General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> January 23, 2013

A Stock Picker’s Fund of U.S. and Canadian Equities

Hynes, Philippe
Philippe Hynes, CFA, became the President of Tonus Capital Inc. in 2011. Before joining Tonus Capital, Mr. Hynes was Partner of Van Berkom & Associates Inc., where he was a member of the U.S. small-caps team. His main duty was finding and analyzing U.S. companies with a market capitalization of less than $3 billion in which to invest. Mr. Hynes has also worked for Standard Life Investments as a Research Analyst in the oil and gas sector, and for the Caisse Centrale Desjardins in the Treasury Department. He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Concordia Universityís John Molson School of Business, where he teaches a class in practical equity analysis and portfolio management. Mr. Hynes holds a masterís degree from the Ecole des hautes etudes commerciales (HEC, Montreal) and a bachelorís degree in finance from Concordia University. He obtained his CFA designation in 2004 and is a member of the Montreal CFA Association. Profile
TWST: Please begin with a brief history of Tonus Capital and an overview of your business today. 

Mr. Hynes: The firm is five years old, was founded with the objective of having an