We had the pleasure of speaking with Tim McElvaine, founder and president of McElvaine Investment Management, based in Victoria, British Columbia.

In the wide-ranging interview, Tim discussed the following:

  • His path as an investor, and some of the lessons learned along the way
  • How investing has changed, and to what extent investors have to adapt
  • Case studies, and why some theses worked out while others did not
  • Other interests and engagements, including Tiny (Canada: TINY)
  • Other topics related to Tim’s investment philosophy and process

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About the interviewee:

Tim McElvaine is the Founder and President of McElvaine Investment Management Ltd.

Tim developed his value-oriented philosophy during his 12-year career with Peter Cundill & Associates where, amongst other capacities, he served as Manager of the Cundill Security Fund (1992-1996), Co-Manager of the Cundill Value Fund (1998-2003) and Chief Investment Officer (1998-2003).

Tim had previously earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in 1986, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988, and as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1991. After working at Touche Ross in Toronto (1986-1989), Tim joined the Bank of N.T. Bufferfield in Bermuda (1989-1991). Tim moved to Vancouver to join Peter Cundill’s firm in 1991.

Tim has served on the Board of Directors of several publicly listed companies including Sun-Rype Products Ltd, Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods Inc, Rainmaker Entertainment Inc., Glacier Media Inc, We Commerce Holdings Ltd. and Bastion Square Partners Inc.

Tim has been a speaker at value investing conferences including The Value Investing Seminar in Italy, Institute of Advanced Financial Planners Annual Symposium and The Ben Graham Centre’s Value Investing Conference in Toronto. In addition, Tim has appeared on BNN, Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Outstanding Investor Digest, The Manual of Ideas and has been featured in the investment book, Stock Market Superstars.

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