Brian Tang, BBA, CFA
Brian has successfully led Fundamental Research Corp’s growth from start up to being named the 20th fastest growing company in B.C. in 2008, according to Business in Vancouver. He is co-author of two online courses including the very successful “Evaluation of Junior Mining Companies for Investment Purposes“.
Brian is dedicated to bringing more awareness to Private Securities in Canada, as he has successfully done in the small, micro cap, and junior resource sector. To this end, he produced the first ever Exempt Market Conference in Canada.
Prior to Fundamental Research Corp., Brian was an analyst in the corporate banking group of one of the world’s largest international banks. Prior to this, he worked at a financial advisory firm where he analyzed and published research on Canadian equity mutual funds.
Brian is also the founder of Foodie Kids Inc., a company dedicated to helping kids see the world through food and eating better. Although he sold the company in 2018, he maintains a passion for the food/beverage/hospitality industry as an avid travel and food writer. He also founded a successful niche consumer finance company.
Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance with a minor in Economics) from Simon Fraser University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Siddharth Rajeev, B.Tech (Electronics Engineering), MBA (Finance), CFA
Vice President - Head of Research
At Fundamental Research Corp, Sid heads the research department which has covered over 415 small and micro cap companies and over 115 exempt market/private issues from a broad array of industries including Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Technology. He also manages the FRC list of Top Picks, which are the stocks under coverage which he has the highest conviction level about. These picks have historically helped the firm finish strong in various third party analyst performance rankings.
Sid holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics Engineering from Cochin University of Science & Technology, and an MBA from The University of British Columbia. He is also a CFA Charterholder. Sid is sought by the media for commentary on the valuation of small cap stocks and industries he covers.
He is also co-author of two online courses including the very successful “Evaluation of Junior Mining Companies for Investment Purposes” which has evolved into classroom courses, seminars, and is in demand at investment conferences across North America.
Iftekhar, an Equity Analyst at FRC, comes from the VC industry where he was an Analyst for a fund based out of San Jose and was part of the investment team responsible for an AUM of US$ 1.5B. He also briefly worked in the Finance department of a British multinational pharmaceuticals company. He is passionate about research, financial modeling, and valuation.
Iftekhar holds a BBA (Finance & Accounting) from North South University and an MBA (Finance) from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. He completed his MSc Finance from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing his CFA charter. During his free time, he is loyally following Lakers games and rooting for LeBron James.
Will Chien - BASc (Electrical Engineering)
Will had been a buy side analyst in both Taiwan and Hong Kong, covering Taiwan semiconductor stocks and researching China macro theme-based investments. Prior to Fundamental Research Corp, Will worked for a Vancouver-based financial service firm, where he contributed to building, maintaining, and improving financial models of publicly listed technology companies in North America.
Will graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has passed all three levels of the CFA exam and is working towards his CFA Charter. Will is a minimalist when it comes to health and fitness, skipping many meals and putting in just the bare minimal 2 hours of gym time per week to stay in shape. He spends most of his free time at the Richmond Oval, playing basketball.
Tité Sanchez possesses over 8 years of experience working in a diverse group of organizations, industries, and multinational advertising agencies. He has expertise in video production, digital marketing, email campaigns, and branding.
Tite possess analytical and creative skills, and believes that marketing involves researching, promoting and understanding a customer’s behaviour based on data.
At Fundamental Research Corp., Tité is responsible for the marketing team including video production and online marketing.
Tité Currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a diploma in Business Administration from a renowned university in El Salvador.
Manager - Information Technology
Patricia graduated in an immersive Web Development program at Red Academy where she gained the right skillset to launch her career as a developer. She enjoys working on challenging projects, finding answers to problems and building responsive webpages that provides a high-quality user experience.
At Fundamental Research Corp., she conducts the IT operations. Patricia is responsible for the management of the company’s website, technology and marketing, ensuring that the company’s research is disseminated to, and read by, as many potential investors as possible.
Aside from the technology field, Patricia has a passion for handcrafted arts. She has a background in Culinary arts and truly enjoys baking for family and friends as she believes it is a great way of bringing people together.
Manager - Corporate Development
At Fundamental Research Corp, Mahyar leads the corporate development team with the on boarding of new companies under coverage. Prior to Fundamental Research Corp, Mahyar held positions in various industries.
Driven with a passion for achievement in business development, and over 8 years of experience and a successful track record in business development in industries such as software and I.T, to the financial markets.
During the time he spent in corporate development, Mahyar has had the rewarding opportunity to mentor others in sales and business development to reach their peak potential and become extremely successful as a part of his management role.
Danny Jiachen Qian, BBA
Institutional Research Manager
Danny is a passionate and highly ambitious finance professional, with cross experience both in retail banking and wealth management. At Fundamental Research Corp, Danny is responsible for building, and maintaining relationships with institutional investors who subscribe to the company’s research.
Danny holds a Bacherlor’s Degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. He has completed the Canadian Securities course and has passed the CFA Level I exam.
Riullys Dantas has worked in the finance industry for over a decade working as a strategic analyst with multinational commercial banks.
She has gained valuable experience in her profession such as the creation and development of ideas, strategies, presentation of financial reports, and organization of information, among many others. Riullys consistently has a very positive mindset, and she’s always applying her creativity to generate unique solutions.
At Fundamental Research Corp., Riullys supports the corporate development team by bringing skills she’s honed over years of experience.
Riullys currently holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) from a renowned university in Brazil, as well as a Diploma in Real Estate from Vancouver’s Langara College. In her downtime, you can find her indulging in outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and sightseeing.
Corporate Development Associate
Alyssa is part of the business development team at FRC where she assists in various roles such as events.
She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance at Ryerson University. After graduation, she hopes to pursue her CFA designation.
Alyssa has completed co-op studies in France and is bilingual in French and English. She aims to continue refining her French communication skills.
During her spare time she enjoys indulging at various restaurants and exploring new cities and cultures.
Ethan joins FRC part time while working towards his degree.
He assists in various aspects of the operations including marketing, and data collection.
He has a passion for computers and sports (both traditional and e-sports).
Michelle J. Tang
Manager - Treasury
Prior to joining Fundamental Research, Michelle held positions in office management and customer support. At Fundamental Research she is responsible for accounting, finance, and office administration.
Michelle was the CEO and co-founder of Foodie Kids Inc., a company dedicated to introducing children to ethnically diverse food made from scratch. She successfully exited the position in 2018.
Michelle has a certificate in Business Administration from Capilano College.