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Hugh Cleland

Roadmap Capital Inc.

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Hugh Cleland, BA, CFA, is cofounder, CEO, president, CIO and principal portfolio manager of the Roadmap Innovation Fund I and the Roadmap Trust. He is also portfolio manager, through a subadvisory contract between Roadmap Capital and BluMont Capital, of the BluMont Innovation PE Strategy Fund. Cleland earned a bachelor's degree with honors from Harvard University, and his CFA designation in 2001. After graduating from Harvard, Cleland worked in the research department at Midland Walwyn Capital (subsequently Merrill Lynch Canada) as research associate to the senior telecommunications services analyst. From March 1998 to March 2001, Cleland worked at Interward Capital Corp., first as an analyst, and later as associate portfolio manager, specializing in technology equities. He was founding portfolio manager at Northern Rivers Capital Management, where he worked from May 2001 until Northern Rivers was acquired by BluMont Capital in February 2010. Together with Riadh Zine, he cofounded Roadmap Capital Inc. in August 2013.




Recent Interviews

Roadmap Capital's Hugh Cleland and Stephen Ireland: Due Diligence Rules in Biotech Investment (9/17/14) Excellent diligence doesn't always mean you'll be saved from a nasty surprise. The nature of investing in biotech means assuming the risk that a therapeutic development program may fail. Roadmap Capital's Hugh Cleland and Stephen Ireland employ their combined financial expertise and biotech savvy to mitigate that risk. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Cleland and Ireland share ideas on how investors might approach potential biotech investments without engaging a team of analysts. They also bring three potential high-return stocks to investors' attention, as well as one private name they anticipate will come to the public market soon.

Apply Market Savvy to Bear Market Debris; Uncover Biotech Treasures: Cleland and Ireland (3/20/14) Starting a new investment company and investing in very small biotechs can be a minefield. Because the business is fraught with bad science and liquidity traps, it takes insight and industry experience to ensure investment capital doesn't drop down a foxhole. Roadmap Capital CEO and Founder Hugh Cleland is in the process of negotiating the minefield now. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Cleland and Stephen Ireland, Roadmap Capital principal and healthcare partner, discuss five growth names with merit, plus two brief bonus picks.

Small-Cap Biotechs with Blockbuster Potential: Hugh Cleland (6/27/13) Canadian portfolio manager Hugh Cleland of BluMont Capital has chosen an interesting niche. He invests in stocks too small for mutual funds and major institutions, which allows him to get in on the ground floor and capture huge gains when the companies begin to mature. He actively participates in each company's destiny, much like a venture capitalist. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Cleland discusses his "core four" and tosses in a handful of speculative tiny-cap companies that investors with enthusiasm for diligence should investigate.

Recent Quotes

"If the biotech space gets as heated as we think it will, BLU could very well trade above $10/share." (9/17/14) BELLUS Health Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Hugh Cleland More >

"BLU presented to our advisory board and came out as one of the favorites." (3/19/14) BELLUS Health Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Hugh Cleland More >

"CTH has made huge strides, including closing a financing of $7.3M getting funding from the Michael J. Fox Foundation." (6/27/13) Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Hugh Cleland More >

"I am revisiting VRS after having made money on it in the past." (6/27/13) Verisante Technology Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Hugh Cleland More >

"The Angelo VMS preliminary data has been excellent, and that suggests FDA approval is likely for VPT." (11/15/12) VentriPoint Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Hugh Cleland More >

"Financing will give investors even more confidence that LPTN will have the capital it needs." (11/15/12) Lpath Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Hugh Cleland More >

"CTH could very well be worth more than CA$200M in three to five years." (11/15/12) Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Hugh Cleland More >

"I consider VPT to be a low-risk/high-reward opportunity." (8/9/12) VentriPoint Inc. - The Life Sciences Report Interview with Hugh Cleland More >



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