TO Establishment

Lawrence Bloomberg's reputation (1979-2022)
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An update on Larry Bloomberg, BloombergSen and their new Optimist Fund.

Hedge funds

I don't care for John Ruffolo
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The "tech ecosystem" won't be pleased with this one. Or will they?

Tech/VC

Jeremy Weisstub and Aryeh Capital, a hedge fund with high pedigree and a $75m backer
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Hotshot hedge fund still struggles to beat market.

Hedge funds

Stephen Smith of First National: from bankrupt at 34 to billionaire
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How Stephen Smith built a financial services conglomerate from the ashes of ruin.

Moguls

I am outing two mortgage billionaires: Stephen Smith and Moray Tawse of First National
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Canada's first fintech billionaires - thirty years in the making.

Moguls

The Westons are flush with billions to deploy
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Wittington has a new President, Cornell Wright, who will get to deploy billions this year.

Family offices

Bob Dhillon, Barbara Stymiest and Vahan Kololian named to Order of Canada
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Even with something as benign as the Order of Canada, I can create polemics.

Calgary

Newton Glassman and Catalyst Capital have lost again
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A complete loss for Newton Glassman!

Kompromat

Rod Baker, Neil Baker and Gordon Capital, the Disruptor of the 80s
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Rod Baker's dad Neil Baker was a Bay Street legend!

Memba them?

Hedge fund manager Shawn Kimel donates $21m to Mount Sinai Hospital
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Arbitrageur Shawn Kimel, founder of hedge fund K2 and his partner Kate Schatzky have gifted $21m to Sinai Health, aka the Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital. Shawn was treated at the hospital for a severe brain injury stemming from a bike accident in 2017. This will lead, among other initiatives, to

Hedge funds

Martin Connell and the Ewing Morris dilemma
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The Ewing Morris Opportunities Fund had one of the more notable negative performances of 2020. It was still down 21.7% as of November 2020. I have already covered their struggles before here. I mentioned that fund had a $20m investor and I finally solved that mystery. It all started

Hedge funds

Anthony Melman and a parable on SPACs
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Onex biggie Tony Melman and the Acasta SPAC misadventure.

Private Equity

Jay Hennick: from pool boy to billionaire
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An under-the-radar billionaire who started from the bottom.

Moguls

Ewing Morris: Even Harry Rosen couldn't save this hedge fund
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Hedge fund with big-name backers has performance issues.

Hedge funds

Reza Satchu-ration
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Possibly my last post on Reza Satchu. No promises, though.

Kompromat

That time I called Reza Satchu's mom
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More interesting revelations about Reza Satchu, founder of Alignvest.

Kompromat

Reza Satchu: Kevin O'Leary with hair
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The myth and reality of Reza Satchu.

Kompromat

That time Brent Belzberg fought Imperial Capital
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A David v Goliath battle on Bay Street.

Private Equity

BloombergSen: fighting inequality through crappy returns
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BloombergSen, another fund with performance fees and performance issues.

Hedge funds

John Phillips and Shopify - the biggest angel score in Canadian history
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Meet Canada's newest billionaire.

Tech/VC

Robert Krembil has made another killing
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Another case of the rich are getting richer.

Moguls