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Brendan T.N. Caldwell, B.Sc., M.A., CFA

We’re already 3 weeks into 2020 & people have focused on their goals. What are you most excited about in 2020? What gives you the power to make a difference to your clients?

Posted: January 28, 2020

A transcript of this episode is available below, modified for a more enjoyable reading experience. For more posts exploring the ideas we talk about in the episode, check out our Related Reads links.

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Brendan Caldwell
Brendan T.N. Caldwell, B.Sc., M.A., CFA

President, CEO, & CIO

Brendan Caldwell is the President & CEO of Caldwell Investment Management Ltd (“CIM”). The mutual funds for which Brendan acted as lead portfolio manager have won 5 Lipper Awards for CIM in recent years. He is also co-portfolio manager of Caldwell’s major exchange related investments, including Urbana Corporation and the Caldwell Growth Opportunities Trust.
Brendan earned his B.Sc. from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1991 and his M.A. in English Literature from the University of London, England, in 1992. Brendan has held his Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation since 1995.
Prior to joining Caldwell in 1995, Brendan worked for a major Canadian mutual fund company and then a bank-controlled investment dealer. His securities exchange memberships have included Toronto, New York, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Kansas City Board of Trade and the American Stock Exchange (AMEX).
Brendan is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts, as well as the CFA Institute. Often interviewed for his insights into current economic issues and in regards to Caldwell’s role as an active investor in global securities exchanges, Brendan is a regular financial commentator and an industry consultant on numerous media outlets.
Brendan is the Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, our nation’s oldest rifle regiment. He is a member of the Church of Messiah, the Institute of Evangelism at Wycliffe College, the Corporation of Trinity College, Upper Canada College Council of 1829, the Board of Trustees of the Bishop Strachan School and the Campaign Cabinet for Neshama Playground, Canada’s first accessible playground for children with all abilities. Brendan is a Director of the Caldwell Foundation whose recent activities included a partnership with Free the Children to create the Caldwell Leadership Centre, a base for building schools in Rajasthan, India. Brendan received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his long record of philanthropy and volunteer service.
Married to Sandra since 1993, Brendan and his wife are the parents of four children. Brendan’s favorite way to relax is tree-planting and is building an arboretum in Fairvalley, Ontario.

Transcript
00:16 Thank you Liz. Actually I think a lot of people are not focused on their goals and I think that's the the issue between the corona virus and impeachment trial and all the different bigger picture things going on in the world.
00:29 I think people are concerned about macro issues over which they have very little control. But for each of us looking at what we can do to be helpful I think is key. Whatever role we're in whether investment advisor or whatever our occupation. For me what I really endeavor to do is listen in this electronic tweeter fied world in which we live. People are not really hearing each other or feeling that they're heard.
00:58 What I endeavor to do with my clients is really listen to what they have to say their hopes and dreams and fears and help them to figure out what they want to achieve with their money. And I think there's a lot that that kind of a conversation and active listening conversation can do to be helpful. So thank you.
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