Michael Lee-Chin, Chairman and CEO, Portland Holdings

Michael Lee-Chin of Portland Holdings is part of this year's Wealth Professional Canada's Hot List.

Michael Lee-Chin, Chairman and CEO, Portland Holdings

Chairman and CEO

The democratization of investing is an article of faith for Michael Lee-Chin and a central pillar of his firm, Portland Holdings. Most recently, this manifested itself in Portland’s advisory arm, Mandeville Private Client, providing its clients with access to investments on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. Lee-Chin himself has invested significantly in his homeland, including a 65% stake in National Commercial Bank Jamaica, which now makes up the majority of his $1.2 billion net worth. One of Canada’s best known investors, Lee-Chin was appointed the Order of Ontario earlier this year. Recognizing his philanthropic work – specifically his donations to local hospitals, as well as the Royal Ontario Museum – the award is another milestone in what has been one of Canada’s most inspiring immigrant success stories.