Manash Goswami

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Manash Goswami joined First Asset in 2007 and is primarily responsible for managing several active equity mandates focused on income generation and is also responsible for a number of First Asset's Smart Beta portfolios, including factor-based ETFs which track Morningstar and MSCI Indexes, First Asset's Core ETFs, and all of First Asset's Covered Call ETFs.

Manash has been recognized by Brendan Wood International (BWI) as one of Canada's top ranked portfolio managers, achieving Platinum Class by being named one of the TopGun Investment Minds in Canada consecutively since 20131.

Manash manages a team which is the key point of contact between First Asset and the market making community, functioning as a vital resource providing solutions and counsel for investment advisors and facilitating effective client ETF transactions.

Manash holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours (Biology & Economics) from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. In addition, he holds the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

1. Manash Goswami has achieved TopGun Platinum Class status by being named one of the TopGun Investment Minds in Canada consecutively from 2013 to 2017. TopGun rankings are published by Brendan Wood International (BWI), a global intelligence-based advisory firm. Sell-side professionals vote for the portfolio managers they believed to be the leading minds in the business. The TopGun Class consists only of the top decile of the nominees in an elite field of investment professionals in a given year. For more information, see or

Exchange traded funds

CI First Asset Active Canadian Dividend ETF
CI First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF

Mutual funds

First Asset Utility Plus Fund
First Asset Canadian Dividend Opportunity Fund