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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
December 8, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Gareth Watson, BBA '01

Gareth Watson     Richardson GMP is one of Canada’s largest independent wealth management
     firms. As Vice President, Investment Management & Research, Gareth Watson
     plays a key role in helping to develop and communicate Richardson GMP’s core
     investment strategy platform. Gareth’s extensive experience in equity research
     and private client advisory is integral in bolstering the capabilities of
     Richardson GMP’s Investments & Advice Team. In support of his role as
     corporate spokesperson, Gareth’s responsibilities include providing analysis
     and insight into the markets, working with print, radio, and television media,
     and educating clients on the dynamics of the global economy. He also develops
     sound investment strategies for Richardson GMP advisors, presents investment
     portfolio solutions, and assists investment professionals across the country with 
                                        their business development initiatives.

Before joining Richardson GMP in 2011, Gareth held equity research roles with Scotia Capital from 2001 to
2005. In 2005, he joined the Portfolio Advisory Group of ScotiaMcLeod with a focus on large cap Canadian
Equities. Gareth graduated with high distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University, received his Bachelor of
Business Administration degree, and is a CFA Charterholder.

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