Moez Kassam

Co-founder, Chief Investment Officer at Anson Funds
Ontario

Moez Kassam has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, philanthropist, and board member of several nonprofit organizations.

Early life

Moez Kassam was born on August 27, 1980.

Education

Moez Kassam attended Bayview Glen School in 1994, where he developed an interest in finance after his class placed in the top three schools in the TD Stock Portfolio Challenge for Ontario.

Kassam went on to attend the University of Western Ontario. He graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2010, he earned his Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from the London Business School, a constituent college of the University of London.

Career

Moez Kassam has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, philanthropist, and board member of several nonprofit organizations.
Kassam is one of the primary managers of Anson Funds’ total assets under management, which is estimated at about $1.5 billion.

An alternative asset management company, Anson Funds has three investment strategies: classic shorts, value longs and opportunistic investments. Those strategies shape the firm’s two biggest funds, the Anson Investments Master Fund, or AIMF, and the Anson Catalyst Fund.

While Kassam has been with Anson Funds since co-founding the company in 2007, he has also worked as a Strategic Advisor to Foodee and an Executive Producer at Moringa Media Ltd., where he has helped shape the media organization’s branding strategy.

Net Worth

Moez Kassam’s net worth is estimated at between $1 to $5 million. His compensation from Anson Funds is unknown, but Moez co-founded the company, which now manages more than $1.5 billion in assets.

Achievement

Anson Funds is widely recognized as one of Canada’s most successful hedge funds.

Barron’s and Bloomberg have both chosen Anson Funds as a top-performing fund. Anson Funds was also chosen for the Top 10 Hedge Funds list from Barclay Managed Funds, which makes its selections based on annualized returns from 2018-2020.

In 2018, Kassam received the 2018 Canada’s 40 Under 40 award, one of the most prestigious recognitions in the country.

In addition to his business acumen for Anson Funds, Moez Kassam is also a passionate philanthropist who has made important contributions to his community. In June 2020, Kassam became a member of the board of directors for the Canadian Olympic Committee foundation.

He also volunteers with the Young Presidents Organization’s Maple Leaf Chapter as Education Officer, and serves on the boards of the Toronto Public Library Foundation, the Ryerson University’s Technology Innovation Circle, and the Immigrant Access Fund.

Kassam founded the Moez & Marissa Kassam Foundation, named for Kassam and his wife, which donates to many organizations that aid vulnerable people across Canada, but especially in Toronto.

The foundation made a $1 million donation to Michael Garron Hospital, resulting in a state-of-the-art food court for healthcare workers, and another $1 million donation to the Canadian Olympic Foundation, among many other donations to local charities.

Kassam has also donated to the University of Toronto, which used his support to hire Abdulaziz Sachedina as a distinguished visiting professor of Islamic Studies for Emmanuel College.