John Niro, CFA
Principal, Research and Analytics
John Niro, CFA
As Principal, Research and Analytics at Westcourt Capital, John works closely with the Research & Analytics team in the screening, evaluation, due diligence and on-going monitoring of Westcourt’s investments products. He is responsible for conducting a thorough analysis of the investment performance of alternative investment funds, including explaining performance results, investigating performance discrepancies and bringing issues to resolution.
Before joining Westcourt, John was at Dancap Family Investment Office, a single family office based out of Toronto. In his role as a Senior Investment Analyst, John supported all investment due diligence efforts in evaluating, recommending and monitoring investments across private equity, private debt, real estate, venture and hedge funds. He was also instrumental in the further development of Dancap’s growth equity and venture portfolios and worked closely with the COO and Senior Investment Manager to establish diligence frameworks unique to the asset class.
Prior to Dancap, he was an Analyst at Kingsdale Advisors, a leading advisor to public companies on all shareholder, governance, and transaction-related matters such as proxy fights and other special situations. At Kingsdale, he supported the Corporate Actions team in monitoring, reporting and facilitating various shareholder and client transactions including mergers, tender offers, debt restructurings, and takeovers.
John earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the Schulich School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He has also completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) from the Canadian Securities Institute.