Mike Harvey came out of retirement to join VCIM in October 2022 and brings over 28 years of finance experience. Before retiring in 2020 Mike was an equity portfolio manager at British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), the BC pension fund, where he worked for over 20 years. Through his career Mike has managed a variety of equity funds, including index, quantitative and synthetic equity funds. His experience includes managing funds in both the developed and emerging markets, researching, and developing new investment products and strategies and utilizing derivatives in the management of funds. He has led teams of investment professionals and worked with portfolio managers from other asset classes, on investment strategies and projects. Mike graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Economics and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Mike was born and raised in BC and has a strong commitment to community, family, and friends. Mike coached youth soccer for years and worked collaboratively with his four young sons, the BC Cancer Foundation, and an owner/operator of a motocross track to hold a fund-raising event for cancer research. At the time Mike’s wife was battling cancer but unfortunately lost her battle to the disease in 2010. Mike has since re-married and enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends. He has a passion for reading, sports, outdoor activities and enjoys walking and hiking with his wife and family dogs.
Mike was excited about the opportunity to join VCIM in 2022 where he could apply his knowledge, skills, and experience in developing and managing investment products and strategies for an asset manager with a focus on building wealth for clients while maintaining a focus on global sustainability and addressing environment, social and governance issues. VCIM’s culture and commitment to community aligns with Mike’s values, and he is excited to be a member of VCIM.