Jeff Moody of Gluskin Sheff + Associates is part of this year's Wealth Professional Canada's Hot List.
GLUSKIN SHEFF + ASSOCIATES
The past year was a pivotal period in the 34-year history of Gluskin Sheff + Associates. Its dispute with co-founders Ira Gluskin and Gerald Sheff regarding compensation and retirement agreements had dragged on company performance in recent years. But the $13.8 million awarded to the pair by an arbitrator last summer was lower than the company had expected, allowing it to increase its dividend payout to shareholders.
The firm also decided to make a change in leadership, appointing Jeff Moody to replace Tom MacMillan as CEO. Part of the company since 2001, Moody previously served as senior executive vice-president of investments and client wealth management, as well as chair of the asset mix committee.