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Stephen Johnston


Stephen has over 20 years experience as a fund manager from the debt and private equity perspectives. As a senior fund manager at Société Générale Asset Management UK Stephen oversaw the private equity portion of approximately C$ 500 million in closed-end funds investing across all sectors in the emerging markets of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Baltics and the Middle East. Stephen has been involved in multiple funds investing into the Canadian alternative space with AUM approaching $1B in aggregate –  including strategies deploying capital into farmland, private credit, energy and SME PE. Stephen launched Canada’s first RRSP/TFSA eligible farmland investment vehicle. Stephen has a BSc. (1987) and a LLB from the University of Alberta (1990) and an MBA (1994) from the London Business School.