About YCG

Brian Yacktman
Brian Yacktman is a Portfolio Manager for the YCG Enhanced Fund and has served in that capacity since the inception of the fund. Prior to founding YCG in 2007, Brian was an Associate at Yacktman Asset Management, the adviser to The Yacktman Funds. He joined them in June, 2004 from Brigham Young University where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in economics and an M.B.A with an emphasis in finance.
Will Kruger
Will Kruger is the Chief Investment Strategist for the YCG Enhanced Fund and has served in that capacity since the inception of the fund. Prior to joining YCG in 2008, Will was a financial analyst at the Private Banking & Investment Group at Merrill Lynch where he co-managed $1.3 billion of the group’s $10 billion in assets under management for high net worth individuals, endowments, and private foundations. Will joined Merrill Lynch from Brigham Young University where he graduated with a B.S. in accounting.
Elliott Savage
Elliott Savage is a Portfolio Manager for the YCG Enhanced Fund and has served in that capacity since the inception of the fund. Prior to joining YCG in 2012, Elliott was a senior analyst at Highside Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar long/short equity hedge fund located in Dallas, TX. Prior to joining Highside in 2003, Elliott worked as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney in New York. Elliott joined Salomon Smith Barney from the University of Virginia where he was an Echols Scholar and graduated with distinction with B.A.’s in both Economics and Cognitive Science and a minor in Biology.
Michael Yacktman
Michael is a Senior Analyst for the YCG Enhanced Fund and has served in that capacity since the inception of the fund. Michael joined YCG in 2010 from Brigham Young University where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Economics and a double minor in Business and Mathematics. Michael received his M.B.A. with an emphasis in Investment Management from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin, in 2014 and was also a recipient of the Sord Scholar Award and the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.
Lelia Long
Lelia has served as the Fund’s Chief Compliance Officer since March 2016 and joined YCG, LLC in Marchl 2020 as a full time employee of the adviser firm. Prior to Lelia joining YCG, Lelia worked as a Compliance Consultant for Vigilant Compliance, LLC for 10 years. Prior to Vigilant, Lelia worked for Bank of Ireland Asset Management Limited, a $60 Billion global investment adviser in their Dublin, London, Santa Monica, CA and Greenwich CT offices where she most recently served as Director and Head of Client Services for the North American division of the firm. Her duties included oversight over Client Servicing, Compliance and Marketing. She was involved in the development of adviser functionalities relating to the use of Portfolio Valuation and Performance Measurement systems and Compliance systems. She has led investment adviser Response Teams relating to Client responses for SEC Examinations and has over four decades of Investment Adviser and mutual fund work experience.
Mike Klassen
Mike Klassen is the Marketing Director and Wholesaler for YCG Funds and started in this role as of September 2020. Prior to Mike joining YCG at the beginning of 2020, Mike owned and operated various businesses in the energy, logistics, and healthcare industries and has successfully founded, acquired, and exited these businesses over the last twenty years in various locations throughout the United States.  Mike holds the Series 63 License.
Brenda-Lee Folch
Brenda-Lee is an Operations Manager at YCG and joined the firm in 2017. She graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Marketing and a Minor in Classical Civilization in 2003.
Robert Yacktman
Robert Yacktman is the Social Media Manager and Director and joined YCG in January 2021. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in economics in 2006 and received his M.A.T. at St. Edward’s University in 2010.