With 30-year veteran at the helm, investment firm aims to double assets in six years
Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel (Dixon Mitchell), an independent investment counsellor for institutional, private wealth and First Nations clients, has announced Janine Guenther as its new president effective January 1, 2021.
With over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Guenther is stepping into the role as Rob Mitchell, one of the firm’s co-founders, stepped down. Mitchell is still at the firm and serving as its executive chair, as well as maintaining his chairmanship of both the board of directors and investment committee.
“Janine is an exceptional leader and one of the country’s top investment professionals. As the first woman to lead our firm, she will be instrumental in continuing to grow the company and safeguarding our clients’ wealth,” Mitchell said in a statement. “It has been a seamless transition and I look forward to working alongside Janine as she continues our rich tradition of growth and stability.”
Guenther first joined Dixon Mitchell as vice president, Private Client Services. Since then, she has made integral contributions to the firm’s business and continuity, notably over the past year as she helped the firm navigate and grow amid historic market conditions.
“I’m honoured to be a part of this firm’s two-decade legacy of creating wealth for clients,” Guenther said. “From the smart, progressive professionals who challenge the status quo, to our clients who make the Dixon Mitchell family, I’m delighted to take the helm of such a principled, forward-thinking company.”
Founded in 2000, Dixon Mitchell aims to provide clients with a focused investment approach and be a true steward of their wealth. As of November 30, 2020, the firm’s assets under management amounted to $2.8 billion, which it plans to double over the next six years. It is headquartered in Vancouver and has a footprint extending from BC to Quebec, including the Yukon and Northwest Territories.