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Daniel W. Brintnell
Daniel W. Brintnell
Managing Director, OCP Cygnus

Dan Brintnell is the Chief Relationship Officer at Cygnus Investment Partners LP Dan Brintnell provides senior leadership on our private client relationships including sales and service. He has over 25 years of experience, primarily in the financial services industry where Dan is known to be a client focused, high energy leader with a proven track record of delivering top and bottom line results. He has an in-depth understanding of the Canadian wealth management business. Dan’s recent experience was as CEO of a successful family-owned company where he led the organization through growth and development strategies to position it for maximum value. Previously he spent many years serving high-net worth individuals in their wealth management and private equity needs. As a well-respected expert in the field, his roles have included Analyst, Director, EVP, President, Founder, Owner and CEO providing great perspective and accountability to multiple stakeholders and the extensive network that goes with it. dan.brintnell@cygnusinvestmentpartners.com

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Veronica De Leon
Veronica De Leon
Senior Financial Analyst

Veronica De Leon has held progressively senior accounting positions in both investment management and digital sales firms. Her most recent roles were Financial Analyst positions where she provided extensive analytical support to operations and senior management in their decision making responsibilities. Veronica has a track record of providing day-to-day financial support to fast-growing firms with the distinctive ability to translate financial numbers into business essentials. Her organizational skills, critical thinking, focus on continuous improvement and enthusiastic personal style, make Veronica ideally suited for the role. veronica.deleon@cygnusinvestmentpartners.com

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Dave Dewan
Dave Dewan
Business Analyst

Dave Dewan has a strong background in information technology, which he has used to develop and implement productivity-focused IT infrastructure and critical business processes. Prior to entering the financial services industry, Dave gained valuable management experience in the golf industry, where he served in roles that included General Manager, Director of Golf Operations, and PGA of Canada Professional. Dave’s managerial strategy focused on operational process improvement, innovative product development, and the delivery of consistent service excellence to his customers. In addition to producing a loyal, satisfied, and expanding customer base; these strategies helped produce a significant turnaround in the value created for shareholders. Dave is ideally suited to manage our technology-based client services and operational efficiencies. dave.dewan@cygnusinvestmentpartners.com

Our Story

About Cygnus

Cygnus Investment Partners LP (Cygnus) is an asset management firm providing proprietary Canadian access to investment products of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR), one of the world’s pre-eminent private equity firms with a 42 year track record of investing success.Through Cygnus, Canadian institutional investors, other than those directly served by KKR, and qualified private investors,2 can access KKR’s alternative investment expertise through an innovative structure with ground-breaking minimum investment thresholds.

Cygnus was founded by a team of highly experienced industry professionals with significant expertise in asset management, wealth management, capital markets and banking. Our team saw the opportunity to bridge the gap between the history of investing success with a manager like KKR, and the large number of institutional and private investors who have had difficulty accessing KKR products in the past, due to their high minimum investment thresholds.

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What’s in a Name?

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Cygnus is a constellation, also known to Canadians as The Northern Cross, which has presided over the northern night sky for millennia. Cygnus is a swan, the majestic and elegant bird which symbolizes partnership and loyalty. Our corporate values define our fiduciary responsibility to watch over our client portfolios throughout the life cycle of their long-term commitment to investments. Ours is a business based on trust and lasting relationships – as stable and consistent as our namesake constellation.

Our Commitment

In the process of bringing KKR products to our clients, we are driven to make the investing experience transparent and straightforward, while delivering the highest level of service possible. We will serve our clients where and how they prefer to be served. Our business is guided by our Key Values:

Integrity

Our word is our bond. We understand that trust is earned by delivering on every commitment.

Excellence

We are peerless in our commitment to achieve the highest standards of quality, performance and reputation.

Long-term Relationships

We place the utmost value on building sustainable relationships with everyone with whom we do business.

Partnership

We partner with leading world-class providers who share our dedication to the highest standards.

Community

We are inspired to make the communities in which we and our clients live and do business, better places.

Continuous Improvement

We actively seek and welcome feedback from clients, partners, the community and each other to improve in all that we do.

Our Team

Our leadership team operates in the spirit of partnership, bringing a diverse and deep experience set in support of a common goal. The Cygnus leadership team averages more than 30 years of experience in asset management, capital markets, wealth management and banking. We saw an opportunity to expand and transform the Alternatives market in Canada by connecting those investors with a demand for KKR-caliber products to those same products, by breaking down the primary barrier to accessibility: high minimums.

