Our Team

Sam Pellettieri, Chair & CEO/CIO Sam is the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Altema Asset Management Inc., an emerging alternative asset manager.

Sam has been a senior executive at several mutual fund companies, an investment dealer where he lead a new asset management company and was the Chief Investment Officer, and of a boutique institutional investment manager where he was a founder. His experiences include managing complex portfolios, investment operations, serving clients, and building strong teams of investment industry professionals.

In addition to Sam’s senior executive leadership roles he has managed money for some of Canada’s largest investment managers and funds. This includes Investors Group, National Bank of Canada, and CI  Investments. Successfully, Sam has cumulatively managed over $10 billion of assets and advised more than $50 billion. He has directly managed various Canadian, US, and Global equity and fixed income strategies using his unique quantamental investment process.

Sam is an investment committee member on two Top 30 Canadian Pension Plans:  The Teacher’s  Retirement Allowance Fund (TRAF) and the Winnipeg Civic Employee Benefits Plan (WCEBP) – where he is the Vice Chair.

Sam has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance with a minor in Pure Mathematics from the  University of Manitoba as well as significant relevant designations from the Canadian Securities Institute and is a CFA charter holder.

Sam is actively involved in the community. He is on the Major Donor’s Executive Cabinet for United Way, a board member of St. Alphonsus School and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. He currently sits on the Finance Committee for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, where he oversees the finance function of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. He was on the Board of Trustees for United Way Winnipeg and chaired United Way’s GenNext initiative and on the Finance Committee of Holy Rosary Church of Winnipeg. He was also a fundraiser for the Assiniboine Park Conservancy Imagine a Place Special Gifts campaign. In 2010 Sam won an award for significant career achievements in the Business and Professional category of the Future Leaders of Manitoba Council.

Richard Wong, CFA, MBA, MD (Portfolio Manager) is an award Winning Healthcare Investment Professional with more than 16 Years of experience. Medical Doctor and MBA degrees from University of Manitoba. Earned Chief Market Technician designation in 2007 and is a member of Market Technicians Association. Sole manager of the Global Healthcare Fund for 12 years. The Fund created alpha in the last 1, 3, 5, 10 year periods, as well as winning a Lipper Award in 2009. Other Funds Previously Managed: US Small Cap, Canadian Small Cap Growth, US Large Cap Growth.

Jenna Chernetsky (VP Finance and Operations) has over a decade of hedge fund experience. After graduating from the U of M with a BComm, Jenna moved to Bermuda to pursue a career in hedge fund administration. She started as a Fund Accountant at Citi in 2004 and moved over to BNY Mellon where she held the title of VP, catering to international hedge fund managers. In 2011 Jenna moved to Toronto where she joined Goldman Sach’s Hedge Fund Administration division. As VP, Jenna serviced a Tier 1
Hedge Fund client portfolio with combined AUM of $5B. She returned to Winnipeg in 2015, serving as RBC DS’s branch administrator in her most recent role prior to joining Altema.

Business Partners

Don Campbell LLB (Principal of Canadian Compliance & Regulatory Law (CCRL) – Outsourced Compliance)
Don is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law and has been practicing law in Winnipeg since 1990. He was previously the National Director of Compliance for IQON Financial, a 400 advisor mutual fund dealer based in Winnipeg and prior to that was Legal Counsel, Compliance, with Assante Asset Management Ltd. He provides legal counsel services and compliance oversight to portfolio managers, investment fund managers, investment dealers and exempt market dealers located from Vancouver Island to Ontario.

Eileen Mueller (Compliance Analyst CCRL Inc – Outsourced Compliance)
Eileen joined CCRL in January 2017 as a Compliance Manager. From 2004 to 2016, Eileen worked at Tetrem Capital Management Ltd. in various roles, having responsibilities primarily in the areas of Trading, Operations & Compliance. Eileen played an instrumental role in the development of policies & procedures, on-going monitoring and day-to-day operations related to these areas. Prior to joining Tetrem, Eileen worked as Assante Asset Management Ltd. from 1997- 2004, most recently as Manager, Selection and Performance Measurement, responsible for the selection and on-going monitoring of sub-advisory Investment Managers. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (Bachelor of Arts degree) and has completed multiple securities courses.

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