Lightwater Partners

Minimize Directional Risk

We don’t make big ‘calls’ on the market or a commodity or sector.

Absolute Returns

Returns irrespective of market performance.

Lower Correlation and Volatility

Risk mitigation in highly volatile times.

Our Team

Toronto Office: 372 Bay Street, Suite 1700


Jerome HassJerome Hass CFA

Jerome joined Lightwater as a Portfolio Manager in 2007 and has over 20 years experience in the financial industry. Previously, he worked as a Portfolio Manager at a prominent Canadian hedge fund and Montrusco Bolton Investments. Mr. Hass also worked as a Portfolio Manager in London, England for Canada Life Assurance Company. He started on the buy-side at Scottish Amicable Investment Managers in Scotland. Mr. Hass also worked as a sell-side Analyst with HSBC Investment Bank in Singapore and Malaysia. He began his career as an Economist with the Ministry of Finance. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Arts in Applied Economics from the University of Victoria as well as a Master of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst ("CFA") designation

Jimmy ChuJimmy Chu CFA

Jimmy joined Lightwater in 2009. He is a Portfolio Manager with fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst at Investor Economics Inc., a private Toronto-based research and consulting firm where he was an industry voice on various facets of the Canadian financial services industry. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst ("CFA") designation.

Michael BakerMichael Baker

Mike has twenty years experience in the financial services industry.  Previously, he was an Institutional Equity Trader and Partner at Fraser Mackenzie Ltd. and Vice President, Institutional Equity Trader at Jennings Capital Inc. where he also served on its Management Committee. His duties at Lightwater are focused on trading as well as our sales and marketing initiatives. He spent his first twelve years employed by some of Canada’s largest banks: Royal Bank, CIBC Mellon and Scotia. He was recognized as one of Scotia’s “Best of the Best.”  Mr. Baker proudly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bishop’s University.

Tom EvesonTom Eveson

Tom joined Lightwater Partners full-time in April 2016 but has served on our Advisory Board since 2011. Tom has more than a decade of experience in institutional equity and fund sales with Actuity Asset Mgmt., Fraser Mackenzie, and Cantor Fitzgerald. Most recently, he was Director of Business Development with OMX marketplace. Tom has also served as a Paratrooper in the Canadian Armed Forces, is a long-serving Reservist with the Queens Own Rifles of Canada.