Michael Thorfinnson, CFA, MBA

Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Risk Office

Michael Thorfinnson is Chief Administrative Officer of TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM), and President of TDAM USA Funds. In his current role, he directs TDAM’s middle office in support of TDAM’s combined mutual fund and institutional investment management businesses. Michael also acts as TDAM's Chief Risk Officer. He joined TDAM in 1991 to start TD Wealth Private Investment Counsel after five years working as a Financial Planner and Portfolio Manager at a major Canadian trust company. He was appointed TDAM’s Chief Operating Officer in 1998, overseeing the front office operations of TDAM and technology strategy and implementation for all of TDAM’s businesses. In addition, Michael was Chief Financial Officer of the Wealth Management division from 2001 to 2002. In 2002, he assumed the role of Chief Risk Officer responsible for the development and implementation of risk management strategy, policies and processes. Michael holds Masters and Honours degrees in Business from the Richard Ivey School of Business, is a CFA Charterholder and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. He is a Board Member of Young Life Canada, and previously sat on the CFA Institute's Asset Manager Code of Conduct Global Governance Committee, and is a member of both the ICI's CRO committee, and GARP's Buy Side Risk Manager's Forum.


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