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Ex-Habs chief ‘bullish’ on Israeli economy

PhotoMONTREAL — “I can’t guarantee the Canadiens will win the Stanley Cup, but I can guarantee you will do well investing in Israel.”

Those confident words were from Pierre Boivin, former president and CEO of the Montreal hockey team, and now president and CEO of Claridge Inc., the private investment firm headed by Stephen Bronfman.

Boivin was a speaker at a daylong conference April 29 called “Israel’s High-Tech Miracle and Canada: Innovation for Humanity,” sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research.

That belief in the profitability of Israel’s technology sector has led Claridge to return to Israel for the first time in a decade. And the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, which manages $225 billion in pension funds, is an equal partner.

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To read more please see the following link at the The Canadian Jewish News