Empire Life Dividend Growth Mutual Fund and certain series of all Empire Life mutual funds were closed to new purchases as of October 3, 2022. These funds were subsequently terminated on December 5, 2022. See the press release for further details.

Dave Paterson

Dave Paterson, CFA
Portfolio Manager

Dave Paterson joined Empire Life in 2019. He is responsible for the management of Empire Life Multi-Strategy GIFs, a suite of segregated funds1 which provide exposure to exchange traded funds (ETFs) and actively managed investments from third party managers. 

Most recently, Dave was Director, Public Markets Research & Analytics at a registered portfolio management firm where he was responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, and ongoing monitoring of investment products. In addition, he was also a Portfolio Manager, managing portfolios and a fund-of-fund portfolio program for registered third-party dealers. 

Since 1994, Dave has specialized in investment fund research and performing ongoing analysis on thousands of mutual funds and exchange traded funds. He produced a monthly “Investment Fund Ranking” report, a quarterly “Mutual Funds Focus List” and an “ETF Focus List” report. Dave has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.