Culture of Good Governance

Achieving the long-term goals of each client is at the centre of everything SEAMARK does. This client oriented culture is reflected in SEAMARK’s approach to corporate governance.

Code of Ethics: SEAMARK’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct is signed annually by all employees. The Code is continually reviewed and updated as necessary to reflect the highest standards of integrity and business conduct. SEAMARK Asset Management claims compliance with the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct. This claim has not been verified by CFA Institute.

Compliance: Appropriate compliance controls are in place to confirm that all activities are conducted in a manner consistent with regulatory requirements and SEAMARK’s fiduciary duty to clients.

Proxy voting: Proxy voting is integrated into our investment management process to support the long-term interests of SEAMARK’s clients.

Reporting: SEAMARK Asset Management Ltd. claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). SEAMARK Asset Management Ltd. has been verified for the period from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2020 by EVIV Group Inc.

SEAMARK Asset Management Ltd. is an independent Halifax, Nova based company that offers its services to institutional and private clients across Canada.  SEAMARK provides investment management services with a focus on preserving and enhancing clients' assets over the long-term. Experienced and accessible investment professionals follow a team-based process that consistently applies clearly articulated investment principles to meet each client's objectives. Firm history beings in 2009 with the predecessor firm LeeSide Capital Management. SEAMARK is 100% owned by its employee group.

SEAMARK Asset Management (2013) Ltd. was formed in 2013 for the purpose of acquiring the assets of SEAMARK Asset Management Ltd. from Matrix Asset Management Inc. Acquired assets included those of LeeSide Capital Management, established 2009, which were acquired by SEAMARK Asset Management in 2012. In 2016 SEAMARK Asset Management (2013) Ltd.'s name was changed to SEAMARK Asset Management Ltd.  Robert McKim, CEO and CIO, is the beneficial majority owner of SEAMARK Asset Management Ltd. while all other investment professionals hold minority interests in the firm; there are no outside shareholders.