Ian Hardacre

Ian Hardacre, MBA, CFA
Senior Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, Empire Life Chief Investment Officer, Empire Life Investments

Ian joined Empire Life Investments Inc. in 2016 as Senior Portfolio Manager and was appointed Chief Investment Officer in December 2016. He leads the Investment Team providing investment management for segregated funds1 and mutual funds2.

In addition to providing overall direction for the team, Ian is the lead manager of the Empire Life Asset Allocation GIF and Empire Life Elite Equity GIF.  He is the co-manager of the Empire Life Canadian Equity GIF, Empire Life Dividend Growth GIF, Empire Life Dividend Growth Mutual, Empire Life Global Equity GIF, Empire Life International Equity GIF, Empire Life Global Dividend Growth Fund, Empire Life Global Smaller Companies GIF and Empire Life Global Asset Allocation GIF.

Before joining the Investment Team, Ian worked at Invesco Canada (Trimark) as Vice-President and Head of Canadian Equities, where he managed more than $2 billion in assets. His professional experience also includes progressive roles at Ontario Teacher’s Pension Board, Bank of Nova Scotia and Hong Kong Bank of Canada.

Ian has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation

1 Issued by The Empire Life Insurance Company.
2 Offered by Empire Life Investments Inc..