Ghinel Bozek of The Horwood Team, Richardson GMP is part of the Wealth Professional Canada Young Guns 2016.

Associate investment advisor
The Horwood Team, Richardson GMP

Part of the esteemed Horwood Team at Richardson GMP, Ghinel Bozek feels advisors of her generation have a real responsibility when it comes to moulding the industry over the coming years. 

“Even though I am young, I do consider myself to be a leader in the industry,” she says. “The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and I feel it is my duty to pave the way for a new generation of investment advisors who can help make this business greater than it’s ever been before, taking client care, service and portfolio returns to the next level.”

A graduate of the broadcast journalism program at Conestoga College, Bozek spent a year working for CTV’s Fashion Channel before deciding to move into the investment world. At Richardson GMP, Bozek worked in business development before moving into advising with the Horwood Team in 2013. Since then, she has developed an understanding of what makes a good advisor.  

“As the Dalai Lama said, ‘If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion,’” she says. “Compassion is the core to building successful, long-lasting relationships. Our business is all about relationships, and as advisors, we are not only managers of wealth, but of emotions as well.”

In just four years in the business, the journalist turned advisor has excelled in managing the personal financial affairs of agricultural families, mining executives, business owners and high-net-worth investors, tailoring portfolios to their needs.

“My alternative asset class has been the best performer,” Bozek says. “From hedge funds to private lending and real estate, I have seen the greatest growth and risk-adjusted returns in this area. One of the greatest advantages to being at an independently owned wealth management firm is that I have the ability to choose from a wide universe of investment strategies and products that I carefully select to support my clients’ goals and risk tolerance.”