39 Brian Lonsdale, Lonsdale Financial Group

Brian Lonsdale of Lonsdale Financial Group is rank 39 in Wealth Professional Canada's 2018 Top 50 Advisors

39 Brian Lonsdale, Lonsdale Financial Group

Lonsdale Financial Group
CIBC Wood Gundy

Ottawa, ON

Among financial advisors in Canada, fee-based versus commission has been an ongoing debate for years. There are strong arguments for both compensation models, but Brian Lonsdale believes the future of the business lies in a fee-based system. Currently his practice is split 50/50, but he intends to move to a more transparent fee-based model in the years ahead. Lonsdale added $17 million to his book in 2017; with a current AUM of $136 million, his firm is well positioned to grow as the industry evolves.