Bill Kanko is the founder and President of Black Creek Investment Management since 2005. He has spent his entire career spanning more than 30 years as an investment analyst and portfolio manager. Prior to Black Creek, Bill was a Senior Vice President with AIM Trimark and was the lead manager for the Trimark Fund and Trimark Select Growth Fund, with combined assets of more than $13 billion. These funds had outstanding performance during his leadership from 1999 to 2004, ranking in the top 10% of global equity funds in Canada. From 1995 to 1999, Bill managed mutual funds for Mackenzie Financial (Universal Growth Fund and Ivy Foreign Equity Fund). Bill originally joined Trimark in September 1985, leaving as Senior Vice President in 2004. Prior to Trimark and Mackenzie, he was an investment analyst at Confederation Life Assurance Company from 1981 to 1985. Bill graduated with an Honours B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in 1981 and was granted the CFA designation in 1984.