Amy was named portfolio manager in April 2020. She concentrates on the economic research and financial modeling that drives our portfolio construction. This focus befits the strong background in financial economics and experience in capital markets and investment research she brings to Cougar Global. Amy began her career at the Bank of Canada in the Financial Markets Department, where she reported on interest rates, currencies, and other aspects of global capital markets that influenced the Bank’s setting of monetary policy. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, through operational duties, she helped support the continuous functioning of Canadian financial markets. Working in the non-profit sector, Amy gained experience performing financial statement analysis and due diligence for donors across a spectrum of Canadian charities. Furthermore, Amy has worked in diverse places including Seoul, South Korea and a French-speaking town in Quebec, Canada. Basic knowledge of Mandarin rounds off the demonstration of her interest in exploring foreign cultures. At the University of Western Ontario, Amy earned an Honors BSc in Financial Economics with distinction. Finally, Amy is a CFA Charterholder and a registered Portfolio Manager – Advising Representative with the Ontario Securities Commission.