Moez Kassam

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Moez Kassam
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Born (1980-08-27) August 27, 1980 (age 42)
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario (B.A.), London Business School (MBA)
OccupationHedge fund manager

Moez Kassam (born August 27, 1980 Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian alternative asset manager. He is a founder and principal of Anson Funds, which manages a collection of long-short equity funds - most notably, Anson Investments Master Fund LP (AIMF).[1] Anson Group was founded in 2007.[2] Kassam also received the 2018 Canada's 40 under 40 award.[3] He is a member of the board of directors for the Canadian Olympic Committee foundation.


Kassam started school at Bayview Glen School in 1994. His interest in financial markets began after his class placed in the top three schools in the TD Stock Portfolio Challenge (within Ontario).[4] He subsequently attended the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts.[5] In 2010, Kassam received an MBA in finance from the London Business School, a constituent college of the University of London.[5]


In 2007, Kassam founded Anson Funds, an alternative asset management company that focuses on three core strategies: classic shorts, value longs and opportunistic investments.[1][2] Anson Group now operates several investment funds including Anson Investments Master Fund (AIMF) and Anson Catalyst Fund. He is the primary Portfolio Manager of Anson Investments Management Fund (AIMF), the flagship fund out of a collection of funds managed by Anson Funds. In 2021, Anson Funds posted impressive returns on the back of the meme stock frenzy [6]

Personal life[edit]

Moez married Marissa Siegal in 2016,[7] and together they collectively founded the "Moez & Marissa Kassam Foundation" in 2016 as well.

Legal controversy[edit]

In March 2022, Bloomberg reported that Anson Funds and Moez Kassam has been the subject of a probe by the Department of Justice and received direct subpoenaes examining tactics used by Anson in short selling.[8]


He sits on the board of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and Toronto Public Library Foundation.[9] In June 2020, Kassam joined the board of directors for the Canadian Olympic Committee foundation.[9][10] He is also the Fundraising Lead for the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge (RULSC).[9][non-primary source needed] In March 2021, Moez contributed $1M to Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto.[11] In May 2022, Moez and Marissa Kassam also donated to the Sinai Health Foundation[12]

Kassam has donated to the University of Toronto,[13] which allowed him to invite Abdulaziz Sachedina to join Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto as a distinguished visiting professor of Islamic Studies.[14]


  1. ^ a b Shari, Michael. "Anson Investments: Bucking the Crowd".
  2. ^ a b "Anson Founded". Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Canada's Top 40 Under 40® 2018 Honourees Announced" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Moez Kassam, BVG '99". Bayview Glen School. Archived from the original on 2016-08-27. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Echelon Capital Corporation Announces Proposed Qualifying Transaction". Market Wired. Nasdaq. 5 March 2010. Archived from the original on 2017-08-18. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Anson Funds surged in 2021 on meme-stock frenzy". Bloomberg. BNN Bloomberg. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  7. ^ "Real Weddings 2016: Inside a three-day, two-venue, multicultural nuptial extravaganza". Toronto Life. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
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  9. ^ a b c "Moez Kassam". Ryerson University. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  10. ^ "Moez Kassam". Team Canada - Official Olympic Team Website. 2019-05-10. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  11. ^ "From One Couple to an Entire Community". CNW Group. 4 March 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Global Impact - Moez Kassam and Marissa Kassam". Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  13. ^ "Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto (Donor Listing)". University of Toronto. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Scholar Abdulaziz Sachedina To Join Emmanuel College". MuslimObserver. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2016.

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