33. Colin Andrews, CIBC Wood Gundy

33. Colin Andrews, CIBC Wood Gundy

Practice: The CM Group
Firm: CIBC Wood Gundy
Location: Calgary, AB

A 20-year industry veteran, Colin Andrews saw his numbers remain unchanged over the last year and was rewarded for that consistency – plus an impressive book of business worth $500 million in AUM – with the number 33 spot on the Top 50 Advisors list.

Like many others, Andrews was inspired to join the investment industry after participating in a stock market challenge in grade school. Now, he says his goal is to “raise the level of experience in both the client and advisor area by mentoring other advisors in our firm and creating standardized practices focused on the end user.”

This past year was a challenge for many, but for Andrews, it was especially difficult – and rewarding. “Just prior to the global crisis, I acquired a book of business that was the largest holder of credit default swap products in the country,” he says. “That was the hardest and most rewarding experience to help clients get to a better place emotionally and financially.”  


Company name: The CM Group
Head office address: The Bow 27th Floor, 500 Centre St. SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1A6
Phone number: 403-508-3281
Website: https://markets-work.com/