BT Global Growth, a Montreal based Hedge Fund
BT Global Growth is a Canadian global long/short equity Hedge Fund. Since inception, the fund has generated a net return of 9.14% per year (YTD February 29th, 2016) compared with a return of 3.59% for TSX Index and 8.76% for S&P 500 TR (Cnd $) for the same time period. Today, BT Global Growth Fund is ranked 5 stars by GlobeFund.
BT Global Growth management team
BT Global Growth was established by two seasoned executives Mr. Paul Beattie and Mr. Jacques Lacroix in 2006.
Paul Beattie, MBA
Paul Beattie has over 25 years as a professional in finance with extensive international experience. He earned an MBA from INSEAD, France and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Queen’s University, Canada. Paul co-founded with Jacques Lacroix the investment firm BT Global Growth in 2006. From 2000 to 2006, he co-founded and worked as a managing Partner, of a boutique investment bank, Stable Capital Advisors. Paul also possesses extensive experience in private equity, including raising investment capital for alternative asset funds from within Canada and abroad. He was also a founding executive of Telesystem International Wireless in 1994 and its predecessor company in 1992. He was Vice-President, Mergers and Acquisitions and was involved in all aspects of financing activities.
As the head of Business Development and Investment Strategy in emerging countries he had the chance to work in Brazil, the Czech Republic, India, Mexico, Romania, and across South East Asia. Paul Beattie was involved in all aspects of international investments and public/private capital raising activities totaling several US $ billions. Mr. Beattie began his career as Investment Banker from 1986 to 1991 at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., in the position of Vice-President, Corporate Finance and was involved in a diverse range of advisory assignments and capital markets activities including M&A mandates and new equity issues for Canadian clients with private and public financing on these transactions exceeding CAD $850 million. View Paul Beattie’s television interview on BNN Top Picks.
Jacques Lacroix, CFA
Jacques Lacroix has over 21 years of finance and investment experience. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1992, with both an undergraduate and Masters degree in Finance from the Université de Sherbrooke. Jacques co-founded the investment firm BT Global Growth with his partner in 2006 and prior to that, he was a co-founder and a managing partner of Echo Capital Inc. In addition, he is the general partner of Echo Capital FIER Outaouais LP, a $15 million private equity fund which invests development capital in small/medium-sized enterprises, with a special focus on the Outaouais region. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Lacroix was Vice-President, Strategic Planning with Telesystem International Wireless Inc. (TIW), an international telecom company sold to Vodafone for US$4.4 billion in 2005.
He was responsible for corporate strategic planning, including business valuation and investment initiatives, in addition to being in charge of investor relations and corporate communications from 2003 to 2005. Between 1990 and 2000, he held various positions at TIW and its parent company, Telesystem, acquiring extensive experience in acquisitions and divestitures and contributing to the successful completion of multiple public/private equity and debt financings exceeding US$3.0 billion in the international capital markets. Jacques Lacroix worked together with Mr. Beattie on a variety of international and Canadian projects over the past 20 years. View Jacques Lacroix’s television interview on Canal Argent.
Learn more about BT Global Growth
If you are considering diversifying your existing portfolio, we invite you to contact us today to discuss potential investment opportunities. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions about our Montreal based Investment Fund and our investment philosophy. We invite you to view the video below where Paul Beattie introduces the firm and talks about the characteristics of our flagship BT Global Growth Fund.