Chairman Emeritus

Dr. James Breech

Dr. Breech founded Cougar Global in 1993. With over 30 years of global capital markets experience, Dr.
Breech conceived Cougar Global’s downside risk methodology while working for investment management
firms on Toronto’s Bay Street. Prior to this, he was a tenured Professor at York University and taught
international finance in the MBA program in the Faculty of Administrative Studies. Furthermore, Dr.
Breech earned his Honours BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Toronto, his Ph.D
(with distinction) in Hellenistic and Greco-Roman History, Religion and Culture at Harvard University, and
his MBA in International Finance at the Wharton School.