Our Team

Our investment products are our bricks, and our people are our foundation. We know a great team is the basis of any great firm.

John Mulvihill, C.M., CFA

Chairman & CEO

John is a graduate of the University of Toronto and a Chartered Financial Analyst. with over 52 years of experience in the financial services industry. John started his career at Crown Life Insurance where he was eventually appointed as Vice President, Equity Investments, being responsible for the formulation of equity policy and implementation of investment strategies for equity assets. In 1985, he joined Canada Trust Investment Counsel as Vice President responsible for management of the equity component of portfolios, including investment policy, strategy and trading. After his appointment to Chairman and CEO in 1994, he purchased Canada Trust Investment in 1995 and renamed it Mulvihill Capital Management where he has since served as Chairman and CEO. Under the leadership of John, Mulvihill Capital Management has become one of Canada’s most respected investment counseling organizations.

In addition to his responsibilities and successes in the financial services industry, John has served on the Board of various organizations including (but not limited to) TSX Group, Accel Capital Partnerships, Derlan Industries, Helix Investments, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University Health Network and is a member of the Order of Canada.

John P. Mulvihill, CFA


John joined the firm in 2008 and is currently President and Portfolio Manager. John’s primary focus is on the development and implementation of the firm’s various investment strategies within the Structured Products Group, while also assisting with product and business development in the High Net Worth division. He currently serves as a Director of Mulvihill Capital Management Inc.

John has 14 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining Mulvihill, he worked at a large Canadian Pension Plan in the Alternative Investments Group. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from McGill University, studied at the London School of Economics, completed the IMW Executive Education Program at the Harvard Business School, has done the Derivatives Fundamentals Course and Options Licensing Course, is a member of the Toronto CFA Society and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

John Germain, CFA

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

John joined Mulvihill in 1997 and is currently Senior Vice President & CFO. He is responsible for the overall portfolio management within the Structured Products Group as well as a key member in the development of the firm’s High Net Worth business. John is also responsible for the day-to-day financial operations including: financial reporting, taxation, and the review and monitoring of financial and operational controls. He has over 30 years of experience in the investment business. Prior to joining Mulvihill he was employed at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. since 1992. For the last two years of his employment at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.; he was a member of the Fixed Income Trading Group. John is a CFA charter holder, has an Honours Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor and has completed his Canadian Options Licensing Course.

Peggy Shiu, CFA

Vice President & CCO

Peggy has over 27 years of experience in the investment industry, joining Mulvihill in 1995 and is currently Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Peggy is a member of the Investment Management team, and the Asset Mix Committee, with extensive experience in the Canadian, U.S., and A.D.R. markets. Peggy received a Hon. B.Comm from The University of Toronto, is a CFA charter holder and since 2007, has served as Vice Chair of the Equity Committee of the Toronto CFA Society and has completed the Canadian Option Licensing Course.

Jack Way, CFA

Vice President

Jack has over 53 years of experience in the investment industry, with an extensive background in asset management. Jack is a member of the Investment Management Team, and the Asset Mix Committee. Prior to joining Mulvihill in 1998, he worked at Senecal Investment Counsel Inc., Manulife/Manuvest and National Life Assurance. Jack also has extensive sales experience having worked at Deacon Morgan and Raymond James, holding the position of Vice President, Sales. Jack received a B.A. Econ from Hobart College, is a CFA charter holder and a member of the Toronto CFA Society.

Jeff Dobson, FCSI

Vice President

Jeff has over 37 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining Mulvihill in 2001, he worked at Scotia Capital where he held various positions, including institutional and retail sales, trading and operations; and Associate Director, Equity Related products responsible for managing the Institutional Options book. Jeff received a B.A. Philosophy from University of Western Ontario (Huron College). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and a member of the Toronto CFA Society. He currently serves on the boards of Cydormedix Inc. and The Rotary Club of Toronto.

Jeff Thompson, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jeff has over 32 years of experience in the investment management industry, having joined Canada Trust Investment Counsel in 1990 and continuing with the company when it was purchased and renamed Mulvihill Capital Management. Jeff has extensive experience as a fixed income trader and portfolio manager. More recently he has been engaged in options trading and currency hedging. Jeff received a B.A. Econ and Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario, and is a CFA charter holder.

Michael M. Koerner

Independent Review Committee

Michael is President of Canada Overseas Investments, Ltd. and Sylva Investments Limited. Mr. Koerner is a Trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario and served as President from 1982-84. He is Chancellor and Director of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Treasurer of the Ontario Arts Council Foundation and of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. A patron of many performing and visual arts organizations, Mr. Koerner was instrumental in the creation of the Canadian Encyclopedia of Music. In 2006, Mr. Koerner received The Edmund C. Bovey Award for outstanding leadership support of the arts. Mr. Koerner is a member of the Order of Canada and has served or is serving as a director on numerous corporate boards including CAE Inc., Pratt & Whitney, Co-Steel Inc., Finning International Inc., J.P. Morgan Bank of Canada, Central Wire Industries Ltd., Helix Investments Limited and Inuvialuit Investment Corporation and he was the Chairman of Suncor Energy Inc. for six years. He is also a Life Member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation and past Chairman of the Investment Committee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Council of Advisors of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Mr. Koerner received a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Peter Gillin

Independent Review Committee

Mr. Gillin is a corporate director and has been a CEO of Canadian mining companies. He was appointed a director of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. in May 2012 and was elected Chairman in January 2017. He also serves as a director of Wheaton Precious Metals Inc.(since 2004) and Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (since 2009, lead director since 2013). From 2004 to 2020 Mr. Gillin was a member of the Independent Review Committee of TD Asset Management Inc. Until 2002, Mr. Gillin was Vice Chairman and a director of N.M. Rothschild & Sons Canada Limited, an investment bank, and prior to that a Managing Director at Scotia Capital. He holds a HBA degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University and is a CFA. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors – Director Education Program at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and holds the designation of ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Until 1998 he was a member of the Board of Governors of Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital (now Michael Garron Hospital) and has served on the Board of the Canadian Stage Company and the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

Robert G. Bertram

Independent Review Committee

Robert is the former Executive Vice-President, Investments, of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board from 1990 to 2008. He led the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board’s investment program and had oversight of its growth to $108.5 billion from $19 billion when it was established in 1990. Prior to that, Mr. Bertram spent 18 years at Telus Corporation, lastly as Assistant Vice-President and Treasurer. Mr. Bertram is the Chair of the Strategic Committee of Glass Lewis LLC, a director of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation, and Black Spruce Exploration Corp. as well as a member of the advisory committee of the Infrastructure Coalition LP. Mr. Bertram has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Calgary and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a holder of an ICD.D designation (Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Business). He is also a director of the ICD Endowment Fund and the Toronto Community Foundation.