Amar Pandya, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Amar Pandya is the Portfolio Manager of the Pender Alternative Arbitrage Fund, Pender Alternative Arbitrage Plus Fund, Pender Alternative Special Situations Fund and the Pender Small/Mid Cap Dividend Fund. He joined the company in October 2017.

Amar began his investment career in 2011 in the Portfolio Management Training Program at a large global financial services company. He moved to pursue his passion for equities becoming an Associate Portfolio Manager at a large-cap equity value firm before being drawn to Pender and the west coast in 2017.

As an advocate of a contrarian value investing approach, Amar works to identify out of favour, high quality compound growth businesses, as well as opportunistic close-the-discount investment opportunities trading at a significant discount to intrinsic value. He has also developed an expertise in event driven special situations with a primary focus on M&A and balance sheet driven special situations. Amar has researched and uncovered many such opportunities which have contributed to Pender’s equity mandates. Top contributing special situations he has uncovered include Maxar Technologies, Bausch Health, MAV Beauty Brands, Alcanna, Corus Entertainment and Athabasca Oil.

Amar holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance (Honours) from the University of Manitoba. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2015. He is actively involved with CFA Society Vancouver where he serves as a member of the CFA Vancouver Programs Committee. He also sits on the Steering Committee for the Vancouver chapter of Women in Capital Markets.

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