James Hymas, Publisher
Hymas Investment Management Inc.
129 Humbercrest Boulevard
James Hymas graduated from the University of Toronto in 1984, with an Honours B.Sc. in Chemistry. Within two years he was involved in the investment industry, performing back-office work at Merrill Lynch Canada, Inc. In 1990, he joined Richardson Greenshields of Canada, Inc. and as a supervisor in the Treasury Department utilized his back-office experience to monitor and reduce the risk to the firm's capital due to operational mishaps. He joined Greydanus, Boeckh & Associates, Inc. in 1992 shortly after completion of the academic requirements for the CFA Charter.
At GBA, he rapidly gained the respect of his superiors, and became Chief Operating Officer in 1995. As COO, he had full responsibility for all Portfolio Management, Investment Research and Office Operations of the firm, designing and developing new products for the firm in the asset classes of preferred shares and common stock, in addition to his responsibility for the firm's Government bond portfolios under management (over $1.7 billion) - and, of course, the software! In December, 1999, GBA was acquired by TD Asset Management, a division of the Toronto Dominion Bank. James left the firm simultaneously with the takeover, to concentrate his efforts towards providing investment management of the highest quality.
Since inception, Hymas Investment Management has devoted its energies to achieving a high level of understanding of the Canadian preferred share market and evaluating the relative worth of preferred shares. Research, and the dissemination the fruits of this research, is the focus of Hymas Investment Management's activities.
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