Chief Investment Officer, Hoovest Asset Management Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager)
Garnet is the Chief Investment Officer of Hoovest Asset Management and Advising Representative Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.
Garnet has more then 24 years of pension fund investment experience. As the former Director of Investment Management for BC TEL and subsequently TELUS Corporation, he developed and implemented several successful pension investment strategies. While at TELUS, Garnet was also charged with the responsibility of overseeing compliance processes and the equity derivative investment programs of the pension plan funds.
- Fundamental Equity Analysis
- Political Policy and its Effects on Markets
- Long Investing
- Stock Equity Models
His prior experience also includes the responsibilities of participating as a member of numerous boards on TELUS’ behalf, including the Telecommunication Workers Pension Plan board of trustees and Concert Real Estate Corporation.
Garnet holds a BBA (Accountancy) from Abilene Christian University, a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant designation in BC, Certified Public Accountant licence in Washington State and a Chartered Investment Manager designation.
- Cycling Annacis Island
- Watching the birds
- Swimming in the open ocean
Bryan Dar Santos
Since entering the financial industry in 1999, Bryan’s experience in the capital markets and private business has crafted his skills in weaving through market turbulence, looking beyond the headlines and creating a positively unique investment experience for his clients. Bryan believes that investing is more than a curvature of numbers, it is an art form that requires a deep understanding of human emotion and an element of intuition. His passion for the industry expands beyond the trading floor and into the classroom where he teaches future generations of financial experts in the art of investing. Prior to entering the financial industry Bryan earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and worked with autistic children in the lower mainland.
- Fundamental Equity Analysis
- Technical Analysis
- Private Business and International Trade
- Dynamic Financial Planning and Problem Solving
- Strategic Investing
- Investor Behavior Psychology
- Marketing and Client Relations
Early in Bryan’s career, his background in psychology has helped him develop a deep respect for the seemingly erratic behaviour of the markets while he worked as a trader for a prominent brokerage firm in Vancouver; having witnessed first-hand the destructive effects of the tech bubble bursting and the events of 9/11. Afterwards, Bryan turned his focused on helping investors withstand market turbulence and was the primary market and investment specialist for hundreds of financial advisors across British Columbia.
In 2011, Bryan branched out on his own and provided independent financial counselling to financial advisors, businesses and retail investors. He conducted research on a variety of financial matters and products including private securities, and published a financial magazine from 2011-2014 that helped Canadians to earn, save, grow and protect their money. Since 2014, Bryan has been a prominent instructor of financial and financial licensing courses. In the summer of 2019, Bryan joined Hoovest Wealth Management, allowing him to incorporate Hoovest’s cutting edge platform and unique product offering to his clients.
- Nutrition and the Culinary Arts
- Tending his garden
- Incorporating sustainable practices
- Watching a good film with popcorn