Our Team

Our portfolio management team is driven by top experts in the financial services sector who have over 60 years of combined experience. Our sales & marketing team is dedicated to providing financial advisors with the information and care required to help their clients succeed in meeting their investment goals.

Investment Management Team

Jennifer Mersereau, Portfolio Manager

Jennifer Mersereau

FSA, CFA, ACIA

Partner & Co-Founder

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Jennifer Mersereau, Portfolio Manager

Jennifer Mersereau

FSA, CFA, ACIA

Partner & Co-Founder

Jennifer Mersereau is Partner and co-founder of Hamilton ETFS and a co-manager of the firm’s actively managed ETFs and investment funds. Specializing in the financial services sector for her entire professional career, Jennifer performs on the ground research visiting financial services firms around the globe. Prior to the founding of Hamilton ETFs (formerly Hamilton Capital), Jennifer worked with Rob Wessel at the dealer arm of a Big-6 Canadian bank first in the capacity of Associate Analyst, Financial Services (assisting in the equity research coverage of the large-cap Canadian banks and life insurance companies), and later as co-manager of a successful internal long-short strategy specializing in financial services stocks.
Jennifer began her career at a major Canadian insurance company, where she held various roles of increasing responsibility in the Life Insurance New Product Pricing, Corporate Actuarial, and Investment Product Financial Management departments. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Diploma of Engineering, both from the University of Prince Edward Island. Jennifer is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Associate of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a CFA charterholder.
Robert Wessel, Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Robert Wessel

CA, CFA

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

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Robert Wessel, Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Robert Wessel

CA, CFA

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Rob Wessel is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Hamilton ETFs and has specialized in the financial services sector since 1995. Prior to co-founding Hamilton ETFs in 2009 (formerly Hamilton Capital), Rob worked for 15 years in various roles in the financial sector, including experience in corporate finance, investment banking plus senior roles in proprietary trading and equity research at a bank-owned investment dealer, the latter as a top ranked financial services and Canadian bank analyst each and every year.

At Hamilton ETFs, Rob assists in the management of the firm’s ETFs including overseeing overall investment strategies. Rob is recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in the financial services sector, frequently speaks at industry events and has presented to management teams and boards of directors of many of Canada’s largest banks and insurers. Over the past 20 years he has also been a frequent commentator on the financial sector on BNN and in the Globe and Mail.

Rob has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA Charterholder.
Babak Assadi, Portfolio Manager

Babak Assadi

CFA

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

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Babak Assadi, Portfolio Manager

Babak Assadi

CFA

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Babak is Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, a partner of Hamilton ETFs and an integral member of the firm’s investment management team since its inception. As portfolio manager and head of trade execution, Babak assists in the management of Hamilton ETFs' actively managed ETFs and investment funds, with an emphasis on quantitative and technical analysis. Babak is also responsible for all trading related functions, from trade execution to communicating with market makers and clients for bulk orders of Hamilton ETFs. Babak holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Honours Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a CFA charterholder.
Aditi Thapliyal, Portfolio Manager

Aditi Thapliyal

CFA, MBA

Portfolio Manager

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Aditi Thapliyal, Portfolio Manager

Aditi Thapliyal

CFA, MBA

Portfolio Manager

Aditi is a Portfolio Manager with Hamilton ETFs, assisting in the management of the firm’s ETFs with an emphasis on bottom-up security selection and fundamental equity research. Prior to joining Hamilton ETFs in 2018, Aditi spent almost 10 years on the buy and sell-sides covering the global financial services sector, specializing in Europe and Asia. Most recently, in the role of Global Equity Analyst, Aditi helped manage the financial sector allocation of the equity funds for a leading Canadian asset manager. There she provided analytical coverage of the global financials and REIT sector. Aditi began her career in equity research in India where she covered the Indian financials sector including banks, insurers, and diversified financial institutions for almost 6 years. She has an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and is a CFA charterholder.
Jessica Grove, Associate Analyst

Jessica Grove

Associate Analyst

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Jessica Grove, Associate Analyst

Jessica Grove

Associate Analyst

Jessica is an Associate Analyst with Hamilton ETFs. As the newest member of the portfolio management team, Jessica supports the analytical and fundamental research needs of senior staff while also assisting with the firm’s trading and trading operations. Jessica rejoined Hamilton ETFs in 2018, having previously completed a co-op term with the firm as an Equity Trading Associate. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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