Les E. Stelmach, CFA

Les E. Stelmach, CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Tenure 2006

Les Stelmach is a senior vice president and portfolio manager at Franklin Bissett Investment Management. He is co-manager of Franklin Bissett Canadian Dividend Fund (2012) and Franklin Bissett Dividend Income Fund (2012). Mr. Stelmach's analyst responsibilities include coverage of the energy sector.

Past duties have included responsibility for research coverage for various high yield equity securities, including equities within the healthcare, industrial, and utility sectors. In 2006, Mr. Stelmach joined Franklin Bissett as an income trust analyst. In 2009 he was named vice president and portfolio manager.

Prior to joining Franklin Bissett, Mr. Stelmach was employed by BMO Nesbitt Burns (now BMO Capital Markets) for six years, most recently as a vice president and research analyst specializing in the royalty and income trust sector.

Mr. Stelmach holds a bachelor of commerce degree in finance, with distinction, from the University of Alberta. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.