Chief Compliance Officer & Portfolio Manager

Stephen Smith

Chief Compliance Officer & Portfolio Manager

Stephen Smith brings 30 years of financial and investment experience to his roles as Portfolio Manager, Fund Manager and Chief Compliance Officer at Capstone.  Dedicated to building strong relationships, Stephen easily connects with and relates to others.  Clients and employees alike appreciate his dedication to helping others as well as his engaging gift for story-telling.

A Chartered Investment Manager, Stephen is also a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.  Starting his finance career in 1985, Stephen's previous roles include Senior Manager with Axa International in Europe and Vice President with Continental Futures in BC.

Following these roles, Stephen went into private practice, then joined Capstone's predecessor firm at its inception in 2000.  In 2002, he took a two year hiatus to serve as a project manager with an international aid agency.  Returning in 2004, Stephen has been integral to the continuous development of investment policies and strategies for Capstone.

A 2nd Degree Black Belt in Songahm Taekwondo, Stephen holds Canadian and North Western US Champion titles. (We have no recorded incidents of him deploying these skills during client review meetings!)  He also sits on the Board of a non-profit society that has facilitated the adoption of over 200 orphans from Russia and Central Asia.  He and his wife Sue have 3 children, all adopted in Kazakhstan, and serve primarily in the music ministry at their local church.