The Harbour team strives to invest in easy-to-understand, quality business with promising futures, whether they are located in Canada or other developed markets.

Since 1997, a steadfast investment philosophy has guided the Harbour funds to strong long-term performance versus their peer funds. Essentially, the Harbour team strives to invest in easy-to-understand, quality business with promising futures, whether they are located in Canada or other developed markets.

About Us

Peter Hofstra

Peter Hofstra, CIO, Senior Portfolio Manager
Peter Hofstra joined Harbour Advisors in July 2017 as Senior Portfolio Manager. Peter brings to the team a depth of experience in both investment management and company management. Immediately prior to joining Harbour, Mr. Hofstra was Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of Investment Research at Manitou Investment Management, a firm that focuses on private client and institutional money management. He was also a co-founder of a clean technology investment LP, which was acquired by Manitou. Prior to that, Mr. Hofstra was a portfolio manager at a large mutual fund company where he co-managed a U.S. equity fund and was lead manager of a science and technology fund. He has a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a PhD in Engineering Physics. Before joining the investment industry, he spent eight years with a technology firm, initially serving as a Senior Scientist and eventually becoming the Vice-President of Research and Development reporting directly to the CEO. Mr. Hofstra also holds the CFA designation.

Our Philosophy

The guiding principles of the Harbour investment philosophy are focused on three main qualities:

Capital protection

Capital protection

  • Our priority is to protect our investors' capital by incorporating a margin of safety at every level of the investment process.
  • The Harbour portfolios are carefully constructed with the objective of steady growth of capital while minimizing volatility and managing risk.
  • We believe the best way to make money is not to lose it.

Independent thought

Independent thought

  • We seek out high-quality companies with an unbiased view of their potential.
  • We like to identify investment opportunities in stable companies with unrealized value that is not recognized by other investors.
  • The Harbour funds can differ greatly from the index and have high active share.



  • We value our relationship with our investors and view them as long-term partners.
  • We are committed to communicating clearly and regularly to ensure that our clients' confidence and expectations mirror our own.
  • As investors we work as a team, sharing ideas and insights openly, while taking individual responsibility to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns.

Harbour Advisors is a division of CI Investments Inc. Certain funds associated with Harbour Advisors are sub-advised by CI Global Investments Inc., a firm registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and an affiliate of CI Investments Inc.

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