Daniel W. Brintnell
Daniel W. Brintnell
Managing Director, OCP Cygnus
Veronica De Leon
Veronica De Leon
Senior Financial Analyst
Dave Dewan
Dave Dewan
Business Analyst

Our Partners

We have assembled a team of global industry leaders in risk management, custodial services, legal, audit, recordkeeping and performance reporting. Together, Cygnus and our service providers deliver the superior experience and service that you deserve.

FAQ

What is Cygnus?

Cygnus Investment Partners LP (Cygnus) is an asset management firm providing proprietary Canadian access to investment products of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR), one of the world’s pre-eminent private equity firms with a 42 year track record of investing success.1 Through Cygnus, Canadian institutional investors, other than those directly served by KKR, and qualified private investors,2 can access KKR’s alternative investment expertise through an innovative structure with ground-breaking minimum investment thresholds.

What does the name Cygnus mean?

Cygnus is a constellation, also known to Canadians as The Northern Cross, which has presided over the Northern night sky for millennia. Cygnus is a swan, the majestic and elegant bird which symbolizes partnership and loyalty. Our corporate values define our fiduciary responsibility to watch over our client portfolios throughout the life cycle of their long-term commitment to Alternative investments. Ours is a business based on trust and lasting relationships – as stable and consistent as our namesake constellation.

Who leads the firm?

Our Managing Partners and Founders include: Wayne Fox, Dennis Dewan, & Dan Geraci. This diverse group of financial services veterans have proven track records and strong reputations led by Chairman, Wayne Fox, former Vice-Chair and Chief Risk Officer of CIBC. The Cygnus senior team has an average of over 30 years of experience in the business of banking, investment dealer and asset management. Our leadership team operates in the spirit of partnership, bringing a diverse and deep experience set in support of a common goal. The Cygnus leadership team averages more than 30 years of experience in asset management, capital markets, wealth management and banking. We saw an opportunity to expand and transform the Alternatives market in Canada by connecting those investors with a demand for KKR-caliber products to those same products, by breaking down the primary barrier to accessibility: high minimums.

What is the relationship to KKR?

The Cygnus KKR relationship provides our clients with a compelling value proposition: KKR’s history of investment success and global diversification, within a Canadian-domiciled product structure managed by Cygnus. KKR is not new to Canada, but may be new to Canadians. Millions of Canadians already have KKR working inside their portfolios through their participation in some of the country’s largest public sector pension plans. Put the tremendous global resources and expertise of KKR to work in your investment portfolio. Our team stands ready to assist you in the process of selecting the most appropriate Cygnus solution for your portfolio.2

What type of investors would be eligible to become Cygnus clients?

Our clients are institutions and individuals qualified to participate in Alternative Investments 2.

  • Eligible Institutional Investors (Permitted clients) include: Private and Public Pension Funds, Foundations, Endowments, Insurance Companies, Mutual Fund Companies, First Nations, Trust Companies, Credit Unions
  • Eligible Private Investors (Accredited Investors) include: Accredited and Permitted Individuals, Single Family Offices, Multi-Family Offices

What funds are available through Cygnus?

To find out more about investing with Cygnus, contact us at info@cygnusinvestmentpartners.com and 416 583-5580

How do I do business with Cygnus?

To find out more, contact us at info@cygnusinvestmentpartners.com and 416 583-5580

How can I stay in touch with Cygnus?

Contact us at info@cygnusinvestmentpartners.com and 416 583-5580

Contact Us

Cygnus Investment Partners Inc. Brookfield Place 181 Bay Street, Suite 4200 Toronto, ON M5J 2T3 416 583-5580 info@cygnusinvestmentpartners.com map

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Cygnus is committed to making the communities in which we and our clients live and do business, better places. This includes ensuring that Cygnus’ services are accessible to all clients and employees of Cygnus with disabilities. If you would like to provide feedback on the accessibility of Cygnus’ services, please contact Cygnus:   – In writing or in person at Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St, Suite 4200, Toronto, ON, M5J2T3. – By email to Debbie Dimoff, Partner & Chief Client Officer, at debbie.dimoff@cygnusinvestmentpartners.com – Or by telephone at 416.583.5591.   Cygnus will, on request, provide information and communications in an accessible manner through use of appropriate accessible formats and communications supports.