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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 Bill Vlaad

March 19, 2024

Today Karen speaks with Vlaad and Company’s Bill Vlaad about the executive financial recruitment industry. 

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An Interview with Danielle Skipp

February 26, 2024

Today, Karen speaks with Nicola Wealth’s Danielle Skipp about the evolution of her career in wealth management.

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An Interview with Stephen Price

November 7, 2023

Today, Karen speaks with Graywood Developments’ Stephen Price about his remarkable career in the real estate industry.

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An Interview with Mindy Mayman

October 6, 2023

Today, Karen speaks with RICHTER Family Office’s Mindy Mayman about Richter’s evolution into a trusted business family office and their client-focused, team-based approach as well as their commitment to enhancing clients' investment acumen across generations. 

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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

July 25, 2023

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. 

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An Interview with Tyson Birchall

June 27, 2023

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.

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An Interview with David Kaufman

May 23, 2023

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.

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An Interview with Harley Gold

March 21, 2023

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.

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An Interview with Tori Buffery

February 14, 2023

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.

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An Interview with Ash Lawrence

January 17, 2023

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.

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An Interview with Duncan Ramage

October 17, 2022

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.

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An Interview with Michael Azlen

June 15, 2022

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.

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An Interview with Sophie Forest

March 15, 2022

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.

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An Interview with Mike Lipkin

February 1, 2022

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.”

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An Interview with Josh Donaldson

December 14, 2021

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.

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An Interview with Jeannine LiChong

November 23, 2021

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.

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An Interview with Tom McCullough

October 26, 2021

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

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An Interview with Judy Goldring

September 26, 2021

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.

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An Interview with James Burron

August 31, 2021

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.

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An Interview with Ken Grewal

June 22, 2021

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

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An Interview with John Ruffolo

May 18, 2021

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

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An Interview with Claire Van Wyk-Allan

April 20, 2021

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.

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An Interview with Richard Abboud

March 02, 2021

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

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An Interview with Richard Pilosof

January 19, 2021

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.

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An Interview with John Courtliff

December 8, 2020

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.

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An Interview with Michael Hyatt

November 10, 2020

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. 

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An Interview with Dave Picton

October 13, 2020

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. 

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An Interview with Kent Willmore & Anthony Faiella

September 8, 2020

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.

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An Interview with Rob Goodall

August 18, 2020

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. 

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An Interview with Paul Godfrey

Jully 29, 2020

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.

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An Interview with David Kaufman

June 16, 2020

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

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An Interview with Mindy Mayman

June 2, 2020

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.

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An Interview with David Rosenberg

May 4, 2020

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.

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