Kensington Capital

Office address 95 St. Clair Avenue West. Suit 905 Toronto, Ontario M4V 1N6
Year established 1996
Company type investment management
Employees 36
Expertise private equity, hedge, advisory, venture capital, and alternative investments
Parent company N.A.
CEO and key people Thomas Kennedy, founder and chair

Kensington Capital Partners is an employee-owned alternative asset manager that provides a range of services including investment management, advisory services, and research. Its headquarters is in Toronto with offices in Calgary and Vancouver.

History of Kensington Capital Partners

Kensington Capital Partners was founded in 1996 in Toronto. It started out as a small boutique firm, investing in private equity and venture capital. Over the next 25 years, the company expanded into complementary alternative assets such as hedge funds and private lending. Today, Kensington manages over $2.3 billion in assets. It counts pension endowment funds, banks and other corporate investors, and high net worth individuals among its investors.

Products and Services of Kensington Capital Partners

Kensington Capital Partners offers a range of products and services to institutional investors, including:

  • investment management
  • advisory services
  • research

Culture at Kensington Capital Partners

Kensington Capital Partners has a strong culture of excellence and integrity. All 36 members of the team come from diverse backgrounds with extensive experience in fields such as engineering, law, and portfolio management.

The company prioritizes its ESG commitments and is, in fact, surpassing industry benchmarks. For example, 36% of the team identify as BIPOC, well above the Canadian Venture Capital Benchmark of 21%.

Kensington also applies environmental sustainability principles throughout the investment process. Twelve of the companies under its portfolio are themselves committed to meeting specific ESG goals, taking the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as part of their framework.

About Kensington Capital Partners Founder and Chair Thomas Kennedy

Thomas Kennedy is the Founder and Chair of Kensington Capital Partners. His career spans close to 40 years, having held senior management roles in finance and investment companies. He has a proven track record of success in managing a variety of investment strategies.

Kennedy holds a BSc in Engineering from Queen’s University and a DBA from the University of Edinburgh.

Future at Kensington Capital Partners

Kensington Capital Partners has a strong team of investment professionals, a proven track record of success, and a strong culture of excellence and integrity. Its focus remains on investing in high-potential companies with strong management teams in place while staying true to its ESG commitments. Kensington Capital Partners will continue to provide clients with the best possible service.

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