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Seth Allen

Seth is a founding partner of the Pinkowski-Allen Financial Group and is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President. He holds an MBA in Global Asset Wealth Management from Simon Fraser University. The Master’s program is highly specialized in portfolio management and gives Seth expert knowledge on advanced investment strategies. His thesis on an option writing strategy handily beat the Dow Jones Industrial Average from December 31, 1999 to December 31, 2010 on an absolute and risk adjusted basis.

Seth and his partner Lori manage the investment decisions, trading operations and oversee the team’s internal research and analysis. Seth sits on the Raymond James Private Investment Management Group Steering Committee and is a voting member on the Raymond James Investment Advisory Strategy Group (IASG). IASG is primarily responsible for setting the long term strategic view on markets and asset allocation for Raymond James Ltd. He frequently provides advisory services to a number of publicly traded companies by applying his expertise and experience, including 16 years working with global companies to identify opportunities with significant growth potential starting from inception to buy out.

Seth is a member of the Local Advisory Committee (LAC) that provides advice and recommendations to the Venture Exchange (TMX Group) on all policy, operational and strategic issues that have substantial impact on public venture capital markets, including the role of the Exchange. Membership of the LAC is comprised of individuals who have relevant experience and expertise in the public venture capital market.

In addition, Seth has been a member of the Performance Review Committee for the BEAM endowment fund at Simon Fraser University since 2011 and is a former External Director for the Centre for Studies in Global Asset and Wealth Management. He recently achieved Raymond James Global Top 50 from more than 6,800 Financial Advisors worldwide.

Since graduating from the MBA program, Seth continues to mentor students at the Beedie School of Business at SFU.  His past and present charitable endeavours include the Odd Squad, the STAND Foundation, the Children’s Hospital, SPCA, Special Olympics BC, Union Gospel Mission, ALS Cycle of Hope, SportsCardiologyBC, Dixon Transition Society and Prostate Cancer Foundation BC. As director of the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, he organizes, fundraises and participates in the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk Run, held every year in cities across BC. The run honours prostate cancer survivors, brings awareness to the number one cancer for men and assists in raising money to help find a cure.

Seth Allen

Seth Allen, MBA
Senior Portfolio Manager
Senior Vice President,
Private Client Group

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