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The Wealthy Invest Differently – Opportunities Typically Reserved for the Affluent and Institutional Investor

Thursday, January 21st at 5:00pm 16 months ago
Rotman School of Management, Desautels Hall (2nd Floor, South Building) 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON
About Mr. Lee-Chin and Portland: Born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, Mr. Lee-Chin came to Canada to study civil engineering at McMaster University on a scholarship. After graduation, he became a financial adviser and, at the age of 32, borrowed money to purchase stock in an investment firm. He has since become one of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and generous philanthropists. Today, Mr. Lee-Chin is President and Chairman of Portland Holdings Inc., a privately held investment company that manages public and private equity and has a direct ownership interest in a collection of diversified businesses operating in sectors that include telecommunications, financial services media, tourism, health care and waste management. Portland is committed to “Building Strong Indigenous Businesses”. Equally important, these businesses must also seek to improve the social well-being of the communities in which they operate. Mr. Lee-Chin formally established the Portland mantra: prosperitas cum caritate, a Latin phrase that speaks to his belief that businesses must “not only do well, but also do good.” Mr. Lee-Chin has won numerous awards and honours for his business and philanthropic achievements, including the Order of Jamaica, Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year (services category), and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. He holds several honorary degrees, including honorary doctor of laws degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University, York University, Northern Caribbean University, the University of the West Indies, McMaster University, and the University of Toronto. He serves on the board of The Trust for the Americas, a foundation affiliated with the Organization of American States.
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