Ian Hardacre

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

Ian Hardacre was appointed Chief Investment Officer in December 2016, seven months after he joined the company as Senior Portfolio Manager. He leads the Investment Team providing investment management for Empire Life segregated funds1 and mutual funds2.

In addition to providing overall direction for the team, Ian is responsible for managing the company’s Canadian equity and Dividend growth investment portfolios.

Before joining Empire Life, 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.