Mathew Harrison

Mat has worked with a variety of clients during his career, ranging from private individuals and families to institutional investors. Mat is passionate about helping individuals and families reach their financial goals through honest advice and education. This passion to help extends outside of work, where Mat dedicates his time to a number of volunteer organizations in order to give back to the community.

Burgundy Experience

  • Joined Burgundy in 2011
  • Appointed a Vice President in 2016

Relevant Experience

  • 10+ years of combined professional experience
  • Experience includes positions at: Aberdeen Asset Management, Pembroke Private Wealth Management, RBC Dominion Securities

Education

  • CFA charterholder
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Wilfrid Laurier University

Memberships and Community

  • Member, CFA Institute
  • Member, CFA Society Toronto
  • Member, Toronto Rotary Club
  • Investment Committee Member, West Park Hospital Foundation

POSTS FROM THIS AUTHOR

Price vs. Value

Price vs. Value

The Journal | January 2019

Our job at Burgundy is to understand the true value of the quality companies that comprise our portfolios and Dream Team1 lists. That’s the reason we focus so heavily ...

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The Commodity Cycle and Expensive Christmas Trees

The Commodity Cycle and Expensive Christmas Trees

The Journal | December 2017

The holiday season is one of my favourite times of the year. Taking a break from the hectic pace of day-to-day life is something to be treasured, especially with family ...

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Trees Don’t Grow to the Sky

Trees Don’t Grow to the Sky

The Journal | February 2017

With the right conditions, a young tree will grow quickly but, as it matures, its height growth slows to the point where it no longer advances. A Mountain Ash, for ...

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Call Me Old-Fashioned…

Call Me Old-Fashioned…

The Journal | June 2015

Navinder Singh Sarao, a U.K. high-frequency trader, was arrested recently for using market manipulation to destabilize the market causing the May 6, 2010 Flash Crash where, among other markets, the Do...

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Have You Planned for Market Corrections?

Have You Planned for Market Corrections?

The Journal | October 2014

Many global markets have slipped into correction or near-correction territory. As I write this, the TSX Composite Index has dropped 10.4% from its early September high. While stock market volatility i...

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The REAL Enemy of the Bond Investor

The REAL Enemy of the Bond Investor

The Journal | March 2014

In my post, Statement Shock: Bonds in the Red, I discussed why bond prices drop when interest rates rise and why this shouldn’t matter much to investors with a ...

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KISS

KISS

The Journal | March 2014

Confucius wrote that life is really simple, but people insist on making it complicated. The investment business takes this truism to the extreme. What could be relatively simple is often ...

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The Big Mac Index

The Big Mac Index

The Journal | February 2014

The Canadian dollar took a beating in 2013 and the new year has so far brought an acceleration of the decline. On a one-year basis, our currency has lost 9.3% of its ...

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Statement Shock: Bonds in the Red

Statement Shock: Bonds in the Red

The Journal | October 2013

There’s no shortage of fear mongering in the financial media these days about the looming bond bubble. The negative sentiment is not unfounded. The federal reserve has been running ...

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Lessons on Grand Strategy

Lessons on Grand Strategy

The Journal | August 2013

The business of investing is fiercely competitive. It’s like war – your competitors are your adversaries and the market is your battlefield. Over the long run, winners and losers ...

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On Gold

On Gold

The Journal | April 2013

Given the dramatic drop this week in the price of gold, we thought it timely to revisit Burgundy’s view on the topic. At Burgundy, we are often asked about ...

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The Multi-Stage Time Horizon

The Multi-Stage Time Horizon

The Journal | January 2013

If you have spent any time in consultation with an investment firm/advisor, you will have had some experience with what the industry refers to as the Know Your Client (...

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The Investment Counsellors’ Corner

The Investment Counsellors’ Corner

The Journal | November 2012

At Burgundy, we have two overlapping segments to our business. At our core we are investment managers, investing according to a long-term value philosophy with a goal of achieving superior ...

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Time to Re-establish Trust

Time to Re-establish Trust

The Journal | August 2012

Investor optimism is at a low point due to a lack of confidence in the financial system, and the reasons for this are many and varied. From the financial crisis ...

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Shareholder Letter

Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Shareholder Letter

The Journal | February 2012

Although we read a lot at Burgundy, there is little that is considered “mandatory” reading. Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders might top the list. Not long after ...

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Where to Hide?

Where to Hide?

The Journal | January 2012

  “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt” – Mark Twain Looking for bright spots in the global economy is a difficult task at present. There is no ...

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