3iQ: innovative investments of institutional quality
Founded in 2012, 3iQ is a Canadian investment fund manager focused on providing investors with exposure to digital assets, disruptive technologies and the blockchain space. 3iQ was the first Canadian investment fund manager to agree to terms and conditions with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities to manage a public bitcoin investment fund and multi-cryptoasset fund for Canadian accredited investors.
Our investments are favoured by individual investors and their advisors, institutions, and both single and multi-family offices. Through our independent research and our relationship with ARK Investment Management LLC, we will introduce a suite of innovative products in both the cryptoasset space and other disruptive technologies. We believe heavily in a disciplined approach to investment selection aided by the most innovative due diligence process and quantitative techniques. We commit to an uncompromising level of service quality for our clients.
3iQ was founded in 2012 by investment industry veterans Jean-Luc Landry and Fred Pye to launch retail investment products from Landry Investment Management and other emerging investment management companies in Canada. Since then, we have worked on many projects to benefit emerging managers and to promote price-momentum and quantitative investing in general. We are active in social media and our communications will be significantly different than the traditional strategies in place today. 3iQ will continue to promote emerging managers focusing on disruptive technologies.
Frederick T. Pye is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 3iQ Corp. He is also the Chairman of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Pye is recognized for creating and promoting creative and unique investment products for the investment industry.
Mr. Pye has managed private client portfolios with Landry Investment Management and various other investment dealers. Prior to this Mr. Pye was Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Argentum Management and Research Corporation, a company dedicated to managing and distributing quantitative investment portfolios including the first long-short mutual fund in Canada.
He was also Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager of Fidelity Investments Canada and an integral part of the team that saw assets rise from $80 million to over $7.5 billion in assets under management during his tenure. He also held various positions with Guardian Trust Company, which listed the first Gold, Silver and Platinum Certificates on the Montreal Exchange.
Mr. Pye obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University and is a member of the Board of the Anglican Funds and the West Island Youth Residence.
Robbie Kidd is the President, Chief Operating Officer & Director of 3iQ Corp. Over the last 2.5 decades he has held various senior roles at Marquest Asset Management Inc., Artemis Investment Management Limited, 3iQ Corp., Gatehouse Capital Inc., and Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc., and Triax Investment Management Inc.
Mr. Kidd has served on several public boards over the years and is currently the CEO & Director of Logica Ventures Corp. (TSXV:LOG.P) a Capital Pool Company. Mr. Kidd was previously a director of Gold Miners Split Corp (NEO: GLC, GLC.PR.A), a split share corporation invested in gold miners.
Tony Cox is the Executive Vice President and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is also a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Cox has more than 15 years of experience in Canada and the United Kingdom with major accounting firms and over 30 years of experience in the investment fund industry in Canada including eleven years as Chief Financial Officer of an investment fund manager subsidiary of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and eleven years with an investment fund manager subsidiary of National Bank Financial Inc.
Prior to joining 3iQ, Mr. Cox served as President of Canadian Fund Management Inc. and provided consulting and contract services to investment fund managers, including Purpose Investments, and CIBC Mellon.
Mr. Cox has been very active in the investment fund industry, serving on many Investment Funds Institute of Canada committees and as a past director of Fundserv Inc.
Mr. Cox is currently a member of the Independent Review Committees of PIMCO Canada Funds, Harvest Portfolios Group of Funds and Connor, Clark & Lunn Funds (chair). He is also a Board Member of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Ontario. He is a CPA, CA, and holds the ICD.D designation (ICD.D 2010).
John Loeprich is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations, finance, and assisting with strategic planning.
John brings over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, ranging from public accounting to finance and operations with multi-national corporations to finance and sales and marketing and strategic planning with a number of investment management firms.
John started his investment industry tenure at Fidelity Investments where he became Chief Financial Officer before starting his own business specializing in assisting companies launch themselves into the mutual fund market.
Prior to 3IQ, John was EVP & CFO at Qwest Investment Fund Management, helping grow the business into a profitable IFM/PM platform. Prior to Qwest, John was Senior Vice-President, Partner & head of the Private Client Division at Hillsdale Investment Management, responsible for Sale & Marketing to investment advisors and high net worth individuals. During his time at Hillsdale the firm’s assets grew from $12 million to over $500 million.
