A familiar face in the investment community, David Taylor is President, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Taylor Asset Management, and is recognized as one of Canada’s premier equity managers. Funds under the direction of David have received several industry awards.

Prior to founding Taylor Asset Management, David led the Value Team at Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel and was lead portfolio manager for all of Dynamic’s Canadian Value Funds from late-2002 until late- 2011. David managed a number of Canadian dividend, equity and balanced portfolios for retail, high-net-worth and institutional investors. Before joining his previous firm, David was Vice President of equities and portfolio manager at Altamira Investment Services, managing the firm’s entire line-up of Canadian value investment products. From 1991 to 1995, he managed Canadian equities for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Board. His value roots date back to his days at Confederation Life Insurance Company, where he began his career as an equity analyst in 1988.

David has a Master of Business Administration from York University and has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

 

David's philosophy

David invests in quality companies that he believes have unrecognized potential. He actively manages cash levels to take advantage of opportunities and pays close attention to the foreign currency exposure of his funds to help manage risk. His investment process combines macroeconomic analysis and bottom-up research to generate high-conviction ideas.

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Value manager David Taylor posts top-drawer returns in 2016 by finding downtrodden firms
Investment Executive, February 2017


Why David Taylor is buying Magna and Paramount Resources for 2017
BNN, January 23, 2017


Top Canadian-equity fund manager's 2017 playbook
BNN, January 23, 2017


David Taylor on how he believes the Trump trade saga could play out for Canada
BNN, January 23, 2017


What the manager of one of Canada’s top 2016 mutual fund is investing in now
Financial Post, January 17, 2017


Why it’s not too late to buy Canada
Advisor.ca, December 9, 2016