Since we began, we’ve actively brought together the pieces we need to support our vision of being a leading organization that empowers Canadian investors and enables SMB founders and entrepreneurs.

We started by building a better investment management company focused on the biggest problem our industry needed to solve: actively helping real-world investors meet their long-term goals. Then we expanded into two exciting new areas where we see huge potential to make a significant impact — the movement toward independent wealth management and creating the banking solutions that small business owners need to be successful.

There is plenty left to do to achieve our mission. We have the team, the vision and the motivation to do something really important on behalf of our customers.

2013

Purpose Investments is founded by Som Seif, previous founder of Claymore Investments, an innovator of low-fee Exchange Traded Funds that was bought by BlackRock.

The firm where thoughtful Canadians invest, Purpose builds on a history of experience to create a truly modern approach to investing that focuses on helping clients achieve long-term objectives to realize meaningful success.

2015

Purpose Investments surpasses $1B in assets under management (AUM).

2016

Purpose Investments acquires Redwood Asset Management to add expert active management in key strategic areas, including preferred shares and emerging markets.

2017

OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds, joins us to create Purpose Financial and invest in a strategic partnership that will support our vision and accelerate growth.

Alongside VersionOne and OMERS Ventures, Purpose Financial invests in Citizen Hex, a blockchain trading and liquidity startup.

Purpose Financial invests in d1g1t, a digital end-to-end wealth management technology platform that services advisors.

Purpose Financial incubates and invests in Ario, a modern digital banking software platform enabling SMB customer facing enterprises to offer banking and lending as a service.

Purpose Investments acquires assets from LOGIQ Asset Management to accelerate scale and add key portfolio management talent.

Purpose incubates Purpose Advisor Solutions launching an independent wealth technology platform.

2018

Purpose acquires Thinking Capital, the largest non-bank small business lender in Canada, a key piece in our vision to build an SMB financial platform.

Purpose launches Ether Capital (NEO: ETHC) by bringing together a strong group of partners spanning venture capital, financial services and deep blockchain domain expertise to create the first publicly listed company in the world dedicated to Ethereum and Web 3 movement and decentralized finance

2019

Purpose acquires Credit Genie, a consumer point-of-sale financing technology provider, expanding our product offering to SMBs.