospital.

Dr. Marien is also Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGill University. He was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award in 1995.

He has also served as Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of the McGill Combined Orthopedic Lecture Series for Residents.

Dr Marien has been an active lecturer with a particular focus on his specialty, injuries and surgeries of the lower limbs.

Dr. Marien received a B.Sc. (Hon) Biology from Queen’s University and an M.D.C.M. from McGill University.

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Our Team of Experts

The strength of our team and structure is predicated upon the contributions of many different individuals with strong academic credentials and relevant industry experience.
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Ethics

In addition to complying with the firm’s Code of Ethics, Letko Brosseau employees must respect the CFA Institute's Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. On a yearly basis, employees are required to certify that they are in compliance with the Code of Ethics and that they agree to continue to abide by its terms in spirit and in letter. Our firm has never been under investigation or fined for non-respect of regulation of organizations overseeing our sector of activities.

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China, India, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America are amongst the fastest growing and most dynamic economic regions of the world. A true global investment strategy needs exposure to strong businesses in these areas.

Independent since 1987 and managing total assets of over $30 billion, Letko Brosseau has been investing in Emerging Markets for more than 19 years. A dedicated Emerging Markets strategy has been offered since 2011.

Our disciplined, long-term approach and the deep industry expertise of our talented, multi-cultural team has proven highly successful in these high-potential markets.

  • Emerging Markets Equity
  • Balanced
  • Canadian Equity
  • Global Equity
  • Fixed Income
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1.5

$

Billion in emerging market equities**

14.4

%

19 years annualized returns

5.7

%

Annualized benchmark outperformance

*Performance results are annualized and presented in Canadian dollars gross of fees for the Letko Brosseau Emerging Markets Equity Composite. This $1.5 billion
composite was created in July 2011 and includes all discretionary emerging markets equity mandates with asset mix targets for fixed income securities of less than 10%.
The benchmark since inception is 5% Deutsche Bank Federal Funds Effective Rate Total Return Index and 95% MSCI Emerging Markets Total Return Net Index. Peer
comparison is the Pavilion Advisory Group Ltd.’s Global Emerging Markets Equity Universe dated December 31, 2017, which includes 150+ investment strategies globally.

**Performance results are annualized and presented in Canadian dollars gross of fees for all Emerging Markets equities managed by Letko Brosseau since January 1, 1999
and do not refer to any composite. The benchmark over this 19 year period is the MSCI Emerging Mar kets Total Return Net Index.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.