Karen Luprypa, CIF, CFA
As Chief Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Westcourt Capital Corporation, Karen is responsible for the oversight and coaching of staff in analytics, reporting, compliance and operations, and for the creation and implementation of policies and procedures to guide employees in their functions.
Karen brings over 25 years of investment management experience to her role at Westcourt. She began her investment career with Royal Bank of Canada where she traded currency options and consulted to multinational clients in the use of currency options to hedge currency risk. After an FX trading career in both Toronto and Calgary, and while obtaining a CFA designation, Karen was responsible for the investment strategy, implementation, and risk management of the RBC’s $4 billion defined benefit pension plan.
Karen has conducted extensive due diligence worldwide on funds and managers across both traditional and alternative investment strategies, and has held senior roles in both business development and product development of investment analytical tools.
In 2004, she became the Vice President, Finance at one of Canada’s leading private equity firms. Prior to joining Westcourt in 2013, Karen spent five years as the Senior Investment Officer for an ultra high net worth single Canadian Family Office, designing investment strategy and policy and leading a team of analysts to conduct due diligence on global investment products and managers.
Karen has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Finance, from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. She is a member of Westcourt’s Executive and Investment Committees.