Tim Pickering

Tim is founder, president and CIO of Auspice. He leads strategic decision making and the vision for Auspice’s diverse suite of award-winning, rules-based quantitative investment strategies. Tim believes that in the future, non-correlated alternative investments will be a core holding in all portfolios, regardless of investor size or sophistication. Alternatives will no longer be viewed as risky, but as conservative and prudent, given the measurable value to investment portfolios. He is passionate about creating innovative investment strategies and products that the market needs with distribution through reputable partners at a fair price. In 2015, Tim was selected by Alberta Venture magazine, one of Alberta’s most widely respected business publications, as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people.

Prior to forming Auspice, Tim was VP of trading at Shell (North America). He began his career at TD Securities (Toronto) in their elite trading development program ultimately holding the senior PM position for the Energy Derivatives portfolio. Outside of Auspice, Tim has been involved in grain farming in western Canada. Through the founding of Auspice, Tim ties together a career in commodity and financial risk and portfolio management that has spanned institutional experience and entrepreneurial vision.