Practice: Manulife Securities
Firm: Manulife Securities
Location: Montreal, QC
In his mid-20s, Francis Gingras Roy met a financial advisor who described the business to him – and he was immediately sold. “I liked the fact that we own, build and rule our businesses, so we can control our revenues and schedules,” he says. “Also, being a fullservice broker gives us the flexibility to really offer what’s best for the client. I get a sense of fulfillment out of my day-to-day with my clients.”
Roy hit the ground running – at 28, just three years into the business, he became the top producer for Manulife in Quebec. Now, after five years, he’s planning to open another office and add to his growing team of 34 advisors. “My goal is to help the most Canadians with their financial goals,” he says, “but since there are only 24 hours in a day, I’m multiplying myself with other young advisors that I’m coaching.