In business and philanthropy, Danny Popescu believes in bringing prosperity, security and opportunity to individuals and families in Vancouver and across Canada. He is not simply a CEO and director of a premier Canadian investment firm, but an active leader whose talent, enthusiasm, and creativity are key to the success of each mission he undertakes.
Danny Popescu is best known as CEO of Harbourfront Wealth Management, the company he launched in 2013 with an $11 million personal investment. He oversees the Vancouver-based firm, including its IIROC member investment dealer, asset management firm, and U.S. investment divisions which are regulated by other agencies.
With Harbourfront Wealth Management, his goal was to bring pension-type investment vehicles, such as private equity, private real estate, and private credit, to Canadian retail investors. In 2022, Harbourfront completed a unique business transaction with Boston-based private equity firm Audax Group, which bought a stake in the company at an enterprise value of $425 million. This transaction was recognized by ACG British Columbia as a finalist in the 2022 Dealmakers of the Year Awards.
Prior to Harbourfront, Danny built and managed one of Vancouver’s largest private wealth management practices. Over the course of his career, Danny ranked as the number one advisor at Canada’s largest asset management firm.
He became a partner at a national investment firm and was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top Forty under 40. In 2021, he was named one of Canada’s Top 50 Industry Leaders of 2021 by Wealth Professional.
In addition to record of achievement, Danny Popescu believes in the importance of philanthropy. He established the Harbourfront Gives Foundation as a way to lift up people in need, give back to the community and improve the world around him.
The Harbourfront Gives Foundation combines the charitable talent and giving power of the whole Harbourfront team to raise money for a range of charities.