New generation investment firm with unmatched pedigree launches
TORONTO, April 4, 2018 /CNW/ – Crimson Asset Management, an independent and principal owned investment firm, was formally announced today, in Toronto. Crimson starts as one of Canada’s leading boutique investment firms, combining investment leadership and a strong pedigree with a more personalized focus on high net worth individuals and families.
The investment management firm, co-founded by experienced investment professionals Ken Jesudian and Anthony Ferrari, is focused exclusively on managing the assets of a limited number of high net worth individuals and families. From the outset, Crimson’s clients include some of the best-known investment and business leaders in the country.
“Our approach to investing is rooted in focus and an exhaustive fundamental research process,” said Chairman and CEO Ken Jesudian. “This philosophy of research, expertise, and experience is validated by our track record of identifying attractive opportunities and delivering superior results to our clients.”
“Our independence and exclusive focus on private clients is central to everything we do at Crimson – how we invest, how we have set up our investment funds and operations, and our approach to client servicing,” added Anthony Ferrari, President. “Our clients come first.”
The firm and its investors are also very fortunate to have brought together one of the most distinguished advisory boards of any investment firm in the country, and includes:
- Andy Burgess, Managing Partner of Russell Square Partners
- Tony Gage, Former Chairman, CEO and President of Phillips, Hager and North (PH&N)
- Tony Hamblin, Co-Founder and former President of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel,
and President of Found Aircraft Canada Inc.
- Elmer Kim, Chief Investment Officer of Hyatt Bangia Family Office
- J. Nicholas Ross, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rover Capital Corporation
- Walied Soliman, Chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
- Jaime Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator
Crimson Asset Management has received all necessary regulatory registrations.
About Crimson Asset Management Crimson Asset Management seeks to maximize absolute investment returns for clients over the long-term, while preserving capital and delivering exceptional client service.
Prior to co-founding Crimson, Ken Jesudian was the CEO of Burgundy Asset Management for nearly 5 years. He joined Burgundy in 2005 as Vice President and Director of Research, and also worked as a Senior Investment Analyst responsible for North American equities, and was a 2 Portfolio Manager for U.S. small and mid-cap equity. He also assumed responsibility for the firm’s U.S. Institutional business. Mr. Jesudian sits on the Board of Directors for the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) and the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation.
Anthony Ferrari is the Chair of the Advisory Board at Cornell University’s Program in Infrastructure Policy (“CPIP”), one of the leading infrastructure investment-focused centres in the world, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Global Projects Center. He previously founded Crimson Infrastructure, an infrastructure-focused M&A consulting firm. Earlier in his career, Anthony was also a Partner at Burgundy where he worked across the firm in business development, investment research and was a member of the firm’s management committee. Mr. Ferrari has extensive experience at the highest level of politics and government in Canada, as well as in the US and the UK.