our team

“An investment team with over 40 years of combined experience.”


president & chief investment officer


After completing his Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics degree from Simon Fraser University, AJ began his investment career with a leading national mutual fund company. From there, AJ was recruited to the Bank of Montreal and subsequently to BMO Nesbitt Burns. Soon after AJ became a portfolio manager at a local investment firm and went on to complete his MBA in Global Asset and Wealth Management at the Segal Graduate School of Business. AJ holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations and possesses 20 years of experience within the finance industry. As part of his role at Pacifica Partners, AJ provides a periodic column for the Financial Post and provides financial market commentary on the Business News Network (BNN).

aman bhangu MBA CFA

Vice President Research


Aman completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Simon Fraser University, as well as an MBA in Global Asset and Wealth Management at the Segal Graduate School of Business. Aman is also a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and possesses several years of experience in the construction and utilization of quantitative and financial modeling. He has been employed as a Statistical Analyst for Simon Fraser University, and as an Investment Analyst & Equity Trader for a Vancouver based institutional investment firm.  In addition to his professional experience, Aman has served on the Simon Fraser University Alumni Board of Directors, has studied visual arts at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

naveen gopal MBA CIM BSc

VP, Client Services & Portfolio Manager


Naveen has varied experience in the investment industry and has a passion for client care. He has worked with a leading Canadian hedge fund firm, providing sales and strategic investment support to over 300 financial advisors,  as well as operating independently as a successful Investment Advisor at a leading British Columbia investment firm. Naveen completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, as well as an MBA in Global Asset and Wealth Management at the Segal Graduate School of Business. Naveen has completed the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level I exam and is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM).

sylvanna asia BBA

Portfolio Manager Assistant


Sylvanna joined the firm in 2017 and is a recent graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Operations Management.  She is also pursuing her Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a CFA Level III candidate.  Sylvanna is responsible for assisting clients and our investment team.

Prior to joining Pacifica Partners, Sylvanna gained experience working at a major Canadian utility company  as well as the Canada Revenue Agency.

Hal Shin BA (Hons)

Administration & Marketing Coordinator


Hal completed his Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, with a minor specialization in Commerce. At Pacifica Partners, Hal acts as our Administration & Marketing Coordinator where he supports client needs as well as the operations of the firm. Hal is also bilingual, speaking both English and Korean fluently.

Outside the firm, Hal enjoys giving back to the community by serving as a board director at a local non-profit society.

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