Brian Tang, BBA, CFA


Brian Tang








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.  During this period he, and his team, have achieved recognition for their analysis in small and micro cap companies. He is 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.

Brian is dedicated to bringing more awareness to the Exempt Markets in Canada, as he has successfully done in the small, micro cap, and junior resource sector. To this end, he helped organize the first ever conference aimed at helping mainstream investors discover this segment of the Canadian Capital Markets.

Prior to Fundamental Research Corp., Brian was an analyst in the corporate banking group of one of the world’s largest international banks where he analyzed Financial Post 500 companies in a wide range of industries.  He introduced new analysis techniques and models to the evaluation process during this period.  Prior to this, he worked at a financial advisory firm where he analyzed and published research on Canadian equity mutual funds which was subsequently published in national newspapers such as the National Post and Globe and Mail.

Brian is also the founder of Foodie Kids Inc., a company dedicated to helping kids see the world through food and eat better.  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 where he was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Brian is a member of the CFA Institute (formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research) and an active member of CFA Vancouver (formerly the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts).

Michelle J. Tang

Manager – Treasury

Michelle Tang







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 is the CEO of Foodie Kids Inc, a company dedicated to introducing children to ethnically diverse food made from scratch.

Michelle has a certificate in Business Administration from Capilano College.

 Siddharth Rajeev, B.Tech (Electronics Engineering), MBA (Finance), CFA

Vice President – Head of Research

Sid Rajeev








At Fundamental Research Corp, Sid heads the research department which has covered over 300 small and micro cap companies and 100 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.

 Daria Grave, BBA

Vice President – Head of Capital Markets


Prior of joining Fundamental Research Corp, Daria had the pleasure and responsibility of being a Managing Partner of a Marketing Agency in Calgary and Vancouver. Partnering with a world leading technology service provider, her agency’s services allowed medium sized business and large corporations to expand their client base exponentially using the latest technology, including SEO’s and 360 panoramic presentations. Prior to opening the agency, Daria was involved in Business Development in the continuously expanding Construction Industry in Calgary, Alberta, and had assisted personal clients with Accounting and Bookkeeping.
Daria Grave` holds a BBA from DeVry Institute of Technology, Finance and Accounting concentrations, which she completed in Calgary, Alberta. She is currently in the process of completing her Associate Certified Coach accreditation with ICF (International Coaching Federation) through Erickson College International. She is passionate about personal development with-in organizations and Executive Coaching, and combines her professional experience and personal coaching approach in her everyday business practice. Daria is also an active member of the community in Vancouver. She is the Founder of OceanRiver Society; focusing on providing leadership outdoor adventure trips for youth organizations. Daria was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and speaks fluent Russian.

Safa Ismail-Haye, MBA

Business Development Manager -UK & European Markets

Safa holds an MBA from The Manchester Business School and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Lincoln in England.

She has 8 years of proficient experience in business-development disciplines with diverse background spanning technical fields, operational management, service delivery, project management, energy, constructions and ICT services. She has proven records of expertise in engaging decision makers and devising winning strategies and solutions; demonstrated business-focused value propositions that leverage competitive advantage via providing unique quality service.

Safa is Sudanese, born & raised in Dubai, and lives in Paris. She speaks fluent English, Arabic & French.

Al Nurakhmet, BIE

Manager Corporate Development

Al joined Fundamental Research Corp. after studying Economics and Mathematics at the University of British Columbia, where he specialized in International Macroeconomics and Finance. Before this, his employment history includes leading investment banks in Central Asia.

Originally from Kazakhstan, he lived in the United Kingdom for multiple years.

Al holds a Bachelor of International Economics degree with a minor in pure mathematics. He is currently studying for the CFA designation.