John is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and a graduate of the University of Waterloo (Bachelor of Mathematics).
Tom Staudt is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Tom has been with ARK Investment Management (New York) for almost 7 years, and currently serves as ARK’s Chief Operating Officer, managing and overseeing the strategic operations of the firm, screens financial markets for new opportunities, and evaluates and implements ARK’s product portfolio. Tom earned the asset management industry’s 2020 Rising Star Award recognition from Fund Intelligence.
Prior to joining ARK, Tom worked in a media sales and consulting role for WILX. Before WILX, Tom spent time with Fidelity Investments in their mutual fund department, and he has also consulted on Millennial investing behavior to TIAA-CREF.
Tom received his Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts in Telecommunications Policy from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in New Media Management from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and his Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.
Tom is also currently the President of the ARK ETF Trust.
Richard Strauss is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Richard has over 25 years of experience in the U.S. securities industry. Most of his career was spent at Goldman Sachs where he was a Senior Financial Services Analyst in charge of Investment Management, Brokerage, Investment Banking and Money Center Bank research coverage.
While at Goldman, he also played an important role in marketing the Firm’s 1999 IPO to institutional investors worldwide. After leaving Goldman, Richard was a Director at Deutsche Bank covering Financial Services. Earlier, he had been at Salomon Brothers, covering superregional and regional banks.
Currently, he is President and managing member of Kensington Partners, a trading operation. Richard holds both an MBA and BA from Cornell University.
Bruce Smith is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Bruce is a Corporate Director and Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at VanEck. Bruce joined VanEck back in 1983, and has been a director of various VanEck related entities such as the Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation, and the Van Eck Absolute Returns Advisers Corporation.
Prior to joining VanEck, Bruce served as a CPA at McGladrey & Pullen. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He holds FINRA Series 7, 27 and 63 Licenses, and has received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fordham University in 1977 and a CPA designation in 1980.
Chris Jouppi is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Chris is a senior executive with over 40 years of progressive experience in risk management, electrical power, automation, medical device and professional services. Chris’ experience includes hands on involvement in technology, global marketing and sales, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, quality, finance, technology licensing, customer support, strategic planning and M&A.
Chris holds an MBA from Wilfred Laurier University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
Ross McKee is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Ross has more than 35 years of experience as a Canadian capital markets and securities regulatory lawyer, recently retired from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. During his legal practice at Blakes, Mr. McKee advised Canadian and foreign issuers, dealers, advisers, custodians, depositaries, and marketplaces on capital markets regulation and compliance issues, for traditional and new securities. His securities law experience also includes advising special committees of independent directors, mergers and acquisitions, and project finance. Since 2013, he has advised developers, issuers, and brokers on cryptocurrencies and digital asset funds, token foundations and blockchain protocols. Since his retirement from Blakes in 2019, Mr. McKee has acted as a legal consultant on securities law compliance, venture capital and blockchain-related matters. Mr. McKee is a graduate of Trinity College, University of Toronto (BA) and Queen’s University (LLB), where he taught securities regulation for five years.
Ashley Peters is the Chief Compliance Officer at 3iQ Corp. Ms. Peters is an experienced Chief Compliance Officer and compliance consultant. Her experience in the Canadian investment industry has focused in compliance in IIROC, MFDA, exempt market dealer, investment fund manager and portfolio manager rules and regulations. Ms. Peters served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Solium Financial and Ross Smith Asset Management. As Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Ms. Peters oversaw the launch the Ross Smith Cryptocurrency Fund.
Ms. Peters is a past member of various IIAC and IIROC compliance committees and the IIROC Alberta District Council. Ashley has a background in finance and compliance.
Chris is the President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US).
Chris also serves as the President and Founder of the Blockchain Association of New Jersey, which advocates for innovative regulatory leadership and enterprise collaboration for the cryptocurrency space.
Prior to joining 3iQ, Chris was the Co-Founder of Crescent Crypto, an asset management firm focused on creating innovative investment solutions to bring the cryptocurrency asset class to institutional and mainstream investors. Previously, Chris was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where he managed assets for the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund and Trust Company.
Valerie Hull is the VP, Finance at 3iQ Corp. Valerie brings over 20 years of experience in the financial services and investment industry, with roles ranging from public accounting, internal audit, fund administration and finance with a number of investment management and investment firms.
