Wayne Wachell, CFA
Co-founder, CEO & CIO, Genus Capital Management
With over 1.3 billion in fossil-free assets under management, Wayne proved that divesting from fossil fuels pays off financially as well as environmentally delivering annualized five year returns of between 9 and 14% on various fossil free funds. Through the development of a winning fossil-free investment strategy and the production of several Divestment Reports on the data of the fossil-free portfolios, he’s encouraged Canadian investors that even in a resource-heavy economy, it is possible to build a financial legacy that does not contribute to climate change. In the process, the company has driven investment into clean energy and technology companies.