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March 16, 2020
To Our Valued Clients:
We hope this message finds you, your families and colleagues safe and well. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on what NCM Investments is doing to ensure that we can continue to provide you with the wealth management services you need from us through these trying times.
Firstly, we have been and continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated disruptions to the equity and income markets, society as a whole and specifically the impact on our corporate and family environments in the regions of our operations in Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec.
Secondly, we have a Business Continuity Plan which has redundancy for all critical functions and positions. We have enacted the first phase which has a portion of our employees working remotely. We continue to encourage our employees and service providers to practice social distancing protocols, wash hands regularly and avoid social and business gatherings as recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada. We have limited business travel and are tracking employee personal travel to ensure self-quarantine protocols are followed as recommended and/or implemented by our Federal or Provincial Governments across Canada. Our investment in technology, access to our external service providers and the flexibility of our team ensures you will have the ability to contact us via telephone, email or mail to satisfy your needs and requirements.
Thirdly, as your trusted wealth management partner, we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, the oil price war and the global government’s fiscal and monetary reaction to these and other world events on our investment portfolios. As we have stated in recent correspondence and meetings, the markets are continually assessing the situation, volatility is very high, events and news is changing the narrative by the minute, but we are confident that the strategy we employ in focusing on quality businesses to construct a diversified portfolio has, and continues to be, the best course of action at this time. If you have specific questions related to your investment portfolio, please do not hesitate to contact your wholesaler, our customer service telephone lines, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, we are focused on protecting the safety of our employees, their families, and clients while maintaining the ability to seamlessly deliver the client experience you have come to expect from us. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Alex Sasso, CFA
CEO and Portfolio Manager
NCM Asset Management, Ltd.
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Alex SassoChief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager
After graduating from the University of Windsor with a B.A. in Economics and Finance, Alex took a job with a leading retail and institutional investment firm in 1991. In 2004, Alex left to join NCM Asset Management Ltd (formerly Hesperian Capital…
Alex Sasso CFA
Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager
- ExpertiseCanadian Small and Mid Cap Investing
After graduating from the University of Windsor with a B.A. in Economics and Finance, Alex took a job with a leading retail and institutional investment firm in 1991. In 2004, Alex left to join NCM Asset Management Ltd (formerly Hesperian Capital Management) as a senior partner and Portfolio Manager involved with the firm’s small and mid cap mandates. He was appointed the firm’s Chief Executive Officer in 2009.
Specializing in Canadian small and mid cap equities, Alex has a strong track record of success in this less efficient and often ignored segment of the market. He uses his extensive and broad knowledge of the Canadian market to create and manage products that have the opportunity to add significant value to investors.
Alex is the leader of NCM and has been integral in the growth of the company since he joined through his strong work ethic, experience, speaking engagements and interviews in the newspaper and on television.
Alex is currently the Portfolio Manager of NCM Small Companies Fund and NCM Income Growth Class and has been since its inception. He also sits on the asset mix committee of the three NCM pension products and is a CFA charter holder.
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