Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. is making changes to its global equity team.

The organization has appointed John Di Re as associate portfolio manager. With 17 years of investment experience, Di Re was most recently a senior principal with sector expertise in health care and industrials at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. He also had a key role managing two of the pension fund’s quality style concentrated portfolios, and worked on private equity and pre-initial public offering opportunities.

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“The primary focus of our business . . .  is to meet or exceed our clients’ performance expectations over the long term,” said Bryan Pilsworth, president and chief executive officer and portfolio manager of Canadian equities at Foyston, Gordon & Payne, in a press release. “In order to achieve this goal, we need to continuously invest in our talent, capabilities and support resources to ensure we provide the best possible investment solutions and services to our clients.”

The organization also promoted Andrew Aucoin to associate portfolio manager. Since joining Foyston, Gordon & Payne in 2005, his roles have included equity trader, analyst on the global equity team and senior research analyst. He will continue to work as a research generalist focusing on companies in Europe, Australasia and the Far East.

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