Chris is our team’s “Chief Investment Officer” and leads our in-house investment work. As the director of our Investment Portfolios, Chris is uniquely positioned to look after the financial service requirements of our clients. His passion is the investment business, and his strength is the ability to see value where others cannot.
Chris has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He started his career in the chartered bank system, first as an agriculture specialist, then a business lender, and finally a private banker, before launching Chris Raper & Associates in 1994. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from McGill University, with majors in Economics and Business. He also holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designations.
Chris and his wife, Arleen, have two daughters, Alexa and Brittany. He is passionate about family life, church, and cooking. He enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing and biking, and in his down time he is a “wannabe farmer”.
Alex works on the investment side of the business as our team’s “Lead Analyst”. He is actively involved in all stages of the investment process, from initial idea generation to monitoring our long-term holdings. He also enjoys developing various systems and tools to make our investment research and management more efficient.
Alex joined Chris Raper & Associates in 2013, after moving to Canada from the United States. He brings an extensive investment research and financial modeling background, including 6 years as an investment analyst with a top performing US hedge fund. He is a CFA Charterholder and is a regular member of the Victoria CFA Society.
Alex, his wife, Dorina, and their daughters enjoy fishing and hiking around Victoria. They also run their own online art gallery selling art to support various children’s charities. Alex is fluent in English, Russian and Romanian.
Allison works closely with Chris and Alex as a “Junior Analyst”, performing extensive analysis and review of the companies’ holdings we own. She is always looking to improve our processes in regard to investment analysis and research.
Allison joined Chris Raper & Associates in 2010, after graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting and a minor in Mathematics. She is currently a Level 3 Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst program, has completed several industry courses, and is a licensed Investment Representative.
Outside the office, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband, Cody, and their son, James, and pursuing her other interests which include reading, writing and travelling.