Valerie is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and Certified Management Accountant and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (Masters of Accounting).
Anoop Dogra is a Managing Director at 3iQ, responsible for product development, syndication and legal matters.
Prior to 3iQ, Anoop was a Director at BMO Capital Markets where he was responsible for originating, structuring and distributing innovative financial products, including mutual funds, alternative funds and closed-end funds, and prior to that, Anoop was a Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where he practiced securities and corporate law.
Anoop holds a Bachelor of Laws from Western University, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Guru Nanak Dev University (India), and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
Louis LaValle is Managing Director and co-head of Distribution for 3iQ Digital Assets (US) with over 17 years of financial industry experience. Prior to joining 3iQ, Louis held senior roles across the alternative investment industry at Neuberger Berman, BNY Mellon (EACM Advisors), Legg Mason (Permal Group) and SkyBridge Capital. Prior to this, he was an investment analyst at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston. He received a BA, cum laude, from New York University.
Prior to joining 3iQ Corp., Tanvir was Director of Operations at Questrade Wealth Management Inc., where he developed operational excellence across the firm in addition to building high performance teams, process and infrastructure in the areas of compliance, trading, technology and investment operations. He played an integral role in successfully setting up and launching eight exchange traded funds on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
In the course of his career, Tanvir has held senior roles in fund administration, product development, operations and compliance with some of the top Canadian bank owned securities firms, custodians, administrators and asset management companies. He is an innovative and leading industry executive who brings a wealth of successful experiences in growing businesses and processes.
Alex McDougall is a Managing Director at 3iQ. Alex analyzes companies throughout the full lifecycle from early-stage to multi-national institutions. Starting his career as an investment banker at the Bank of Montreal, Alex led multiple projects and teams across BMO Capital Markets, including in Fintech, M&A, and Financial Institutions. Alex helped lead the charge on several of Capital Market’s early blockchain and fintech initiatives and was recognized as a leader within the Investment Bank.
Alex left BMO in early 2018 to co-found Bicameral Ventures, a platform focused on “Interconnected Investing” and building a portfolio of highly complementary projects working towards bringing new technology paradigms into reality. Bicameral’s themes generally include blockchain, interoperability, data and identity self-sovereignty, personalized AI, and Web 3.0. Alex joined the 3iQ team in Q1 2021 as Managing Director – Product Development.
Tom Rose is Managing Director and co-head of Distribution at 3iQ Digital Assets (US) with 25 years of business development and relationship manager experience including 18 years in the investment management industry. Prior to joining 3iQ, he was with Neuberger Berman responsible for building the intermediary business on the West Coast, engaging with RIAs and multi-family offices. Previously, he was with BlackRock and managed the institutional Core-West team covering foundations, endowments, and pension plans (both corporate and public) and was responsible for growing the institutional business across the BlackRock platform and developing talent. Before the acquisition of Barclays Global Investors (BGI) Tom was a senior member of the Client Connect team. Tom received a BA, from TCU and MBA from the University of San Francisco. Tom holds the CFA designation and sits on the Board for the Peter Pan Foundation.
Kevin Jiang is the Head of Trading and Operations at 3iQ Corp.
Kevin brings 10 years of experience in securities trading, investment, and asset management. Prior to joining 3iQ, Kevin was the Head of Fixed Income Department at Guosheng Securities Asset Management where he oversaw asset under management growth of over $1 billion. Previously Kevin was Head of Trading of Fixed Income Department at CITIC Securities.
François is the Director of Products and Sales for Canada at 3iQ Corp. Prior to joining 3iQ, François was the Co-Founder of sept24, a full-service communications & marketing agency based in Quebec. François has worked with innovative and forward-thinking companies in assisting to bring their products and services to market. François brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and sales to 3iQ. François holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke.
Connor Loewen is 3iQ’s cryptocurrency analyst. Connor has been involved with bitcoin and other digital assets for over 5 years. Connor holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Capilano University and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. During university, Connor served as the Director of Finance for the Capilano Finance Association for three years, where he led student investment workshops and lectured full-sized classes on managing equities, derivatives, and digital assets. Connor had previously worked in the TSX Venture industry, and at Toronto-Dominion Bank.