Empire Life Investments has appointed Ian Hardacre to serve as its Chief Investment Officer (CIO). He will also join the executive leadership team of its parent organization, The Empire Life Insurance Company.
Hardacre has been with Empire since May of this year, when he joined as Senior Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities. He has more than two decades of portfolio management and leadership experience. Before taking the job at Empire, Hardacre was Vice-President, Co-CIO, and Head Of Canadian Equity at Invesco Trimark.
“Ian is really looking forward to providing leadership to the team and working closely with our distribution partners,” says Empire Life’s President and CEO Mark Sylvia. “With Ian’s leadership and our team’s disciplined approach to value investing, we are well-positioned to continue to deliver the strong investment performance and downside protection our customers expect.”
Hardacre will continue to manage the Canadian equity and dividend fund portfolios for Empire’s guaranteed investment funds (GIF) and mutual funds, and he will also co-manage the Asset Allocation GIF.