John Ackerl, CFA

As Chief Investment Officer, John is responsible for overseeing all of Spartan’s portfolio management activities and personnel, including investment strategy, trading and risk management.


John spent the majority of his career at McLean Budden where he headed up the Portfolio Analytics Team, was a voting member of the Canadian equity Core Team and was involved in systems and product development. He also has experience in client service and manager research at Mercer’s and Ernst & Young, in addition to experience with start-up investment management firms.


John is a graduate of the MBA (Finance) program at the University of British Columbia and received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph. As well, John has completed the Canadian Securities Course and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Commodity Trading Manager (CTM).