Beutel Goodman Provides Investment Team Update

26 April 2021

TORONTO – April 26, 2021 — Beutel Goodman is pleased to provide clients and partners with an update on recent changes to the investment teams.


Fixed Income

Ryan Laird, MBA, CFA is joining the Beutel Goodman team as Credit Analyst, Fixed Income, effective today. His initial credit-industry coverage includes Telecommunications, Media and Technology.

Ryan has more than a decade of credit-research experience, most recently as a Senior Credit Analyst at Equitable Life of Canada, where he was responsible for in-depth, fundamental research and analysis on Canadian corporate bonds. His primary industry focus was Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Real Estate and Canadian banks.

Several members of the Beutel Goodman Fixed Income team have also been promoted in recognition of their service and efforts. The promotions, effective February 16, were the culmination of over five years of intensive team building, process refining and credit research, and reflect the team’s deep commitment to generating superior risk-adjusted returns for clients over the long term.

The changes to team member titles are as follows:

Team Member Former Title New Title
Derek Brown Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Fixed Income
Sue McNamara Vice President, Fixed Income Senior Vice President, Fixed Income
Neil McCabe Assistant Vice President, Fixed Income Vice President, Fixed Income
Kathy Tausz Quantitative Analyst Vice President, Fixed Income
Chris Mudie Credit Research Analyst Assistant Vice President, Fixed Income


Canadian Equities

With the addition of Ryan Laird, the transition of Mary Crowe from the Fixed Income team to the Canadian Equities team is in its final stages. As noted in the announcement dated December 7, 2020, Mary’s coverage responsibilities will include both the large- and small-cap portfolios, in keeping with the team’s existing cross-portfolio collaboration efforts.


U.S. & International Equities

Ryan Fitzgerald, who joined Beutel Goodman in May 2020, will be taking on co-lead responsibilities for the Global Equity strategy alongside Colin Ramkissoon. As a result of this move, Glenn Fortin will focus on his co-lead roles for the U.S. Equity and North American Focused Equity portfolios.

Our approach to equity research and portfolio structure continues to be team-based and driven by our bottom-up investment process with the co-lead managers responsible for ultimate portfolio decision making.

We invite all our clients and partners to join us in welcoming Ryan Laird to Beutel Goodman and congratulating all fixed income and equity investment team members on their promotions and new responsibilities.


About Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd.

Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd. is a privately owned, independent Canadian investment manager with $43 billion in assets under management as at March 31, 2021. For over 50 years, we have been dedicated to helping our institutional, private wealth and retail clients achieve their long-term investment goals. As value investors, high-conviction ideas and a focus on capital preservation are the cornerstones of our disciplined research process. For more information about Beutel Goodman and our actively managed portfolios, visit


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