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Joshua Varghese, CFA

Vice-President, Portfolio Management and Portfolio Manager

Signature Global Asset Management

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Joshua Varghese joined CI Investments in 2006 and is a veteran in the global real estate industry. He has specialized in real estate investment management since 2011, when he joined the Signature Global Asset Management investment team. He is responsible for co-managing the largest global listed real estate fund in Canada, the Signature Global REIT Fund, as well as the CI Global REIT Private Pool and ETF, the First Asset real estate mandates. Additionally, he co-manages Signature High Income and Signature Diversified Yield funds, and assists in managing the real estate allocations of Signature’s equity and balanced funds.As a significant investor, Mr. Varghese has worked with many Canadian and international real estate companies on their corporate strategies and capital structure decisions, including IPOs, spinoffs and public market exits. He is a frequent speaker at national real estate conferences such as RealREIT and RealCapital and is a frequent guest on the Business News Network (BNN). In 2019 and 2020, Brendan Wood International recognized Joshua as a TopGun Investment Mind, an award that singles out individual investment professionals as being the most accomplished professionals in the Canadian investment industry. Joshua holds a Bachelor of International Business from Carleton University and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.