WPCA Top 50 Advisor: Anita Dalakoti

Anita Dalakoti's Wealth Professional Canada Top 50 Advisor Profile

WPCA Top 50 Advisor: Anita Dalakoti

Name: Anita Dalakoti

Question: What has been the biggest challenge for  advisors in the last 12 months? 

Answer: I’m not sure about other financial planners. I  suppose you are talking about the economic  climate. Well, to me those are a given and I don’t consider them challenges -- we have good times  and we have bad times, this is a historical fact.  Look at an [Morningstar] Andex Chart – a seasoned planner know how to deal with these  challenges. For me, every client is a challenge and  an opportunity. These are perennial challenges not  restricted to a 12-month time frame. A challenge  because I wish to create a plan that they can  identify with and implement without taking away  the their joys of living - easier said than done. An  opportunity because every client is different and,  in dealing with them, I get to learn skills that can  be implemented with other clients. 


  • Certified Financial Advisor, Sunlife Financial Assurance
  • Previous:
    • Future Shop Ltd.
    • Best Buy Ltd.
    Years of Experience:
    • Member of the Board, Canada India Foundation (2010-Present)
    • Board of Governors, Law Foundation of British Columbia (2012-Present)
    • Member, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)
    • Member, Rotary Club of Vancouver-Fraserview
    • Board Member, Ethno-Business Council (2005-2011)
    • MBA, International Business & Marketing, University of Durham (1998-2000)
    • MA, Russian Language & Literature, Jawaharlal Nehru Vishvavidyalaya (1998-1990)
    • BA(Hons.), Russian Language & Literature, Jawaharlal Nehru Vishvavidyalaya (1985-1988)
    Current Town

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hometown India
    Other Information
    • Prior to immigrating to Canada in July 2000, Anita lived and worked in China for over 15 years where among other things, she worked for the Australian Government.
    • She is multilingual, speaking English, Hindi, Mandarin, Urdu, Russian and basic French.

    Weal Professional Canada Top 50 Advisor 2014

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