Our Services

Our available services vary with each client situation.

Financial Planning

We do plans for clients. Tell us what you’re trying to achieve and we’ll show you different ways of getting there. This is both an art and a science. Maria Diaz, our Certified Financial Planner is the main driver of this service. In most cases we need to “dive deep” and explore your expenses, the choices you make and how they impact your goals. If there is more than one entity (like a corporation) we need to make sure you are using it in the most tax efficient way. We also use outside consultants in some cases, including the Wealth Planning Team of Assante Private Client a division of CI Private Counsel LP, independent accountants and lawyers, etc.

Investment Advice

Jay has been talking to clients about investments for more than 20 years. Over time he’s seen the industry go from a commission-based, mutual fund world to what has become a fee-based, private pool or managed money era. The experience of having gone through the tech bubble, recessions, credit crisis, oil booms, etc. helps us provide sound advice through both good and bad markets.

Insurance – Health is Wealth

We firmly believe this as we’ve witnessed several times in our experience as Advisors. We’ve seen clients’ wealth drop dramatically, not from market forces, but from cost of care. We have clients who are “sandwiched” between caring for elderly parents and making sure their kids can get through university. Health is the greatest financial asset you have, and it needs to be protected. Whether that be Disability, Critical Illness, Long-Term Care or Life insurance, we need to address your greatest risk as part of any plan.

Assante Insurance Partnerships (AIP)

Many clients come to us through our partners. We add our expertise in specific areas, like insurance. We partner with other Financial Advisors including the Wealth Planning team of Assante Private Client a division of CI Private Counsel LP, to make sure their clients have fully explored insurance, both to cover for the traditional risks, like death and illness, but also to use it as a tax savings vehicle or to efficiently shelter corporate dollars, etc.

Insurance products and services are provided through Assante Estate and Insurance Services Inc. Assante Private Client is a division of CI Private Counsel LP which is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. Assante Private Client and the Assante Private Client design are registered trademarks of CI Investments Inc