Matthew Robinson

Matthew Robinson of W.A. Robinson is on Wealth Professional Canada's Hot List of 2015.

As a young kid, Robinson grew up around the family business, W.A. Robinson Asset Management. His father, Wayne, incorporated the Robinson Group in 1980 on the shores of Sharbot Lake, Ont., and started offering managed mortgage-based investments in 1986. The firm has grown to 30 employees from three. Now, with Boomers headed to retirement, cottages are increasingly becoming first residences, and the pools of rural mortgages the company offers through its subsidiary are set to do well, even in a low-rate environment. After a years-long, successful succession plan, Matthew Robinson took the reins from his father last July.