|Office address||Suite 1500 - 400 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6C 3A6|
|Company type||investment management|
|Expertise||investment management, institutional, private client, mutual funds, equities, financial planning, bonds, and alternative assets|
|CEO and key people||Jim Gilliland, President and CEO|
Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel is a Vancouver-based investment firm that provides a comprehensive range of investment management services to individuals, families, and institutions. Today, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel manages over $20 billion in assets. It has headquarters in Vancouver and offices in Calgary and Toronto.
Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel was founded in 1982 by Murray Keith and Bill Wheeler. Over its 40-year history, the firm has achieved a number of firsts:
The company has also built strong ties with the University of British Columbia. In 1986, Murray Leith co-founded the Portfolio Management Foundation program at UBC. And in 2015, the Leith Wheeler Investment Lab was launched at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel offers a wide range of investment management services, including:
The firm's investment philosophy can be summed up in two words: Quiet Money. Their approach is quiet and humble while managing their clients’ funds efficiently. No bells and whistles here – only low-key financial expertise.
Leith Wheeler is proud to be an independent firm. This allows them to make decisions aligned with their values and priorities, always putting their clients’ interests in mind.
The company takes a team approach to portfolio management while tapping into individual strengths to deliver top results for clients.
As a signatory to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment, ESG principles are part of Leith Wheeler’s investment process. The firm invests in companies it is comfortable with, recognizing that ESG practices in business have an impact on overall financial performance.
Jim Gilliland took over as President and CEO of Leith Wheeler in 2013. He joined the company in 2009 as Head of Fixed Income. Before that, he was Vice President of HSBC Asset Canada from 1993 to 2001, then Managing Director of Barclays Global Investors from 2002 to 2009.
Gilliland earned a BComm degree (with honours) from the University of British Columbia. He holds a Master's degree in Financial Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Gilliland serves as chair of the Faculty Advisory Board for the Saunder School of Business at his alma mater, UBC.
Leith Wheeler has a strong team of investment professionals, a proven track record of success, and a commitment to providing clients with a high level of personalized service.
As Leith Wheeler says on its website, “wise investing means thinking about your tomorrow.” As it looks to the future, the company continues to focus its efforts on serving its clients while staying true to its values. That means Quiet Money, investors first.
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