About Us

Our History

Evans Investment Counsel is an independent discretionary portfolio management firm based in Toronto, Canada. We are registered as a Portfolio Manager and Investment Fund Manager with the Ontario Securities Commission and as a Portfolio Manager with the securities commissions of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, Nova Scotia,  Saskatchewan and Quebec.

Our approach has not changed since the firm’s inception in 1988, when Rob Evans began managing his family’s portfolio on a full-time basis. Rob hired his first employee a few years later and has since grown the firm exponentially. We have always focused on preserving and growing the wealth of our clients by trusting in our investment philosophy, staying the course and, where necessary, making decisions that might be unpopular at the time but that we expect will lead to superior long-term results.

Our client base has grown steadily in the more than three decades we have been in business – first to include extended family and friends who were favourably impressed with the job Rob was doing, then beyond. We now manage assets for over three hundred families, who together have entrusted over CAD$1.5 billion to us. This growth has primarily been achieved through continued word-of-mouth client referrals.

For information on our investment style and how we manage clients’ wealth,
please see Types of Investments

Focused on long-term results, not short-term performance

“You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right” – Warren Buffet