Paul Harris, CFA®
Partner & Portfolio Manager
After graduating with a B.A. from the University of Toronto, Paul started his investment career in Foreign Exchange at Bank of America in 1988. After a stint in Foreign Exchange at TD Securities, he transferred to TD Asset Management, where he received his CFA in 1994 and become a Senior Portfolio Manager. Working in Fixed Income, he managed a money market fund and several bond funds with an emphasis on credit research. Paul then moved to the Equity group where he managed the TD Bank Dividend Fund, Small Cap Fund and TD Bank Pension Fund. After a decade at TD Asset Management, Paul moved to Fiduciary Trust International in New York as a Senior Portfolio Manager of Global Equities for institutional clients. Returning to Toronto three years later, he co-founded Avenue Investment Management and was instrumental in growing its assets under management from $5 million to $350 million over 15 years.
In 2019, Paul and Stephanie Douglas, his colleague from Avenue, combined their complementary skills to create Harris Douglas Asset Management, offering investing with financial planning and high-level client servicing. Paul is a past chair of the Portfolio Management Association of Canada, a member of the New York Society of Financial Analysts and the CFA Institute, and sits on several investment committees for major charitable organizations. He is a regular guest on BNN Bloomberg.
As Paul says, “Diligence pays.” So he keeps a daily watch on the portfolios he manages. When he’s not on guard at Harris Douglas, he can be found en guarde at his fencing club, listening to arias, or cooking up a storm with his family.