Duncan B. Webster
Duncan B. Webster is the principal of AUTHENTIC Asset Management Inc. AUTHENTIC is an independent portfolio management company founded to deliver premiere global investment management services to Clients. Mr. Webster has spent his 25+ year career actively assessing global market opportunities, establishing strategies that strike the right balance between portfolio diversification and investment with conviction, and monitoring portfolio risks in a forward-thinking fashion. Formerly, under Mr. Webster’s leadership as the Chief Investment Officer and Head, CIBC Global Asset Management Inc.’s investment performance improved dramatically. The percentage of assets excluding money market above benchmark on a 1 and 3-year basis improved to 94% and 91% respectively during his tenure from 7% and 47% when he started.
Mr. Webster has an unusual breadth of international experience anticipating market behaviour and portfolio effects, and a long history of actively constructing and controlling portfolios, utilizing multiple asset classes and instruments. In a previous role as the Team Head of Tactical Asset Allocation/ Portfolio Strategy and Capital Markets at Allianz, Mr. Webster was responsible for investment advisory on assets totaling $570 billion in a variety of asset classes and instruments. He was also Global Strategist for the Equity Proprietary Trading and Alternative Investment Group, and Director of Global Markets Research at HypoVereinsbank (Unicredit) at their headquarters in Munich. He frequently made investment presentations to central bankers throughout Asia. Earlier in his career he launched and managed an international interest rate analysis and trading advisory service for Thomson Financial Services in London, England.
Mr. Webster became a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute in May 2015. He has recently completed numerous courses with the Institute and was awarded the Certificate in Derivatives Market Strategies in February 2015. Mr. Webster is a member of the CFA Society of both Toronto and Germany. He has been a CFA Charterholder since 2002 and was formerly registered with the UK securities regulator. He holds a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics, where he was Class President and his Supervisor was Baron Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England. Mr. Webster also graduated with Great Distinction from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Management Information Systems, where he was designated a Faculty and University Scholar.
Mr. Webster’s faith in the value of education inspires him to give back through not-for-profit activities as a Member of the Board of the University of Victoria Foundation, and as a former member of the Investment Management Expert Panel at McGill University.