John B Poulter B.A., C.F.A.

President and CFO OB Pharmaceuticals 
(Partner and Managing Director, Gravitas Securities Inc.)

John has worked in investment management for over three decades. His progressively senior positions, specializing in securities analysis and portfolio design, have seen him rise to the top ranks within this field in Canada. John’s career has seen him bring value to both smaller private investment organisations and major nationwide Canadian investment broker/dealers. He was a founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Private Wealth Management, one of Canada most prestigious investment companies. John was an important member of a team overseeing in excess of $2 Billion in high net worth and institutional assets. While John left Cumberland to pursue other opportunities in the investment industry in 2011, he continues to provide consulting services to this and other highly successful investment organisations. He is also owner/architect of PIQ Research’s Quantitative investment analytics. PIQ Research is an independent internet based provider of financial services applications. Prior to Cumberland John was also a senior member of Connor, Clark and Company’s investment management team. With a B.A. specializing in Financial Econometrics from the University of British Columbia, John received his CFA designation in 1991.  His speaking and presentation engagements have included the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Toronto Society of Chartered Financial Analysts.

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