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Patricia Croft

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Patti Croft is an independent economic analyst with over 30 years of experience on Bay Street. Her area of expertise is global macro economic analysis and the implications for asset allocation strategies for individual and institutional investors.
 
She began her career as an economic analyst at Burns Fry, moving to CIBC Wood Gundy where she was voted one of the top economists in Canada. Subsequently she moved to Canada Trust and became the youngest ever female chief economist of a major Canadian financial institution.  At this point, Patti transitioned to the money management business, managing private client and institutional assets at Sceptre Investment Counsel while acting as the firm's spokesperson and chairing the asset allocation committee.
 
In 2004, she joined Phillips Hager and North as chief economist, institutional client manager and was part of the three-person asset allocation committee responsible for over $25 billion in balanced fund mandates.
 
After the Royal Bank acquired PH&N in 2009, Patti was named Chief Economist of RBC Global Asset Management.  Patti continued her high profile media role with frequent contributions to radio,television and newspaper publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times of London, The Globe and Mail and numerous regional publications across Canada. She has twice been the subject of One on One interviews with CBC's Peter Mansbridge.

Patti is a past director and founding member of Women in Capital Markets and a past director of The International Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans. She is currently a professional trustee for a multi-employer pension plan with $1 billion in assets. Married with three children, she lives in Oakville.

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