MARKET COMMENTARY

Meeting on Common Ground

Mr. Riach discusses Canada’s bifurcated market, today’s stock-picking environment and the challenges individual and institutional clients have in common.

04.01.2017 - Ian Riach, Chief Investment Officer

Meeting on Common Ground

For the last nine years, Ian Riach has been leading Franklin Templeton’s Institutional Balanced Portfolio Management Group. Speaking from this vantage point, he shares his thoughts on becoming Chief Investment Officer for Fiduciary Trust Company of Canada (Fiduciary Trust Canada).1 Mr. Riach discusses shared history, the bifurcation of Canadian and US equity markets, today’s stock-picking environment, the challenges individual and institutional clients have in common, and his varying success with tennis and guitars.

Q: What would you like readers to know off the top?

Ian Riach: First, I am looking forward to working with Fiduciary Trust Canada’s team. I am also happy to say I already share a lot of common ground with the firm. In 1999, I joined Bissett Investment Management and became part of its senior investment group in 2002.2 Both Fiduciary Trust Canada and Franklin Templeton’s Institutional Balanced Portfolio Management Group evolved out of that firm.

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