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Frontier Financial Inc.


10721 Saint Gabriel School Road
Edmonton, AB T6S 3S7
(780) 469 - 6694

Principal Contacts

Gene Hochachka
Tel: (780) 469 - 6694

Client Minimums

Private: $100,000
Institutional: $100,000

Types of Accounts Managed

  • Private Individual / Investor
  • Institutional Investor - Pension Plan
  • Institutional Investor - Other

Provinces of Business

  • Alberta*

* indicates a physical location in this province

Who We Are

Frontier Financial is an Edmonton-based portfolio manager and investment consulting firm headed by Gene Hochachka, former Chief Investment Officer of ATB Investment Management Inc. and manager of the Compass portfolio program of mutual funds, one of the most highly regarded retail portfolio programs in Canada during his tenure.  Gene brings the same forthright, evidence-driven approach and passion for open-minded inquiry about investment matters to Frontier Financial as he did to the Compass portfolios for over fifteen years, and also to his prior role as a quantitative financial analyst with Phillips, Hager and North Investment Management (“PH&N”) for over eight years.

Gene was born and raised in Edmonton.  His education includes a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Distinction from the University of Alberta, a Master of Science in Finance degree from the University of British Columbia including a year of doctoral-level courses, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He resides in Edmonton, and sits and has sat for several years on the Location Committee of the Elves Special Needs Society.

What We Do

Frontier Financial offers discretionary portfolio management for individuals with $100,000 to $1 million of investable financial assets.  On an exception basis, we will consider clients outside of this asset range.  Frontier also offers investment consulting services.

Frontier will also promote industry-best practices and shine a bright light on the investment industry’s worst practices.  We’re very strong believers in consumer choice but also believe our industry has made informed choices for investors needlessly difficult and expensive.