CHF’s Mission

CHF Investor Relations has a mission - to be recognized the world over as the best full service, cost-effective, outsourced investor relations department for emerging to medium-cap companies in Canada.

To achieve this, unlike other IR firms, CHF places the greatest emphasis on face-to-face relationships in the investment and financial communities and measures its success through client retention and referrals. Satisfying relationships, both personal and professional, benchmark success in the IR business and is, ultimately, through which all corporate successes connect.


Ottavio Cavalcanti, Managing Director, President 

Tel : 416.868.1079
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After attending University with Majors in Economics, Finance and Philosophy, Ottavio Cavalcanti began his business career in the banking sector. His father, a prominent banker in South America, exposed Ottavio to elite business circles starting at a young age. Following banking, Ottavio successfully worked in the real estate sales sector for a number of years.

As an experienced operator of businesses in a number of different countries, Ottavio elevates CHF to the international business arena.His flare for communicating with people, in any of five languages, has presented business opportunities both here and abroad. Ottavio's intuitive business skills, contacts, languages and enthusiastic personality provide our clients with a global approach to investor relations and further access into investor communities.


Cathy Hume, Chief Executive Officer

Tel : 416.868.1079 x 231
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Cathy Hume has built her career in Investor Relations specializing in small cap companies upon recognizing their intrinsic needs from the point of view of a Toronto retail broker, a position she held for 11 years. Cathy’s integrity and personable personality has fostered enduring business relationships and has permitted her IR portfolio of clients to grow exclusively from referrals since 1993.

Tapped for her pioneering perspective in IR, Cathy was co-instructor of Ryerson University's new course "Resource Valuation, Financing, and Investor Relations" offered by The Chang School of Business as part of its Certificate in Mining Management.

Cathy has volunteered over the years by supporting several not-for-profit organizations as well as professional associations. Currently, she is Co-Chair of Women In Mining, Toronto, and is a dedicated board member of The Townships Project by Lend to End [poverty]. Also notable is that she held directorships for six years each at The Pauline McGibbon Cultural Centre; The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC); and the Board of Governors at the University of Guelph. Cathy holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph, Ontario.


D'Arcy Funfer, Chairman & Chief Operating Officer 

Tel : 403.410.6221
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From 1981 to 1988, D'Arcy Funfer worked as a retail broker and U.S. desk trader at a western-based brokerage house. D'Arcy has worked in the investor relations sector since his departure from the retail brokerage business in 1988 and has successfully directed and implemented IR programs in western Canada for many small-cap companies trading on the CNSX, TSX/TSX Venture Exchanges. Operating out of CHF’s Calgary office, D'Arcy brings valuable experience to CHF in the areas of trading, broker relations and corporate finance.




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