Ali Pervez, Vice-President, Portfolio Manager & Research Lead – Equities, brings over 10 years of industry experience to his role at CI GAM. Ali joined CI GAM in 2016 and is responsible for managing Canadian and global equity portfolios and is the research lead for consumer staples and discretionary. Before joining CI GAM, Ali was the Assistant Vice-President at Barclays Capital, responsible for equity research focused on Canadian telecom, media and technology. Before that, he was an associate analyst at National Bank, responsible for equity research, focused on Canadian consumer. Ali holds the CFA designation, the FSA credential, and Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.