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Value Contrarian Asset Management (VCAM)
Value Contrarian Asset Management (VCAM) is a Montreal-based independent investment management firm. The company was founded by Benjamin Horwood in 1995.
VCAM manages both the Value Contrarian Equity Fund (VCEF) and individual portfolios for institutions, high net worth individuals and accredited investors. The Fund commenced in 1988 as a private partnership. In 1997 the Value Contrarian Fund became available for sale to the public through the filing of an Offering Memorandum with Quebec's Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF).
Benjamin Horwood, President
Ben has been in the investment industry since 1988. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Civil Law Degree and prior to that completed his HBA from the University of Western Ontario. Upon graduation, he briefly worked for the Montreal law firm of Lavery De Billy. Ben started his investment management career at MAM Investment Council in Montreal. In 1995, he founded Value Contrarian Asset Management. In 1997, the Value Contrarian Fund became available for public distribution to accredited investors. Ben holds both a fund manager’s as well a portfolio manager’s license and is currently the President of Value Contrarian Asset Management.
Chiraz Chakroun, Operations Manager
Chiraz previously worked at RBC Dominion Securities in Montreal for a team of portfolio managers. She has been part of the VCAM team since February 2012. Chiraz received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and has completed the Canadian Securities course (CSC). She has also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from McGill. Ms. Chakroun has excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and is a favourite amongst our clients.
Anna Feldman, Operations Associate
Before joining Value Contrarian in 2016, Anna worked at TD Canada Trust in Montreal for nine years. Through hard work and dedication, she was promoted to the position of Manager Personal Financial Services. Anna has savvy business acumen and excellent people as well as language skills. She is fluent in English, French and Russian. Ms. Feldman is always ready to serve our clients with a smile.
Yamélie Pa, Office Administration
Yamélie joined the VCAM team in September 2017. She is a third-year undergraduate B.Com. student in Finance at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. Previously, she worked at a major Quebec-based financial institution in the business and institutional services department. Yamélie’s tasks include online research, bookkeeping and data analysis. She is extremely client-focused and dedicated to assisting all our investors. Yamélie is looking forward to being part of the VCAM business team.
Value Contrarian Asset Management
Bank of Commerce Center
1155 boul. René Lévesque West Suite 2500
H3B 2K4, Canada
Tel: (514) 398-0808
Fax: (514) 398-9602