Christopher Keeley, CFA, CFP, CIM, FCSI – Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Chris has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry with extensive experience in managing assets for high net worth individuals. He began his career at Scotia McLeod in the Futures department in 1993. In 1996, he joined BMO Nesbitt Burns as an Investment Advisor. Over the following 17 years, he rose to become a Senior Investment Advisor and Vice President.
In his time at Scotia McLeod and BMO Nesbitt Burns, Chris researched and developed his knowledge of quantitative analysis and systematic trading, collaborating with over a dozen programmers, statisticians and academics to test, analyze and develop his proprietary trading strategies.
He founded Inukshuk Capital Management in 2011. On July 1, 2013, the Inukshuk Opportunities Fund LP was launched in order to employ the proprietary systematic portfolio management program he had developed over the preceding 20 years.
Chris is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is a member of the Toronto CFA Society. He holds the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation, the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Industry (FCSI).
Patrick B. Keeley – President
Patrick has over 25 years of experience in the investment industry managing assets for high net worth clients and institutional investors. Patrick joined Nesbitt Burns as an Investment Advisor in 1993 and moved to Charles Schwab Canada as National Sales Manager in 1999. He then joined the Bank of Montreal (Toronto and Chicago) where he was Head of US Sales for the Private Client Group. In 2005, he joined RBC Phillips Hager & North Investment Counsel as Co-President. Prior to joining Inukshuk Capital Management as President, Patrick served as a Managing Director, Client Wealth Management and was a registered Portfolio Manager and member of the firm’s asset mix team at Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. since 2009.
Patrick was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2006 and, is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He currently serves as a Director of Polar Bears International. He has also served as a Director of the Canadian Stage Company, a member of the Development Committee of the Princess Margaret Hospital and a member of the Advisory Board of the Simon Fraser University Global Asset Management MBA Program. Patrick has been an Honourary Chair of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer benefitting the Princess Margaret Hospital since its inaugural year in 2011.
Michael Nazwaski, CFA – Portfolio Manager
Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the investment industry. He has worked in a number of areas across all major asset classes, with roles in research, trading, portfolio management, operations and risk management.
He began his career in equity and convertible bond research, trading and sales. In 1994, he moved to CIBC World Markets where he traded interest rate and currency derivatives on the Funding Risk Management and Forward desks. In 2001, he joined the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTTP), one of Canada’s largest institutional investment managers, as a Portfolio Manager. At OTTP, Mike was responsible for a multi-billion dollar hedging program covering the fund’s equity holdings as well as managing several absolute return derivative portfolios.
Mike is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the Toronto CFA Society.
Matthew Tomko – Quantitative Analyst
Matt develops and evaluates systematic trading strategies. He has collaborated with academics at the University of Toronto, University of Sussex, and Ryerson University on projects that use machine-learning techniques to forecast markets. He has researched how neural networks and genetic algorithms can be used in the development of systematic trading strategies.
He first began collaborating with Chris in 2009 and has been directly involved in the strategies used by ICM since 2012.
Matt is proficient in Python, MATLAB and R programming languages.
Timothy Gray – Head of US Operations
Tim has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry. He began his career in 1998 as an equity research analyst at the investment banking firm Fechtor Detwiler and Co. in Boston before moving to Potomac Capital, a technology-focused hedge fun with $350 million under management based in New York City in 2000.
In 2009, he joined Sophrosyne Capital, a market-neutral technology-focused hedge fund based in New York City, with $375 million under management, as a Portfolio Manager.
Tim and Chris have collaborated for more then eight years on various research and development projects focused on proprietary trading algorithms and risk management software. In 2015, Tim joined ICM as head of business development for the US. He also oversees the firm’s research and investment strategies.
Dr. Nicholas Tomko – Scientific Advisor
Dr. Tomko consults with Inukshuk on a prototype trading system generator that is an outgrowth of work on genetic algorithms he did for his PHD at the University of Sussex. In addition to his knowledge of genetic algorithms, he has extensive experience working with variety optimization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence tools and techniques.
He has applied his knowledge of these fields to developing algorithmic trading systems.