Firm welcomes investment industry veteran and recognized advisor to several organizations
Wellington-Altus Holdings, the parent company to Wellington-Altus Private Wealth, has named David Feather as an independent director to its board of directors.
“Attracting someone of David's pedigree to our Board of Directors speaks to the traction we are gaining in the Canadian wealth management landscape,” said Wellington-Altus co-founder and President Shaun Hauser. “David will be another experienced, steady voice at the table assisting in the leadership of Canada's fastest-growing independent wealth management company.”
Feather has a 30-year record of leadership in Canada’s investment management industry. He currently serves as chairman of Russell Investments Corporate Class Inc., and is a former chairman of Russell Investments Canada Ltd, where he held both president and CEO positions from 2010 to 2017.
Previously, he was with Mackenzie Financial and president of Mackenzie Financial Services. He has also worked in the Economic Strategy Group at Ernst & Young (Woods Gordon), as well as Corporate and Government Banking at Bank of Montreal. A prolific participant in Canada’s asset management industry, Feather is an advisor to several organizations across traditional and alternative asset classes.
“It's terrific to become part of the Wellington-Altus family. I've long admired the industry leadership of its founders, executive team, and the firm's high-caliber advisory teams,” Feather said. “Wellington-Altus provides Canadian investors with a truly independent choice with a full-service offering encompassing all of the integral aspects of financial advice, as well as, access to the highest-quality investments - listed and private, active and passive, traditional and alternative.”
Aside from being a director of Raising the Village, Feather serves as chairman of The Peter Cundill Foundation, a Bermuda-based purpose trust with a mission to improve the well-being of young people. The foundation has granted nearly $100 million to youth programs primarily in education, mental health, and physical wellness.
He is also a member of the Board of Governors at McMaster University, where he earned his BA and MBA.