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J. Paul Sabourin

Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, Polar Asset Management Partners


MBA 1980, Ivey Business School

Paul graduated from the University of Toronto in 1975 with a B.A., and the Ivey Business School at Western University in 1980 with an MBA. Paul currently sits on the Ivey Advisory Board and the Ivey Entrepreneurship Council.

Paul joined Burns Fry Ltd. in 1982 as a research analyst focusing on small cap stocks. In 1983 he moved to the institutional trading area and worked in a number of areas including preferred shares, convertible bonds, risk arbitrage and liability trading. In 1987, Paul became a director of Burns Fry, and later was responsible for managing the institutional trading area. In 1988, Paul became a member of the Burns Fry Executive Committee.

Paul was a founding partner of Polar Securities (now Polar Asset Management Partners) in 1991 and, in addition to trading many different asset classes for their funds, has been the firm's Chief Investment Office since its inception. Polar Asset Management Partners is Canada's longest running hedge fund manager, having managed hedge funds since 1991. Paul is an active member of a number of industry associations and community charitable organizations.