David Taylor of Taylor Asset Management is part of this year's Wealth Professional Canada's Host List.

Taylor Asset Management

The president and CIO of Taylor Asset Management, David Taylor has become a regular voice in the investment media, and for good reason. As the portfolio manager for the IA Clarington Focused Canadian Equity Class, his strategy led to returns of 35.5% for the fund in 2016. Performance like that tends to attract attention, and Taylor is candid about his investment philosophy – he took advantage of the oil shock in 2015 to increase the fund’s Canadian weighting, and his expectations for a turnaround ultimately came to fruition. Taylor is not afraid to take a risk if he sees inherent value – he recently bought a 4% stake in the embattled Home Capital Group when its shares sank.