Meet the Portfolio Solutions Group team

PSG’s team of investment professionals work collaboratively to build and manage effectively diversified asset allocation funds. A defined focus, expertise and disciplined processes bring the team together to provide rigorous oversight of the underlying fund managers and fund components, including screening, selection, due diligence and ongoing monitoring. Deep analysis into portfolio construction helps the portfolio managers reflect forward-looking market views within the context of each portfolio’s risk or target date objective. The team has an average of over 11 years of industry experience.

Our team includes:

Susan Spence, Vice-President

As Vice-President for GLC Asset Management Group Ltd. within the Portfolio Solutions Group division, Susan Spence has overall responsibility for the PSG team. Susan has been a member of the Portfolio Solutions Group team since its inception and is responsible for portfolio management of the asset allocation funds which includes independent screening, selection, rigorous due diligence and monitoring of each investment manager and underlying fund component.

Susan joined Laketon Investment Management (now a division of GLC) in 1996, where she held various roles inclusing lead manager of the U.S. equity mandate and co-lead manager for the Canadian Growth equity mandate. Prior to that, Susan worked as an analyst on the global equity team.

Susan holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Brandon Hutchison, Assistant Vice-President

As Assistant Vice-President for GLC Asset Management Group Ltd. within the Portfolio Solutions Group division, Brandon Hutchison is co-manager of PSG’s asset allocation funds. In addition to the active portfolio management of the asset allocation funds, Brandon is also responsible for independent screening, selection, rigorous due diligence and monitoring of each investment manager and underlying fund component.

Brandon has been with Portfolio Solutions Group since the team’s inception in 2011, and previously worked for the Great West Life group of companies as Assistant Portfolio Analysis Manager. Prior to that, Brandon was the product analyst for Quadrus Investment Services Ltd., where he was integral in creating and implementing the product due diligence process.

Brandon holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Brock University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Igor Ivanic, Senior Analyst

Justin Truong, Analyst