Meet our team

Robert McDermott CIMA®, FMA, CIM®, FCSI
Portfolio Manager, Vice President

Robert joined Richardson GMP as a partner in 2014, having begun his career as an investment advisor with Merrill Lynch in 1999, shortly before it was acquired by CIBC Wood Gundy. As a portfolio manager and Vice President, Robert focuses on strategic asset allocation, quarterbacks our overall wealth management process and coordinates our team of professionals to meet and exceed our clients’ financial objectives. Robert’s designations include the prestigious Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), the Financial Management Advisor (FMA), and the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).

Craig D. Basinger, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

Beginning his investment career in 1995, Craig Basinger has focused on investment strategy and managing Canadian and U.S. equity portfolios for Canadian investors. Craig believes that investment success begins with the big picture. If you are in the wrong sectors, the best stock picking in the world can’t save you. Craig spends a considerable amount of analytical energy on identifying economic expectations, allocating assets, and formulating sector views and style/quantitative tilts. He develops and tests these themes continuously. At the company level, he uses fundamental research in conjunction with a proprietary quantitative scoring system and technical analysis for entry/exit points. Craig’s multi-disciplined investment approach combines economics, early foundations in quantitative research and fundamental analysis.

James Price, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Jamie is the Director of Investment and Advice at Richardson GMP. In this capacity, Jamie helps advisors and clients build portfolios and navigate a crowded universe of investment products. In addition, Jamie contributes the writing of our market commentaries, including the daily Launch Pad, to keep our advisors and clients well informed. Jamie graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours BA in Economics and Geography in 1997 and started in fixed income the same year working on the Bond Desk at First Marathon Securities, which was later acquired by National Bank Financial. Jamie joined First Associates in 2003, which evolved into Blackmont Capital and then Macquarie Private Wealth. He was appointed Vice President, Fixed Income, in 2005 and became a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder in 2006. A year later, he was appointed Director of Fixed Income. Jamie’s experience in the bond world makes him well positioned to contribute to the macro strategy of the asset management team. Jamie Price, as a portfolio manager, is the lead manager of the Connected Wealth bond strategies.