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Honorary degree citation - Ned Goodman

By: Mohsen Anvari, November 1997

Mr. Chancellor, I have the honour to present to you Mr. Ned Goodman, one of Canada's most successful investment counsellors, and a driving force in the financial and investment community.

Mr. Goodman has been a securities analyst and portfolio manager for more than 30 years, starting with Edper Investments in 1962. In 1967, he co-founded Beutel, Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel, of which he was director until 1989, when he sold his interest in the company to form what is now Dundee Bancorp Inc.

As chair and CEO of Dundee Bancorp Inc., and its two divisions, Goodman and Company, Investment Counsel, and Dynamic Mutual Funds, Mr Goodman is responsible for more than $7 billion in fiduciary assets.

In addition, Dynamic Mutual Funds was the first Canadian mutual fund company to establish a charitable foundation (the Dynamic Fund Foundation), which has distributed more than $400,000 to deserving causes in a year.

Par ailleurs, M Goodman est président du Conseil Canadien des Chrétiens et des Juifs, un organisme voué à l'éradication des préjugés religieux, culturels et raciaux. II est administrateur de la Fondation de l'Hôpital Mount Sinai, membre du conseil des Jeunes entreprises du Canada et coauteur du livre Investing in Gold, publié en 1992 chez Key Porter Books.

Né à Montréal, Ned Goodman obtient un baccalauréat en géologie à l'Université McGill en 1960 et une maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) de l'Université de Toronto, en 1962. La University of Virginia lui a attribué en 1967 le prestigieux titre d'Analyste financier agréé.

M. Goodman est marié à Anita Silver; ils ont quatre enfants.

Mr. Chancellor, it is a privilege and a real honour for me to present to you, on behalf of the Senate and by authority of the Board of Governors, Ned Goodman, that you may confer on him the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

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