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Michael Lynds has joined Toronto-based Picton Mahoney Asset Management as the firm’s managing director, head of retail business.

Lynds brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and fintech sectors to the role. He most recently served as vice-president of global wealth, intellectual property and consulting at CGI, where he managed a team that spanned North America and Europe.

“We’re thrilled to have Michael join our firm to deepen our roster with his high-impact expertise at an incredibly pivotal time,” David Picton, president, CEO and portfolio manager at Picton Mahoney, said in a statement.

Picton Mahoney specializes in alternative investment funds and had $7.6 billion in assets under management at the end of September, according to a release.