Robert McWhirter, FCSI, CFA

President and Portfolio Manager

Mr. McWhirter has more than 30 years in the securities industry and is a top-ranked money manager in Canada. He uses a 12-factor stock selection methodology that has both growth and value characteristics, including: return on equity, earnings surprise, earnings estimate revision, price to book, and price to earnings ratios.

He managed the Northwest Specialty Innovations Fund, which was awarded the Science and Technology Equity Fund of the Year in Canada in 2004, 2005 and 2006 by the Canadian Investment Awards. Mr. McWhirter also managed funds on behalf of NexGen Financial, including: NexGen Canadian Dividend and Income, NexGen Canadian Growth, NexGen North American Small/Mid Cap and NexGen Canadian Growth and Income.

Prior to establishing SAMI, Mr. McWhirter was VP and Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Investment Management Inc. where he managed approximately $2.25 billion in the Canadian High-Technology sector of the Royal Bank’s Canadian Equity Mutual Funds.

Mr. McWhirter is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). He has a diploma in Business Marketing and Logistics.

Mr. McWhirter may be reached at 416-508-4237


Selective Asset Management Inc. is not hiring full-time employees or interns at this time.

Deborah Thompson

Vice President, Marketing and Media Relations

Ms. Thompson has more than 20 years’ experience as a communications, marketing and investor relations specialist. Deborah holds a Journalism diploma and among other securities industry designations, has completed the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School Strategic Investor Relations Program.

Media enquiries may be directed to Ms. Thompson at:



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