Rick Vandermey, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Investment Counsellor/Portfolio Manager

Rick joined the firm in 2014 after a multi-decade investment management career as Vice President-Portfolio Manager with Legg Mason Canada (and its predecessor companies, Perigee Investment Counsel and Mu-Cana Investment Counsel). Rick grew up and was educated in Kitchener-Waterloo and was based in the local community during his career in the institutional investment management business. During his time in that business, Rick had responsibility for managing some of the company’s largest pension, endowment and foundation client relationships, along with responsibility for Canadian, U.S. and international equity selection, balanced fund management and active asset allocation. 

Rick graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and attained his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1985. At The RaeLipskie Partnership, Rick leads the firm’s investment activities and manages client portfolios.

Rick and his wife Trish live in Waterloo. Their two adult children live in Toronto. Summer weekends are generally spent at Rick and Trish’s cottage on Lake Huron. Rick is an active volunteer in the community, giving his time to assist the KW Community Foundation, the KW United Way, Wilfrid Laurier University and the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation. A long-standing volunteer coach for Waterloo Minor Soccer, Rick is also active in the Waterloo Cycling Club.


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