"No one knows our network of independent sub-advisors quite like the NEI Investment Team, which allows us to see the world through multiple lenses. This unique perspective enables them to tactically and strategically manage our asset allocation solutions in varying market cycles."
- Fred Pinto, SVP, Head of Asset Management
NEI Investments is 100% Canadian owned—50% by Desjardins Group and 50% by the Provincial Credit Union Centrals. NEI Investments exclusively partners with both global leaders and boutique investment management firms to operate its lineup of mutual funds; managing over $7.4 billion in assets for individual investors.
NEI focuses on true active management and a disciplined risk management process. Through its portfolio manager section and monitoring process, offers a comprehensive breadth of product line-up and strategies; that are typically reserved to pension funds and high net worth clients—offering investments as solutions that are designed to meet the needs of investors today.
The NEI Investment Team uses a top-down asset allocation approach to manage the active underlying components of the investments they oversee. The Team regularly collaborates to discuss a broad range of economic, valuation and market sentiment viewpoints. These inputs along with a deep familiarity with each sub advisors strategy style and bias help them determine asset allocation decisions – whether they be for strategic or more tactical investment objectives.
|Name||Lead Managers||Inception Date||Category||Morningstar Profile|
|NEI Balanced RS Fund||John BaiJeremy Peng
|1989-06-01||Canadian Equity Balanced||A F|
|NEI Balanced Yield Portfolio||John BaiJeremy Peng
|2014-12-17||Global Neutral Balanced||A F P PF T|
|NEI Conservative Yield Portfolio||John BaiJeremy Peng
|2016-01-11||Global Fixed Income Balanced||A F P PF|
|NEI Jantzi Social Index Fund||John BaiJeremy Peng||2001-03-30
|Canadian Focused Equity||A F|
|NEI Tactical Yield Portfolio||John BaiJeremy Peng
|2010-09-01||Tactical Balanced||A F P PF T|
John Bai, CFA
VP & Chief Investment Officer, Aviso Wealth and NEI Investments
John joined NEI in May of 2019 and is responsible for the firm’s asset allocation and investment strategy, sub-advisor research and due diligence, and is a key partner in building strong relationships with our advisor community in both the Credit Union and Intermediary channels. John brings more than 25 years of investment industry experience, having worked for some of Canada’s top financial institutions. Prior to joining NEI, John led product and investment teams at Merrill Lynch Canada, TD, Dynamic Mutual Funds and HollisWealth. There he founded and chaired asset allocation and investment portfolio committees, led manager oversight activities and was responsible for research teams that covered equities, fixed income, mutual funds, ETFs and alternative products. John holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Toronto and is a CFA Charter holder.
Jeremy Peng, CFA, CAIA
VP & Portfolio Manager
Jeremy Peng is a portfolio manager and a member of the NEI Asset Allocation Committee. He joined NEI Investments in 2012. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at HSBC Global Asset Management and prior to that, he was a pension consultant associate at Mercer and at Russell Investments. Jeremy has been in the financial industry since 2006. He received a BASc in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto as well as an MBA in finance from Dalhousie University. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.
Yufei Man, CFA, CAIA
Director & Portfolio Manager
Yufei Man is a portfolio manager and a member of the NEI Asset Allocation Committee. He joined NEI Investments in 2013. Previously, he was an Associate at Orchard Asset Management. Yufei has been in the financial industry since 2011. He received a BASc in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.