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Ken Lester, BA, MA, President, CEO and Portfolio Manager 


Ken Lester

Ken joined in 1992 to help manage the investment firm founded by his father Murray in 1986. Prior to this, Ken founded Alternacare, a health care personnel agency which was eventually purchased by Quantum. Ken’s father, Murray, passed away in 2005, following which Ken invited two new partners to join him and changed the name of the firm to Lester Asset Management. Ken is also entering his 20th year as an adjunct professor at McGill University where he teaches Applied Investments at the B. Com. and MBA level in the School of Management. As well, for the last three years, Ken is the Chief Investment Officer at Desautels Capital Inc, a company formed within McGill University where his Honours in Investment Management students manage equity and fixed income funds. Ken currently serves on the Board of Directors of  Cancor Mines Inc. and the Allan Edwards Foundation.