Equium Capital was created with the needs of today’s investor front of mind. Founded on five core principles, which permeate every aspect of the firm’s culture, Equium Capital consistently applies its investment process to conservatively protect and grow capital over time in a way that is fully aligned with clients. We believe a modern, best-in-class asset manager should be the embodiment of:
At Equium Capital, we believe our success is an outcome of delivering positive results for clients while maintaining open and constructive relationships with all of our partners and stakeholders. We view these principles as integral to both long-term value creation for our investors as well as the success and longevity of our firm. We’re in this together.
Equium Capital’s consistent results, driven by more than three decades of investing experience, are grounded in a philosophy of equilibrium, one that balances innovation with conservatism and return with risk. With our wealth invested alongside that of our clients', we are fully aligned and motivated to continue executing this process with a deep level of accountability.
Our consistent approach was originally created by pulling together the best elements of the founders’ experience in both traditional fund management and alternative investing strategies. Our managers bring a consistent investment process with reliable discipline to two over-looked areas of the Canadian investing landscape: Global Tactical Asset Allocation & Private Equity in Real Estate.
In essence, our overarching investment philosophy combines the following core attributes:
Conservatism: Our most important job is protecting your capital; every investment we offer is underpinned by a deep understanding of and commitment to prudent risk management.
Diversification: We use a global, multi-asset approach to assess risk and understand the investing landscape because investing has become a globally interconnected endeavour.
Multi-strategy: We believe strongly in combining industry best practices with an aim of producing the best possible investment solution for our clients.
The founders of Equium Capital bring highly complementary skill sets to the combined investment process, embodying the belief that the best approach involves both top-down technical strategy and bottom-up fundamental research. In addition, we significantly value the partnership between Equium Capital and its clients and advisors, one predicated upon the virtuous circle of transparency, accessibility and accountability. We diligently strive every year to deliver consistent, risk-adjusted investment returns in a way that reflects these values and exceeds the expectations of our clients and partners.
CAMERON B. HURST
As Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of Equium Capital, Cameron’s seasoned and disciplined approach to asset allocation and portfolio strategy drives the firm’s focus on capital preservation and tactical portfolio positioning. Cameron is also the Chief Executive Officer of Equium Capital, drawing on experience as an asset management executive, global portfolio manager and noted Wall Street research analyst.
Cameron’s investment process and philosophy were developed over many years in both Canada and the US with several notable research and asset management companies. Having managed long-only portfolios at RBC Global Asset Management and Canaccord Genuity as well as hedged long-short portfolios at Barometer Capital, Cameron incorporates critical elements of both investment approaches into one cohesive investment process designed for today’s complex investing environment.
As Portfolio Manager and Head of Research, Adam’s proven, process-driven approach to fundamental company and sector analysis forms the foundation of Equium Capital’s research and stock selection process. Adam is also the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Equium Capital, bringing to bear his experience as an international consumer products executive and long tenure within the financial services industry.
Repeatable and consistent, Adam’s approach to long-term value creation and the preservation of capital has led to a long track record of success at some of the largest financial institutions across Canada, the US and Europe including Credit Suisse, Voya Financial and OMERS. His experience as a manager of both global & US funds in addition to a strong economic background provides the basis for a dynamic process that reflects a deep understanding of the critical investment challenges that we currently face.
As a Research Analyst, Conor supports the Investment Committee with the research and stock selection process at Equium Capital. His primary responsibility includes bottom up fundamental research.
Conor’s firm grasp of fundamental research stems from his BComm in finance at Dalhousie University, where he received the Douglas C. MacKay scholarship for Excellence in Money Management. Having worked for Morgan Stanley in Sydney, Australia and a buy-side firm in Toronto, Conor brings sound industry experience to the team. Conor has completed all three levels of CFA examination and requires only one more year of experience before attaining the CFA charter.
As a Trading & Operations Associate, Anna supports the firm’s trading and back-office operations.
Additionally, Anna assists with client and advisor relationship management.
Anna joins the firm with compliance experience from SEB Bank in Stockholm, Sweden, and a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Elmira College in New York where she earned a double major in Economics and Business Administration. For over 15 years, Anna played international women’s hockey and applies the intensity and discipline of her sport each and every day at Equium Capital.
Global Tactical Allocation Strategy
Combining global macro strategy and tactical portfolio positioning with the best elements of traditional asset management, Equium Capital offers a unique multi-asset investment strategy with global diversification. This core strategy focuses on growing wealth over time with enhanced downside protection in weak markets.
Real Estate Private Equity Strategy
With its hallmark conservatism, Equium Capital brings institutional private equity funds to individuals and family offices. Partnering with premiere real estate developers to identify unique opportunities across North America, Equium Capital manages private equity funds that focus exclusively on real estate development. The funds are available to accredited investors only and target superior investment returns with a 3 – 5 year horizon.