Bryan Pilsworth, President & Portfolio Manager at Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. (FGP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Laughton as Vice President – Institutional Client Services. In this role, Robert will provide FGP’s highest standard of client service to clients in Quebec. He will also promote FGP’s capabilities to Quebec’s consulting community. In order to establish a strong local presence and brand for FGP in the Quebec market, Robert will be based in Montreal.
Robert joins FGP with 35 years of experience, including 20 years managing fixed income portfolios, both U.S. and Canadian, and six years working as an investment consultant.
Robert’s career began in 1981 when he joined Royal Trust as an analyst in their Treasury department. His experience since then has included the roles of Vice President, U.S. Fixed Income at Manulife Financial; Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co.; and Senior Associate at Jarislowsky, Fraser Ltd. He was most recently Associate Partner - Investment Consulting at Aon Hewitt. Robert graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Art degree.
FGP was founded in 1980 and manages $12 billion of assets on behalf of institutional and private clients. We look for quality and value in Canadian equities, foreign equities, and Canadian bonds. Our strategy remains consistent through different market cycles, as does the long term value we strive to deliver to our clients.