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Trusted for Generations

Our business is built on a foundation of trust
and how well we perform for clients.

Founded in 1986, Lester Asset Management is a well-established and fully licensed Montreal-based discretionary portfolio management firm focused on Canadian equities and fixed income securities. We serve hundreds of high net worth individuals, multi-generational families, trusts, estates, investment holding companies, foundations, and select institutions, and have a fiduciary responsibility to always act in our clients’ best interest.

Our mission is to preserve and grow our clients’ financial wealth through responsible portfolio management so that they meet their investment objectives. Our commitment to a high level of personalized services also ensures we help clients meet their evolving needs.

We are fully licensed as discretionary portfolio managers and are registered with regulatory authorities such as the AMF (Quebec), OSC (Ontario), ASC (Alberta Securities Commission), and BCSC (British Columbia).

Our firm is owned and co-managed by 3 seasoned financial industry veterans:
Ken Lester, President, CEO and Portfolio Manager (who is also Chief Investment Officer of McGill University’s Desautels Capital Management, operated by honors finance students);
Stephen Takacsy, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Lester Canadian Equity Fund; and Peter Dlouhy, Chief Compliance Officer and Portfolio Manager.