Toronto-based Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. has announced that executive vice president and portfolio manager Jeannine LiChong has decided to pursue a new opportunity and will be leaving the company at the end of December.

“Gluskin Sheff has been my home for more than 21 years,” says LiChong, in a statement. “I have many fond memories and I want to thank my many friends and colleagues for the years of support and encouragement and wish them continued success.”

Peter Mann, executive vice president, co-chief investment officer and head of equities, will work with LiChong over the coming months to ensure a seamless transition of Gluskin Sheff’s Canadian equity strategies. The investment objectives and all other attributes of these strategies remain unchanged.

“With Jeannine staying in her current role until year-end, it is business as usual for us and our clients, adds Jeff Moody, president & CEO. “We have every confidence that Peter Mann and our deep and talented investment team will be effective stewards of these strategies during this transition.”