Goodman honours early alumnus with distinguished graduate award

Mark Arthur (BA ’77), president of Industrial Alliance Private Wealth Management, is being honoured with the award in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements.One of the first graduates of Brock University’s business program has been named the 2014-2015 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate.Mark Arthur (BA ’77), president of Industrial Alliance Private Wealth Management, is being honoured with the award in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements.The Distinguished Graduate Award celebrates the outstanding professional or personal achievements of graduates of the Goodman School of Business at Brock University.Every year, an alumnus from the Goodman School of Business meets with student leaders and is honoured at the annual Distinguished Graduate Reception.“It is a great honor for us at the Goodman School of Business to recognize Mr. Arthur’s contributions as a leader in the field of finance, particularly given that he is an alumnus of the first graduating class of business students at Brock University,” says Don Cyr, dean, Goodman School of Business. “This is especially significant this year, given the 2014 celebrations of the establishment of Brock University.”Mark Arthur is the president of Industrial Alliance Private Wealth Management, which manages the private wealth management companies within that organization.He is the CEO of three operating companies within the IA group, TE Wealth, Leon Frazer & Associates Inc. and Hahn Investment Stewards & Company Inc.Mr. Arthur joined the predecessor company Jovian Capital Corporation in 2003 as one of the partners. Jovian invested in the financial services arena by acquiring, creating and growing companies.Over 10 years Jovian built a diversified growing portfolio of unique companies involved in the traditional and emerging asset management business.Prior to his time at Jovian, Arthur held the title of president, chief investment officer and director at RBC Global Investment Management Inc., the position of president, chief executive officer and chief investment officer at Royal Bank Investment Management Inc. – Royal Mutual Funds and was also appointed as the chairman of Investment Strategy Committee, Wealth Management Division.Arthur also holds his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation as well as an MBA from the Western University.Past distinguished graduates have included Doug Wilkinson (BBA ’91), Deloitte & Touche LP; Deborah Rosati (BAcc ‘84), Karma Atheltics Ltd., Sears Canada; Dr. Paul Ingram (BBA ’90), Columbia University; Debbie Sevenpifer (BAdmin ’87), YMCA of Greater Toronto; Dr. Stephan Young (BAdmin ’84), Citi; Jim Ryan (BAdmin ’86), Pala Interactive; John Zoccoli (BAdmin ’86), Jamzoc Holdings Limited; James MacLellan (BAdmin ’87), Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Kristian Knibutat (BAdmin ’86), PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Jeff Park (BAcc ’85),Catamaran; Fred Losani (BAdmin ’87), Losani Homes; and Anne-Marie Robinson (BBA ’90), Public Service Commission of Canada. read more