Jamie Wise, CFA
President and CEO
Prior to launching Periscope Capital in 2009, Mr. Wise was a managing director at Moore Capital Advisors Canada, a multi-strategy Canadian-focused hedge fund. Prior to Moore Capital, Mr. Wise was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at the Bank of Montreal where he led an internal proprietary trading group. At BMO, Mr. Wise was appointed the youngest Managing Director in the firm’s history. Mr. Wise has an undergraduate business degree (hons.), graduating first in his class from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1998 and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Stephen Elgee, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Stephen Elgee is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s investment and trading activities. A founding partner of the firm, Mr. Elgee previously spent 20 years at the Bank of Montreal (“BMO”), where he served as Executive Managing Director of BMO’s Equity Derivatives department. During his time at BMO, Mr. Elgee was exposed to all aspects of the equity derivatives business including proprietary trading, sales, marketing, origination and structuring while overseeing the firm’s Canadian index arbitrage and North American equity options businesses. Mr. Elgee is a past Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC) and of the Toronto Futures Exchange. He is also a past member of CDCC’s Risk Management Advisory Committee, the Bourse de Montreal Inc.’s Board of Directors, the Ontario Securities Commission Commodity Futures Advisory Board, the Ontario government appointed Commodity Futures Act Review Committee and the S&P/TSX Index Advisory Panel. Mr. Elgee graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science degree and holds a CFA designation.
Grace Lim, CPA, CA
Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Lim is responsible for overseeing all compliance and financial functions at Periscope Capital. Ms. Lim spent over sixteen years as a senior manager in the financial services industry practice at Ernst & Young LLP, providing audit and advisory services to financial services clients including banks, trust companies, insurance companies, pension funds and mutual funds. Prior to joining Periscope in 2012, Ms. Lim was with Mapleridge Capital Corporation, a quantitative systematic alternative investment manager, where she was responsible for external and internal financial reporting including financial statements, regulatory compliance and tax filings. Ms. Lim is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (Top 10 Finalist in Ontario) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Mike Galbraith, CFA
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Galbraith joined Periscope Capital in 2011 and is responsible for overseeing all operations and technology related matters at the firm. As part of his duties, Mr. Galbraith oversees all trade operations activities, manages the operations and development teams, and plays a lead role in advancing Periscope’s technological capabilities. Mr. Galbraith is also actively involved in the preparation of financial and regulatory reporting for the funds, provides oversight of the fund valuation process, and works closely with the investment team to provide investment analysis and reporting. Prior to joining Periscope, Mr. Galbraith worked as an Analyst with the Prime Brokerage Group at Scotia Capital. Mr. Galbraith earned an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Distinction) from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Galbraith has also completed the Canadian Securities Course and Trader Training Course.
Michele Pan, CFA
Michele Pan joined Periscope Capital as an Investment Analyst in 2010 and is responsible for managing the SPAC investment strategy. Ms. Pan’s career spans investment banking at Goldman Sachs International in London, institutional equity sales and trading and global equity derivatives trading experience with National Bank Financial in Toronto. Ms. Pan earned a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario and was awarded the gold medal for high academic achievement. Ms. Pan is a CFA charterholder and has also completed the Canadian Securities Course and Trader Training Course.
Mike Wang, CFA
Mike Wang joined Periscope Capital as an Investment Analyst in 2011. Mr. Wang is responsible for managing the Canadian convertible debenture strategy and developing and utilizing proprietary models for research and trading. Mr. Wang also develops portfolio construction solutions relating to the firm’s machine learning and artificial intelligence models. Prior to joining Periscope, Mr. Wang completed co-op work terms in the Alternative Execution Group at TD Securities and as a Prime Brokerage Associate at BMO Capital Markets. Mr. Wang earned a joint Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from University of Waterloo and Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Distinction) from Wilfrid Laurier University. Mr. Wang is a CFA charterholder and has also completed the Canadian Securities Course and Trader Training Course.
Christine McNerney, CFA
Associate Portfolio Manager & Lead Credit Analyst
Christine McNerney joined Periscope Capital as an Investment Analyst in 2012. Ms. McNerney plays an active role in managing the U.S. convertible debenture strategy and is responsible for performing credit and quantitative analysis across the firm’s Canadian and U.S. fixed income holdings. Prior to joining Periscope, Ms. McNerney worked as a Senior Credit Analyst within the Canadian Public Fixed Income group at Manulife Financial and as a Rotational Analyst within the Manulife Investment Division Rotation Program. Ms. McNerney earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder. Ms. McNerney has also completed the Fixed Income Trading and Sales course and the Trader Training Course.
Mikhail Lebedzeu joined Periscope Capital in 2015 and is responsible for leading development efforts at the firm. Mr. Lebedzeu is actively involved in all aspects of the software development process and plays a key role in the design and implementation of Periscope’s internal software applications. Mr. Lebedzeu graduated from Western University in 2017 with an Honours Specialization in Computer Science. In recent years, Mr. Lebedzeu has focused on diversifying his knowledge in new technologies and architectures as he helps advance Periscope’s technological capabilities.
Ellen Yang joined Periscope as an Investment Analyst in 2018. Ms. Yang assists with a variety of activities across the firm, including trade operations, portfolio reporting and analysis, compliance and financial reporting, and software development. Prior to joining Periscope, Ms. Yang completed co-op work terms at TD Securities with the structured notes desk and at Fidelity Investments in a corporate finance role. Ms. Yang earned a joint Honours Bachelor of Mathematics (Distinction) from University of Waterloo and Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. Ms. Yang is currently working towards the CFA designation.
Senior Cloud Engineer
Mohamed Kazem joined Periscope Capital in 2017 where he played an important role in all aspects of the firm’s internal software development. Currently, Mr. Kazem is responsible for maintaining and improving the firm’s machine learning pipeline and cloud computing infrastructure while also overseeing the reliability of Periscope’s cloud applications. Mr. Kazem graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Specialization in Computer Science (High Distinction) and from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology (Summa Cum Laude).