Our team

Craig Machel FMA, CIM, FCSI 
Director, Wealth Management & Portfolio Manager

As a Portfolio Manager, Craig works together with a select group of affluent clients and their families as well as corporations and foundations who share a common goal: to protect and grow their wealth in a reliable and predictable fashion. He provides highly personalized advisory services within a framework of disciplined, diversified portfolio construction, selecting from among the world’s most successful and exclusive money managers.

Thinking differently about how to ensure a positive impact in his clients’ financial circumstances, Craig goes beyond traditional portfolio management in the equity and bond markets alone to include conservative and predictable alternative assets, offering more effective diversification and a benchmark that offers protection and peace of mind regardless of market conditions.

Craig's designations include the Financial Management Association (FMA), the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), and his life insurance license. Craig actively participates in the Canadian chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and presents as a guest speaker or panelist at various industry and private client events.

A graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Economics, Craig is a frequent commentator on the BNN and in The Globe and Mail, as well as in other local and national media.

Steph Rasiuk
Associate

Steph joined the Machel Group in 2014. She co-ordinates daily administrative needs together with clients and the team, as well as events and marketing efforts. Steph also collaborates with our Tax and Estate Planning team, working with clients on long-term holistic family planning initiatives.

Steph earned an honours degree in psychology from Queen’s university and is licensed as an Investment Representative with IIROC. Steph is currently working on her Certified Financial Planners designation.

Melissa Jack
Assistant

Melissa is the newest member of the team, joining us from the client services department at a major bank. She is responsible for account documentation, working closely with our back office and with our external fund partners. Melissa works hard behind the scenes, ensuring a seamless client experience as it relates to account administrative detail.