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  • February 13, 2019

    Top Toronto investment managers banking on solid returns to help kids with disabilities

    TORONTO, ON (February 13, 2019) – Three Canadian portfolio managers are hoping their investment strategies pay off big for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Holland Bloorview).

    Launching this month, Sean McNulty, CEO & Portfolio Manager, XIB Asset Management Inc.; Alex Sasso, CEO & Portfolio Manager, NCM Investments; and Aubrey Hearn, Vice-President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Sentry Investments, are managing funds for Holland Bloorview’s 2019 Investor Challenge. 

    Each fund manager will start with $25,000 donated by their respective firms. Additional donations (including online donations) of cash or securities can also be made to Holland Bloorview Foundation, and then directed to each manager’s Investor Challenge fund at hollandbloorview.ca/InvestorChallenge

    They will manage all investments to their fund on behalf of Holland Bloorview Foundation over the course of the calendar year, with all capital and investment gains going directly to the hospital. The money raised will be used to develop new technologies that will help kids speak, walk, and play; improve patient care through innovative research; and provide specialized camps and recreation programs that let kids be kids. 

    “At work, we focus on making a return; at Holland Bloorview, we focus on making a difference. It’s a wonderful feeling to contribute to such an amazing organization,” said McNulty.

    “Children are an incredible resource that should be offered every care and attention. Holland Bloorview is a world class organization that offers hope and opportunity to so many. I feel truly honoured to be a helping hand,”said  Sasso.

    “As a parent of two young children, I am so appreciative of the important work Holland Bloorview does - it’s truly changing lives each day and I’m honoured to do my part to support this incredible organization,”said Hearn.

    Throughout 2019, BNN and The Globe and Mail will provide updates on the progress of each investment manager’s respective portfolio. Progress updates will also be posted regularly at hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca

    “We’re grateful to these managers who are keen to invest in an organization that supports so many amazing kids and families,” said Sandra Hawken, president and CEO, Holland Bloorview Foundation. “Through their support and hard work, we can continue to invest in creating a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities.” 

    Now in its fifth year, the Holland Bloorview Investor Challenge has attracted many of Toronto’s best investment managers who have raised over $525,000 during the past four years, directly supporting Holland Bloorview’s wide spectrum of programs and services. 
    Learn more by visiting hollandbloorview.ca/InvestorChallenge.

    About Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital 
    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada. Holland Bloorview is a founding member of Kids Health Alliance, a network of partners working to create a high quality, consistent and coordinated approach to pediatric health care that is centred around children, youth and their families. For more information or to donate, please visit hollandbloorview.ca.

    Media Contact: 
    Ashley Cruz
    Senior Media Relations Specialist
    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital