Toronto Team

Linda Palin

Linda Palin is the Managing Director and Founder of Pangaea Asset Management Inc. Prior to founding Pangaea, Linda served as VP, Private Capital Management at Laketon Investment Management; Senior Portfolio Manager for RBC Private Counsel; Director, North American Equities, responsible for Canada Trust’s mutual fund and trust offerings; and Principal and PM at Perigee Investment Counsel.

Linda is a CFA Charterholder, Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Public Accountant. She received an M.B.A. in Finance and a B.A., Economics from York University and a D.C.S. from McGill. She is an active volunteer and Past President of the Toronto CFA Society.

Jay Bryant, BA, Ced., CIM is registered as a Portfolio Manager and leads our Private Client Service initiative.

Jay is also a volunteer Director on the Board of Directors of Wildlife Preservation Canada. Prior to starting his career in the investment industry, Jay taught at the secondary school level at two independent schools in the Toronto area. He lives in downtown Toronto with his wife and two children. Jay holds a BA from Dalhousie University, later adding his Teachers Certification and his Certified Investment Managers designation.

Jay Bryant

Jay Bryant, BA, Ced., CIM is registered as a Portfolio Manager and leads our Private Client Service initiative.

Jay is also a volunteer Director on the Board of Directors of Wildlife Preservation Canada. Prior to starting his career in the investment industry, Jay taught at the secondary school level at two independent schools in the Toronto area. He lives in downtown Toronto with his wife and two children. Jay holds a BA from Dalhousie University, later adding his Teachers Certification and his Certified Investment Managers designation.

Mary Lou McKeever

Mary Lou McKeever, our Operations Director, has more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Pangaea, she served for 8 years as Vice-President, Operations at another well-respected independent investment management firm and spent more than a decade as Executive Director of the CFA Society Toronto.

Calgary Team

Richard Strand has 31 years of fixed income, derivatives, and equity experience and currently holds the designations of Chartered Investment Manager, Derivatives Market Specialist, Certified International Wealth Manager Professional Strategic Wealth, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.

His focus is on fixed income individual and institutional portfolio management, as well as risk-managed equity portfolios and specialty products (Hybrid Portfolios) to enhance return.

Richards outside activities have included working on the board and committees of various charitable institutions. He has served on industry committees on behalf of the Investment Dealers Association. His hobbies include snooker, antique cars, and bridge. He is married and has four children.

Richard Strand

Richard Strand has 31 years of fixed income, derivatives, and equity experience and currently holds the designations of Chartered Investment Manager, Derivatives Market Specialist, Certified International Wealth Manager Professional Strategic Wealth, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.

His focus is on fixed income individual and institutional portfolio management, as well as risk-managed equity portfolios and specialty products (Hybrid Portfolios) to enhance return.

Richards outside activities have included working on the board and committees of various charitable institutions. He has served on industry committees on behalf of the Investment Dealers Association. His hobbies include snooker, antique cars, and bridge. He is married and has four children.

Heather Kelly has over 45 years of industry experience in Toronto and Calgary. She is currently serving as administrator and assistant to Richard Strand. Previously, she managed the Syndication Department for Jennings Capital, Corporate Finance Administrator for Gordon Capital, and held Operations Management positions with several IIROC dealers in both Calgary and Toronto. Heather is semi-retired.