Our team align their interests with yours
Our team is as dedicated as they are experienced. They all have unique expertise and experience with Mortgage Investment Corporations and Canadian Private Capital Markets.
Kurt joined the Amur Financial group in 2005 and oversees the strategic direction of the group. Together with his brother Brent, the pair is responsible for increasing the Group’s funds under management from $5 Million to $500 Million and oversaw the expansion of Amur operations across Canada. Kurt has over 20 years of business experience in roles involving investment banking, corporate strategy, international structured finance, and board of director representation. During his career, Kurt has lived in Milan, Montreal, Auckland, Dallas and London (UK). He holds an MBA from studies at the University of British Columbia and Università Bocconi (Italy); in addition to a Joint Honors degree in Economics and Business from Simon Fraser University. In his free time, Kurt enjoys the outdoors, travel and spending time with his family.
Matthew joined Amur Financial Group in 2015 and oversees investor relations activities and governance for Amur’s Mortgage Investment Corporations. Matthew also coordinates Amur Financials Group’s strategic planning process and is acting director of Full Circle Debt Solutions. Matthew graduated from Carleton University with a BA and obtained his MBA in 2012 while working as a business banker with TD Canada Trust. Matthew has continued his studies through the UBC Sauder School of Business Executive Education program, the Institute for Canadian Bankers, the Canadian Securities Institute and the Institute for Financial Services Education. Matthew and his wife have two young children and he enjoys golfing, cycling, playing guitar and the outdoors.
Mike Poettcker, C.I.M.
Mike joined Amur Capital in January 2020 as an experienced investment professional (specializing in alternative assets) with a demonstrated history of contributing to organizational growth through mentoring and coaching top-producing teams, building relationships and managing risk. Mike has extensive and developed skills in both the investment and loan underwriting industries (commercial, personal and private placements). Mike has completed the Exempt Market Proficiency Course as well as the Partners, Directors, and Senior Officers Course and is a Chartered Investment Manager. Mike is also a licensed Mortgage Broker (for over 10 years) and has worked in the past as a licensed Mutual Fund Salesperson and Compliance Officer. Away from the office Mike plays as much tennis as possible and delights in coaching both his son’s soccer team and his daughter’s baseball team.
Masumi provides front-line support for investors. In addition, Ms. Ward assists the Chief Compliance Officer in supervising and promoting compliance at the firm as well as manages relationships with Trustees and administration of registered accounts. Ms. Ward has studied the exempt market through IFSE and has passed the Exempt Market Proficiency Exam.