Senior Portfolio Manager and Director
Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Rafi Tahmazian has deep roots in Canada’s energy community. He has more than 31 years of oil and gas, energy banking and investment management experience. He was a founder, and is Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Canoe Financial, one of Canada’s fastest growing independent mutual fund companies managing $12 billion in assets across a diversified range of award-winning mutual funds, private energy equity products and institutional mandates. Previously, Rafi spent 13 years at First Energy Capital, a leading investment dealer focused on the energy industry. He left the firm in 2008 as Vice Chairman and Managing Director. Prior to First Energy, he worked in the oil and gas industry. Rafi is currently a Director on the Boards of Canoe Financial LP, Alberta Teachers Retirement Fund, Artis Exploration Ltd., Aureus Energy Services Inc., Chance Oil and Gas Ltd., and Well Ventures Corp.
Rafi graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics).