"Investing is about taking risk only when you are being compensated to do so."

Cambridge Global Asset Management's passion for investing is what drives the team to ask more questions, to research additional areas and to uncover more companies to analyze. The focus is on building wealth for clients, in part because the team's members are themselves investors in Cambridge managed funds and ETFs.

Lead Portfolio Manager

Brandon Snow

Brandon Snow, Principal & Chief Investment Officer
Brandon Snow leads the analyst team and directs the global research activities at Cambridge Global Asset Management. Mr. Snow was voted a TopGun Investment Mind for 2014 and 2015 in Canada by Brendan Wood International Canadian investment rankings.1

Investment Philosophy

Each pillar of Cambridge's investment philosophy was conceived to help compound client wealth over the long term. It dictates how the team operates, what it stands for and what differentiates Cambridge from the competition.

The three pillars of investment management at Cambridge are:

True Active Management

True Active Management
Cambridge's portfolios are constructed using a bottom-up approach, while providing diversification across sectors and, where appropriate, asset classes and geographies.

Focus on Absolute Returns

Focus on Absolute Returns
Cambridge's research process is heavily geared towards understanding risks and analyzing the key variables such as revenue, margins, net working capital, balance sheets, historic financials through cycles, and other important variables.

Manager Alignment

Manager Alignment
Cambridge has long believed that owners make better decisions than managers. As a result, the team tries to identify those companies and management teams whose wealth and compensation are tied directly to driving shareholder value creation over time.

1. Brandan Snow has been named one of the top investment minds in Canada in 2014 and 2015, according to the TopGun Investment Minds rankings, published by Brendan Wood International (BWI), a performance and career advisor assisting both firms and individuals. Sell-side professionals vote for the portfolio managers they believed to be the leaders of thought in the industry during the past year. TopGuns make up slightly less than ten percent of the nominees in a given year.

First Asset ETFs Actively Managed by
Cambridge Global Asset Management

FCY First Asset Cambridge Core U.S. Equity ETF (CAD Hedged)
FCY.B First Asset Cambridge Core U.S. Equity ETF (Unhedged)

Detailed Information

Webinar (CE Credits)
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FCY Monthly Profile
FCY.B Monthly Profile

Brandon Snow discusses managing ETFs

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