Entries for the industry's most iconic advisor rankings are now open
For the eighth consecutive year, Wealth Professional Canada is ranking the top advisors in the country. Gracing the list is not only a recognition of the work done by an advisor but also validation of their process. The nomination period is now under way and will remain open until November 20, 2020.
The list takes into account an advisor’s certifications, overall assets under management, AUM growth and organic client growth achieved between Oct. 31, 2019 and Oct. 31, 2020. Last year, Faisal Karmali, first vice president, portfolio manager, investment advisor, Popowich Karmali Advisory Group, CIBC Wood Gundy, took home the top honours. Karmali was a true testament to constant improvement, moving up the list in the past three years from sixth, to fourth to the top spot. “This is an honour for sure,” Karmali said at the time. “But it’s not just me – this is an honour for the entire team and what our group does to help our clients every day.”
See who else made the list in 2020 here.
In 2019, it was Kyle Richie, Richie Group Private Wealth Management, now Richardson GMP, who earned the top spot on the list. Having previously won awards within his firm, the external award was a new experience for Richie. “Being Wealth Professional’s top advisor really made my day. To be recognized outside of my firm made me proud and was humbling!”
Other advisors who have been featured on the list have also seen positive impacts from the recognition. “Being featured was very cool! The top 50 is great recognition, it adds credibility we can use in front of new clients. The external validation is valuable when we are meeting current and also prospective clients,” said Steve Booker, Milestone Asset Management, Canaccord Genuity.
Advisors are encouraged to apply here and fill out a nomination form to see if they are one of the Top 50 Advisors of 2020. If the experiences of past listees is any indication, earning the recognition can be quite the boost for any business. Results will be published in the January 2021 issue of Wealth Professional magazine.