Investor Challenge - Lesley Marks, BMO

Lesley Marks is Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Fundamental Canadian Equities at BMO.

About the Change for Kids Investor Challenge

Holland Bloorview Foundation is pleased to launch the inaugural Change for Kids Investor Challenge as part of the new Change for Kids campaign. Donating by cash, cheque, or securities to a Change for Kids Investor Challenge campaign is an excellent way to invest in the lives of children with disabilities.

Participating investment managers will manage invested funds for a period of one year, from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

In the News

Watch: BNN featured the Change for Kids Investor Challenge and discussed current market trends with the investment managers. Watch the video

Read: “Three Canadian portfolio managers get set for a philanthropic showdown” (Globe and Mail, January 7, 2015) Read the article

About Lesley Marks

Lesley oversees portfolio management and research for all fundamental Canadian equity strategies at BMO Asset Management, in addition to being a member of the firm’s senior leadership team. She has over 20 years’ experience, most recently as Head of the fundamental Canadian equity portfolio management group and 13 years as lead manager of the firm’s Canadian small cap equity mandates.  In addition to holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Lesley is a CFA charterholder.

Outside of her professional commitments, Lesley is an active volunteer in the amateur sports community and is a member of the Board of Governors of The Sterling Hall School.

Lesley will be investing in the BMO Asset Allocation Fund as part of the Change for Kids Investor Challenge.

Make a contribution by cash or cheque: Please contact  the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation office at 416-424-3809.

Cheques should be payable to “Holland Bloorview Foundation – Investor Challenge,” and the memo field should state “Investor Challenge- Lesley Marks.” Please mail cheques to:

Holland Bloorview Foundation- Change for Kids Investor Challenge

150 Kilgour Road
Toronto Ontario
M4G 1R8