Aaron Azad

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Aaron founded Azad Capital Management Inc. in 2019 to fill a gap in the marketplace. Recognizing the challenges faced by ultra high net worth and institutional investors in managing deal-flow in private markets, Aaron serves as an extension of their team to aid in originating, conducting due diligence, and providing oversight on private investment opportunities.  

Prior to founding Azad Capital, Aaron was a Portfolio Manager at Coin Capital Investment Management Inc., the boutique technology sector asset management subsidiary of a Toronto, Canada-based fintech firm called Coinsquare. Prior thereto, he was a Portfolio Manager at Forstrong Global Asset Management Inc., a multi-asset investment management subsidiary of iA Financial Group (TSX:IAG), Canada's fourth largest insurer. In these capacities, Aaron managed investment portfolios for high net worth and institutional investors which aggregated to discretionary assets in excess of CA$300 million.

Aaron is a graduate of the Lazaridis School of Business at Wilfrid Laurier University where he attained his BA (Hons) Applied Economics undergraduate degree. Aaron is a CFA Charterholder and has also earned his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation.

Aaron is currently registered with the Ontario Securities Commission in the categories of Portfolio Manager and Exempt Market Dealer through Red Jacket Capital Inc.