LeeAnn Janissen

LeeAnn Janissen
Head of Research at East Coast Asset Management SEZC
UVic MSc '89

Dr. LeeAnn Janissen is Head of Research at East Coast Asset Management SEZC, a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands, where she develops systematic trading strategies in equities. She has over 25 years experience modeling complex financial products in the capital markets, first with Citibank in Toronto, and then with TD Securities in Toronto and London, England.

Janissen holds a PhD in Particle Physics from Carleton University, an MSc degree from the University of Victoria, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. Janissen has maintained close ties with the physics community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Light Source from 2008 to 2013, and more recently on the Board of the Canadian Association of Physicists Foundation from 2015-present, as well as being a Trustee of the Institute of Particle Physics from 2020-present.