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IntroCap Interviews

IntroCap Interviews is a series of in-depth interviews primarily with key experts in the Canadian alternative investment industry but also with compelling individuals across other disciplines. Listeners are rewarded with distinct insights and wisdom from some of today’s most thoughtful leaders.

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An Interview with Mike Quinn

September 5, 2023

Today, Westcourt Capital’s David Kaufman speaks with Mike Quinn of RPIA about his entrance into the world of bond trading as well as an overview of fixed income including government and corporate bonds, credit risk, volatility, liquidity, and hedging strategies and opportunities.

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An Interview with Jamie Herman

Karen speaks with Fruitman Kates' Jamie Herman about going above and beyond to find solutions for UHNW families, the new requirements of CRA tax reporting, and the importance of excellent service and genuinely caring for the best interests of clients. 

July 25, 2023
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An Interview with Tyson Birchall

Karen speaks with Longbow Capital’s Tyson Birchall about the firm’s longstanding history as energy specialists, their investment thesis and how they have pivoted into energy transition.

June 27, 2023
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An Interview with David Kaufman

Today Karen speaks with Westcourt Capital’s David Kaufman about past and current investing trends, real estate insights, deep dive due diligence and thoughtful manager selection.

May 23, 2023
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An Interview with Harley Gold

Today Karen speaks with Peakhill Capital’s Harley Gold about direct capital lending strategies, popular real estate asset classes, the importance of empowering teams and charitable giving.

March 21, 2023
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An Interview with Tori Buffery

Today Karen speaks with Morningside Capital’s Tori Buffery about thoughtful navigation through Private Equity Secondaries, the importance of working with top tier managers and being a Mom while managing a demanding career that she loves.

February 14, 2023
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An Interview with Ash Lawrence

Today Karen speaks with AGF Private Capital’s Ash Lawrence about building the foundation for a newly created private capital business, the “white space” growth opportunity that exists in the retail segment and the types of alternative investment strategies his team is seeking.

January 17, 2023
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An Interview with Duncan Ramage

Today, Karen speaks with Forum Asset Management’s Duncan Ramage about his team’s unique approach to private equity investing, value creation with portfolio companies, and positive opportunities in the PE space going forward.

October 17, 2022
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An Interview with Michael Azlen

Today, Karen speaks with Carbon Cap’s Michael Azlen about his views on the current state of global warming, the growth of global carbon markets and the World Carbon Fund’s investment strategy.

June 15, 2022
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An Interview with Sophie Forest

Today, Karen speaks with Brightspark’s Sophie Forest about the venture capital landscape in Canada, why tech businesses are thriving and the importance of entrepreneurial innovation.

March 15, 2022
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An Interview with Mike Lipkin

Today, Karen speaks with Environics/Lipkin’s Mike Lipkin about the empowerment of self and others, creating a future that you want to live in and the five practises from his new book, “The Potentiator.”

February 1, 2022
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An Interview with Josh Donaldson

Today, Karen speaks with Major League Baseball’s Josh Donaldson about overcoming challenges as he climbed to the major leagues, tips for success, and sports cards as both a hobby and an investment.

December 14, 2021
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An Interview with Jeannine LiChong

Today, Karen talks with Waratah Capital Advisors' Jeannine LiChong about the evolution of her career, the Canadian investment landscape and what makes an investment firm successful.

November 23, 2021
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An Interview with Tom McCullough

Today, Karen speaks with Northwood Family Office’s Tom McCullough about being pioneers in the family office industry, creating client confidence and navigating complexity.

October 26, 2021
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An Interview with Judy Goldring

Today, Karen talks with AGF’s Judy Goldring about being part of an entrepreneurial family, the firm’s history, including its participation in the alternative investment industry, and AGF’s continued focus on innovation.

September 26, 2021
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An Interview with James Burron

Today, Karen speaks with CAASA’s James Burron about his core values, career background and what led him to co-found a thriving industry association.

August 31, 2021
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An Interview with Ken Grewal

Karen speaks with Forthlane Partners' Ken Grewal about his extensive career history, establishing a Canadian multi-family office and global investment themes.

June 22, 2021
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An Interview with John Ruffolo

Karen speaks with Maverix Private Equity’s John Ruffolo about resilience, entrepreneurship and nonconformity.

May 18, 2021
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An Interview with Claire Van Wyk-Allan

Karen speaks with AIMA Canada’s Claire Van Wyk-Allan about the association’s history, moving the dial on diversity and inclusion, and being a female leader in the financial industry.

April 20, 2021
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An Interview with Richard Abboud

Karen speaks with Forum Equity Partner’s Richard Abboud about the evolution of his firm, core corporate values and current investment themes.

March 02, 2021
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An Interview with Richard Pilosof

RPIA’s founding partner and CEO Richard Pilosof talks with Karen about the evolution of his career, the establishment of RPIA and lessons learned through the growth of the firm.

January 19, 2021
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An Interview with John Courtliff

John Courtliff, Partner, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Calgary-based ICM, talks with Karen about the evolution of ICM, how they are viewing real estate today and current investment opportunities.

December 8, 2020
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An Interview with Michael Hyatt

For the eighth interview in this series, Hyatt Family Office Principal and serial entrepreneur Michael Hyatt talks with Karen about investment themes to consider in today’s environment, entrepreneurship and the importance of philanthropy. 

November 10, 2020
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An Interview with Dave Picton

For the seventh interview in this series, Picton Mahoney’s CEO and Co-founder Dave Picton joined Karen to talk about the history and objectives of the firm, the current economic climate and innovative investing strategies. 

October 13, 2020
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An Interview with Kent Willmore & Anthony Faiella

For the sixth interview in this series, President and Founder of AGinvest Farmland Properties Canada, Kent Willmore and AGinvest’s head of business development Anthony Faiella join Karen Azlen to talk about the vision behind founding AGinvest and farmland as a sustainable, resilient and compelling asset class.

September 8, 2020
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An Interview with Rob Goodall

For the fifth interview in this series, Rob Goodall, CEO and founder of the Atrium MIC and CMCC, joined Karen to talk about the evolution of CMCC and Atrium as well as the current commercial, residential and industrial real estate landscape in Canada. 

August 18, 2020
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An Interview with Paul Godfrey

Canadian icon and Executive Chairman of Postmedia Network Paul Godfrey speaks with Karen about the highlights of his 55-year career and his personal views on what is important in today’s environment.

Jully 29, 2020
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An Interview with David Kaufman

Karen speaks with Westcourt Capital’s CEO David Kaufman about Westcourt’s advice to clients and adapting to the “post-COVID” world.

June 16, 2020
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An Interview with Mindy Mayman

Richter Family Office advisor Mindy Mayman joins Karen to discuss the embodied characteristics required to be a trusted steward of UHNW families, the management of current client reviews and optimal ways to assist family clients in these fast-changing times.

June 2, 2020
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An Interview with David Rosenberg

Noted economist David Rosenberg joins Karen to talk about Rosenberg Research, his newly launched research business, as well as global economic uncertainty and his views on the broad impact of the coronavirus.

May 4, 2020
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