Ed Devlin

FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Gold medal recipient.

MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Ed is the founder of Devlin Capital. He oversees the process to identify global opportunities and will be responsible for each strategy’s performance.

Ed’s most recent role was as a managing director, lead portfolio manager for US Total Return portfolios and head of Canadian portfolio management after almost 15 years at PIMCO. Ed co-founded PIMCO Canada and led the business to raise over C$50 billion from Canadian clients. From 2009-2014, Ed was based in London and responsible for all sterling and euro denominated Liability Driven Investing (LDI) portfolios, he was a permanent member of the European portfolio committee that oversaw $500 billion in assets. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, he worked in London, Tokyo, Toronto, Hong Kong and New York in progressively more senior fixed income positions at Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.

He is a Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute.

Mark Dickerson

PARTNER & GENERAL COUNSEL

BA (Honors) in Economics from Queen’s University (Kingston).

L.L.B/J.D. from University of Toronto.

Member of Law Society of Ontario.  Former member of Law Society of England.

Mark is responsible for providing legal advice to the firm relating to its structured finance opportunities as well as its general day to day activities.

Mark’s most recent role was as the general counsel for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Canada’s Canadian operations.  Both are the largest foreign owned bank & broker dealer businesses in Canada. Mark retired in August 2021, after 22 years with the firm and 30 years in the industry.

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Canada in 1999, Mark’s experiences included working for Freshfields in London, England and Nomura Securities’ London affiliate, focusing on structured derivatives and capital market transactions.

Anders Forssell

PARTNER

MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).

MBA from McGill University.
Gold medal recipient.

Anders is the partner primarily responsible for structured finance opportunities and the risk management of our Trade Finance opportunities.

Anders most recent role was at Merrill Lynch Canada as a managing director, head of residential mortgages and options trading when he retired in September 2017, after 15 years with the firm. Both businesses were the largest in Canada at the time. 

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Anders was head of derivatives at National Bank Financial in Montreal and a senior derivatives dealer at Gulf International Bank in London, England.

Bob Nobrega

PARTNER

BSc Hons from Carleton University.

Bob is the partner primarily responsible for firmwide financing opportunities and the risk management of our Trade Finance opportunities.

Over Bob’s 35 years of financial experience he has held roles as Global Head of Securities Finance and Prime Brokerage for RBC Capital Markets, Co-Head of Fixed Income at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Canada and Head of Treasury for Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. He previously served as chair of the IIAC’s Repurchase and Securities Lending Committee and as a board member for the Investment Industry Association of Canada. Since 2018, Bob has been involved in MBS and sustainable finance opportunities before joining Devlin Capital.

Rich Ballew

PARTNER

Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cornell University.

MBA from the Wharton School, and an MA from the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania where he was also a Lauder Fellow.

Rich is the partner primarily responsible for opportunities linked to temporal diversification and the oversight of our Trade Finance opportunities.

Rich was a portfolio manager for the past 13 years focused on global derivative markets. He was the director of portfolio management for a billion-dollar RIA. For the 7 years prior, Rich managed roughly $4 billion for ultra-wealthy clients in Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking & Investment Group.

Prior to that, Rich was an institutional bond trader in Merrill Lynch’s global markets group, working in NY, London, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney trading interest rate swaps, bank capital, government and corporate bonds.

He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)  and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations.

 

John Richardson

SENIOR ADVISOR

MBA from the State University of New York.

Chartered Business Valuator, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant.

Founder of B.E.S.T Funds.

John is a senior advisor primarily responsible for advising on business, operations, and compliance strategies.

As Chief Executive Officer and Director of B.E.S.T. Funds, a company which John founded in 1996, he has been the individual ultimately responsible for the performance of B.E.S.T. and its clients’ portfolios. Mr. Richardson is involved with all transactions and also ensures that the firm operates efficiently and in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Earlier in his career John earned his CA at one of the Big Four accounting firms, and was also CFO of a scientific equipment manufacturer and distributor.  Over the past 25 years, John has sat on a number of boards and helped a large number of companies through their business cycles; from growing their revenues, building their teams, navigating business cycles and exiting via public offerings and M&A’s. John holds designations as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator, and also received a Masters of Business Administration from the State University of New York.