Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder
Ken Jesudian is the CEO, CIO & Co-Founder of Crimson Asset Management Ltd. and is the Portfolio Manager of the firm’s flagship Crimson Partners (U.S.) Small Cap Fund.
Prior to founding Crimson, Mr. Jesudian was Chief Executive Officer of Burgundy of Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., one of the largest and most respected independent investment firms in Canada. During his 5 years as CEO, Ken led a team that generated one of the strongest investment track records in North America and Europe.
Mr. Jesudian joined Burgundy in 2005 as Vice President and Director of Research. In this role he was responsible for hiring and developing the Investment Analyst team. In addition, Ken was Portfolio Manager for U.S. small and mid-cap equities. In 2009 Mr. Jesudian also assumed responsibility for the firm’s U.S. Institutional business, focused on endowments and foundations. In April 2010, he was appointed a Senior Vice President and Director of the Board. In addition to being a Portfolio Manager, Mr. Jesudian assumed responsibility for the firm’s entire Institutional business that spanned Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.
Mr. Jesudian began his investment career in May 1998 at Fairfax Financial Holdings as an Investment
Analyst, focusing on emerging market equities. He subsequently joined Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. in 2000 as an Investment Analyst focusing on North America Equities. Ken was promoted to Director of Research and Portfolio Manager for small/mid-cap Canadian equities. He was also part of Foyston’s Management team.
Mr. Jesudian received his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Brock University in 1998 and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2004. In addition, Ken completed the Harvard University Investment Management program in 2006.
Mr. Jesudian is on the Board of Directors for the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). Ken is also a Director Emeritus of the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation, as well as a former Director of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council, and the Canadian Opera Company (COC) Foundation Board. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Toronto CFA Society, the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).