Jeffrey P. Watson, CFA, MFin
As Director, Private Markets Research & Analytics at Westcourt Capital Corporation, Jeffrey leads the sourcing, evaluation, and ongoing monitoring of Westcourt’s recommended private investments. More specifically, Jeffrey’s research and due diligence expertise focuses on private investment products, including private equity, private credit, and real assets.
Prior to Westcourt, Jeffrey was the Director of Corporate Development at a private equity firm focused on investments in infrastructure and software. In that role, he led all corporate development initiatives across the group, including transaction origination and execution, strategic planning, and corporate finance activities. Jeffrey was a member of the group’s Advisory Board, as well as, a member of the Board of Directors of Alfacon Solutions Ltd., a portfolio company. Jeffrey began his career at an investment banking and principal investing firm.
Jeffrey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, majoring in History (Military Strategy), and a Master of Finance degree from Queen’s School of Business. While at Queen’s, he was Head of Macroeconomic Analysis and one of four portfolio managers for the Queen’s University Alternative Assets Fund. Jeffrey is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and is registered as a Portfolio Manager (Advising Representative) for Westcourt in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. He is a member of Westcourt’s Investment Committee.