Fund Committee Investor Representatives


One independent Tradex investor is appointed to each of our three Fund committees along with two independent directors of the Manager. The committees meet on a quarterly basis to make recommendations on investment policies and monitor the respective Funds.

Nicolas Todd

Tradex Equity Fund Investor Representative, has extensive experience working at the intersection of politics, policy, and communications where he has served as a senior political staffer at the federal and provincial levels, a federal public servant, a public affairs consultant, and as a senior industry association executive. While serving as a public servant, Nicolas worked at Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada and at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

Gilles Proulx

Tradex Bond Fund Investor Representative, retired from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in 2009 where he was Executive Director, Investments and Risk Management. Prior to this, he held the responsibilities of Chief Economist and Pension Fund Manager at the Corporation. He also served in the private and public sector. Gilles earned his MA in Economics from Université de Montréal and is a certified Finacial Risk Manager. He is a board member of the Office municipal d‘habitation de Gatineau.

Brian Askett

Tradex Global Equity Fund Investor Representative, retired from the Public Service of Canada with 33 years of Service. Brian worked in many administrative and financial positions in various Departments. He joined Foreign Affairs in 1988 and spent his last 19 years in the Department retiring as the Director of Financial Operations and International Banking with a 4-year posting to Berlin in 2002. Brian has a Diploma of Business (Accountancy) from Loyalist College and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. Brian is a Certified Financial Planner and has a financial consulting business.